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Imperial Biscotti Break - DeCicco Version With Chili And Hazelnuts - Evil Twin Brewing

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.36%
Wants: 81
Gots: 60 | FT: 12
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TallSaint on 06-17-2013

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Ratings: 286 | Reviews: 21
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4.03/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greg4579
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of intobenme
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks tommyguz for gifting us with a bottle of this. Bomber into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with brown clarity around the edges. Some spotty lace and minuscule head retention.

The smell is nearly identical to the normal biscotti break but where it differs is the most nuanced nutty aspect with more focus on roast and chocolate into the finish. It has a slight char feeling with anise.

The taste is bitter chocolate with slight nutty grain quality giving way to a mild pepper burn across the back with a hint of citrus. Seemingly the bigger the sip you take, the most the pepper is noticeable though still it is quite subdued.

This is medium to full bodied with a light amount of carbonation. A pleasant offering to try but overall not that much better than the other biscotti iterations. I really dont feel these beers are worth their asking price unless you can buy them for around $10.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Choco chip cookies and coffee in th nose.

Flavor: Coffee (moderate), faint chili dark chocolate (high), very good balance.
Nearly too sweet. Fine, lingering aftertase.

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown-black color with a finger of short-lived dark brown head that faded into a fuzzy collar. Wisps of thin soapy lace were left down the glass.
S: Chili hits first and is very vegetal and bell peppery at first. After the beer settles, the chili takes on a much more spicy and roasted quality, like chipotle peppers. There are layers of chocolate syrup beneath the chili, but I don’t think I would know there were hazelnuts in this based on the smell.
T: Rich layers of chocolate fudge, chocolate syrup, and chocolate cake dominate the mouth, with lightly spicy and roasted flavors of chili following. The hazelnuts are noticeable this time, and add a creamy nuttiness to the flavor not unlike Nutella. The chocolate carries over into the finish, and the aftertaste has a nice lingering semisweet spiciness. The chili doesn’t lend any oily heat, just a clean peppery flavor.
M: Very thick body with a heavy, silky, mouthfeel. As stated above, the chili isn’t hot, so there isn’t much of a burn or tingliness left on my palate. The carbonation is soft, smooth, and rather delicate. The alcohol is all but completely masked, and there is no booziness to this brew.
O: A very delicious flavor combination overall. The peppery chili and chocolate really work well together, and I assume the hazelnuts are contributing to the fatty chocolate taste and super smooth mouthfeel. Worth checking out if you’re a fan of the original.

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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chico1985
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lotsa notes to catch up on from the past week. This specialty was shared by Dan and Emma. Thanks DanEmma.

A - Black pour, small brown head. A thick ring and dots of lace remain at the end.

S - Big roasty chocolate fudge, nuts and chiles noticeable but in the background. Pretty nice.

T - Chocolate, chili and hazelnuts are great here, resembling some magical spy nutty chocolate bar. Tarry roasty goodness and a little bit of vanilla as well. Pretty nice balance of flavors.

M - Roast presence strengthens with warmth, chili heat is light, some alcohol heat. Solid heft with medium-light carbonation.

O - Quite good with the chiles and nuts making themselves known in the midst of a big ol stout.

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4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Biscotti Break - DeCicco Version With Chili And Hazelnuts from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.