Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,977
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 381
Gots: 730 | FT: 99
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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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes.

A: Pours a pitch black color. There isn't much head, just a small tan-colored film. This has some nice alcohol legs, it must be said.

S: This is really chocolaty, with a pleasant backing of black coffee. I really love all the chocolate in the aroma - while it's simplistic, the way the two notes coalesce is really great. A simple but very effective aroma.

T: There is a ton of strong dark chocolate to open the flavor profile up. This sensation gradually builds up a coffee tone on the back end. Between the two flavors is a notable cookies 'n' cream flavor to balance. Tons of flavor help make this a winner, though it could be a tad more complex. Who cares, though?!

M: This isn't quite as creamy as I'd expect a sweet-ish stout to be. Having said that, it features a good body and some nice viscosity. Poor carbonation means the sweetness sticks around for a while on the palate. Despite that, there's no hint of the 11.5% on either the flavor or feel, and it goes down quite easily.

O: I love how chocolaty this is, and how balanced the coffee come across. Having said that, I don't know if it's quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout. Certainly, it's an excellent coffee brew, but I'm not sure it's worth its exorbitant price. Even if this were just $10/bottle, I would consume this like water. I'd still buy it again at $18 a bottle, though.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an 18oz snifter.

Pours pitch black with a perfect, tight two finger milk chocolate colored head that shows no signs of disappearing quickly. Huge lacing down the glass.

On the nose is sweet chocolate, raisins, dark fruits, and some biscuit malt. Some rich roast coffee and burnt caramel. Very nice.

Wow. Just... Wow. As soon as the beer hits your tongue it's sweet milk chocolate and perfectly roasted fresh coffee. So inviting. No signs of alcohol at all. On second sip, I pick up some dark fruits, burnt caramel, and the bitterness from the coffee begins to creep across the pallet. As the beer opens up, some alcohol presents itself, but it doesn't overpower the beer at all.

Mouthfeel is rich and chewy. Really coats your mouth. Carbonation is surprisingly nice for a beer this big. It really is huge.

This is really such a great, great beer. Definitely worth seeking out and it's absolutely worth every penny. Definitely a new favorite and I will be drinking this again the next chance I get.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Solid black body with a muddy brown highlight at the rim. Dark khaki head with ok retention and lace.

S - Clean, relatively straight forward nose. Raw espresso, dry wood, and a touch of booze.

T - Dark roast coffee, touch of cream, bitter char, burnt caramel, soft booze, dark chocolate.

M - Smooth, creamy, with a medium frame.

O - An excellent imperial stout. Great flavor profile and balance.

P - Exceptional (even for imperial stouts) with fudgey brownies.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,977 ratings.