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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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3,166 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,166
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 430
Gots: 803 | FT: 111
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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

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Ratings: 3,166 | Reviews: 408
Photo of Sammy
3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Whiskey in the aroma. Little head on very dark brown. Medium mouthfeel. Rich looking, rich in mocha flavour. Good coffee, more of an imperial stout, though a tad thin for an IS. Lots of roast and coffee, much less sweet than the regular Biscotti break.Bottle from Premier.

Photo of lambpasty
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akttr
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mad3air
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffo
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No access to this beer on this side of the pond, so cheers to claaark13 for sending one over.

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial coffee stout

APPEARANCE: Started to foam up the neck upon opening, but slowly settled. Pours out thick black and yields a 1+ finger, looser, fizzy, mocha colored head with lousy retention. Fizzes down to a ring only. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident. Looks mostly flat by the end with no real lacing or ring. Good color again, but lousy head.

SMELL: Roasted grain, coffee, vanilla cream and chocolate on the nose. Sweet cream and milk notes as well. Pretty nice really.

TASTE: Roasted coffee beans and sweet milky cream up front. Vanilla and caramel sweetness through the middle into the swallow as well. Bold finish of sweet cream, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel, with some roasted grains and bitter coffee for sure. Very flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth coating. Enough weight and creamy as well. Good.

OVERALL: Was a little worried when it started to foam upon opening, but this one turned out solid. Wasn't as impressed with it as I was with Even More Jesus, but certainly one I would have again if offered. Lots of sweet milky and caramel flavors here, working well with the roasted and bitter coffee flavors. Thanks again Claaark13. Recommended.

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick and black. Nearly no head, and what's there settles to only rim bubbles. Some spotty lace, but it doesn't last. No light shines through.

Plenty of chocolate milk aroma. Lightly sweet and mildly chalky.

Think powdered cocoa added to a porter. There's some definitive lactose sweetness. The aftertaste is more of the same. The body is rich; the carbonation low. The alcohol is hidden behind the strong flavors--there's no way I would think this beer has 10+% abv.

Photo of SlothB77
3.87/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sleuthdog
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into FFF tulip glass.

Appearance: Poured with not head to speak of. Head could be forced by a vigorous swirl of the glass. This is pitch black and as I poured it the guys in the room all said "wow" because of the viscosity and the complete blackness.

Smell: Coffee and a dark chocolate with molasses. There is some toasted notes also. There is a bitter coffee ground smell, too.

Taste: This is like drinking a chocolate brownie! Coffee and sweet molasses show up and something that makes my pucker.

Mouthfeel: This is one chewy beer. I feel like I need to chew instead of just swallow when I drink this one. It coates every corner of my mouth with thickness that lingers between sips. No carbonation on this at all.

Overall: This is definitaly a beer that must be shared IMO because of how big it is. Although I did enjoy this it is one that is very bold and a HUGE beer.

Photo of Shinck14
3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber of Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

Near chewy body with carbonation that struggles to keep up but is not obviously too low.

Rich flavor, even for style. Features lots of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. A bit too sweet up until the finish.

Photo of indianabeerman
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fanhitter
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of Bradaplast
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of helios7
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of barhoc11
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of ductape28
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leroybrown10
3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertH50
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to yourefragile for picking this one up. Served in a cervoise. Pours a very dark brown with a decent tan head. The nose starts off with a bang. Where the regular Biscotti was lacking, this one is over the top. There’s plenty of vanilla with almond underneath. Coffee and cream. Nice backing chocolate. As it warms, it seems just a touch artificial, but otherwise, this is quite nice. Flavor falls off a bit, but is still quite nice. Vanilla and chocolate stand out. Full body and smooth feel. Very easy to drink. Excellent work.

Photo of byronic
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chewymangos
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of yergermeister
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
3.94/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ink black with thick chocolate colored head. Coffee and chocolate prevalent in the aroma, with some grape juice sweetness hidden behind it. Strong taste of chocolate up front, a lot of vanilla and some roasted malts in the middle and little acidic coffee and hop bitterness on the back end. Creamy mouthfeel. That chocolate and vanilla combo is something else, but overall not something I'd come back to often.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 3,166 ratings.