Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.53/5 rDev +3.4%
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
03-19-2013 21:53:37 | More by jaxon53
4.56/5 rDev +4.1%
Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head dissipates quickly, but it leaves a syrupy glaze and a lot of lacing on the glass.
Smell – A strong scent of coffee, cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla, and hazelnut.
Taste – Coffee, vanilla cookie, milk chocolate, and malt. Really nice.
Mouthfeel – Creamy, somewhat syrupy, lightly carbonated, kind of sweet with a boozy vanilla coffee aftertaste, but hides the 11.5%abv rather well.
Drinkability – This goes down really easy. Not as big as their Aún Más A Jesús, which is my all time favorite stout as of this review. But this is a very tasty beer and another exceptional stout from Evil Twin!
03-17-2013 04:19:49 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.11/5 rDev -6.2%
Pours dark dark brown, almost no head. Spotty lacing.
Smell is big coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, nuttiness, vanilla, dark bitter roast. The coffee is not super rich, more like coffee grounds. Maybe slightly burnt.
That's more like it. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, almond nuttiness. Bitter upfront, but smooth creamy sweetness follows.
Mouthfeel is medium thickness, light carbonation. Thicker would be nice, but it's still nice and creamy.
Drinkability is hurt a bit by the ABV. I've certainly had more flavorful beers with lower ABV. But, this is a fine dessert stout.
03-16-2013 18:39:43 | More by rodkin
4.64/5 rDev +5.9%
Imperial Biscotti Break pours out a very dark brown with a pinky worth of head. The aroma has a strong sweetened coffee flavor jumping out, along with some nutty flavors and a bit of roasted malts and dark fruits. The taste brings out the flavor I got as "sweetened coffee" - there's a very solid amount of milk chocolate backing up the coffee, along with some sweet almond. Despite all the sweet flavors, Imperial Biscotti Break somehow manages to not be cloying - in fact, this is one of the most drinkable imperial stouts I've had in a while. The mouthfeel is very luxurious, it's very velvety feeling, with a perfect level of carbonation and a lighter body than most imperial stouts of the ABV. Overall, Imperial Biscotti Break is a fantastic imperial stout that absolutely lives up to the hype.
03-14-2013 01:40:38 | More by shand
3.83/5 rDev -12.6%
Whiskey in the aroma. Little head on very dark brown. Medium mouthfeel. Rich looking, rich in mocha flavour. Good coffee, more of an imperial stout, though a tad thin for an IS. Lots of roast and coffee, much less sweet than the regular Biscotti break.Bottle from Premier.
03-12-2013 14:38:17 | More by Sammy
4.49/5 rDev +2.5%
22 oz bottle poured into two snifters. Another great extra from woodsyy, thanks a million again, Landon! I've been trying to land this bad boy for a while.
A - good looking brew. Dark, dark brown out of the bottle, settling almost black. Ombre. The head is dark brown as well, but not quite as dark as an RIS. Hardly any head on the forced pour.
S - wow, right up there with FBS and, more impressively, V @ S. Big coffee on the nose that leaves just a little cocoa on the end. No alcohol, not hot as all. Delicious.
T - not quite as good as the smell, but still delicious. There's less coffee but a whole lot more chocolate, a little chewy because of it, to be honest. The cocoa recedes into dark fruits, ending bittersweet. Very complex.
M - some syrup and chewyness, but it's nothing major. Smooth drinking and completely undetectable alcohol, despite the high content.
O - will definitely get again, I'm sure I won't ever get to try this on tap. Another bottle would be a treat. Highly recommend.
03-12-2013 01:38:49 | More by JamesShoemaker
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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