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Evil Twin 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.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#342
Reviews:
638
Ratings:
4,312
pDev:
8.28%
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0
 
 
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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with pretty much no head and only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Toasted marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, vanilla with a light almond nuttiness and hints of caramel.

Taste: Roasted dark malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. There is a hint of cherry and nuts on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, thinner than expected at medium to full bodied with low carbonation and nice light alcohol warming.

Overall: Very nice sipper with great aromas and flavours.

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3.77/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

I downed a 0.25l glass of this from draft (€5.00) at Café DeRat in Utrecht on 23SEP17.

Poured jet black, oily and dense. Had a fine, short, creamy mocha head, with very nice lace. Aroma was a lovely mocha/coffe/choco combo, with some dark fruit mixed in. It was creamy and smooth on the tongue, with a chewy medium-plus body.

Tasted rich and semi-sweet, with some subtle roasty malts. Had lots of choco and dark fruit, like chocolate-covered cherries. Also tasted some mocha and licorice, while the dark choco notes lingerd. As it finished, it had a touch of earthy hopping. Very nice! Prosit!

4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

16oz can, batch #005. Unknown canning date.

Pours dark brown and ipaquebim the glass. Thick tan collar keeps.

Light coffee aroma, vanilla for the most part.

First taste is smooth coffee coupled with a lot of vanilla. A bit of sweetness. Just right amount. Maybe some butterscotch. Not picking up much of almond. Faint chocolate.

Medium body and low carbonation. A little sticky. Little alcohol presence.

Well above average coffee stout. Vanilla adds a nice touch and smooths out any roasted malt bitterness.

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4.94/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.02/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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4.76/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving a no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee & vanilla nose and flavor follows with coffee, caramel and vanilla, hops are hidden, light coffee finish. High ABV, 11.5%, is hidden. $4.40 for a 16oz can from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- Ale with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla and habanero peppers. Produced and bottled for Eviltwin by Westbrook.

A: Dark reddish-khaki toned head is only moderately lasting due to alcohol content, resting above a silky and inky black pour. Clean lacing on the glass (chalice) with a small collection of micro-bubbles gathering on the bottom portion. Nice dark coloring overall.

S: The cinnamon and habanero peppers really shine through here upon first impression with a rich chocolate-coffee like backing. Vanilla-almond creamer like sweetness adds balance and is fresh in nature while some bourbon like flair exists in the alcohol. Sweet cocoa powder and freshly ground coffee make their way mid-palate providing a silky roast backing, reminding me of my very first BCBS. Very nice strength, degree of freshness on both the vanilla and coffee aspect while the habanero provides a nice warming background heat in conjunction with the alcohol at the right temperature. All the additives are easily picked out and have an equal amount of balance and appeal to the sense and very much appreciated.

T: The flavor was rich, silky roast with a rich minerality, expressed with some cinnamon spicing and habanero pepper heat, much like a winter coffee providing warmth and spiciness and absolutely steals the show here. Vanilla sweetness highlights with some rich cocoa nibs and deep chocolate tones that add depth and some sweetness. Campfire minerality silt off the tongue upon the swallow. Dark fruit of plums and raisins along with some milky roast and espresso are there as well some sambuca like licorice tones.

M: Big bready cake malts make this a big and delicious mouthful. Syrupy consistency, heavy on the tongue with a dark warmth of of silky roast coffee teasing the tongue. Quiet carbonation.

O: The alcohol was very well behaved behind the massive flavor appeal, thick coffee roast stout and sweet highlights from the vanilla and cinnamon highlights give this a vast range of flavors that was very well blended and harmonious in nature. The cocoa nibs added sweetness as well the almonds and habanero peppers just the right amount of heat without being obnoxious, rather bring a very pleasant state to the overall drink. All the additives were equally refined and represented and never got lost in the sauce, the fresh nature of the vanilla was darling. The finish was even more stronger and empowering then the first sip, holding ones interest and anticipation towards the next sip. Extremely high drinkability, even priced at $18 bottle this seems like a steal/bargin. Must try.

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4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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