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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,714
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 355
Gots: 651 | FT: 99
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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 ChainGangGuy
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.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: At 11.5% one wouldn't expect to much of a head and this does not surprise on that front; the liquid itself is pitch black and the viscosity leaves some legs

Smell: As the name would suggest, it smells like a biscotti dipped into a cup of black coffee: cookie dough, almond and a hint of chocolate

Taste: Rather sweet from the outset, with cookie dough, sweetened chocolate, vanilla and almond, with coffee flavors building in the middle; much the same, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Overall: I wonder how much the name of the beer influences the taste I perceive, but this is an interesting beer, albeit the sweetness makes it something I would not want to drink frequently

brentk56, Feb 22, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pitch black, viscous, with a tan head that dissipates rather quickly to a thin ring. Not much lacing.

Aroma - Almond, chocolate, vanilla, expresso. The vanilla combined with the roasted malt gives it an almost barrel like quality. Outstanding smell.

Taste - I get sweet vanilla up front with roasted nuts, followed by chocolate, then some coffee. Fairly bitter and ashy finish.

Feel - Near perfect. Silky, and slightly above avg body.

Overall - Easily one of the best stouts I have had. Alcohol is well hidden, not too heavy, wonderful blend of flavors. If you like FBS, this is a must try. Just a hair lighter on the coffee front, but in the same class. "World class"

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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