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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,504
Reviews: 354
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 349
Gots: 585 | FT: 95
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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 tommy5


4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-02-2014 19:38:06 | More by tommy5
Photo of argock


4.48/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No obvious freshness date. Purchased from Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Opaque black with a pretty substantial (at first) chocolate cookie batter colored 1/2-1 finger head which recedes quickly and leaves a few bubbles of lace.

S: Massive caramel blast which settles into black coffee and a bit of nutty, figgy dark maltiness. There is chocolate and it does exude a bit of a chemical, artificial tones to it. There are some doughy, malty aromas like cookies as well.

T: The flavor is out of this world with a subdued but up front sweetness followed by burnt caramel, bitter espresso, brownies, and some nutty maybe hazelnut coming through and lingering in the finish. There is barely any alcohol heat also mainly in the finish as it warms. The only bitterness is from the coffee flavors. It is a deeply satisfying beer, until you remember how much you paid for it ($15.99 in this case), yet still I am really glad I tried this -- it is a very artfully done beer.

M: Silky smooth and low in carbonation with a full body. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Evil Twin has a masterpiece on its hands. It is a delicious dessert beer with minimal alcohol presence, which is impressive at 11.5%, with a luscious mouthfeel and stellar palette of flavors and aromas.

01-19-2014 04:32:18 | More by argock
Photo of thegerm87


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2013 23:07:57 | More by thegerm87
Photo of Whiskeydeez


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2014 19:07:56 | More by Whiskeydeez
Photo of gtermi


4.63/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Beer pours a black as night body with a very thin dark tan head that quickly disappears.

S: A lot going on with the smell of this beer. I am picking up a lot of chocolate, booze, coffee and even a bit of sweet caramel.

T: Very sweet! There is a smooth coffee flavor that I first pickup.. Its actually almost like chocolate covered coffee beans with a sweet cherry type flavor.I am also picking up a tiny bit of roasted malt, but most of that is covered up by the sweetness of the beer.

M: The mouthfeel is absolutely perfect for an Imperial Stout. There is a tiny of carbonation, with an amazing full body.

O: This is one of the best Imperial Stouts that I have ever had. I would say the only problem with it is that its very sweet and I kind of got tired of it the more I drank it. Other than that, its amazing. I would probably do this in a tasting or split a bottle with somebody next time.

10-27-2012 04:07:50 | More by gtermi
Photo of ngeunit1


4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

A - Dark brown-black with a thin finger of chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades normal.

S - Dark chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, almonds, dark fruits, molasses, black licorice, some roasted character, and some booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, molasses, black licorice, toasted almonds, some roasted flavors, some earthy hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, roasted finish.

D - Fantastic. Great overall balance with the imperial stout base with the vanilla, almonds, and other flavors.

01-06-2013 07:07:42 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +3.4%

Bottled served in FFF teku, thanks to jkv96 for this awesome extra!!!

Pours motor oil black with a rim of cappuccino colored head with poor retention and moderate bubbly lacing.

Smells of fresh roasted coffee, vanilla wafer, a touch of warm bourbon coconut and alcohol notes. Strong fresh coffee bean notes hit hard with roasty malts, espresso, a hint of dark cocoa nibs, and quite a bit of warning alcohol, nice bitter finish. Full body, low carbonation, pretty warm, creamy, chewy, great mouthfeel.

What a great extra, wanted to try this for a while, a fantastic coffee forward imperial stout, the wife like this as well, much appreciated!

09-22-2013 15:30:02 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of Bung


4.53/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

02-23-2013 03:16:53 | More by Bung
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-23-2013 03:56:30 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of homebrew311


4.38/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-23-2012 23:12:54 | More by homebrew311
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 05:07:16 | More by Dicers
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-28-2013 14:50:00 | More by koopa
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2013 18:49:45 | More by jera1350
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-14-2013 02:12:13 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of Boto


4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

06-27-2013 21:46:24 | More by Boto
Photo of Dope


4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

11-01-2012 04:11:58 | More by Dope
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2013 14:19:13 | More by crobinso
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-13-2014 16:51:29 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of DarthKostrizer


4.25/5  rDev -3%

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

11-04-2012 19:57:03 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Hanzo


4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2012 00:23:11 | More by Hanzo
Photo of Jspriest


5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-07-2012 06:59:54 | More by Jspriest
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT


4.3/5  rDev -1.8%

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)

07-11-2012 10:12:58 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2013 23:26:09 | More by IdrinkGas
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-03-2013 13:02:15 | More by jbaker67
Photo of millerbuffoon


4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-05-2012 16:54:26 | More by millerbuffoon
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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