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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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2,297 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,297
Reviews: 343
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 346
Gots: 523 | FT: 83
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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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gradergator

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-15-2014 00:04:42 | More by gradergator
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EZEKIEL_F

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-14-2014 20:36:30 | More by EZEKIEL_F
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-14-2014 14:54:00 | More by CaptDavyJones
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-14-2014 00:59:14 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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themathguy

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-14-2014 00:20:12 | More by themathguy
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-14-2014 00:00:16 | More by KCBeerNerd
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ojgio

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2014 20:11:57 | More by ojgio
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seavercm

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-12-2014 19:54:37 | More by seavercm
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Porter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-11-2014 23:53:52 | More by Porter
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 20:04:19 | More by JakeEsterly
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 15:47:49 | More by cultclassic89
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-11-2014 04:35:27 | More by ScottieD
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 02:03:17 | More by MNPikey
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Jlabs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-11-2014 00:11:06 | More by Jlabs
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looking like a beautiful dark brown/black pour this beer looks extremely appetizing. Smell is a light mixture of cocoa, roasted malts, hints of toffee and char. Also there's something in there like toasted marshmallows. Powdered and roasted and burnt chocolate is in the taste. The toffee in the nose is there as well but there is definitely a very pleasant burnt and charred note to it, especially in the finish. The mouthfeel is very light and sparsely carbonated. I wish it had just a touch more of the body to balance the beer out slightly more.

Overall, a great beer. Most definitely a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 23:19:51 | More by TheFizzinator
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2014 15:12:48 | More by henryclay_
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deekyn

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-10-2014 07:07:06 | More by deekyn
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CHickman

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours pitch black color with bubbles racing up it like champagne to a thick creamy 2 finger brown Guinness looking head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded pretty slowly and left really good spotty lacing as it slid back down and settled into a inch creamy layer on top.

Smells like a chocolate chip cookie dunked into an espresso, with cocoa powder, coffee beans, roasted malt/grains, burnt wood, mocha, molasses, caramel and light alcohol; the smoky and chocolate notes work well with the coffee and burnt grains and contain the alcohol which allows the complex malt nose to actually come off sweet and almost fruity with toasted nuts and chocolate dipped anything. A really impressive and enjoyable nose that was so inviting a kid would sip this mistaking for a chocolate drink.

Tastes like the nose smells, but richer and more like an espresso mixed with cookie dough. Flavor was a blend of coffee beans, roasted malt/grains, cocoa powder, roasted nuts, burnt wood, mocha, vanilla, molasses, caramel, light alcohol like bourbon or barrel aging, dark chocolate, faint citrus hops or lemon, mild earthy notes like peat moss and some brown sugar. The smoky malts, coffee and chocolate were the strongest flavors, but as this warmed up there were a lot more accents that had funky and bitter aspects that brought waves of sweetness that washed away any noticeable alcohol presence and left dessert and biscotti-like aftertastes lingering as the brew left a semi dry finish. Everything I look for in an imperial stout came through with each sip.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, but smooth as silk and buttery on the tongue with a creamy light feel despite the true weight; light carbonation, the body is on the heavy and dense side, and there is a slightly bitter aftertaste that is a combo of coffee, dark chocolate, lemon zest, burnt grains and charred wood or a marshmallow that fell in the coals – the taste is sweet like bakers chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted Kona coffee beans, and it’s absolutely delicious.

Outstanding stout with robust flavors, minor hop accents for balance that hid the alcohol, sweet flavors that were rich but not overdone and great dessert qualities that made every sip a little different, but all 22 ounces extremely enjoyable. An excellent stout and a beer that I highly recommend and will buy more of very soon. I suggest treating yourself to this beer as it will provide a great buzz to go along with the great flavor. Well done Evil Twin.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 04:08:23 | More by CHickman
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-10-2014 04:03:36 | More by Azeotrope
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-10-2014 02:55:47 | More by szmnnl99
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barhoc11

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very nice color and head retention

S: The strong suit of the beer, very sweet aroma

T: This is a little too sweet for my tastes and the aftertaste lingers a bit too long.

M: Average for this style

O: This was kind of a let down for me, I was expecting more biscotti taste but this seemed to taste just like other sweet imperial stouts. For the price, I will not buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 20:18:42 | More by barhoc11
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-09-2014 20:00:32 | More by mikejonze
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Billquirk

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-09-2014 19:30:53 | More by Billquirk
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black with a one finger mocha head, with nice retention and lacing for an 11.5 % abv beer. the aroma has dark roasted malt, coffee beans, cocoa, chocolate, biscotti, and caramel.

Tastes almost exactly like it smells with dark roasted malt, coffee beans, cocoa, chocolate, biscotti, and caramel. Has a nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. There is also some noticeable alcohol, but it is not intrusive.

Medium to full bodied with modest carbonation. Smooth, creamy, and easy to drink. Definitely worth trying if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 02:49:50 | More by hardy008
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yanosh

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-07-2014 15:52:30 | More by yanosh
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,297 ratings.