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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,273
Reviews: 342
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 343
Gots: 515 | FT: 83
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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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-13-2014 16:51:29 | More by thatoneguymike
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-21-2013 12:53:25 | More by JamLand
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-03-2013 21:08:11 | More by DonFrap
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-14-2012 01:32:23 | More by bigfnjoe
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smithj4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-30-2014 22:43:47 | More by smithj4
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -8.7%

09-30-2013 12:13:43 | More by Brew33
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-20-2013 02:07:13 | More by Falcone
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.08/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a medium creamy brown head that slowly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate with some roast, flowers and some tart fruit.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate with some roast coffee, vanilla, fruit and a fairly bitter finish. The alcohol is warming but not overbearing. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, it's OK. Too sweet and alcoholic for me. The floral fruitiness didn't mesh well with the roast chocolate to me.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 04:16:33 | More by Beaver13
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-24-2013 02:07:59 | More by Sparky44
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-11-2013 04:03:50 | More by egrace84
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 03:00:03 | More by Morey
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akang

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-07-2014 18:43:41 | More by akang
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown to black with a tiny mocha brown head. Sweet licorice and chocolate aroma almost like a chocolate liquer. Some bready notes. Very nice. Thick viscous mouthfeel opens up a wealth of flavor. Very sweet vanilla licorice up front, with a bit of chocolate, almond and dark fruits. Some lactose it seems here. A candy dessert beer here, but plenty drinkable. The bomber is a bit much, so probably want to share this one. Not really any alcohol notes, which is impressive at 11.5%. Nice brew with a super creamy body.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 20:31:28 | More by BMMillsy
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-29-2013 08:33:00 | More by schopenhauerale
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-07-2013 06:07:36 | More by Zbeetleman
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Torst.

Black in colour, IBB has a small tan head that fades quickly. Good lacing.

The nose contains coffee, almond and chocolate. Biscotti indeed! You can really smell it.

Flavour-wise, there is almond, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Quite sweet. A dessert beer for sure.

Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Slick and smooth.

Overall, quite good. Did not quite live up to its reputation for me, but quite tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2013 13:20:14 | More by jrenihan
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-24-2013 04:52:46 | More by hilgart1
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-18-2013 14:54:02 | More by CuriousMonk
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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TX-Badger

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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jegross2

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing out of Denmark.
Score: 93

10 oz tap pour served in a chalice glass at the Local Option and enjoyed on 06/20/12.

Appearance: Black coffee color with thin bubbly tan layer of head that settles into a bubbly ring around the glass. Poor lacing, above average cling/lacing. 4/5

Smell: Smooth raisiny bourbon, sweet chocolate, brown sugar. Almond bread, vanilla, and muffins. Dark fruit and roasted malt. 4.5/5

Taste: Malty brown sugar and boozy bourbon upfront. Bakers chocolate towards the finish. Sweet bourbon, almond, vanilla and dry fig/prune throughout. Tastes less sweet than it smells, not that the nose is all that sweet. Less chocolate flavor than the nose led on too. Residual coffee aftertaste. I am surprised by how little coffee flavor this beer has given its namesake. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied, low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel. Bitter/bittersweet, mildly acidic. 4.5/5

Overall: An excellent beer with some well deserved hype. Hopefully this won't just be a one-off for Evil Twin because this stuff was delicious.

Recommendation: Seek a bottle of this out if you get the chance, though it has already come-and-gone through the retail circuit.

Pairings: Fried plantains.

Cost: $10 for a 10 oz snifter pour.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2012 23:54:10 | More by jegross2
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notchucknorris

California

4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours like motor oil with a dark, dark brown head that forms slowly as the carbonation crawls up the glass. Pretty crazy to watch.

S: Some heavy roasted malt with some chocolate covered raisin, sugar cookie, espresso, molasses and straight dark chocolate. A bit of a bourbon note to it as well.

T: This stuff is really bomb. Opens with a rich mix of roasted malt and molasses with a heavy coffee hard candy undertone. Then moves through some flavors of chocolate cake, chocolate covered black cherry and vanilla. Finish brings some mocha and milk chocolate. Sweet and chewy throughout. The mouthfeel is velvety and mouth-coating, leaving just a trace of warmness. An awesome dessert beer and one of the better stouts I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 19:15:06 | More by notchucknorris
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

09-26-2013 02:24:52 | More by oglmcdgl
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,273 ratings.