Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Roman Empire had a certain "je ne sais quoi" - festive food culture, extravagant architecture, and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad, and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen - that's still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient - keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant, and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

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4.32
pDev:
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally putting words to this review...

This was the first beer to really open my eyes to the world of craft beer, so besides being a great beer it holds an extra special place in my heart. I've had it multiple times over the last few years, with only the price point really restricting me having it more often, but now with it being in cans with a 4-pack of pints being cheaper than the glass bomber, LOOK OUT FRIDGE!

Pours pitch black with variable tan/mocha head(depends on how you pour). The lacing of the head sticks to the glass at points, leaving markers on the glass throughout the experience

Enticing deep, dark, roasty aromas present themselves upon initial olfactory inspection . Upon tasting the coffee makes its presence known, followed by a more traditional stout note, ending in just a hint on the sweeter side. At times, I pick up a pleasant chocolate flavor as well. The beer provides a massive assault in the mouth that sticks with your taste buds for minutes after each sip. The overall profile of this beer is what I want in a stout. Truly world class brew.

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I had no idea what I was buying but I come from a family who knows how to enjoy fresh baked biscotti, multiple variations but to no end we love this Italian cookie. When I pour this variation of motor oil it's pitch black and forms a thicket of mocha tan head with even fine lacing. Aroma, nutty fresh baked biscotti, it's crazy that's what I'm smelling. Cookie dough, chocolate chip, caramel drizzled on it, with a hint of cream/powdered sugar notes. Excellent combination of flavors this is the beer of all beers, this needs to be brought back to the masses. Nutty, coffee, broken biscotti dunked in a coffee that is this beer, it's amazing. With caramelized malt sugars, slight hints of cream, basically a beautiful marriage of liquid flavors that I can't fully describe it must be experienced. This beer is a perfect coffee, chocolate, imperial stout as there ever has been, this is creative across the pond brew that I want to be part of. Send us more, this drinks smooth, big booze, big alcohol, flavor...it's interesting. Mouthfeel is full bodied carbonation is flowing full and independently of all other forces this is perfect beer. Overall amazing, if I haven't gotten that point across yet, it's much appreciated and I will grab another bottle of this beauty.

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WOW! I love this beer. The look of this beer is awesome. Had a nice head for a high abv. beer, nice lacing, And black as night. The smell is of Dark chocolate, vanilla, almond, and sweet malt. The taste is of dark chocolate, almond, espresso, coffee liquor, creme, caramel and the hops give it a dark chocolate bitterness. The feel is creamy, silky, and has nice carbonation. VELVET! Pure Heaven in beer form. I love This beer. It is expensive but worth every cent! This is the best imperial stout i have had! Only the Founders KBS and CBS come close in my opinion. Nice Work Evil Twin!!!! Says limited brewed once... Please God make them brew it again! The westbrook version i had today 10/ 7/15 does not taste the same as when this orignal review was done it gets a 4.5... try the denmark version...

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Nose is like chocolate milk with a hint of coffee. It seriously smells like Nesquik. The taste is very similar. A lot less boozey than the Yin but 1.5% higher. Tastes like chocolate milk blended with ice coffee and just a hint of anise and dark fruit.

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