Imperial Doughnut Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by chugalug06:
4.24/5 rDev +1.4%
Amazingly dense, foamy, mocha colored, four-finger, head. Great head retention. Missing lacing. Brew is damn thick and black. I can't believe they refer to this as a porter...but, ok.
Crap top of milk chocolate and coffee. Touch of hazelnut. I hate hazelnut, but this one isn't bad. Very nutty too; much like an english brown. Lots of caramel.
Thick, creamy, and chewy. Lots of flavors; chocolate, caramel, coffee, hazelnut, syrupy, dry. Carbonation is fluffy and flowing, nearly amazing. Bitterness is spot on, brought to you by, Hazelnut. Sweetness is wet flowing and easy, not sugary. Mouthy feel and nice lingering flavors, makes for great drinkability. No heat or booze bite. Smooth. Bitter-sweet, literally.
I guess I was thrown by "Doughnut Break"...I was expecting something heavenly doughnut'y. I guess I was wrong. This brew rocked! I would Highly Recommend at least a try, even at $20/22oz. It's delicious.
03-08-2014 02:01:51 | More by chugalug06
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 725 ratings.