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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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98
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2,839 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,839
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 375
Gots: 687 | 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: 2,839 | Reviews: 371 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Kjanisch7, Jul 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

montrealbcr89, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of Justin_Neff
4.24/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a motor oil black body. Thick, dark khaki colored head builds up and settles quickly. Thin layer of velvety froth remains on top of brew. Medium lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted java beans strong upfront on the nose. Dark Hershey chocolate. Some sweet vanilla. A bit roasted glazed pecans. Smells like a creme brûlée dessert.

T: More vanilla upfront on the palate than the waft leads on. Hazelnut. Chocolate that tastes like a dark chocolate hershey kiss. Strong black coffee on the finish. Bitterness from the coffee lingers.

M: full body. Creamy. Moderately high carbonation. Booze is unbelievably hidden.

O: my favorite Evil Twin to date. Coffee bitterness balances wonderfully with the dessert-like sweetness. This is a perfect after-dinner drink.

Justin_Neff, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of BobZ
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bottle poured into a Bourbon County Snifter. Bottled on 11/05/10. Thanks to Hugonaut13 for the bottle.

Appearance: Dark brown with a 1/2" tan head that quickly recedes to a cap and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: Sweet almond,vanilla, and chocolate in that exact order of dominance

Taste: Almond up front with sweet chocolate and a whole lot of vanilla flavor. This beer is a flavor bomb with so much depth, so tasty. It pushes the envelope on sweetness but not to far, remarkably good for a beer on the sweet side. It never becomes cloying.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy and rich.

Overall: Really a delicious beer, a massive amount of flavor built on the almond, vanilla, & chocolate troika. As I mentioned on the sweeter side but extraordinarily delicious.

BobZ, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

BeerBucks, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.94/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Food and Friends in Philly
Pours jet black with a smallish tan head that had to be coaxed out and dissipated rather quickly. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, almonds, brown bread, light pitted fruit, toffee, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Really great nose on this one! The flavor is diabetes inducing sweetness. Lots of smokey syrupy molasses caramel and brown sugar up front. The coffee cuts through the sweetness as does the tart fruitiness and a touch of alcohol. Thick body with a minimal amount of carbonation and a sweet sticky syrupy mouthfeel. This is a huge sweet sticky beer, but it really does work for me. The nose is incredible here and Id love if we could shave about 10 points of gravity.

johnnnniee, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

MattXT, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Bdiddy4826, Jul 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

nesarebad, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Zraly, Jul 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

planbee, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

LincolnHawk, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of MCain04
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on tap at Map Room in Chicago, reviewing from tasting notes. It is a nice dark huge, poured with minimal head, only rimming of lacing. Smells great, coffee notes and big, and it boasts a toasty, roasty flavor like a Biscotti would. The flavor is along with the nose but is a little overpoweringly sweet. Good mouthfeel. Very easy to drink, glad I have a couple more bottles of this!

MCain04, Jul 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

buffs9, Jul 10, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

blklabel, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

johnsonni, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

EdwardFortyHands, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Psychmusic, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

brewdog444, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

Anonymous1, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Benjiehorn, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Jonada
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber. Best before 2015. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Nearly jet black in color with less than a finger of a dark tan, almost brown head. Head dissipates to a thin film and collar. Body is opaque.

Smell: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted coffee, sweet and roasted malt, almonds and molasses.

Taste: Big malt sweetness upfront, but not overpowering or cloying. Big flavors of coffee and vanilla, as well as chocolate, nuts, caramel and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is on the lower end of medium.

Overall: This one doesn't disappoint. Incredibly complex and well balanced. It's also highly drinkable for 11.5%. One of the best non barrel aged stouts I've had.

Jonada, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

aorloski, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

HereforBeer, Jul 06, 2013
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 2,839 ratings.