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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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2,491 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,491
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 349
Gots: 581 | FT: 95
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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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barhoc11

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -11.2%

A: Very nice color and head retention

S: The strong suit of the beer, very sweet aroma

T: This is a little too sweet for my tastes and the aftertaste lingers a bit too long.

M: Average for this style

O: This was kind of a let down for me, I was expecting more biscotti taste but this seemed to taste just like other sweet imperial stouts. For the price, I will not buy this again.

05-09-2014 20:18:42 | More by barhoc11
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sleuthdog

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -11%

Bottle poured into FFF tulip glass.

Appearance: Poured with not head to speak of. Head could be forced by a vigorous swirl of the glass. This is pitch black and as I poured it the guys in the room all said "wow" because of the viscosity and the complete blackness.

Smell: Coffee and a dark chocolate with molasses. There is some toasted notes also. There is a bitter coffee ground smell, too.

Taste: This is like drinking a chocolate brownie! Coffee and sweet molasses show up and something that makes my pucker.

Mouthfeel: This is one chewy beer. I feel like I need to chew instead of just swallow when I drink this one. It coates every corner of my mouth with thickness that lingers between sips. No carbonation on this at all.

Overall: This is definitaly a beer that must be shared IMO because of how big it is. Although I did enjoy this it is one that is very bold and a HUGE beer.

08-11-2012 02:09:41 | More by sleuthdog
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Bradaplast

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -11%

08-23-2014 13:54:34 | More by Bradaplast
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -10.7%

Bomber of Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

Near chewy body with carbonation that struggles to keep up but is not obviously too low.

Rich flavor, even for style. Features lots of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. A bit too sweet up until the finish.

04-08-2014 02:58:15 | More by chinchill
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MrVonzipper

California

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%

Pours a dark chocolate head with a 1-2cm mocha head. Decent retention and spotty lace.

Smells of very bitter dark chocolate, bitter coffee and a bit hot.

Flavor Is great. Caramel, robust coffee, a touch hot and nice bitter chocolate.

Mouth is dry and medium bodied with low carb.

Overall a real nice beer. Not a very good nose but excellent flavor.

11-03-2012 19:17:11 | More by MrVonzipper
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -10.3%

Bomber poured into a snifter.

Great appearence after the first pour. Looks like a great imperial stout. Smell was incredible out of the bottle, but has changed slightly as it warms up. Lots of chocolate bar flavor in the taste, but there is something I just can't put my finger on. Almost like some sort of salty taste - like a soy sauce soaked oyster. Still tastes very good, but not as good as I was expecting.

03-30-2014 21:24:00 | More by hops202
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev -10%

Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly
Pours jet black with a smallish tan head that had to be coaxed out and dissipated rather quickly. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, almonds, brown bread, light pitted fruit, toffee, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Really great nose on this one! The flavor is diabetes inducing sweetness. Lots of smokey syrupy molasses caramel and brown sugar up front. The coffee cuts through the sweetness as does the tart fruitiness and a touch of alcohol. Thick body with a minimal amount of carbonation and a sweet sticky syrupy mouthfeel. This is a huge sweet sticky beer, but it really does work for me. The nose is incredible here and Id love if we could shave about 10 points of gravity.

07-13-2013 00:33:33 | More by johnnnniee
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Dragon_Slayer-Slayer


3.96/5  rDev -9.6%

08-23-2014 20:30:10 | More by Dragon_Slayer-Slayer
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

22 oz bottle courtesy of Kmccabe33 pours a mostly black color with a dark brown head. Creamy with spotty lacing gives it a pretty rich appearance overall.

Nose is chocolaty with a ton of roast coffee. Moderate sweetness and graham cracker maltiness. Smells good...and rich.

Taste is sweet and decadent with lots of coffee and brown sugar. It kind of tastes like a latte with an extra shot of espresso and gingerbread cookies. It kind of seems to emulate some of the Southern Tier brews with the high residual sugar and thick body, but not quite on the same level. This has sat in my fridge for about 4 months and it tastes like it might be better fresh, some of the coffee flavors are starting to become slightly vegetal, which I have noticed before in old(er) coffee beers. It is still quite tasty, but not quite as much as the last time I had a fresher sample.

