Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
BA SCORE
4.35/5
4,298 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:
#348
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
4,298
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
530
Gots:
1,216
Trade:
112
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Photo of BenBreeg
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Poured from a 16 oz tallboy can into a Dogfish tulip

L: Inky black pour with 1.5 fingers of brown head. Falls quickly. Spotty lacing.

S: Roast... lots and lots of roast. Espresso and chocolate... vanilla and char.

T/F: Rich and delicious. Sweetness and bitter roast. Lots of dark coffee and darker sugars. Vanilla and nut. I'd almost think that this had some barrel character. A bit of bitterness at the end.. roast and mild hops. The finish is sticky. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Carbonation on the low end. Definitely warming... ABV present and accounted for.

O: A big, boozy, and delicious Imperial Coffee Stout. One of the best I've had for the style. Can't recommend this one strongly enough.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerbully
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into Troeg's teku

L-Pours a jet black, 1/2 inch toffee colored head settles at the top toffee

S-sweet, roasty chocolate, coffee, some caramel and molasses.......burnt brown sugar.......

T-sweet, similar to the nose.......chocolate, roastiness, vanilla, nuttiness......very sweet like roasted marshmallows, a bit of chocolate syrup qualities

F-thick, creamy......like a good thick hot chocolate.......low carbonation........

O-for 11.5% the alcohol is very subdued...........tasty beer but a bit too sweet for more than one

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

Photo of ledouge
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of walkinginplace
3.78/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

rich, chocolately taste

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a one pint can labeled "batch #005." Pours deep black with a dark tan head on a vigorous pour with minor lacing. The smell is tons of vanilla with malts. I'm also getting a very little almond; however, as the beer warms the almond smell comes out strongly. The taste is very sweet with tons of vanilla and more almond than on the nose. There is a little alcohol in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is thin for an imperial stout, but not bad. Overall a good, sweet beer with lots of flavors.

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

Photo of Jason1221
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LuckFreeZone
3.52/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is my fourth beer from Evil Twin. I am bit reluctant to leave a review as what I am tasting doesn't jibe with what I am reading in the other reviews and I am suspicious of my can (fortunately, I have 3 more cans and can edit this if my taste buds improve) . That said, I don't see (or taste) any evidence there is something wrong with the beer I am drinking.

For the aroma, I am getting mostly an alcohol smell . . . no coffee, no vanilla, nothing. The taste matches the smell. A little bitter and a lot of alcohol. This hits me like some barrel aged offerings (Kentucky, Uinta) and 180 degrees off from the ET Even More Jesus. All-in-all, not something I am likely to buy again (but I will finish the 4 pack).

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Photo of Ryan_Louvain
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AustinWadkins
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark brown with minimal head that fell quickly, oil sludge

Smell of coffee,bakers chocolate, almond

Taste is brownie batter,nuts, vanilla, coffee, sweet/bitter

Overall a delicious stout, masks the 11.5 abv very well

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,298 ratings
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