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:
#343
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
4,351
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of pstam87
4.85/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Solid effort by evil twin here. Pours with very little head that dissipates quickly, but it's a stout so I guess you can't expect too much there. Smells like a bakery that also serves coffee. Super nice smell. Chocolate, coffee, sugar, vanilla, nuttiness, malty toasted marshmallows maybe? The taste is not quite as on point as the smell. Still a delicious beer, but it loses something in translation from nose to palate. I can't detect any alcohol at all which is saying something for an abv of 11.5. A very excellent stout. Solid two thumbs up.

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Photo of Timtac
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SayBoom
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours jet black with very minimal light tan head.

Smell is almond,fudge , and lightly roasted sweetness.

Taste is very good with nice sweet light chocolate finish and no hint of booze at all.. I have no idea how they hid this much abv but they did..

Feel is full bodied but ive had thicker stouts for sure, very smooth light oil texture to it ..

Overall i don't think it gets much better than this, others may compare but its right there with the best of em..

Will buy again for sure..

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Photo of BeernOnThe4thOfJuly
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark with a good sized head. Smooth and tan. Big, rich nose with vanilla, almond and fudge. Some coffee way in the back. Flavor is coffee, then a punch of fudge brownie. Sweet cream/custard winds through as it warms. Lighter feel. Nice alcohol burn.

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Photo of C_Pel
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BeerBeast
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,351 ratings
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