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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 22oz bomber poured into a snifter

A: Dark on the pour – not quite jet black, but as close to black as a dark brown could get; dark khaki colored head, but it does not remain for long, as it disappears to a swirl of fine bubbles that settle as a small patch on the surface; coats the inner surface of the glass, leaving a sticky sheen in its wake on the drink-down.

S: Dark roast coffee on first impression; bittersweet baker’s chocolate, followed by a lighter sweeter scent – like vanilla-flavored almond milk; really, the nose is starting to take on an iced coffee profile to me – the roasted overtones of coffee blended with chocolate and a splash of almond milk to moderate.

T: Bittersweet dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans blending with lighter, sweeter hints of milk chocolate at the start; creamy vanilla and the unmistakable flavor of almond press through the middle; lingering coffee and chocolate bitterness on the finish, when a slight kiss of alcohol warmth appears; conceptually, you do get the impression that Evil Twin used biscotti cookies somewhere in the brewing process (Akin to dry hopping? Or just aging the beer on biscotti? Is it that far-fetched?) But regardless of how Evil Twin has accomplished this imitation of flavor, what is most impressive is how it feels true to form – the light vanilla-almond sweetness pleasingly breaks through the richer coffee flavors as one might dip/stir a biscotti in their post-meal coffee.

M: Sufficiently thick with a nice creaminess that eases upon the palate.

O: Wonderful. I have never had an Evil Twin stout (or Imperial Porter, as the case may be) that has let me down. The flavors are really nailed here, all while the 11.5% ABV remains firmly behind the scene, letting you know it is there without taking away from the star of the show – the vanilla and almond biscotti sweetness. Definitely worth dropping the extra couple of dollars to try a bottle – you won’t be disappointed.

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Best beer I have ever tasted. Only problem is the high price point. Would buy a keg full if possible!

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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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