Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by taylor714914:
4.54/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
After having tried Olde Hickory Imperial Stout, it was interesting to follow up with this.
Pours a dark black with just a half finger of tan foam covering the sweet nectar.
smells of vanila, coffee, chocolate, sweet smoke, and a slight burnt note.
Taste follows the smell, but in a much more profound, well rounded astounding way. Admittidly, I didn't have high hopes for this beer. I imagined another train wreck like Creme Brulee, where the sweetness takes over and leaves nothing. But no, there are layers of complex flavor and the sweetness is married nicely within the beer, not overpowering.
Mouthfeel is solid, slightly thick, a bit oily, but certainly done well for the style.
Check this out if you get the chance. I found it to be exceptional.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2013 20:35:04 | More by taylor714914
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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
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