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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 3,116
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 418
Gots: 787 | FT: 107
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012

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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4.84/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of daledeee
4.82/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 12 oz bottle. It is fairly easy to get around here. Had it on tap a couple times.

Pours a viscous black with dark tan head.

Nose is powerful. Caramel, wood, vanilla(a little).

Taste: Well this is a desert beer. Syrupy, sweet, chocolate, malt, caramel and hints of bitterness. This is actually easy and fun to drink but strong at the same time.

Mouth feel is thick and creamy

Overall, I go back to this beer. It is one of the best I have had lately.

Photo of Johntomk
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Egarcia0022
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of docoman
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoyed this stout. Right from smell (almost had a BA smell to it) and flavor was excellent. Super smooth great aftertaste highly recommend trying.

Photo of TedTopfer
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Kdmwinechic
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Ailishz
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Rich1818
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of wagenvolks
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Pours with a thick, deep brownish black body. Head is gorgeous and thick with a dark tan color--excellent retention. Aroma packs a lot of bakery-like sweets. Caramel, vanilla, almond nuttiness. Somewhat reminiscent of a Southern Tier beer (thinking Chocklat + Creme Brulee, but thankfully less artificial-smelling).

The flavor literally made me go weak in the knees for a split second. Thick, chewy dark chocolate brownies blend perfectly with a rich espresso note, vanilla beans, and a hint of almond and booze in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and lightly carbonated. Chewy, but drinkable, and the 11.5% is hardly detected on the palate. Overall, a superb example of a flavored imperial stout. So glad I happened to run across this bottle!

Photo of DmanGTR
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Tap & Table. Review from notes

Inky black, absolutely no light comes through. Beige head that lasts. Lots of complexity here, from a malt sweetness to a dark fruity sweetness, from chocolate and carob to vanilla and toast. It's a fairly sweet stout so do not expect too much ashy or black patent flavors. Paired well with a hearty burger.

Photo of BA_Berto
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Evil twin Imperial biscotti break
Smell; chocolate malt coffee, booze
Taste: taste is very similar to smell hints of coffee, malt , chocolate , marshmallow and toffee.
Appearance; pitch black no light passing through it with one finger head quickly dissipating.
Mouth feel; this Stout has the mouth feel that you would expect from parabola KBS and Bourbon County coffee. It is thick and as a stout should be in my opinion!
Overall: this is a fantastic stout. I am hoping to find more at the store because it was that enjoyable!!! I wish it had just a little more coffee prensent in the flavor and aroma.

Photo of xseanprimex
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- Pours a thick oily black, with a beautiful dark brown head that recedes a little over time. It maps well as the glass empties.

S- The strong aroma of coffee is the first smell in this one. Then a faint hint of chocolate followed by the alcohol. Finishes with the smell of gooey prunes.

T- Tastes as black as it looks. The sweetness expected from the smell comes through first, immediately followed by the strong coffee. The %11.5 ABV is obvious. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is up to you. I enjoyed the boozy taste.

M- Thick and oily, the light carbonation adds to the silky mouthfeel.

O- Overall this brew is a boozy, wonderful, and sweet imperial Stout. It lives up to everything the name says it is. Might be best to share this $16 bomber with friends, and save it for the end of your night.

Photo of Todd2112
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of notchucknorris
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip style glass. Liquid falls out of the bottle dark fudgey chocolate brown. Gets lighter brown at the slimmer parts. As it pools together in the glass it's basically black in color with almost no highlights. Dark brown colored head with small bubbles at the base of the liquid and makes its way to large bubbles at the top. A large head erupts after a hard pour, and you need to take your time pouring this one if that's your speed. Decent lacing to it, the head eventually leaves a ring for the whole session.

Smell is really good, just the right amount of sweet for a big stout. I've had this both fresh and with some age and it does transform slightly, this particular bottle has a little over a year on it. Fresh you can smell more of what the title suggests with sweet hints of almond followed by some chocolate and coffee. This the almond fades a bit, but still there. Huge malt backbone here and there's generous aromas of bitter chocolate fudge and espresso, a little nutty and some lingering vanilla.

Taste is equally excellent. Large malt backbone again, and a bit nutty again. Tastes like a biscotti stick generously coated with dark chocolate then dipped in a hot cup of dark roasted black coffee. It's phenomenal, it's got a perfect blend of sweet and bitter, it ends with a slight earthy hop flavor, just great.

Mouthfeel is perfect, like much of what Evil Twin does. Nice long lingering flavored full bodied beer. Great carbonation level, super smooth and no heat from the alcohol. Really well balanced, nice sweet start with an appropriate bitter finish, covers the appropriate taste buds when consuming a nice stout. Really drinkable, can go quick if you're not paying attention, it should be savored. Like this beer a lot.

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.76/5  rDev +8.9%

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 3,116 ratings.