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

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Evil Twin / Westbrook - Double Barrel Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake BreakEvil Twin / Westbrook - Double Barrel 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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Warren2621 on 10-25-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
29
pDev:
3.91%
 
 
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11
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8
Trade:
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4.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. purple wax dipped bottle purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
Served in a tulip

Review #1500

Near pitch black, motor oil-like appearance. Even with a fairly aggressive pour, only a few saddle brown bubbles topped the liquid, and these quickly fell to wisps of froth. Tiny droplets of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was amazingly complex. Super big and boozy. Both the maple bourbon and the Marsala wine barrel notes were front and center. I might have mistaken the Marsala for port or sweet sherry however. Malty and robust. Moderately roasty. Good amount of fragrant vanilla extract. Touch of marzipan and more sweetness from the almonds. Some brown sugar and powdered cocoa notes were also apparent. The Marsala and raisiny notes really intensified as the beer warmed, as did the maple and the overall sweetness.

The flavor profile was also super robust and complex. Here, the Marsala wine presence was even more intense. Super raisiny and savory. Loads of umami. Hugely malty and moderately roasty. Big maple notes. Quite sweet overall. Bit of espresso in the center. Spicy notes appeared on the back end and crescendoed in the finish. Loads of boozy, bourbon notes were also apparent. More booze, sweet raisin and brown sugar lingered after the swallow.

Fuller bodied mouthfeel. Somewhat syrupy. Not quite as intense as the aroma and the flavor however. The liquid contained a super fine, soft, frothy effervescence that fluffed up nicely on the palate. By the end of the glass, a sticky film coated my lips.

Double Barrel Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break is an enormous beer that drinks far bigger than its 10.5% ABV might suggest. Both the Marsala wine and the maple bourbon barrels worked together seamlessly and contributed immense amounts of complexity. As other reviewers have noted, this beer is truly one of a kind. Fifty bucks is an exceptionally high price tag for a beer, but this one was worth it.

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4.46/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.62/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev -5.7%
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4.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a damn near perfect double barrel stout! This tastes nothing like the base beer! Bravo. Prepare to be daZzled. The flavors are so complex and constantly change as it gets warmer and warmer. 22oz bomber picked up at Westbrook solo domed and I enjoyed every second of it! Cheers

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.8/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Incredibly complex in a great way. I've tasted nothing similar to this. I was a bit nervous with the combination of Marsala wine and maple bourbon, but this is terrific. Nice heat and peppers up front, finish is vanilla, almond cocoa bomb. Well done Westbrook and Evil Twin

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Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 29 ratings