Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.26/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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!
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 06:13:47 | More by Pintofbrown
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