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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 3,052
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 399
Gots: 762 | FT: 102
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012

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.
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle.

Midnight dark brown. Viscous and oily looking. Small, filmy, bright cocoa brown head. Some lacing over time. Deep, rich roasted coffee and espresso aromas. Very fresh seeming (as in I just ground some wonderful, recently-roasted beans). After the wall of fresh black Italian roast, notes of caramel, vanilla, almond, and chocolate. Wow! I just want to sit and sniff this.

Italian roast coffee/espresso flavors right off the bat. Smooth, wonderfully roasty, with increasing bitterness. As the bitterness picks up, the palate fills up with dark chocolate, molasses, figs, and licorice. Woody, tannic bitterness toward the finish. Hints of vanilla and almond. Finish features more coffee roastiness and bitterness. Lingering caramel, molasses, and chocolate. Full-bodied, with a thick, slightly oily feel. One of the best coffee beers I've had!

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

Photo of jaxon53
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Heard so much about this beer that when I saw it, I had to try it. This is the first offering I've had from Evil Twin. Served this at about cellar temperature, in a snifter, from a twenty two ounce bottle. I also love the simple labels....

Appearance: Imperial Biscotti Break pours out black. No other way to describe it, B-L-A-C-K. Not a ray of light passes through, BLACK! A regular pour yields about a finger of dark brown, frothy head. Head didn't seem to linger to long, but did leave some lace behind as I sampled. Did I mention black??

Smell: Wow! Lively nose. Complex and thick aromas. Smells sweet-ish... Cocoa powder stands out for me with a little roasted coffee filling in around the ages. Coffee right out of the grinder that is. A bit of toasted almond and vanilla are also found in the nose.

Taste: Again Wow!! Huge flavors. The coffee is really allowed to shine in the mouth, but not take over. Brown sugar and rich milk chocolate come to mind. I'm getting a bit of char in the background, I'm guessing from the malt. Vanilla kind of rounds out the flavor. The 11.5 percent ABV shows up, but remains hidden behind a wall of flavor. Pretty impressive.

Mouthfeel: Another great characteristic of this beer is it's mouthfeel. Thick and velvety, Smooth. Chewey is a good word for it. Just how a big stout should be!

Overall: What can I say. A great beer indeed. Will have to seek out othe ET offerings

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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew I've been looking forwards to and pours a dark black hue with a creamy three finger chocolate laced head and lacing everywhere,the smell is strong mocha with biscuity malts and also strong Milo,the mouthfeel is full bodied and lightly carbonated which massively suits and the taste is strong dark chocolate mixed with Milo and strong expresso and overall it's a very nice dessert drop and I could drink alot of and would buy again cheers.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

No date on the bottle just Best before 2015 on the label. Produced and bottled by Westbrook Brewing. Pours black and slightly thick viscosity. An attractive chocolate colored two finger head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Sheets of lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. A little disappointed that I cannot pick out much for coffee. No sign of alcohol.

Slightly improved flavor. Very heavy with the chocolate but some coffee hints finally makes an appearance. Bitterness seems to come from the roasted malt but this stout is on the sweeter side. Slight alcohol flavor and warmth.

Thick and rich body. Really nice carbonation gives the body a smooth, gentle texture that is well suited for a big stout.

Got the beer at a considerable discount and I am happy about that. I was hoping for a lot more coffee. More of a sweet chocolate stout that turns out to be slightly disappointing.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 3,052 ratings.