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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,573
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 356
Gots: 619 | FT: 98
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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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Photo of daledeee
4.81/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 12 oz bottle. It is fairly easy to get around here. Had it on tap a couple times.

Pours a viscous black with dark tan head.

Nose is powerful. Caramel, wood, vanilla(a little).

Taste: Well this is a desert beer. Syrupy, sweet, chocolate, malt, caramel and hints of bitterness. This is actually easy and fun to drink but strong at the same time.

Mouth feel is thick and creamy

Overall, I go back to this beer. It is one of the best I have had lately.

daledeee, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours like motor oil with a dark, dark brown head that forms slowly as the carbonation crawls up the glass. Pretty crazy to watch.

S: Some heavy roasted malt with some chocolate covered raisin, sugar cookie, espresso, molasses and straight dark chocolate. A bit of a bourbon note to it as well.

T: This stuff is really bomb. Opens with a rich mix of roasted malt and molasses with a heavy coffee hard candy undertone. Then moves through some flavors of chocolate cake, chocolate covered black cherry and vanilla. Finish brings some mocha and milk chocolate. Sweet and chewy throughout. The mouthfeel is velvety and mouth-coating, leaving just a trace of warmness. An awesome dessert beer and one of the better stouts I've ever had.

notchucknorris, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of DmanGTR
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Tap & Table. Review from notes

Inky black, absolutely no light comes through. Beige head that lasts. Lots of complexity here, from a malt sweetness to a dark fruity sweetness, from chocolate and carob to vanilla and toast. It's a fairly sweet stout so do not expect too much ashy or black patent flavors. Paired well with a hearty burger.

DmanGTR, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of BA_Berto
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Evil twin Imperial biscotti break
Smell; chocolate malt coffee, booze
Taste: taste is very similar to smell hints of coffee, malt , chocolate , marshmallow and toffee.
Appearance; pitch black no light passing through it with one finger head quickly dissipating.
Mouth feel; this Stout has the mouth feel that you would expect from parabola KBS and Bourbon County coffee. It is thick and as a stout should be in my opinion!
Overall: this is a fantastic stout. I am hoping to find more at the store because it was that enjoyable!!! I wish it had just a little more coffee prensent in the flavor and aroma.

BA_Berto, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of xseanprimex
4.79/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a thick oily black, with a beautiful dark brown head that recedes a little over time. It maps well as the glass empties.

S- The strong aroma of coffee is the first smell in this one. Then a faint hint of chocolate followed by the alcohol. Finishes with the smell of gooey prunes.

T- Tastes as black as it looks. The sweetness expected from the smell comes through first, immediately followed by the strong coffee. The %11.5 ABV is obvious. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. I enjoyed the boozy taste.

M- Thick and oily, the light carbonation adds to the silky mouthfeel.

O- Overall this brew is a boozy, wonderful, and sweet imperial Stout. It lives up to everything the name says it is. Might be best to share this $16 bomber with friends, and save it for the end of your night.

xseanprimex, May 22, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle (2012)

Best Damn Beer Shop (in Super Jr. Market)
San Diego, CA

Black with a small dark brown head that leaves irregular spiderwebs of lacing down the glass.

Incredibly expressive, bold aroma of coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. It's relatively simple, but the rich, morning coffee and dark, bold chocolate aromas are so incredibly full and inciting, it doesn't need much more than this bold simplicity.

This is truly what I wish for and dream about when I imagine the perfect imperial coffee stout. The dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee notes reminds me of dessert and freshly baked brownies more than they do any sort of beer. The lingering dark chocolate and coffee flavors are astounding, lasting forever between sips. The alcohol is absolutely, fantastically, gone. This is dangerous stuff.

Medium bodied with low carbonation, though very, very creamy. This is a decadent dessert, or a perfect after-work beer. It all works.

Evil Twin is making some incredible imperial stouts right now, and this is one of the best.

ehammond1, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in Ohio, split with dogfishandi...

A: Pours a super slick, pitch black, with a half finger of frothy mocha head that just loves to linger around. Tons of lacing left on the glass as it drinks.

S: The nose is coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, and nuts. Smells amazing.

