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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 3,163
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 430
Gots: 804 | FT: 110
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

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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Ratings: 3,163 | Reviews: 408
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4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's (from notes)

A: Pitch black.

S: Raisins. Sweet malt and lots of chocolate.

T: Lots of coffee and chocolate. A bit like hot chocolate.

M: Smooth.

O: Delicious. I just wish I had gotten to compare it with the regular version, but it kicked right before I asked for some.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with a rich, frothy mocha head. Gorgeous.

Smell - Roasted malts, roasted coffee, dark fruit, almond biscuit, hint of vanilla.

Taste - Roasted flavours of malts and coffee with dark fruit (cherry or plum). Turns a little boozy at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.

Overall - A beautifully crafted Imperial stout with rich roasted flavours and a nice warming, smooth feel.

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4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, thick with creamy mocha colored head.

Aroma is more subtle than expected. Slight coffee and sweet almond. Roast and chocolate.

Taste is bitter coffee grounds and bakers chocolate with a fair amount of almond sweetness.

Full mouthfeel lower carb.

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4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After having tried Olde Hickory Imperial Stout, it was interesting to follow up with this.

Pours a dark black with just a half finger of tan foam covering the sweet nectar.

smells of vanila, coffee, chocolate, sweet smoke, and a slight burnt note.

Taste follows the smell, but in a much more profound, well rounded astounding way. Admittidly, I didn't have high hopes for this beer. I imagined another train wreck like Creme Brulee, where the sweetness takes over and leaves nothing. But no, there are layers of complex flavor and the sweetness is married nicely within the beer, not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is solid, slightly thick, a bit oily, but certainly done well for the style.

Check this out if you get the chance. I found it to be exceptional.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.