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:
Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

Imperial stout brewed with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans & habanero peppers.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 03-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#891
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
662
pDev:
6.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2017

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Photo of Jwale73
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours one shade shy of black with a khaki-band around the shoulders. Nose expresses cocoa, cinnamon and a hint of spice. Taste follows nose - flavor profile is fairly subdued for being of the "Biscotti" lineage. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (closer to medium) with a pleasant, even carbonation and just the merest trace of heat. Overall, a nice beer - just enough spice/heat without being overpowering.

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Photo of poppopintheattic11
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of larryarms847
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown but sits black in the glass.

Strong roastiness, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of zesty pepper.

Coffee comes out extremely well in flavor while the other additions mainly display chocolate, there is a slight heat at the end from the peppers, but overall the other additions don't really make themselves known very well.

Full-bodied, low-medium carbonation, sweet, spicy.

Overall, a tasty dessert brew, but I feel like there's too much going on in this brew and the chocolate, coffee, and peppers overpower everything else.

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Photo of aclockworkchris
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A really well made stout. Alot going on here both in the aroma and taste. Overall, the evenly blend the various flavors listed on the bottle to nearly equal balance. Only exception is the habernero is very subtle in the background which is good. Only complaint is that its a touch thin in body. Very well done brew.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Holderness
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Pours that same motor-oil black as Imperial Biscotti Break, with a small brown head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention and spotty lacing
S -- Milk chocolate, almond, cinnamon, nutmeg, smoke, vanilla, hint of stone fruit
T -- Nice chili and cinnamon heat throughout. Good amount of lactose sweetness alongside rich chocolate, medium roast coffee, nougat, and amaretto. Touch of smokiness. Not really getting any vanilla
F -- Very smooth and drinkable given the ABV. Not too much char, nor too much hop bitterness, nor too much sweetness. The lingering heat from the habaneros is nice. Not particularly fluffy or velvety, though
O -- Nice collab that takes some of the best elements from both brews. High price compared to the non-collab versions of both. It's too bad, but I get it....

86/100

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Growler into pint glass. Pours a thick, viscous, inky black with a milk-chocolate-colored head that dissipates rapidly. Initial impression is chocolate, coffee, and cinnnamon, gradually morphing to an expresso-like bite. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden. Mouthfeel is nice and thick - perfect for the style. Carbonation is low and serves to bring out the taste. Finish is initially sweet, but there is a lingering offee bitterness which is a nice counterpoint to the major theme of semi-sweet milk chocolate.
I paid $24 for a 32-oz growler (note to self: maybe inquire as to pricing BEFORE the fill next time), but I can honestly say it was almost worth it. Excellent offering!

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Photo of Pontzie
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bought bottles at my local shop. Having it to celebrate a good week.

L: viscous inky pour. A lot like other good Westbrook imperial stouts. A dense head that left lacing in the prettiest way through out the glass.

S: More coffee notes here that dominate. Otherwise a thick scent of the Mexican Cake' s peppers and spices.

F: surprisingly light considering how rich and heavy this could be. I have to say that this was a very enjoyable aspect to this one. However, the coffee came to a dominate note on the aftertaste. I would have enjoyed just a slight bit more of the habanero bite that makes the Mexican cake so great.

T: phenomenal balance to this. The coffee notes are a great addition and bump to the spicy notes that are still present. Somehow this tasted incredibly balanced in spite of the dominating flavors being mixed.

O: A fantastic beer that surprised and delighted. Really worth giving a try especially if you live stouts and well balanced well brewed beers that highlight coffee and spiciness.

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Photo of Duncian
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dreyski
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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