Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake BreakBourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut 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:
Full Name: Evil Twin/ Westbrook - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break

Added by superspak on 03-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
30
pDev:
5.19%
 
 
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2
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5
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of petrusek23
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jrjr0891
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really delicious flavor; intense sweet maple syrup and coconut, almond, toasted biscotti, rich vanilla, luscious chocolate, roasted coffee, spicy peppers, bourbon, caramel, toffee, chocolate cake

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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.76/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours viscous black. No cap formation but does created thin tan ring around perimeter of glass. Moderate lacing on the glass.
S: Bourbon, chocolate, and pepper heat coming off on the nose. Smells enticing. Sweet chocolate in smell with bourbon bite and pepper heat. No coconut or maple on the smell though, at least not in the amounts of the afore mentioned ingredients.
T: Upfront with coconut and chocolate, but it is quickly overrun by the pepper spice/warmth. Bourbon is definitely present and very noticeable on the finish. Slight burn as it goes down. Residual pepper heat resides in after flavor, but so does the coconut. As it warms, the maple comes out a little more, adding a nice addition to the flavor profile. It is sweet, hot, spicy, and bourbon-forward.
F: Medium in body and in weight. Not motor oil like in feel or consistency but has a nice weight and appropriate carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable. In some aspects, its a hot mess of a beer seemingly throwing all these flavors at you. But in the end, I am really enjoying it. I will say, the pepper and bourbon heat is strong, but the coconut, maple and sweet chocolate flavors do a good job at balancing it to some degree. I am very glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of RPM3334
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of whitenads
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Viscous dark brown on the pour, with a small dark tan head. Aroma showed subtle toasted coconut, maple, chocolate, and faint spice. Everything on the crazy label is there on the taste: sweet maple, toasted coconut, rich chocolate notes, subtle bourbon, and finally a building spice on the finish. The heat seems on par with the last Mexican Cake I had, and it balances out the maple nicely.

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Photo of J_Mueller
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of needMIbeer
4.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.36/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber into a Founders snifter.

Pours a dark, dark brown pushing the limits of ink black. Even with a rigorous pour down the center a minimal frothy mocha head lingered only momentarily. Some floaters even in the darkness of the beer.

Maple dominates the aroma, followed by sweet molasses, coconut, caramel and the pepper burn on the end.

First initial sip yields a massive sweetness from the maple and molasses notes. Midway a nice toasted coconut, roasted malt, bourbon and oak vanilla barrel. The spice comes on the finish with some decent heat and a bit of bakers chocolate bitterness. Bourbon bite.

Full bodied stout, very sweet but the other ingredients keep it from being cloying somehow. Heat and bitterness finish off each sip.

Massive stout, especially at $20 a bottle. But one of the better stouts I’ve enjoyed lately. I may pick up one more bottle. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Set out to soothe the sweet tooth in every beer lover coast to coast, Evil Twin Brewing teams up once again with Westbrook Brewing for an imperial stout that combines the luscious flavors of maple, bourbon, oak, biscotti, coconut, vanilla, cream and chocolate, and with the patience of barrel aging for extra measure.

Very dark brown and a shade off of black, the beer's creamy and inky visual textures release a low lying sepia stained froth. Preferring legging over lacing, the stout swirls with a decadent aromatic blend of those promised chocolate, coffee, coconut, whisky and caramel along with strong suggestions of sherry, port and char. Sweetness coats the tongue with the lush maltiness of molasses, caramel, chocolate and sweet cream for a sultry introduction to taste.

As the stout unfolds on the middle palate, its sweetness shows no sign of backing down. Coconut and coffee rise to the top while the nuances of oak, vanilla, starch and toast simmer underneath. Honey and caramel meet the molasses, coffee nnd cocoa for a robust sweetness that develops into a slimly bitter finish with those spicy notes of oak aged whisky, soft tannins and fortified wine tartness bringing a spicy but fruity edge with plum, red grape, date and cherry to the late palate.

Savory and strong, a single sip of the full bodied stout goes a long way, coating the mouth in nearly cloying decadence. A long aftertaste of madeira and bourbon drags echoes of coconut and vanilla along with them as the chocolate and molasses starts to dissipate.

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Photo of 98green
4.59/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at Westbrook, poured into a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. OK lacing.

S: A fantastic aroma of bourbon, coconut, malt, chili peppers, coffee, maple syrup, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a bit of coffee (less than expected), a good amount of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of chili peppers, a big shot of chocolate, some maple syrup, a lot of bourbon, and some coconut. A big, aggressive, and complex flavor. The peppers hit you with blast of heat, but the chocolate softens things up. Very tasty.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a sharp, hot finish. Full-bodied.

O: An extremely well done stout. Definitely drinkable.

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

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing. There's floaties galore in here- probably coconut?

This smells like sweet and sticky maple, chocolate syrup, toasted coconut, heavy roast, spicy pepper heat, and a bit of coffee.

There's quite a lot going on here, and it all mostly works. It's quite sweet, but doesn't really become taxing. There's not a ton of barrel character, but the maple imparted from that process does taste really good. There's a lot of creamy sweet coconut here, with marshmallow fluff, candy syrup, and a surprisingly potent pepper heat on the finish- I remember the base "blend" of Mexican Cake and Biscotti Break not being all that spicy.

This is medium bodied, silky and super drinkable, with a good level of carbonation.

There is no way that this is worth the price that it fetches. Nonetheless, it's a fantastic stout.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mexican Biscotti Toasted Coconut Cake Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 30 ratings