Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

BA SCORE
96
world-class
4,267 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
4,267
Reviews:
625
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
525
Gots:
1,207
For Trade:
114
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 4,267 |  Reviews: 625
Photo of JNForsyth
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with very little tan head that quickly recedes to a thin ring with no lacing. Looks nearly flat.

S: Roasted malts up front with rich dark chocolate and vanilla following suit. Robust coffee aromas bring up the finish with slight char notes.

T: Holy chocolate, Batman. Rich dark chocolate explodes on the palate like drinking a liquid truffle. Roasted malts with robust and slightly bitter coffee flavors follow along with a decent bit of vanilla. The finish has a light alcohol presence for its abv.

M: Thick body with low carbonation, this beer is a bit sticky in the mouth rather than being creamy.

O: A good beer, overall. It's a bit too sweet and difficult to drink more than a few ounces of at a time (especially an entire bomber), but still tasty before the diabetes kicks in.

 801 characters

Photo of maximum12
3.82/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a few bottles of Evil Twin when they showed up in town & haven't been overwhelmed yet, hoping this one will do the trick. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Pour is lively & a deep, mordor black. Nose is a step up, with gently roasted coffee beans cut with a whole lotta dark chocolate, which results in a more even, sweeter coffee-like aroma. Nice balance.

Biscotti Break has that X-factor that I can't quite put my tongue on. In a photocopy of the nose, the roast is cut perfectly with a nice dark chocolate & a slapdash of liquid black licorice - enough to taunt the taste buds but not enough to be offensive, since I hate black licorice, but it's nice here. Mouthfeel is gorgeous: thick, rich, decadent. End is big, sweet malts. My quibble with the beer is in the drinkability. I could have been one-and-done with a two or three ounces taster. Half a bomber is beginning to wear a bit.

Very good, but the licorice cuts into my enjoyment somewhat. Easily the best beer from this brewery I've had to date.

 1,022 characters

Photo of Suds
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a sixteen ounce can, this brew is absolutely black....obsidian. The head is tan, and the aroma is boozy, roasted, and malty. Warming, almost hot. Sweet and bitter, with roasted grain and dark fruit. The finish is longlived and the. Body is thick. Nice.

 262 characters

Photo of crobinso
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BDeibs
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Gotti311
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Zach136
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Charlie Murphy darkness body and head.

Aroma: Almond and vanilla are definitely present, with background of chocolate syrup and earthy coffee.

Flavor: Tastes almost exactly like I love you stout, with a hint of almonds and espresso. The espresso is there, but its far from overwhelming or sharp. Just a hint.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and velvety.

 362 characters

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

Bottle opened on 7.23.12.

A - Pours a motor oil dark brown with a one inch dark brown head that lasts surprisingly long.

S - Coffee, chocolate, and a little cookie-like.

T - Lots of coffee, some bitter chocolate and a touch of vanilla and cookie.

D - Good carbonation and a heavy body. A little bitter finish.

O - More biscottie but still not blown away.

 359 characters

Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Bung
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. $16 to live up to, let's see...used oil looking dirty black pour, just about no head, a few light tan bubbles around the edge.

Aroma, Pretty potent roasty malt and coffee. Some nuttiness, cocoa.

Taste, Big and roasty and chocolatey. Earthy, Peaty, some nut, vanilla. Coffee, light wood, a very faint anise. Damn near a KBS without the bourbon notes.

It is quite coating, but pretty easy to drink. Nearly no alcohol. A big balanced, fine drinking dessert beer. It is not easy to find a beer at this level, enjoy it if you can.

 534 characters

Photo of rspauldi
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown to black with a tiny mocha brown head. Sweet licorice and chocolate aroma almost like a chocolate liquer. Some bready notes. Very nice. Thick viscous mouthfeel opens up a wealth of flavor. Very sweet vanilla licorice up front, with a bit of chocolate, almond and dark fruits. Some lactose it seems here. A candy dessert beer here, but plenty drinkable. The bomber is a bit much, so probably want to share this one. Not really any alcohol notes, which is impressive at 11.5%. Nice brew with a super creamy body.

 527 characters

Photo of jrallen34
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Resuin
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep brown - near black and leaves a nice 2-fingered brown head. This is a good looking imperial stout.

Smell: Strong coffee, along with some solid vanilla as well as chocolate. The coffee aroma definitely is in the front though.

Taste: The taste begins the smell: strong, strong coffee along with some malts, chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Finishes with just a touch of alcohol which I don't mind at all.

Mouth-feel: Fairly creamy and medium to heavy bodied. Low level of carbonation. This one is surprisingly smooth though.

Overall: A very interesting beer. The coffee flavor, while pleasant, drowns out a lot of the other flavors, but some chocolate, malts, and vanilla manage to get through. Definitely a solid coffee-dominant imperial stout. It looks amazing and the mouth-feel is great. If you're into coffee dominant stouts, this one is a must try.

 927 characters

Photo of Rutager
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Expensive bottle, $18.

Appearance. Pours thick and black with a finger of thick espresso foam head.

Smell. Big chocolate, vanilla and cake with some roasty coffee, molasses and chocolate liquer.

Taste. Huge espresso with dark chocolate and some honey, vanilla, roasted nuts and a drop of molasses. Sweet but delicious.

Mouthfeel. Thick and a bit syrupy, low carbonation. Some warmth, but nothing off-putting.

Overall. A very tasty stout and makes a great desert.

 470 characters

Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Having this brew at about cellar temp. Appearance is a huge, thick, foamy tan head that slowly subsides, lots of lace, and an opaque black brown color. Aroma is mild - malt, cocoa, toffee, biscuit, yeast, coffee. Flavor's like nose plus slightly sweet tart up front with bitter coming next and finishing with a dynamic mix of the three. No off characteristics at all. Everything is very smooth and balanced. Later more sweetness comes out. Aesthetics are key here. Beautiful body. I want so much more.

 501 characters

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,267 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.