Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
4.26/5 rDev +1.9%
Had this in a tulip.
Imposing two-finger width of milk chocolate foam, the body sits menacingly, completely black in appearance.
The decadent aromas entice with notes of dark chocolate, and surprise(!), glazed doughnut. The doughiness stands out strongly against any frosted or glazed notes, but the sweetness of the nose delivers that impression all the same. Even though coffee is on the label, it hides so well that the aroma is absent, maybe the slight roasted, nutty note. Overall, this is all dark chocolate cake doughnut dough on the nose.
Glazed doughnut hits the palate immediately upon the first drink. And in subsequent drinks, that doughnut flavor builds until it consumes the entire trip across the palate. The base beer comes across more roasty and slightly nutty, although still sweet, like brown sugar. A slight boozy tinge presents itself near the finish, with a roasty bitterness. Spending more time with this dessert double stout reveals maybe too much alcohol heat, but never enough to make me set it down for an extended period.
Really nice creaminess to this Evil Twin offering, the body has a lighter-medium feel with almost no carbonation on the tongue, definitely more watery.
Yes, this beer drinker humbly presents the case that glazed doughnuts are very prominent on the palate of this beer. And yes, it is indeed a tasty drinking experience. It would have been even better had the alcohol not been as present on the finish, and the nose could have been much more aromatic. Not anywhere near the gluttonous level of Mornin' Delight or Dark Lord for example. And the body is a little light for the offering, need even more creaminess, heft, and stickiness for something that is supposed to be so gluttonous. Still, I am thoroughly impressed by the execution of this glazed doughnut imperial stout. Seek. This. Out!
01-24-2014 06:13:47 | More by Pintofbrown
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -1.2%
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 +3.6%
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 747 ratings.