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:
360
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
6.82%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
104
For Trade:
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of jwilcox767
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep opaque brownish/black, small amount of tan head.
S - Spices upfront, but right behind was coffee, roasted chocolate, and vanilla.
T - Same as the nose, but spices were muted. Really opened up as it warmed. Not too boozy.
M - Full-bodied, I could use a little more carbonation. Smooth for sure.
O - Definitely get it again, maybe let it sit for a few months. This stout is very well done.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Benish
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian29
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bryan_Infante_HH
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review as a new member! My bottle shop picked this up in bombers & on draft a few months ago. Nearly a 5.0, IMBCB is an exciting collaboration of which I hope to see more.

Snifter: draft; snifter: bomber. Body, color & head was all great. I was mostly impressed with it's impeccable balance considering the abundance of varied ingredients. Everything played a role and yet no individual ingredient overpowered. It's a tough one to get ahold of but if you can it shan't be missed. Draft seemed a bit cleaner, but no substantial difference. Highly recommend.

P.S. I would have enjoyed more habanero but I understand why it was subdued.

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Photo of brandonwnw
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really dark brown color with brown head. Aroma has chocolate, cinnamon, green peppers, cacao. Taste starts spicy, dusty cacao and baker's chocolate, light pepper heat, roasty bitter finish with cocoa powder notes. Medium body and carbonation. Dry finish with some lingering heat. Good but not among the best variants.

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Photo of Jpb123
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle:
Well, if I'm going to have a dessert beer, I kinda like it being a little thicker, and this pour was black and thick. Add a wonderful fluffy chocolate ice cream head that doesn't "melt" too fast, and you've got me. Give me some lacing for the 5.

Nose is pretty much moist dark chocolate cake, with accents of cocoa with marshmallow. There's a very light deep roasted barley that doesn't quite get to char, and an earthy spice.

Taste starts off sweet, but a dry cocoa powder comes on with the liquid chocolate that the vanilla brings. As the beer warms, that cocoa actually presents itself as old cinnamon powder. The chocolate cake from the nose is hidden a bit by these notes, but it is recognized. There is a light nuttiness just past the mid-taste, as the chocolate subsides a bit. I am not really getting much spice or bite, but am getting an earthy, powdery end feel that I am not a big fan of (although the thick, full body up front was nice for a beer of this style).

I really wanted a little bit from the peppers. I didn't get much at all except for the slightest little tingle that took most the beer to build up. The cocoa and powdery aspects I perceived were tolerable, but I think I'd rather not have them. Those aside, my rating is high because the bulk of the beer was very enjoyable, although the chocolate cake was a more noticeable aspect - the biscotti side was a bit hidden (I actually might have gotten the almonds as much as any coffee).

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Photo of jmg480
3.9/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good beer , not as sweet as normal cake break which is a good thing imo..

Not picking up on the habaneros too much but I'm not complaining about it..

Very balanced drinkable beer that could get you in trouble easily..

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Photo of Hendry
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A deep opaque dark brown color with a medium-sized tan head. The foam settled but a nice cap lingered through the drink. Spices on the nose, followed by coffee, milk chocolate, and vanilla. The first sip followed the nose. The spices were up front but not overdone. There was a gentle warming on the back which also masked the booze. Along the way there was silky chocolate and lots of vanilla. Full-bodied and a great sipper.

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Photo of TheHopsman
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of dark-creme colored foam on top. Head retention is fair, with no lacing left behind. Aroma is cinnamon, raisins, caramel, and roasted and toasted malts. Flavor profile is cinnamon, raisins, caramel, toffee, chilies, with a supportive base of roasted and toasted malts. Mouth feel is medium-thick in thickness, with a velvety, creamy texture. Overall, lots of additional notes on top of the fantastic stout base notes. None of the notes are overly complex, or contradicting, making this one a fantastic, tasty stout.

Served in teku glass from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into snifter

Brown motor oil liquid , brown pencil Thom foam cap quickly settles

Aroma of coffee and chocolate

Taste is of coffee, chocolate cupcake and bourbon finish

Thick , rich mouthfeel

Good beer

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Photo of jbdpsu82
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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