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 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:
#1,345
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
675
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
163
Trade:
18
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Photo of bplogarbo
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a viscous jet black color with a thick tan head. Nose has coffee and cinnamon in Position A, with the vanilla and habanero in the background.

The taste has the cinnamon and habanero up front, with the coffee in the background, and the vanilla smoothing things out. An excellent, well-balanced beer, IMHO.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zythophile
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Date: 2016
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The color is that super-dark brown that's clear on the pour yet doesn't let any light through. Fine, dark brown head. Slight lacing.

The first scent I get is peppers. There's a little dark chocolate. I hope I didn't let this sit in the fridge too long because I remember sampling something much nicer a few months ago.

Taste is one of the stronger coffee-in-brew flavors I've had. Everything is going to be connected to the hub of this coffee flavor. Chocolate? With the coffee. Peppers? With the coffee. Dates? With the coffee. It's pretty good overall, but I just wish the coffee were dialed back a little.

Heavy weight, even for the type. And the aftertaste is (shockingly) coffee. Medium carbonation, and only a little alcohol detectable. I almost think this would go well with vanilla ice cream.

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Photo of Jbk81
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichD
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hopkrid
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npendres
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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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

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Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 675 ratings