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

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Evil Twin / Westbrook - Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake BreakEvil Twin / Westbrook - Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break
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 and habañero peppers.

Added by WCKDVBZ on 03-09-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,404
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
684
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
164
Trade:
18
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Photo of NathanBeets
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ttruskol
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

pours an oil slick with a thin head that poofs. nose; light roasted coffee, vanilla, & chocolate. taste; chocolate malt, vanilla, cocoa, light fudge, cinnamon, light mocha, & very mellow hops. the listed peppers aren’t really heavy at all in the mix; maybe some light spiciness, very subtle. some cashew/almond nuttiness peeks out with some warmth. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. abv% is expertly tucked in. a tasty variation on the biscotti break! :)

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Photo of SHODriver
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a snifter to a black beer topped by a dense finger of dark tan head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of cinnamon and chili peppers with some chocolate and coffee. Slight nutty vanilla note as well.
T: Taste is cinnamon spice and peppery heat followed by chocolate and coffee with some nice almonds with a little vanilla. Slight roasty notes as well. On the swallow this beer is more coffee, cinnamon, and peppery heat with some lingering bitter chocolate, charred wood and a little vanilla.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a fairly smooth feel on the palate. Carbonation is low but there is some prickly sensation provided by the peppers. Carb is low but adequate. This beer has a drying finish which is expected from the style and abv.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It has some great flavors and an insane amount of complexity. It's really interesting how everything plays so well together instead of one flavor note totally dominating. It's definitely worth a try if you can find it.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Leif_Eriksson
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Very decent beer. I thought the taste was a bit weak, and didn't feel the chillis come through as expected. Defiantely a good beer, but no comparison to a Prarie Bomb or KBS or other similar higher calibers.

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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

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