Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
BA SCORE
4.35/5
4,296 Ratings
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
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:
#347
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
4,296
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
529
Gots:
1,217
Trade:
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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

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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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,296 ratings
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