Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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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Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KGilmour
3.11/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigTrent
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jpb123
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of geryeb624
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

16 oz. can, undated. I didn't even know they did cans, but I'm glad they do. Poured into ale glass.

L: 2F+ light tan head with minimal retention (not shocking at ABV), leaves a little bit of cap and ring. Beer is dark black,.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, burned sugar, anisette, vanilla

T: Taste follows nose wonderfully. They've recreated a slightly-overbaked biscotti dunked in coffee beautifully. Especially enjoy the burned taste as well as appreciate the restraint with the almond flavoring, as it can get out of hand very quickly and easily.

F: Medium-bodied, just right. Light soft carbonation. Very nice construction and good balance. Solid from beginning to end.

O: Every bit as good as advertised.

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Photo of steverx8
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopBomb515
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, small tan head and dots of lace that eventually disappear. Roasty sweet vanilla cream in the aroma. Notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla cream, Biscotti cookie soaked in coffee and gently charred bread. Borders on a full feel, creamy with a push of carbonation, leaves a linger both sweet and bitter roast with a coated feeling on the palette. This is one to revisit many times, an amazing stout.

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Photo of fscottkey
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: [4.25] The can lists the ABV (11.5%) there is a Batch Number but no date code (at 11.5% I am not sure it matters). I gave it a rough pour and was rewarded with 3 fingers of bulletproof-dense mocha colored head. The beer below is black to cola colored when backlit.

S: [3.50] A little bit of a rust/metallic odor up front. This is replaced quickly with cocoa, rum raisins and vanilla.

T: [4.25] Again with the early metallic taste but washed away by chocolate, coffee, vanilla, marshmallow, charred wood. No taste of alcohol at 11.5%.

M: [4.50] Slick and oily. Lower carbonation makes it feel even heavier. There is no alcohol heat - the only thing that lingers is a bit of drying from the malts.

O: [4.00] I have saved this for a while. I had one several months ago but didn't rate it at the time (I loved it). Maybe I let that experience fill me with too much expectation. This is a really good beer - but I remembered it like a religious experience. Still a great Imperial Stout with a lot to offer. I especially like the ABV without it kicking me in the face. I will drink this again.

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Photo of Gawz
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lerxst
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with a frothy mocha head that has good retention & leaves spotty lace.

Nose is a pleasant but understated with roasted malt & coffee being most prominent.

Taste is much bolder than the nose with bittersweet chocolate, coffee, a touch of vanilla & a nuttiness to it.

Medium body that coats the palate quite well and leaves a slick on the tongue.

Overall, a very good stout I will definitely drink again.

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Photo of lloydboss
3.89/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

November 2016 batch, enjoyed December 2016

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reich90
3.74/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larueminati
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cgwami
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinm4bama
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank this last night during whatever WWE ppv was going on, Roadblock? It sucked. The beer though, that was better.

Poured black. Very dark jet black as they say. Not much head. Did I mention this came in a can? The aroma wasn't huge on coffee, I was hoping for that. A little underwhelmed on the nose. I mean its good, but it was tame and pedestrian at the same time.

Taste, hid the alcohol quite well and there is a nutty contingent going on with chocolate and coffee here, a certain breadiness underneath it all, like melba toast and imperial stout together at last.

The mouth feel excels, not harshly roasted, not alcoholic despite its massive strength. Slick chocolate and creamer. Wow I can't believe it took this far into the review to mention how creamy it was.

It was almost $5 a can/pint. Not too bad at all.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in an imperial pint glass at Wishbeer, Bangkok.

It comes with a jet black body and thick fluffy tan head that holds pretty good strength to stand with good retention, it just slowly dissipates to a thin everlasting foamy layer on the surface and leaves plenty of sticky lace in form of patch and spot, impressive showcase considering its high ABV.

In a nose, there are solid suggestions of milky, creamy, yet bitter chocolate as well as a strong presence of coffee in the way of fresh, dark, creamy, and aromatic not in kind of too sour or astringent. Then it is vanilla, licorice, caramel, hazelnut, lightly fruity, slight roasted, toasted bread, and biscuit, also with a subtle scent of alcohol. The aroma is more open when the beer starts to warm with a bolder note of coffee and chocolate.

The taste is insanely rich and tasty led by big sweetness that is brought down to balance level by the complexity of flavor ranging from coffee, chocolate, cocoa, creamy, toasted bread, biscuit, some roasted, vanilla, caramel, some warm and sweet alcohol. Slight astringency and some bitterness at time impart from its roasted character. Yes, it still has big residual sweetness after all but it is not that overwhelmingly sweet. It is just right and proper to harmoniously get along with the other flavors.

Full, slick, oily, and sticky mouthfeel with modest amount of carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well under its super silky smooth effervescence that sweeps throughout the palate, finish is pleasantly dry.

This one is damn good, nearly flawless if sweet, creamy smooth, chocolaty, and coffee Stout is your preferred glass. Alcohol is there with a heat but it is pretty much 70-80% concealed, I can say, underneath its tasty palate. This is the beer I will be looking forward to grab it again without any doubt.

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Photo of jmaskell33
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 96.5% out of 100 with 4,286 ratings
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