Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.73/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic white wine glass. The coloring was jet black, and a dark brown one finger head held watch over the brew. Retention was fantastic, leaving creamy lacing in thick and spotty patches around the glass. An ephemeral sheet was left over the top of the liquid by the very end of the tasting. Carbonation appeared medium, and no sediment was noted. The aroma burned of char blackened malts, with notes of steely coffee bean and raw dark chocolate nibs. Anise, licorice, dirty jalapenos, minerals, and steely vanilla bean also came through. With warmth came more brown sugar sweetness. Our first impression was that this beer was sweet but well balanced with an insanely robust coffee flavoring. As we sipped, big coffee malts, vegetable metallics, and the heat of spicy peppers came first. The malts both sweetened and bittered, with raw coffee bean and creamy sugars. Through the peak café au lait sweetness pops, as this is the sweetest part of the tasting. More coffee and mild come through to the finish, with mild medicinals and a renewed chocolatey sweetness. The aftertaste breathed of bitter chocolate, white sugar sweetness, thick char, and milk chocolate. The body is fuller, and the carbonation is medium. The feel is silky smooth, with a thick coating giving a chalky drying finish to the beer. Each sip shows beautiful slurp, smack, cream, and pop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very easily, but you hate to see it go.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The mix of the most robust bitter char, with sweeter malts, great coffee, and great chocolate makes for an amazing drink. It seems simple at first, but the malts show great complexity, with the mixing sweetness and bitter so expertly blended. Another remarkable fact is that the alcohol is almost never apparent, despite the big tag. The flavors are just that good. If there was one complaint it would have to be that the nose was a little light in comparison to how robust everything else was. This beer is truly a must have.
Serving type: on-tap
05-06-2012 16:54:35 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle directly into torst wine glass. Pours opaque deep cocoa black with a two finger fluffy caramel head. Head dissipates quickly..nose is sweet dark cocoa, caramelly mocha and overall sweetness. Taste follows the nose...starting with a definitive chocolate foreground that develops effortlessly into big chocolate, booze, cream, and light smokiness. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy like a milkshake..overall another win for evil twin stouts.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 03:33:33 | More by fgmiele
4.16/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very nice looking pour. Pours dark brown. Has nice desert taste. Alcohol gives it a nice pungency but not overpowering. Sweetness and the alcohol balance very nicely. Would like to try again during cold winter months. Had it in June and really not the right season for it.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 16:49:39 | More by beer456
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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