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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530
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1,234
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Photo of dynajack1
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mrfrancis
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of colbster92
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam671217
4.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigbelly
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark wnd oily. Milky, creamy, yet bitter chocolate as well as a strong fresh coffee. Creamy and aromatic not too sour like some coffee stouts tend to get. Big and boozy warmer.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BJB13
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a becher.

Look- Poured thick and black with a reddish hue around the edges. Two fingers of light brown head with a red tint to it that disappeared fairly quick leaving only a thin cap.
Smell- Roasted malts, coffee and a whiff of sweet nuttiness. As it warmed alcohol became more prevalent.
Taste- Same as the nose with the addition some light almond flavor. It finishes with some heat, the 11.5 ABV is not shy.
Feel- Full bodied and creamy with low to medium carbonation. Slightly boozy.
Overall- Pretty good, though I expected a little more flavor. Because it is an Imperial I won't knock it, but the alcohol was a little high for my taste. I will try it again in the future though.

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

16 OZ can purchased in the beginning of the year.

Not much aroma (or flavor) when cold, but once it began to warm, the beer really opened up.

Poured a motor oil black, with a beautiful, frothy, tan colored head. Aroma was complex, with plenty of malt, coffee and chocolate coming through. The mouth-feel was incredible, about as full, and creamy as any imperial stout I have had. Great flavor, but it had a bit of dryness to it that I don't personally care for (my preference, nothing wrong with the flavor).

Not bad for $3.50, but not necessarily a re-buy. As highly rated as this beer is, I was hoping for a little more out of the flavor.

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

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Black with two inch tan head.
Smell: Hershey Chocolate, cherries, and vanilla.
Taste: Sweet, Dark chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and bread.
Mouthfeel: Complex and a little boozy.
Overall: My second favorite evil twin offering next to Michigan Maple Jesus. This isn't the cherry variant so it sort of comes out of no where.

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

Photo of Radcpa
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark appearance with tan head that desipates quickly and very little carbination. Nice vanilla coffee aroma. Taste is a very smooth vanilla, coffee and some chocolate.

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

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

Photo of djkman
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The overall review is : this beer is rediculous.......... OMG....
the look is : motor oil...... what a stout looks like.
The smell: welcoming aroma of sweet but not overly sweet, chocolate hints , and a roasted nutty smell.
Taste: COME ON man, see my first sentence......LOL!
Feel: as ALWAYS on my reviews, feel is private !!! Back off .. I mean it!
Overall: the 11.5 percent is there but the flavors as complex as a quality stout should be does not completely hide it otherwise you would drink it so fast you wouldn't hear or feel the alcohol brick hitting your up side the head.

Evil twin : Nice Job! keep up the good work.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mizman12x
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm 2 drunks

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

Photo of Bartleby91
4.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fern22
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cosmo4u
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skaboom420
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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