01-18-2013 01:06:05 | More by twiggamortis420
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

Evil Twin Brewing 'Imperial Biscotti Break' @ 11.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $16 , becomes my 500th beer had / 300th review

A-pour is black from bottle to glass with a big frothy tan head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-big boozey 'Imperial' stout , lots of smoke & roasted coffee

T-some smoothness , big bitter swallow

MF-ok/good carbonation , big full body

Ov-big beer , good beer , (share it with a friend type of beer)

prost LampertLand

12-01-2013 19:57:53 | More by LampertLand
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jeff1973

California

3.98/5  rDev -9.1%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Woodshop Classix 2011 tasting glass. Only a "best before 2015", sure it was this years edition. Acquired in trade, thanks beerbyrd.

A - Pitch black. Dark mocha colored head a little retention.

S - Milk chocolate (chocolate milk), almonds, a little coffee.

T - Sweet figs and dark fruits up front, then goes to cafe mocha w/ a real bitter coffee finish. Can taste a hint of almond also in the finish. Alcohol is pretty prevalent. On the edge of detracting from the beer.

M - Very full bodied, but only slightly creamy. Actually has a slightly watery finish (for the style, by no means is it watery). Carbonation is soft and light, fits the style.

O - Really good beer. A little boozy and strange mouthfeel hold it back from being great, especially for the high price.

10-13-2013 02:31:41 | More by jeff1973
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.99/5  rDev -8.9%

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.

08-01-2014 04:20:55 | More by Qbdoo
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Pahn

New York

3.99/5  rDev -8.9%

22oz bottle into a red wine glass.

Appearance: Pours black with a big frothy dark tan head. Some light brown lacing mixes with the huge legs. Looks like a big stout.

Smell: That beautiful, boozy aroma of undercooked pastry with marzipan that you sometimes get in huge RISs. Not as full of aroma or complex as some, but the booziness really amplifies that one intoxicating pastry note. I'd give it under a 4 for being simplistic if it weren't so booming and inviting. A little cocoa comes out with time.

Taste: Sweet and slick up front, with a muddled malty character to it. Long, thick caramel finish that airs out with butty roasted malt. Lingering smokey, roasted malt aftertaste. Some chest warmth, but no solvent-like flavor from the extreme ABV.

The next sip brings some cherry and cola flavor. Not quite as deep or good as the aroma. Deeper into the glass the sweetness really builds up, but it's adequately controlled by the heavy roasted malt influence (the sort of nutty, effervescent roasted malt flavor generally permeates every element).

To be honest, it's a little sweet for me, and while it's eminently complex and well put together, the total package doesn't wow me. I can't give it below a 4 because it's a complex and refined "big RIS" among a nation of unbalanced, overdone alcohol bombs, but I'd still rather drink Alesmith Speedway Stout or Stone IRS for the same kind of thing done better.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Slick when it should be creamy. Spot on attenuation; dry, but not very. Perfect carbonation as well (not much, but just enough; great with a big stout).

Overall: Good, even great RIS. Lacks something (a couple flavor elements, a better mouthfeel) to take it into the repeat buy category, but definitely a worthy beer.

Wouldn't recommend going out of your way to hunt this beer down, but definitely give it a try if you happen upon it and like big stouts.

10-06-2013 23:49:06 | More by Pahn
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oteixeira

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

11-29-2012 22:19:40 | More by oteixeira
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mctizzz

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-03-2013 12:25:06 | More by mctizzz
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fenlop54

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-06-2014 17:20:47 | More by fenlop54
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-10-2013 03:46:23 | More by mjtiernan
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BREWSnTATTOOS

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-08-2013 13:32:41 | More by BREWSnTATTOOS
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-18-2014 00:04:26 | More by Mantooth
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-11-2013 02:21:59 | More by TKEbeerman
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-10-2014 21:12:36 | More by HoppySeb
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01001111

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-10-2014 23:28:08 | More by 01001111
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deuce9259

Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-02-2014 13:23:28 | More by deuce9259
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-27-2012 00:14:52 | More by acurtis
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cwehr13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-28-2014 02:23:39 | More by cwehr13
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,491 ratings.