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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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2,318 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,318
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 346
Gots: 530 | FT: 86
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Roman Empire had a certain "je ne sais quoi" - festive food culture, extravagant architecture, and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad, and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen - that's still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient - keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant, and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012)
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Pours with a thick, deep brownish black body. Head is gorgeous and thick with a dark tan color--excellent retention. Aroma packs a lot of bakery-like sweets. Caramel, vanilla, almond nuttiness. Somewhat reminiscent of a Southern Tier beer (thinking Chocklat + Creme Brulee, but thankfully less artificial-smelling).

The flavor literally made me go weak in the knees for a split second. Thick, chewy dark chocolate brownies blend perfectly with a rich espresso note, vanilla beans, and a hint of almond and booze in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and lightly carbonated. Chewy, but drinkable, and the 11.5% is hardly detected on the palate. Overall, a superb example of a flavored imperial stout. So glad I happened to run across this bottle!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 04:25:03 | More by wagenvolks
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful, pitch black beer with a frothy tan head. Smell is mild with strong hints of coffee and slight hints of chocolate and cocoa. The taste is pretty similar with the coffee even more prominent but not overwhelming To me, many coffee stouts have too much coffee and not enough beer, but this is among the most balanced I've had. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, though a bit thinner than many imperials. Oddly, I enjoyed this beer more when it was really cold and felt it didn't improve with warming.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 04:20:55 | More by Qbdoo
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle - $15.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Chugs out an onyx black body with a thickish, slowly receding, dark tan-hued head.

Smell: IB is marked by its unmistakable almond-scented nose that literally jumps out of the glass, followed fast by robust, just-roasted coffee, melty sweet chocolate, subtle vanilla beans, steeped prunes, and a splash of clean alcohol.

Taste: A double-chocolate almond cookie dunked in rich morning-fresh coffee generously dosed with sweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk and even a drip of Amaretto. A dark fruitiness shortly creeps in, as does a (very) little roasty bitterness, maybe a snippet of restrained leafy, tobacco-laced hops. The various flavors, some nutty, and the dessert-like sweetness just roll back and forth over the tongue, progressing beyond the smooth, slightly warming, slightly drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel.

Overall: Listen, if you can't get excited about this beer, you don't deserve coffee, vanilla beans OR almonds.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 20:46:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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