Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Copernicandream:
3.81/5 rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22oz bottle into snifters.
A: Thick deep jet black, somewhat viscous pour with an initially expansive and voluminous mocha colored head head that quickly imploded leaving only a thing ring of brown foam that leaves no lacing.
S: Simple; roasted malt, chocolate, sugar, and alcohol. Based on the description expected more of a bread-like malt profile from the doughnuts. The most obvious component is a bipolar argument between roasted malt and straight-up booze.
T: Roasted malts, chocolate donuts (subtler than expected - but obvious), a little sweeter than your average imperial stout (I know this is a "porter" but it quacks like a stout). Some subtle dark fruit esters. An obvious alcohol warming on the late palate and long into the aftertaste. The donut component while mild, is unique, but otherwise this is somewhat unremarkable.
M: Moderate to thick feel with mild amounts of fine rising carbonation.
O: Let me first say, I was excited for this one and saved it for a special occasion. Unfortunately, I was very underwhelmed based on the price point. It's not a bad beer by any means, but it really doesn't stand out from an average imperial stout. The chocolate component is pretty mild and the bready malt from the donuts seems to have just been eaten up by the yeast, yielding a somewhat harsh hooch brew. I think the "donut" flavor would have been better enhanced with the addition of limited amounts of nutmeg and allspice.
Yet another good Evil Twin beer that doesn't really stand up to the price point.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2014 19:34:14 | More by Copernicandream
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