Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

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

Photo of Reich90
3.74/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Larueminati
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cgwami
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinm4bama
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Drank this last night during whatever WWE ppv was going on, Roadblock? It sucked. The beer though, that was better.

Poured black. Very dark jet black as they say. Not much head. Did I mention this came in a can? The aroma wasn't huge on coffee, I was hoping for that. A little underwhelmed on the nose. I mean its good, but it was tame and pedestrian at the same time.

Taste, hid the alcohol quite well and there is a nutty contingent going on with chocolate and coffee here, a certain breadiness underneath it all, like melba toast and imperial stout together at last.

The mouth feel excels, not harshly roasted, not alcoholic despite its massive strength. Slick chocolate and creamer. Wow I can't believe it took this far into the review to mention how creamy it was.

It was almost $5 a can/pint. Not too bad at all.

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

On-tap served in an imperial pint glass at Wishbeer, Bangkok.

It comes with a jet black body and thick fluffy tan head that holds pretty good strength to stand with good retention, it just slowly dissipates to a thin everlasting foamy layer on the surface and leaves plenty of sticky lace in form of patch and spot, impressive showcase considering its high ABV.

In a nose, there are solid suggestions of milky, creamy, yet bitter chocolate as well as a strong presence of coffee in the way of fresh, dark, creamy, and aromatic not in kind of too sour or astringent. Then it is vanilla, licorice, caramel, hazelnut, lightly fruity, slight roasted, toasted bread, and biscuit, also with a subtle scent of alcohol. The aroma is more open when the beer starts to warm with a bolder note of coffee and chocolate.

The taste is insanely rich and tasty led by big sweetness that is brought down to balance level by the complexity of flavor ranging from coffee, chocolate, cocoa, creamy, toasted bread, biscuit, some roasted, vanilla, caramel, some warm and sweet alcohol. Slight astringency and some bitterness at time impart from its roasted character. Yes, it still has big residual sweetness after all but it is not that overwhelmingly sweet. It is just right and proper to harmoniously get along with the other flavors.

Full, slick, oily, and sticky mouthfeel with modest amount of carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well under its super silky smooth effervescence that sweeps throughout the palate, finish is pleasantly dry.

This one is damn good, nearly flawless if sweet, creamy smooth, chocolaty, and coffee Stout is your preferred glass. Alcohol is there with a heat but it is pretty much 70-80% concealed, I can say, underneath its tasty palate. This is the beer I will be looking forward to grab it again without any doubt.

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Photo of jmaskell33
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donspublic
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into sniffer tan 1 inch head, nice lacing. Dark black in the glass. Smells of roasted malt , coffee and alcohol. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and some tartness. Mouthfeel is thick, viscous.

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Photo of Jrobb6
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hallu
3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was expecting more from this. It's a stout really focusing on the dark fruits, and slightly on the coffee/roastiness. No chocolate or sweetness anywhere in there. Slight liquorice on the taste. No biscuit anywhere in this, that was a disappointment. It also doesn't stay very long in the mouth, and tends to be too boozy, a recurring fault in Evil Twin creations. It is still a very good beer, but there are better American stouts for the price. Bell's stouts come to mind.

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Photo of mickyge
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhartley
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beagleyx2
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a finger of rusty chocolate head.

Smells of coffee, cream, snow, liquorice, and dark toasted notes. A little like Kailua, as it has some alcohol presence. Chocolate truffles.

Sweet, hints of orange, chocolate, truffles, black liquorice, and Kailua.

Thick, oily, slightly syrupy body, like Hershey's chocolate syrup. Moderate, slightly peppery carbonation. The alcohol is mostly felt in the throat.

Got online, drinking in Chiang Mai Dec 12th, 2016. Really well done brew. Enjoying it on this pre-Christmas night.

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Photo of justinp444
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter it has a dark beige head of a quarter inch and a black body. Smell of slight roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, biscotti, amaretto, almond, marzipan, and dark chocolate. Taste is much the same, large amount of coffee, roasted malt, amaretto, slight marzipan at the end, dark chocolate, and cherry. Mouthfeel is full as well as body and carbonation. A rich and flavorful stout with a smell that sticks to it's name more than flavor, but is still excellent anyways.

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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with a thin espresso head. Notes of chocolate, brewed coffee, roasted malts, plum jam. Full body, smooth texture, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,296 ratings
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