Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.37/5
Outstanding
90 Ratings
Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake BreakMaple Bourbon Barrel-Aged 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:
Full Name: Evil Twin / Westbrook - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#919
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
90
pDev:
6.41%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I got this beer with maple barrel and biscotti, plus a load of other ingredients. The ingredient list somewhat long. I think they will work together, I will see. I served the beer in a tulip glass at 45 degrees. The pour on the beer produced a one finger dark brown head that is creamy and frothy. The retention on the head is dismal. It came and went particularly fast. The color of the beer is SRM 37 dark brown nearly black. No other visible signs. I did notice the beer was gurgling out of the bottle like syrup.

The initial aroma of the beer is maple and vanilla, and bourbon. Next, I get green vegetables, dark chocolate, molasses, anise, dark roasted malt, char, soy sauce, smokiness, oranges, wood, herbal, floral, peppery, cereal, malty sweetness, burnt sugar, baking spices, alcohol, and nutty.

The flavors of the beer explode on the palate. I get nuts, bourbon, vanilla, char, smokiness, cereal grains, cake, wood, oranges, dark chocolate, deep earthiness, herbal, floral, burnt sugar baking spices, malty sweetness, molasses, toffee, oats, caramel, roasted malts, anise, and alcohol warming. The peppery notes come on the back end of the beer after the alcohol warms your throat the pepper linger to let you know hey I am here.

The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy and dry.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and a full finish.

This beer is incredible. The flavors abound and are endless. I only pulled the flavors that are familiar to me. I was worried that this beer was overloaded with ingredients, somehow it works harmoniously. The beer has balance and loads of flavor.

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Photo of rcjennings
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodlavers
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roguer
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fizzy head, quickly disappearing.

Strong, boozy nose. Some maple and coconut, and some bourbon.

Sweet, strong, dark, spicy. Maple shines through, and there’s plenty of habanero heat.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

8/23/18 2017 Vintage bottle 4.38/5 This variant is lesser on the heat with all the maple-sweetened, bourbon goodness. Not as subtle on the vanilla and coconut.

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Photo of strohme2
4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, don’t see a date but picked up early 2018. Poured into a tulip.
Dark as night with a luscious chocolate color head. Little to no stickiness and it recedes quickly. The nose is prunes, molasses, vanilla and ethanol.
Holy sweetness! I’m not comparing this to CBS or any other maple beer out there but this is not CBS. Chocolate fudge, hot fudge, all the fudge. There’s vanilla, just a hint of spice, cinnamon and maple candy. It finishes with some woodiness or bourbon, but mostly maple syrup. There’s no heat. It’s very sweet.
One thing it has is that velvety, chewy body. I long for stouts with that mouthfeel.
While this beer sounds interesting, the maple barrel just overpowers the beer. I much prefer the non BA version to this.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from a friend. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku. Enjoyed 7/26/18.

Pours midnight black with a fingers worth of deep tan head. Almost no retention- a spotty rail and little else.

Smells of maple glazed brownies, bourbon, cinnamon, wet wood and some distant chili peppers.

Deliciously sweet booze is my first impression on the flavor. Chocolate, bourbon, maple syrup, coffee, almond cookies, wet woodsy vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, vague peppers and a noticeable element of alcohol. Layer upon layers of complementary tastes make for an enjoyable sipper.

Full, robust body with gentle carbonation. The finish is like bourbon soaked maple glazed chocolate spice cake.

Westbrook and Evil Twin work well together and this os no exception. A decadently delicious barrel treatment for an already successful collaboration. I highly recommend giving this a try if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NathanBeets
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black with a mocha-colored head that quickly dissipates towards the edges. Nose is rich and decadent - rich chocolate, maple syrup and a hint of cinnamon. Taste reveals cinnamon upfront, followed by maple and rolling into a long, lingering chocolatey quality. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation. Overall, a nice balance of flavors without being cloying. The barrel adds a nice element to the base beer.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smi69
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 90 ratings