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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 344
Gots: 518 | FT: 84
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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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Bung

Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. $16 to live up to, let's see...used oil looking dirty black pour, just about no head, a few light tan bubbles around the edge.

Aroma, Pretty potent roasty malt and coffee. Some nuttiness, cocoa.

Taste, Big and roasty and chocolatey. Earthy, Peaty, some nut, vanilla. Coffee, light wood, a very faint anise. Damn near a KBS without the bourbon notes.

It is quite coating, but pretty easy to drink. Nearly no alcohol. A big balanced, fine drinking dessert beer. It is not easy to find a beer at this level, enjoy it if you can.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 03:16:53 | More by Bung
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2013 23:07:57 | More by thegerm87
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-20-2013 19:56:10 | More by tom10101
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sered on tap at the Local Option. Pours a thick oily opaque brownish black. Small amount of tan head hangs around with nice bit of lacing. The aroma is rich and chocolatey, bold coffee aroma comes through which is integrated with the chocolate. Nutty notes of almond come through with a touch of vanilla. malt and molasses present as well. Taste features waves of vanilla paired with bold roast coffee and chocolate. Awesome balance I flavors. Somewhat sweet, but does not become overbearing. Mouthfeel is thick and luscious with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a delicious dessert beer with great balance considering its stature.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 23:12:54 | More by homebrew311
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Boto

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draught @ Cambridge House: This one pours an opaque, very dark brow color. It has about a finger of a light brown head on it. Suprisingly almost no lacing. The nose is good. Some coffee notes on top. Roasted malts, smokiness and chocolate round out the aroma. The taste is excellent. Coffee, some smokiness, toffee, rich chocolate, hints of dark fruits. Somewhat dry and no real sweetness to it. Extremely nice.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2013 21:46:24 | More by Boto
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2013 18:49:45 | More by jera1350
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pitch black. Good sized and very dense dark brown head. Very slowly fades away, top notch head retention. Almost solid wall of lacing.

S: Fresh roasted coffee beans. Wonderful. Has a nutty, maybe hazelnut, almost well - biscotti-like aroma (duh?). Sweet vanilla and lots of it. Creamy and rich.

T: Thick and creamy with lots of vanilla up front with that hazelnut. Bitter coffee bean kicks in the middle with some chocolate. Get a little anise in the finish as well. Very sweet from start to finish. Long lasting lingering coffee bean and milk chocolate between sips.

M: Heavy, thick, creamy, slick and syrupy. In a word: big. Like drinking hershey's syrup. Great mouthfeel.

O: A very unique and tasty imperial stout. Great complexity with excellent balance of flavors. Unique nutty taste with lots of vanilla really puts it over the top. I have no complaints, this one was an excellently executed unique beer. Not something you find very often.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 04:11:58 | More by Dope
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2012 00:23:11 | More by Hanzo
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-28-2013 14:50:00 | More by koopa
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tommy5

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-02-2014 19:38:06 | More by tommy5
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-05-2014 19:26:08 | More by petermethot
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-07-2012 06:59:54 | More by Jspriest
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: pitch black with a 1/4 inch brown head and good retention with a small film left on the top of the beer and a 1/8 inch collar

Smell: The nose is by far the most lacking if the beer and quite unimpressive. Notes of sweet coffee pastry dough some chocolate and a touch of alcohol

Taste: the fast definitely makes up where the nose lacks. Copious amounts of chocolate and sweet coffee greet you right away and finishes with a nice vanilla backbone. It doesn't come together and remind me of biscotti but it is a nice dessert beer. The coffee lingers in your mouth for quite awhile

Mouthfeel: full body mild carbonation and very sticky

Overall: a very good beer a bit of a novelty. With that being said at $18 a bottle it's a bit pricey like all Evil twin beers

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 19:57:03 | More by DarthKostrizer
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crobinso

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2013 14:19:13 | More by crobinso
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MSandahl23

Indiana

5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-23-2013 03:56:30 | More by MSandahl23
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-22-2013 20:22:03 | More by ncaudle
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-17-2013 03:44:36 | More by buckyp
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-10-2012 23:31:46 | More by ADTaber
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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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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for sending this beer my way! Thanks Hollis!

poured into a snifter.

Appearance: dark black bodied beer with a small mocha colored head that drops to a ring. Spotty lace.

Smell: Nice roasty coffee notes and creamer. Little bit of vanilla too.

Taste: This one starts off roasty and gets sweeter as it warms. The fresh roasted coffee is moderately bitter. Next I am getting a vanilla wafer note and also has that lacto sweetness of a milk stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. This beer is so smooth and the 12% is redicously hidden...not even a hint of booze. This beer is very silky and velvety. The carbonation really about perfect and actually makes the beer seem soft and delicate even though it such a big beer.

Overall: It lives the claim of dessert in a glass and has a killer mouthfeel on this beer. Its a fantastic drink; seek it out! One of the better non BA Imperial Stouts that I have drank in a while! (Bumped the overall score from 4.5 to a 5 because I would rate the taste at a 4.25)

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 10:12:58 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-23-2013 02:04:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2013 23:26:09 | More by IdrinkGas
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-14-2013 02:12:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-20-2012 14:19:06 | More by Daniellobo
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-08-2012 17:12:50 | More by brez8791
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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