Evil Twin / Westbrook - Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans & habanero peppers.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 03-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
464
Reviews:
105
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
6.6%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
126
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16
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Ratings: 464 |  Reviews: 105
Photo of Dodger88
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottK22
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled summer 2017; drank 8/11/17 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black appearance.

A mild pour yielded a nice, noisy dark tan head; almost no lace.

Almond, cream, milk chocolate & faint fresh earth notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream, almond & milk chocolate flavors up front; mild pepper heat & faint fresh earth notes on the finish. No booze heat. Mild pepper heat settled on my lips over the course of the quaff.

Mild & balanced with a nice flavor. This won't ever be my favorite stout, but it's nothing to turn your nose up at. Above average.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of srw
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't see any bottle date listed.

Appearance: The body of the beer is black and it has a short creamy textured brown head. The head isn't very large but it looks nice and it manages to retain a ring. It doesn't leave much more than spotty lacing. Overall it is a good looking beer for 10.5% ABV.

Aroma: It smells like chocolate and a light touch of alcohol. The aroma has a moderate presence.

Taste: Up front there is a cinnamon and chocolate flavor. There is a bit of coffee at the end and more cinnamon. The dominant flavor in the beer is definitely cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: It's a smooth beer with just a bit of a gritty texture to it. Carbonation seems good. There is just a light bit of bitterness at the end like one would find in dark chocolate.

Overall: It certainly is a tasty beer that gives off a "cinnamon and chocolate" vibe. The beer touts itself, from the label, as an "ALE WITH COFFEE, CINNAMON, ALMONDS, COCOA NIBS, VANILLA AND HABANERO PEPPERS ADDED." Not all of these additives made it into the aroma or flavor of the beer. I might drink it again but given the other spicy chocolate beers out there I would probably pick up something with a smoother body and more aroma.

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Photo of Mattybuchs
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of herman77
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L- Pours dark brown with a one fi ger, fluffy, toffee colored head.
S- milk chocolate malt, vanilla, nuttiness.
T- Wonderful, hoppy stout. Bitterness is soot on. Licorice tazte helps transition with a small, tasty burst of pepper, no pain from burn. Vanilla and cinnamon add wonderful complexity.
L- Awesome big beer feel.
O- Wonderful, complex imperial stout with added punch of pepper.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Oily pitch black with a creamy brown head. Fizzles away after a few minutes, but fairly decent retention, leaving a sticky brown ring that leaves occasional lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, tons of vanilla and almond milk, slight warming spices with umami and burnt raisin.

T: Massive dark chocolate balanced out by almond milk and vanilla, creamy, with the cinnamon and haberno peppers coming in subtly on the back end with a familiar and welcome warmth. Big and bready like gingerbread and snickerdoodles. Some umami/soy sauce with a touch of earthy hops and a slight alcohol warmth, but overall rich and dessert-like, but well balanced.

F: Medium-full bodied, not quite creamy and velvety, but smooth and rich and rounded. Moderate carbonation, slightly sweet with the spices and booze balancing it out; extremely drinkable.

O: An excellent combination of both the original beverage. An extremely good dessert stout.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a pitch black with a moderate khaki head that took it's time receding. The aroma was rich dark chocolate cake with plenty of cinnamon and almonds. Flavor is plenty of the same chocolate, almonds and cinnamon with a little heat from the peppers thrown in. Could be a bit thicker, but overall a nice beer. Nice to have the opportunity to try this collaboration since Westbrook beers don't have distribution here.

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Photo of MarkGutz
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dtm426
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemochas
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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