Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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

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Ratings:
4,238
Reviews:
613
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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Photo of fx20736
4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -13.2%
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 -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason1221
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LuckFreeZone
3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
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 -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npala86
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AustinWadkins
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pstam87
4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Philsadvns
4.19/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of Timtac
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.96/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wonothesane42
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SayBoom
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
4.61/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +3.9%
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 -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,238 ratings.
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