T: Starts out sweet with huge chocolate notes right up front. The creaminess of the beer makes the chocolate linger for awhile as it mixes with nuts ans vanilla. I suppose that is where the almond comes into play. The coffee is there, but never dominating. This is just a really solid brew.

M: Fully bodied beer. Super creamy, amazing flavors, lingers forever.

O: Amazing. Love this beer.

trxxpaxxs, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid falls out of the bottle dark fudgey chocolate brown. Gets lighter brown at the slimmer parts. As it pools together in the glass it's basically black in color with almost no highlights. Dark brown colored head with small bubbles at the base of the liquid and makes its way to large bubbles at the top. A large head erupts after a hard pour, and you need to take your time pouring this one if that's your speed. Decent lacing to it, the head eventually leaves a ring for the whole session.

Smell is really good, just the right amount of sweet for a big stout. I've had this both fresh and with some age and it does transform slightly, this particular bottle has a little over a year on it. Fresh you can smell more of what the title suggests with sweet hints of almond followed by some chocolate and coffee. This the almond fades a bit, but still there. Huge malt backbone here and there's generous aromas of bitter chocolate fudge and espresso, a little nutty and some lingering vanilla.

Taste is equally excellent. Large malt backbone again, and a bit nutty again. Tastes like a biscotti stick generously coated with dark chocolate then dipped in a hot cup of dark roasted black coffee. It's phenomenal, it's got a perfect blend of sweet and bitter, it ends with a slight earthy hop flavor, just great.

Mouthfeel is perfect, like much of what Evil Twin does. Nice long lingering flavored full bodied beer. Great carbonation level, super smooth and no heat from the alcohol. Really well balanced, nice sweet start with an appropriate bitter finish, covers the appropriate taste buds when consuming a nice stout. Really drinkable, can go quick if you're not paying attention, it should be savored. Like this beer a lot.

AndyAvalanche, Oct 04, 2012
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4.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Jlshort87, Aug 31, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

tbryan5, Jul 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

bulldogg915, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Shagator, Jun 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

mikejonze, May 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

avitallo, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MitchShepherd, Sep 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

MNMike, Jan 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Detroit_Velvet_Smooth, Apr 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

amstokesdb9, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

kwkdmk, Sep 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

rudylaw, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of hagbergl
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Evil Twin's Imperial Biscotti Break, poured into my Beer Geek Nation tulip. I've been waiting a long time to get my hands on a bottle of this to review it.

Appearance (4.25/5): Jet black with a minimal head.ega alcohol legs. Creamy tan head.

Smell (4.75/5): Tons of espresso, cocoa, milk chocolate, a light amount of alcohol heat. Extremely pungent.

Taste (4.75/5): Little bitterness for a coffee infused stout; smooth and round flavors of espresso bean and creamy milk chocolate. Almond, vanilla, biscotti. Unusual for a stout. Miraculously, no alcohol presence to remark on. Not overly sweet or roasty, though it definitely leans toward the sweet side of the stout flavor spectrum; extremely well-balanced despite the strength of the beer and the intense ingredients. Extremely consistent flavor. Not highly complex. But the flavor I am getting is unique to this beer. Just EPIC. And the flavor gets better as it warms.

Mouthfeel (5/5): You look up "smooth" in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Imperial Biscotti Break right next to it. This beer is velvety smooth, despite its thick, full-bodied mouthfeel. Light carbonation as expected for a beer this big. Absolutely perfect feel for a massive imperial stout. Surprisingly easy to drink.

Overall (4.75): This is one of those epic stouts that has to had to be believed. It packs tons of chocolate and coffee goodness with unique almond/vanilla biscotti bar undertones. It isn't the most aggressive stout; nor is it the most coffee-forward stout. But it might be the most well-balanced sweet stout I've ever had. A great stout that I think cracks my top 5–behind Founders KBS and Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, but ahead of Founders Breakfast Stout and Southern Tier Creme Brulee. Great stuff. See it, buy it. It's worth the $15-plus you'll likely have to pay for a 22 ounce bottle.

hagbergl, Nov 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

VinceMig, Dec 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

brooklynbrews, Jul 31, 2012
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,573 ratings.