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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:
646
Ratings:
4,324
pDev:
8.28%
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Photo of BluesBreaker_89
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One pint can into a Spiegelau stout glass. Almost obsidian. Two finger tan head that quickly dissipates into a murky lacing.

Fresh, strong espresso on the nose. Dark roast malts and a slight smokiness. Some caramel, brown sugar and raisins. Slightly nutty and a hint of booziness, which I would expect at 11.5% ABV.

Coffee again on the tongue. Milk chocolate and brown sugar sweetness, with vanilla, caramel and dark roast malts. There's then a bitter, dark chocolate taste... like the 80% cocoa chocolate. Some raisin and date dark fruit flavours, too. For me, the almond doesn't come through as a clearly distinguishable flavour; rather, the nuttiness seems to create a medium to bring all of the other flavours together. This is a complex beer, but very harmonious. Everything is very well balanced. A beer to be sipped and contemplated.

Lovely silky, full mouthfeel. Smooth, but with just enough carbonation to work the flavours around the palette. The alcohol is very well hidden; my slight tipsiness is the only thing confirming that this is truly an 11.5% ABV beer!

Overall, this is probably the best imperial stout I've had to date. Fantastic.

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Photo of Shanex
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1 pint can poured into a stella glass.

Pours a three inches brownish head lasting for a few minutes.

Aromas of coffee, vanilla, very smooth to the palate, at 11,5% the alcohol is well hidden.

This is a treat and my favorite from Evil Twin.

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Photo of DoomVM
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rljkeimig
4.92/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Deep, dark color with a tan head. Solid retention and lacing. Aroma is amaretto, cocoa, light vanilla. The flavor follows suit. I love this one. Coffee, chocolate, almond, all very rich and tasty! An excellent dessert beer & night cap!

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Photo of Sloca21
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FyreStorm
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGB
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of evanwoertz
4.67/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of groleau
3.74/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with deep brown highlights, a foamy tan head that stays covering the surface, and plenty of potty lacing. Smells of vanilla wafers, coffee, and banana nut bread. Flavor follows with the addition of milk chocolate chips and medium toasted bread and roasted coffee. A smooth and decadent fullness accompanies this sweet liquid dessert with very little bitterness. Overall, this is an outstanding beer, but does lean a little too much on the sweet side for my taste. Perfect to share for a night cap. Cheers!

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can poured cold into a snifter. No date (WHY?), just a batch number....

Dark as can be-- not a photon gets through. Nice brown two finger head on the pour. Minimal lacing.

Aroma is coffee, chocolate, almonds, vanilla, some wood as well. Lots and lots of sweetness on the nose. Do get some booze as well.

Taste is wow. Like spiked coffee flavored ice cream! Even sweeter and creamier than the nose let on. Get some booze here on the back end as well but it doesn't dominate. Lots of vanilla and chocolate.

Feel is creamy and thick. Mouth coating. Not much carbonation.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this very sweet stout. So many tasty dessert flavors and very creamy.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pitch black beer like cold coffee. Drank it out of a goblet and very strong coffee aroma with strong coffee taste. Subtle almond and vanilla flavors and very smooth for 11.5% abv. My wife who normally does not drink high abv beers loved it and never seen her so amazed by a beer. Good work by Evil Twin, have to try the barrel aged now.

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Photo of mkh012
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can poured at 50° into a tulip.

Near-black with two fingers of rocky tan head.

Nose is coffee, chocolate, almond extract, and cherry. A touch of savoriness.

The taste follows, with dark chocolate, berry-like sweetness, and caramel. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but the alcohol is almost entirely concealed. Quick swallows go down beautifully, but if you swish this one around it coats the palate. Light bitterness on the finish to keep things in check.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall, if this were 10% less sweet it would be a home run.

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Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.61/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a pint can.

L - pitch black with almost no head

S - Green coffee, almond, chocolate

T - what strikes me the most in the taste of this beer is its balance. It's a lot about green coffee. Yeah it's green. Almond (almost cherry), chocolate. Bittersweet.

M - Smooth mouthfeel with a nice carbonation

O - A perfectly balanced beer. It's not as bold as even more jesus but it's more balanced. Very nice. 11.5% Abv?! Really?! Doesn't feel boozy at all

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Photo of sjrider
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

tons of coffe and a nutty vanilla background flavor

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Photo of MHJeff06
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,324 ratings
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