Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
Evil Twin Brewing

Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake BreakImperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #829
Ranked #2,005
4.25 | pDev: 6.35%
Jan 28, 2022
Mar 09, 2016
Brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing.

Imperial stout brewed with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and habañero peppers.
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Reviewed by HardTarget from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Black as night, a thin halo of dark brown foam.

Aroma: Complicated! A bit of the cinnamon, lots of malt.

Taste: Big and boozy, with a lot going on. Little pepper smoke, vanilla sweetness, slap of coffee bitter, all fighting for a moment in the spotlight.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body, little to no carbonation, viscous, slight oil in the finish.

Overall: Big ole beer. Almost too much going on, but I like all of it. A slow sipper for sure.
Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Nov 30, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.14 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 ounce bomber - so not fresh as I suspect now in 16 ounce cans. Had few times before but never reviewed.
Slightly oily black pour with scant fine bubbly reddish brown head - reddish highlights at edge.
Aroma dark malts - notes of coffee, cinnamon, and slight hint of peppers - certainly a chocolate aroma at back.
Tastes of sweet malt, a bit of caramel, coffee and dark chocolate - there is a distinct note of cinnamon spice, minimal heat but frankly I am a hot pepper lover and would not consider this spicy - but I am sure many would - a bit of dark chocolate bitterness at back.
Rich full mouthfeel - decent carbonation - leaving sweet and spicy.
May 08, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10.5%. Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Intense aroma of roast malts, coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa, vanilla and chili. Rich mouthfeel. Medium sweet flavour with the same elements as the aroma (they are all actual ingredients), moderate hops. The habanero chilies leave a very subtle burn in the finish. Impressive beer.
May 08, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by BETO89142

Apr 21, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by broadway848 from New York

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 3.83 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Dec 06, 2020
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a one finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Smoky, caramel nose and flavor follows with chocolate, caramel and hints of habanero pepper. High ABV, 10.5%, is hidden. $15.69 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT
Oct 05, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 3.9 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Jul 28, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

May 17, 2020
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De Hopt. En copa Teku. Viendo Sex Education 2x06-07. Perfil a canela y chiles suave, que no desagrada. El alcohol se sube bastante a la cabeza . La experiencia sensorial que aporta no compensa para nada su elevado coste
Feb 01, 2020
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Reviewed by SB2017 from Iowa

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Very dark, thin head. The beer is a beautifully opaque black. Fruity and chocolatey on the nose. This rich, heavy beer goes down easy. While there is a slightly burnt, metallic note on some sips, overall the notes of spice and dried fruit, along with an ample, sweet smack of chocolate overwhelm any unpleasantness.
Jan 28, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Jan 02, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.97/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a pitch-black coloration with a medium, creamy, dark brown head that disappears quickly. Smell is dominated by sweeter notes of almond extract and vanilla, with cinnamon standing out as well and lighter notes of roasted, caramel malt, dark chocolate, coffee and chili peppers. Taste is a decent balance of roasted, caramel malt, strong notes of cinnamon and almond extract, some vanilla, dark, bitter chocolate, coffee and lighter notes of chili peppers and marzipan. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some almond, vanilla, chocolate and chili peppers lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a rich body and light/medium carbonation.

I absolutely love a good Mexican Chocolate Stout, but the balance is absolute key here and although this grew on me as it warmed, I'm still not sure on where exactly I stand with this one. On the one hand, there are some quite nice, roasted, dark, bitter chocolate and coffee notes to this, as well as a good, mellow chili heat, but on the other hand the cinnamon and sweet vanilla and almond notes are bit too pronounced for my personal taste, with the sort of artificial almond extract note being especially marring. While this is enjoyable enough at the end of the day, it's a bit of a typical case of 'too many adjuncts' and I'm quite looking forward to the bottle of Westbrook Mexican Cake I got in my fridge without the Evil Twin influence of almond extract and coffee.
Dec 15, 2019
Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 722 ratings