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.

Added by BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012

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4,254
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621
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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Photo of jmd88
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mac31
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet almond liqueur followed by some coffee and a rich stout base in the entry. Earthy hops play in the background. Sweet chocolate interplays with those hops, almond, and vanilla. Vanilla tones about the three quarter palate and lightens the whole flavor of the beer up. Coffee and roasty notes in the finish as well. A sweet stout for sure. The almond liqueur is a bit much for me. Otherwise, this is a really nice beer. Body is thinnish for a stout of this magnitude. Semi slickness in the mouthfeel apparent. Alcohol well covered. Warming effect is there. Carbonation is appreciably low. This is a nice beer, no doubt. The almond sweetness is a cloying component for me (if that makes sense.) I like this beer a lot. I really want to love, but the almond holds me back. If you like stouts try it, you may like it.

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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.59/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delivered in a 475 ml can. ABV: 11.5%

Imperial stout from Evil Twin Brewing.
When I had this beer in 2013 I was totally blown away! I still have some 655 ml bottles saved in my beercellar and one day I will crack one open!
But today I’ve just got hold of a canned version, brewed by Westbrook Brewing in South Carolina, USA.

A dark brown, black stout with a brown, two fingers high, head with fine bubbles that drops down to a 3 mm quilt. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Wow! Sweet notes of chocolate, vanilla, cookie, brownie, whipped cream, cocoa, sweet licorice, coffee, almonds and roasted malt.
Taste: Of course, as the name requires: Biscotti, soft - great complex, smooth taste! Almonds, milk chocolate, espresso, ice cream, milk chocolate, hazelnut and cocoa.
Body: Medium to full body with almost no carbonation. Soft & smooth.

I’m still in love with this beer. I’m not blown away this time though. The beer-world has grown and the standard of beers have grown even higher!

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Brewing - Imperial Biscotti Break (Batch #004). - 11.5% ABV. 16oz can into a snifter. (Reviewed 9/16/16).

Look: Body is black as oil, with a tan head that ends as lacing.

Smell: Vanilla, coffee, almonds, dark malts, with a hint of mints.

Feel: Heavier side of medium, not quite heavy bodied. Still thick and oily though.

Taste: Very sweet profile. Nutty coffee with an alcohol bite. All of the flavors of the aroma are present, and add nice touches of flavor. Surprisingly not boozy.

Overall: I had no idea what biscotti was when I drank this, but it didn't really matter. This was a great dessert beer, with a sweet nutty coffee flavor.

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Photo of DoubleBaco
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barsonthetrak
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmoore32
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twperman
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Weirdly, it does actually taste like biscotti. The almond comes through well, so it stands out from the crowd. The look smell, and feel are ideal for an imperial stout. The alcohol taste come through a bit too strong for my liking, but that's hard to avoid with a beer this big. I tried it from a can, which is a much, much better deal than the bottle. Four cans for just a bit more than a single bottle. Might be one of the better imperial stout bargains.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shacawgo24
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kbuzz
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,254 ratings.
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