Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.33/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours jet black with a pinky of tight caramel colored head. Alright lacing & head retention, nice oily sheen to this
S: Dark fruit, carob, molasses , boozey
T: Coffee, carob, prunes & black currants, & dryness up front, some vanilla also. A little dark chocolate blends in, a touch of booze warmth, hints of oakyness, mocha, hazelnut & caramel as this warms. Finishes dry, with caramel, coffee & dark chocolate, definite biscotti in this!
MF: Fairly thick with smooth carbonation, thins out a bit as this warms
A really good take on the style, no one is gonna confuse this with cheap, but one of the few from these guys that's worth the price. Not great in the aesthetics, but damn tasty. I will buy this again
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 04:16:39 | More by russpowell
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.6/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
650ml bottle bought online from CraftBeerCo.. My 1000th beer review so i thought it better be something special
Poured pitch black with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Burnt brown head poured fairly thick with very small bubbles and a meringue like topping... a good one finger of foam remained throughout.. some thick lacing lines...
Aroma - Lots of roasted sweet chocolate malts backed with caramel and strong coffee, toasted nuts - hazlenuts mainly, quite earthy, some faint citrus notes, light liquorice, lots of brown sugar, honey notes, some light smokiness...
Taste - Tons of dark and milk chocolate up front followed by strong black coffee notes, roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, some light smoke just coming through, dark fruits (raisins and currents), fudge, nut brittle, treacle / molasses, alcohol is not noticeable..
Feel - Smooth and velvety with just a little sharpness underneath... full bodied... pretty drinkable for an 11% brew although becomes quite sweet towards the end...
Overall - A superb example of an imperial stout from Evil Twin although a 650ml bottle would be way too much as the sweetness becomes a little much (i shared this one with my wife) ... definitely recommended though...
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 10:13:10 | More by mdagnew
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 1,750 ratings.