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Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

337 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%


Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-25-2013)
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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-11-2014 05:06:44 | More by brewskis
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West Virginia

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-20-2014 16:05:35 | More by illeagle05
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-20-2014 01:36:15 | More by chewy6935
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barczar

Kentucky

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a mocha head that leaves a modest layer of foam.

Cinnamon and subtle chocolate, with a hint of roast, form the aroma.There's an underlying booze and dark fruit character, but cinnamon is definitely dominant.

Flavor is far more roasty, with roast malt lingering throughout, notes of coffee surfacing early, and fading to bittersweet chocolate at the finish. Vanilla and dark cherries add complexity. Cinnamon surfaces in the aftertaste. The balance is chocolatey.

Body is smooth and thick, with minimal carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

I prefer this to biscotti because of the more subtle coffee. The cinnamon is great in aroma, and makes a more subdued appearance in the aftertaste. Very well balanced and complex.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2014 02:10:44 | More by barczar
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BarRoomHero88

New York

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bomber poured into a tulip

A: Pours a thick, jet black with a one finger or so tan head that dissipates quickly.

S: Bitter chocolate, coffee, picking up on the sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Bitter chocolate, coffee, definite sweetness. Slight booziness, but barely comes across for me. Not picking up a distinct "doughnut" flavor, but there is some definite sweetness there. Overall, tastes fantastic.

M: Thick, with light carbonation.

O: Right up there with what I'd expect from a stout/porter from Evil Twin. Not picking up any real doughnut flavor, but still a fantastic beer. Was worried that it might be too sweet for my liking, but was not the case.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:24:58 | More by BarRoomHero88
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dymmig89

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first full review! Here it goes. Poured from a bomber into a snifter glass.

A- Jet Black with no head. Small ring around the top of the glass.

S- A big hit of Roasted Coffee, Chocolate and Malt. Not much else comes through.

T- it has a very roasted smell as well. Like a dark coffee. Mostly coffee and chocolate with a small hint of caramelized sugar at the finish.

M- Not too heavy but definitely a sipping beer. Bottle has a sweetness to it but not overpowering like other imperial stouts/porters.

O- well worth trying. A very good porter for an after dinner drink

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 22:52:16 | More by dymmig89
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Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Mahaffey's, poured into a goblet (4/8/14, from notes, $10, served @ correct temp.)

A: Pitch black. No head. Ok lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malt and that's about it.

T: Regular stout. Don't get a lot of donuts or even sweetness. Roasted malt and not too sweet. Not very exciting.

M: Even carbonation and prickly.

O: This was quite a let down. However, I'm glad that I got to try. Now, I only need to get my hands on some BA IBB, but that probably won't happen because it is crazy expensive.

Serving type: on-tap

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New York

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New Hampshire

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Imperial Doughnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.