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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,853 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,853
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 378
Gots: 689 | FT: 99
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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Ratings: 2,853 | Reviews: 371 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Zoso2772, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of fishmich
4/5  rDev -8.5%

fishmich, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of hops202
3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

hops202, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of bryanbullock
3.73/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours solid black, with a frothy brown head and dissipates after a few minutes leaving a consistent light lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

Smell is amazing, chocolate and coffee, sweetness leaves you floating sky high waiting for that first sip. Lives ups to its namesake, smells like a chocolate cookie.

Taste leaves you wanting, coffee taste is not well done, taste like pourly made bitter expresso. As you progress though the drink the bitterness fades but the taste left is more like an oatmeal stout or milk stout and does not have the viscosity one looks for in a top notch imperial.

flat smooth mouth feel.

Overall the beer is not bad but does not live up to the hype.

bryanbullock, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

CRJMellor, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

jakea, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

EdFed, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

rollncalguy78, Mar 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

jroberts8811, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

mre0683, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Swaino
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Swaino, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

timoteo833, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Bunuelian, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

ChrisMQ, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

bleedsblu, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of rkarimi
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%

rkarimi, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of Ego
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
dark cocoa head with micro bubbles rising about one finger and grasping the sides of the glass with an iron .. er... grip? I turned away for a minute and so did the head... man it ran away quicker than that thing you found in your morning bed that ONE time in college, this is as dark as they come, pretty good looking

nose...
bready coffee, dark chocolate, the coffee aroma is very strong, it smells like actual brew, maybe not dark roast but getting there, this almost smells like fresh toll house cookies, there is also a strong sweet note - almost saccharin-ish with a smidge of vanilla, dee-lish

taste etc...
near motor oil thick with just a hint of bite from the carbonation at the end, the flavor is as full as the aroma, this teeters on boozy but does not dive off into the deep end, I am getting more chocolate (dark, bitter) than I am coffee notes but the coffee seems to add a touch too the finish which hangs out a long time, it really coats the mouth, almost feels like drinking hershey's syrup, as I go further into this good dark night I am sensing the coffee more prominently and not as much vanilla/chocolate sweetness, this is a tasty monster and
damn seductive one at that, the ABV is sneaky as all get out, this the jack russel of impy stouts, get out!

verdict?
another home run from evil twin, this one ain't a cheap date though but it is hard to argue with the end product from this purveyor of fermented nectar

Ego, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Ted, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

cwelsh55, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

cwehr13, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

pgrenvicz, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

JOrtt, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Ricelikesbeer, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

swtdixie91, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

wsnich, Mar 25, 2014
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,853 ratings.