Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
4.18/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is jet black, and appeared heavy on the pour, with a light, tan, bubbly head. The head quickly settles out into a sparse surface coating with a more defined halo. Aromas of bitter roasted coffee, cocoa nib, sugar, caked, and baked chocolate cake. Smells are heavy and rich. Flavors are heavily roasted and extremely bitter coffee forward, with a solid dose of baker's chocolate, subtle sugary sweet highlight, cake backbone, and a slight booze highlight with a building warmth at the end of the palate. The body is robust and dry, with a heavily roasted coffee aftertaste. The finish is dry, bitter, and warming. This is a beast. Heavy and robust, through and through.
06-06-2014 00:54:05 | More by GarthDanielson
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -1%
In a teku glass the beer was a black color with a small tan head.
Strong coffee aroma, some chocolate. A sweet background.
Very nice taste. Strong coffee/chicory. Semisweet chocolate. A bit of booze. Very sweet background.
Full-bodied. Dark and mysterious.
Very good beer.
07-27-2014 19:50:09 | More by lordofthewiens
4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
Served on tap in a wine glass at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY.
A - Thick silky close-to-black appearance. Little less than a finger of head that disappeared fairly quickly. Stuck nicely to the side of the wine glass it was served in.
S - Coffee, toast, caramel, fresh dirt, and of course, glazed doughnuts.
T- Tasted a lot like a slightly sweeter Parabola without bourbon. Heavy and boozy. Slight taste of dates or prunes or raisins. A bit of toast. Slight sugary quality with a strong black coffee. Booze is decently hidden, but still apparent.
M - Thick but not hard to drink. Definitely a sipping beer. Felt great going down after a massive steak dinner.
Overall - Really good stuff. A bit complicated for an Evil Twin brew, but I think that is why I liked it. Another reviewer called it on par with biscotti break. I would agree with him/her.
Bottom line: if I saw this on the shelf of a store in California, I would pick up a bottle or two, no question.
04-09-2014 19:20:42 | More by Swongler
Imperial Doughnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 754 ratings.