Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.55/5 rDev +3.9%
22oz bottle into a tulip
A: Pours super dark nearly black with a tiny brown head that fades to a ring and leaves no real lacing on the glass.
S: As soon as you start pouring it you can smell the coffee. I get notes of espresso, vanilla, and a touch of chocolate. It's mainly coffee at first and reminds me of Wake n Bake.
T: The taste is similar to the nose with nice flavors of espresso, vanilla, chocolate, and cream. It tastes like a nice latte or cappuccino with some nice chocolate notes. It's sweet but the coffee cuts that sweetness a bit. It also has an almost hazelnut flavor but that may be my mind playing tricks.
M: The feel is top notch on this one and what I expect from my Imperial Stouts. Big and chewy, thick and viscous, with just the right amount of carbonation.
O: Probably one of my favorite coffee beers now and something I look forward to drinking every once in a while. I would love to have access to this on a regular basis.
10-31-2012 02:39:32 | More by GregSVT
4.8/5 rDev +9.6%
A: Pours like motor oil with a dark, dark brown head that forms slowly as the carbonation crawls up the glass. Pretty crazy to watch.
S: Some heavy roasted malt with some chocolate covered raisin, sugar cookie, espresso, molasses and straight dark chocolate. A bit of a bourbon note to it as well.
T: This stuff is really bomb. Opens with a rich mix of roasted malt and molasses with a heavy coffee hard candy undertone. Then moves through some flavors of chocolate cake, chocolate covered black cherry and vanilla. Finish brings some mocha and milk chocolate. Sweet and chewy throughout. The mouthfeel is velvety and mouth-coating, leaving just a trace of warmness. An awesome dessert beer and one of the better stouts I've ever had.
10-30-2012 19:15:06 | More by notchucknorris
3.68/5 rDev -16%
Bottle into tasting snifter at Darkness Day. Cannot remember who shared this, but thanks!
A- Pours a pitch black with a thin mocha head that leaves minimal lacing.
S- Cookie like sweetness upfront with vanilla, brown sugar, dark chocolate followed by coffee beans, caramel and roasted malt.
T- Caramel and roasted malt upfront followed by some bitter coffee grounds, vanilla and some dark chocolate. The coffee actually hurts the taste of this beer as it reminds of me coffee beans that were grounded too fine.
M- Medium carbonation and body with a slightly dry finish. ABV is hidden well.
O- While the aroma was promising, the bitter coffee taste really hurt this beer IMO. Glad I tried this as I've been hearing good things, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find another bottle.
10-29-2012 01:24:19 | More by iadler
4.53/5 rDev +3.4%
A very nice beer, and one where the abv is unbelievably well hidden. Extraordinarily smooth and silky in the mouth, that is perhaps this beer's best feature. Pours inky black with a caramel colored head that fades to a thin ring fairly quickly. Lovely aromas of very good coffee, molasses, and cream. The taste is equally enticing, with further notes of that excellent coffee from Charleston Coffee Roasters, nice bitter chocolate notes, some roastiness, and a touch of caramel sweetness and cream on the finish along with more of that chocolate and coffee. Very nice. I love the long finish, and the obvious quality of the ingredients, the incredible smoothness, and the deeply flavored and well integrated flavors. Very well done indeed.
10-27-2012 21:33:49 | More by Georgiabeer
4.63/5 rDev +5.7%
A: Beer pours a black as night body with a very thin dark tan head that quickly disappears.
S: A lot going on with the smell of this beer. I am picking up a lot of chocolate, booze, coffee and even a bit of sweet caramel.
T: Very sweet! There is a smooth coffee flavor that I first pickup.. Its actually almost like chocolate covered coffee beans with a sweet cherry type flavor.I am also picking up a tiny bit of roasted malt, but most of that is covered up by the sweetness of the beer.
M: The mouthfeel is absolutely perfect for an Imperial Stout. There is a tiny of carbonation, with an amazing full body.
O: This is one of the best Imperial Stouts that I have ever had. I would say the only problem with it is that its very sweet and I kind of got tired of it the more I drank it. Other than that, its amazing. I would probably do this in a tasting or split a bottle with somebody next time.
10-27-2012 04:07:50 | More by gtermi
4.53/5 rDev +3.4%
22oz bomber poured into a snifter.
