Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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.

Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#346
Reviews:
658
Ratings:
4,366
pDev:
8.28%
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Photo of dms1767
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
3.61/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours near black with a small-to-medium khaki head that leaves some spotty lace. Coffee, vanilla, and almond all come through on the nose and seem reasonably well integrated. Taste lacks the same well rounded features. Some licorice and vanilla extract, but is a bit rough/harsh and the flavors don't really all work together in my opinion. Maybe there is something in the way this brewery makes its big stouts that I just don't care for, as I previously had I Love You with My Stout and didn't care for it. Mouthfeel lacked the creaminess I'd normally expect from a big stout like this. Overall, okay but well below expectations.

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Photo of stanale
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Kuges
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NyBeerBro
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Biscotti Break is black as coal. Taste is a combination of almond and vanilla added to the coffee and base of this beer gives a nice chocolate smell. Very wonderful aroma but somewhat mild. The taste is what gets you. Best to drink this just below room temp so you get the almond/vanilla mixing with the coffee and malts to give a nice, sweeter finish. As it warms, you get more coffee..and mixed with the vanilla and almond, a nice Biscotti like flavor..

Just love this beer which is rich and full of wonderful flavor. . Excellent!

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Photo of tedho21
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stonelis
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mush
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dynajack1
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iCabaLLero
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colbster92
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam671217
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark wnd oily. Milky, creamy, yet bitter chocolate as well as a strong fresh coffee. Creamy and aromatic not too sour like some coffee stouts tend to get. Big and boozy warmer.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BJB13
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a becher.

Look- Poured thick and black with a reddish hue around the edges. Two fingers of light brown head with a red tint to it that disappeared fairly quick leaving only a thin cap.
Smell- Roasted malts, coffee and a whiff of sweet nuttiness. As it warmed alcohol became more prevalent.
Taste- Same as the nose with the addition some light almond flavor. It finishes with some heat, the 11.5 ABV is not shy.
Feel- Full bodied and creamy with low to medium carbonation. Slightly boozy.
Overall- Pretty good, though I expected a little more flavor. Because it is an Imperial I won't knock it, but the alcohol was a little high for my taste. I will try it again in the future though.

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 OZ can purchased in the beginning of the year.

Not much aroma (or flavor) when cold, but once it began to warm, the beer really opened up.

Poured a motor oil black, with a beautiful, frothy, tan colored head. Aroma was complex, with plenty of malt, coffee and chocolate coming through. The mouth-feel was incredible, about as full, and creamy as any imperial stout I have had. Great flavor, but it had a bit of dryness to it that I don't personally care for (my preference, nothing wrong with the flavor).

Not bad for $3.50, but not necessarily a re-buy. As highly rated as this beer is, I was hoping for a little more out of the flavor.

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Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,366 ratings