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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.35/5
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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:
#341
Reviews:
647
Ratings:
4,330
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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532
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of mcrawford
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Super dark black with it's brown accent. Thin brown head that rose to maybe a third of a finger's length.

Smell: Deep aroma of coffee and chocolate cream. I want to inhale this.

Taste: Strong potent and complex taste. It's lightly bitter with a touch of sugar and molasses with just the right notch espesso feel.

Mouth: Really sticky. Almost a syrup finish but not as sweet as you would think.

Overall: Yes it is good, in reality it is incredible. Little pricy like most Evil Twin stuff but lives up to the hype. Grab your favorite glass and movie and you are set. Salud!

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Photo of kevanb
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter.

The beer pours a insanely deep jet black color, it's like staring into the abyss. There is a tiny mocha head, tightly packed bubbles, but it recedes quickly leaving behind a modest layer of film and only the most minimal of lacing. The aroma is superb, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee, dark pitted fruit and a really interesting nuttiness, almost like a sweeter almond or hazelnut. The flavors are right on queue with the nose, big chocolate profile, almonds, hazelnuts, borderline nutella flavor, great pitted fruit with sweet vanilla and a great backing of roasted coffee and dark malts. They are so perfectly balanced, artfully integrated and executed, each flavor has a chance to shine but also enhances the other aspects. The body is so silky and smooth, rich and creamy that is perfectly drinkable and really helps intensify the rich flavors.

Verdict: Fantastic stout from Evil Twin and by far the best beer I've had from him to date. The flavors are wonderfully balanced and massive enjoyable and the body takes this beer to a new level. The perfect desert beer.

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | 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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of MikeWard
3.09/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16oz can into a pint glass. batch #4, whatever that means.

looks pure evil as it pours blacker than black with the look of old motor oil. nice small beige head, leaving some lacing at first. head eventually disappears altogether.

aroma is strongly of bourbon. there are some faint cocoa tones, but little else. thought i'd picked up the BBA version, but no, at least according to the can.

oh dear. taste is almost exclusively bourbon alcohol. no almond, no vanilla, it does pick up some coffee tones as it warms up. there is a faintly metallic quality to it as well.

close to full on the mouth. bourbon on the finish, as well as the faint metallic taste.

overall, I guess I'm the only man in the country who does not like this beer one bit. reminds me of my reaction to Backwoods Bastard. just too much booze and not enough beer. sorry, Evil Twin, but this was a drain pour for me.

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4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -8%

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

22oz into a tulip. Pours a deep viscous black w/ a reddish brown head. Beautiful.

Aroma is dark roasted malt, espresso, bitter chocolate. Rich, earthy, inviting.

Taste is big and robust; strong coffee, chocolate. Some caramel, vanilla and molasses.

Mouthfeel is thick and coating, slick. Not syrupy. Nice dry finish.

Overall an outstanding imperial stout, hits on all cylijnders.

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4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Oil black body with a creamy dark brown head that levels out smooth and flat. It is a good looking beer.

Aroma: I'm not picking a whole lot on the nose here. I get a mellow cola-like note and a roasted toffee aroma but it is faint.

Taste: I get a nice chocolate flavor. It's extremely mellowed out. There is no alcohol flavor. It is fantastic. It doesn't have a strong chocolate flavor but it is undeniably there, along with hints of coffee and possibly even a bit of cream. There are subtle flavors that I can't quite put my finger on...similar to flavors you might pick up in a candy bar or chocolate ice cream...nutty perhaps. The part I want to emphasize is how mellow this beer is but that goes more into the mouthfeel.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel on this beer is utterly fantastic. It is perfect. It is so smooth and thick without being too milky. The beer coats and just rolls over the palate coating it without being sticky. It is unbelievably easy to drink.

Overall: This is a great Imperial Stout. It is just so easy to drink with such a pronounced and simple flavor that it gives me what I want and leaves me to enjoy it without any spoil of overly thick/thin body or alcohol presence. The drinking experience for this beer is just great. It's a smooth easy drinking beer.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,330 ratings
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