The beer pours a insanely deep jet black color, it's like staring into the abyss. There is a tiny mocha head, tightly packed bubbles, but it recedes quickly leaving behind a modest layer of film and only the most minimal of lacing. The aroma is superb, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee, dark pitted fruit and a really interesting nuttiness, almost like a sweeter almond or hazelnut. The flavors are right on queue with the nose, big chocolate profile, almonds, hazelnuts, borderline nutella flavor, great pitted fruit with sweet vanilla and a great backing of roasted coffee and dark malts. They are so perfectly balanced, artfully integrated and executed, each flavor has a chance to shine but also enhances the other aspects. The body is so silky and smooth, rich and creamy that is perfectly drinkable and really helps intensify the rich flavors.
Verdict: Fantastic stout from Evil Twin and by far the best beer I've had from him to date. The flavors are wonderfully balanced and massive enjoyable and the body takes this beer to a new level. The perfect desert beer.
10-27-2012 01:39:01 | More by kevanb
4.28/5 rDev -2.3%
22oz into a tulip.
A: Pours a brown-hued black with a large chocolate milk-colored head. The head is thick and sticks around for a while.
S: Mild coffee and some notes of toasted grain and almond, vanilla sweetness.
T: Lots of sugary vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of nuttiness to it. Mostly sweet.
M: Relatively thick with a creamy consistency.
O: This is very good - very sweet, but very good - a perfect dessert beer.
10-27-2012 00:55:03 | More by Etan
4.21/5 rDev -3.9%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Inky black with a small khaki head. Collar of khaki bubbles.
Smell - Vanilla bomb. Coffee. Dark roasted chocolate. Grassy hops in there too.
Taste - Strong vanilla again. Nutty flavor like almonds. Coffee and a strong roasted malt bitterness. Intense flavors. A little bit of acidity, maybe from the coffee.
Mouthfeel - Nowhere near as heavy as I'd expect. Not boozy. Bitter, but otherwise nice.
Overall - Quality beer. The adjuncts are very strong, but still the beer comes through. First time I had this, I wasn't all that impressed. Every time I have it I get more impressed.
10-26-2012 21:34:55 | More by Alieniloquium
4.85/5 rDev +10.7%
a brown dark almost black pour with a finger of dark tan head.
smells of rich sweet chocolate, floral hops, almond, sweet latte coffee flavor.. Sugary, milky sweet
oh my lord. This is a very well balanced stout. Puckery sweet up front wih lots of caramel and milk chocolate flavors, sweet pecans.. Followed by the toasty coffee/dark roasted grains and grassy buttering hops. This can't get any better.
full body, medium carbonation.. Coats the roof of your mouth. An excellent beer.
soooo glad I changed my mind about trading this. Been saving it for months and damn am I glad I held onto it. An excellent stout, best flavor, perfect feel.
10-24-2012 00:38:28 | More by facundoCNB
4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
A - Pours very dark brown, almost black. Very little off white head that fades almost immediately. Looks and pours exactly like an imperial stout should.
S - Smells like fresh brewed coffee and chocolate
T - The first taste I get is velvety chocolate, followed by a little bit of vanilla, and lots of tasty coffee flavors on the back end. A lot of big imperial coffee stouts have a bitter chocolate taste to them, but I like how this one has a sweet chocolate taste... almost like a milk chocolate flavor. There is almost no alcohol burn either.
M - The mouth feel was a little light for an imperial stout, as I tend to like my big stouts viscous and chewy, but it did have a nice creamy texture.
O - This is a very unique beer and I am glad to have tried it. In my opinion, not all Evil Twin beers are worth the admission price, but this one was.
10-23-2012 13:22:43 | More by cnbrown313
4.18/5 rDev -4.6%
Poured into a snifter from a bomber.
A Pours a nice black color that is topped off with a thick yet short lived mocha head. Excellent looking beer.
S Lots of dark earthy coffee and not much else. Good but a bit one dimensional.
T The taste pretty much follows the nose with a lot of dark coffee, however there is a bit more going on here with some dark chocolate and a bit of roast. The 11.5 abv is not at all noticeable though.
M Fairly thick and very smooth. No hint of the alcohol at all.
Overall this is a pretty good coffee stout which showcases the coffee without being overly bitter or burnt. Not sure if it lives up to the hype but its still worth seeking out.
10-21-2012 23:00:56 | More by beerandcycling88
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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