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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,305
Reviews: 344
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 346
Gots: 525 | FT: 85
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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.

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012)
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-13-2013 06:51:48 | More by DelicateDelirium
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-12-2013 20:02:08 | More by spycow
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Swervine44

California

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-12-2013 17:25:20 | More by Swervine44
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-08-2013 21:36:46 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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BREWSnTATTOOS

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-08-2013 13:32:41 | More by BREWSnTATTOOS
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stouts4me

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-06-2013 21:49:53 | More by stouts4me
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ngeunit1

California

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a thin finger of chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades normal.

S - Dark chocolate malts, coffee, vanilla, almonds, dark fruits, molasses, black licorice, some roasted character, and some booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, vanilla, coffee, molasses, black licorice, toasted almonds, some roasted flavors, some earthy hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming, sweet, roasted finish.

D - Fantastic. Great overall balance with the imperial stout base with the vanilla, almonds, and other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 07:07:42 | More by ngeunit1
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Pjmjr22

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-06-2013 05:04:04 | More by Pjmjr22
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2013 23:07:57 | More by thegerm87
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Davihaw

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-05-2013 07:01:10 | More by Davihaw
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Matrix64015 for this one.

Poured from a bottle

Appearance. Oily black with a dark amber hue in the light. A frothy reddish brown head that dissipated rather quickly, leaving a halo around the glass. No residual lacing to speak of.

Smell. Strong bittersweet chocolate aroma, faint roasty espresso note, bold pure cocoa finish.

Taste. Chocolate. Sweet chocolate chips, bold dry 70% cacao bar, roasty cold coffee, sweet creamy milk chocolate finish. YUM. Not boozy at all considering the 11.5 ABV. Sweet enough to be a dessert beer. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel. Smooth and creamy like the finest hot chocolate you've ever had. Silky and oily, but enjoyable. Not cloying at all for how sweet it is.

Overall. A great beer. Excited that I finally got one of these. A bit sweet for my normal liking, but I like it a lot. I would liken it to CBS with how well the sweetness works without being overpowering. I would drink this one again anytime if I can get my hands on another.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:18:27 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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Fanhitter


3.85/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cellar temp bottle poured into a goblet

This pours a murky dark brown, looks like motor oil with a thick creamy tan head.

The aroma is a pungent bittersweet chocolate. There's also a boozy aroma; slightly Irish-creamy and nutty. The sweetness is very robust.

The taste is a malty vanilla bomb. The pallette is otherwise stained with a sweet cocoa note after a nice sweet, tart and syrupy draw. This is a dessert beer without a doubt.

Mouthfeel at room temperature is exceptionally smooth. I typically like imperial stouts a bit chilly, but this one goes down easy warm.

Overall, this is a good beer and could go down easy as a breakfast beer or for a late night sweet tooth. I was not familiar with this beer prior to trying it, but am glad I got to taste it. If EvilTwin has other beers of this caliber, if be eager to try them.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:43:25 | More by Fanhitter
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter.

A- Pours an opaque jet black with a very thin creamy mocha head that recedes to a flat top. Minimal lacing that fades fast, mostly alcohol legs, fairly low carbonation.

S- Fresh baker's chocolate, some milk chocolate, coffee, bit of bread, some booze thats well integrated. Aromas are well balanced and fairly aromatic, however I could do with a little bit less booze in the aroma.

T- Creamy dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee with a hint of bitterness, light malts, a bit of booze, finishes with smooth creamy chocolate. Nicely balanced and very tasty.

M- Creamy, abv very well hidden for 11.5%, finishes very smooth, fairly low carbonation but appropriate for style, extremely drinkable.

O- This was a fantastic imperial coffee stout from Evil Twin although it probably isn't my favorite from them (I liked Even More Jesus slightly more) or coffee stout in general. Personally for coffee stouts I think the only one that beats this is Peche Mortel. The only thing I disliked in this beer was that it could have been slightly less boozey (maybe 9-10% instead of 11.5%). That being said this beer was excellent and I would definitely drink it again even with the $17 price tag.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 23:21:45 | More by jaasen64
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Split a 22 oz bottle. Pours thick sludgy black with a small dark brown creamy head that receded and coated the glass nicely on the way down.

Lots of roasted malt and espresso in the nose. Dark chocolate and vanilla as well but the coffee/espresso notes were the strongest.

Taste was a letdown. The espresso came through a bit, but not as much as in the nose. Dominated by cocoa/chocolate with a little earthy bitterness. By the time it warmed to room temperature was incredibly sweet with nothing but chocolate in the flavor.

Creamy mouthfeel although felt a bit thin at times. Alcohol is very well hidden as I would have guessed this is around 7-8% based off alcohol taste. Got very cloying as it warmed.

Was let down by this one even more so after the great appearance and aroma. A little too one note and sweet for my taste. I struggled to put down 11 oz and didn't finish what my girlfriend didn't drink either which almost never happens. That said, I'd love to see a barrel aged version of this. Adding some booze to balance the sweetness would seem to work well.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 14:20:01 | More by jmarsh123
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guinb


5/5  rDev +14.2%

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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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TheBronze

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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mcrago

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-01-2013 15:19:05 | More by mcrago
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DukeX13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-01-2013 09:45:01 | More by DukeX13
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freduardo

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-01-2013 06:59:23 | More by freduardo
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ballz50401

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-30-2012 17:00:52 | More by ballz50401
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-30-2012 00:04:01 | More by Schlais
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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