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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 2,558
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 355
Gots: 610 | FT: 96
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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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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

brez8791, Dec 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -77.2%

jonmorgan, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of s1ckboy
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%

A - Black body, faint tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Chocolate, caramel, a lot of sweetness, a touch of vanilla.

T - Tons of vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, coffee, very sweet.

M - Very smooth, medium to full mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation

Great stuff.

s1ckboy, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of draimegould
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

draimegould, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Jspriest, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of suspect
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Bruery Tulip.

A: Thick deep black oil slick appearance. Aggressive center pour leads to a slowly building hot cocoa colored head. Fades slowly and big thick heavy lacing sticks to the glass.

S: Cocoa, smooth coffee smell. ABV is well hidden. Very nice, yet simple aroma.

T: Such a nice mix of cocoa, coffee, fig, caramel and a hint of a bite at the end.

M: Huge, smooth bodied beer. Smooth toned down carbonation.

O: A wonderful big stout that's smooth and a nice easy drinker. ABV is really no where to be found which is dangerous and beautiful.

suspect, Dec 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ncstateplaya, Dec 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

fullmetal1381, Dec 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

rowingbrewer, Dec 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

manutdfan, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Pinknuggets
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%

Bomber to worthy sniffer

A: black as night pours like motor oil with literally no head at all small tan mocha head

S:lots of alcohol at first but that kinda goes away but there is almost a roasted bourbon scent maybe some coffee but not much

T: the taste is super sweet that fades into like a chocolate expresso liquor that fits the title perfectly tastes like biscotti but there is a little too much alcohol in the taste definitely a dessert treat

M:super thick almost syrupy very heavy as well has a bite but no carbonation definitely a sipper with alcoholic taste

O:it's a deliciously Tasty beer but its so heavy it was hard to drink the whole bomber definitely something to share as an after dinner treat with friends but taste as advertise so I give credit for that

Pinknuggets, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Gehrig13
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Gehrig13, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.13/5  rDev -5.7%

A - pours a thick, black as night liquid with practically no head. Fizzles of what seems to be brown beach sand appear and then quickly vanish. A nice looking stout! A thin ring of lacing remains.

S - dark chocolate malty explosion! Some fig in there along with a pleasant earth tone.

T- dark chocolate yet again with some light malts. Some very light coffee in there with some vanilla bean as well.

M - thick and coats the mouth very well.

O - very nice brew here. Pick it up if you can.

brstls4drmrs, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

3146Tony, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

oteixeira, Nov 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

kevwcamp, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

NickyDee21, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

AxesandAnchors, Nov 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

ferrettman687, Nov 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

retreminy, Nov 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

resistdefy, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

This was a bomber poured into a snifter.

A: 5.0 very dark and nice dark brown head
S: 4.5 smells sweet with coffee notes
T: 4.0 very sweet and a little fuity upfront almost like a barley wine and them dissipating into a very dark malt finish.
MF:4.0  nice and full
O:4.0 good beer and since it comes in at over 11% they hid the alcohol well

brewdude1982, Nov 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

gosk, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.55/5  rDev -18.9%

First had: bottle from...er...Pinocchio's?

Only in comparing this with the regular Biscotti Break did I realize that that one is much more rare than this one. Interesting. I also found the regular version to be much better than the imperial. Also interesting is that the regular is a porter and this is a stout, yet the porter was much more full-bodied. But anyway.

Decanted into a Surly Darkness goblet, this beer was an impenetrable obsidian color, though brown edges became apparent towards the end; a small cap of tannish-mocha head on top retained as a ringlet, yielding minimal lacing, more oily streaking. Appropriate for the style / ABV. Aroma was fairly roasty, notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Taste was quite disappointing compared to the regular BB, roasty malts, semi-sweet chocolate, light notes of vanilla and almond, with quite a bit of intrusive booze that really thinned out the body quite a bit. I tried letting this come down closer to room temperature, but even with that, things didn't improve much. About medium-bodied, watered-down booze-like mouthfeel, not at all rich and creamy. Still decent overall, but lacking in many ways. This was a mess compared to its porter counterpart which was much more balanced and tasty.

Rifugium, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

switzer, Nov 23, 2012
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,558 ratings.