Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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 jsf14
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

into a tulip, appearance is a pitch black colored body with a tan slim half finger of a head that ends up concaving into the body after a good minute; the smell has strong bourbon bourbon notes up front, light vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans; the taste is sweet through the bourbon notes, dark chocolate and then gets slightly balanced with the roasted coffee bean flavoring; coffee beans make a stronger presence in the aftertaste than the bourbon does; dry roasty finish; not that easy on the palate - this bad boy is more a sipper; carbonation is actually fairly smooth and is pretty good for the style and for me; overall I say this is a pretty good Double Stout that I would have again, not sure if I like this as much as everybody else, but I will say its solid

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Photo of bbtkd
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, 11.5% ABV. Pours black and thin, with a two finger tan foamy head. Nose is malt, alcohol, vanilla and coffee, taste follows, with more bitterness than I expected from the dessert-sounding name. Over-carbonated, so mouthfeel was just OK. Overall slightly excellent. I had been wanting to try this for a long time, and finally bagged some on an out-of-state beer run. Color me a bit disappointed. While it is decent, I guess I expected more chocolate, more nut, a bit sweeter, and less bitter - based on the name. Maybe I should try dunking some biscotti?

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Photo of Just-the-sip
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No lacing. Snifter. No head really either. Smells of almond, cherry, vanilla. Taste vanilla and almond cherry. Dang. The almond. Just had another swing. Feel is medium to full bodied. Solid beer. Slightly below Even More Jesus for me. Seek it out but look for all the nuances.

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

Photo of kraticus41
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dentist666
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of maltznhopz
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan head I got lots of roasted malts and alcohol in the smell. Considering the abv it is well hidden in the taste, there is also coffee, licorice, vanilla, some sweetness and a slight bitter finish. One of the top stouts I've had so far and definitely worth a try.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black and thick, just as it should. Low, chocolate colored foam.

Smell is sweet, with heaps of vanilla, chocolate, syrup, and hint of nuts.

The taste ramps up the almonds and tones down the vanilla a bit. Chocolate, honey and a bit of licorice round out the flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, good carbonation.

A massive beer, made for sipping. I would have liked a little more thickness, but a very nice stout indeed.

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

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

Black brown color. Really strong aroma mixed of malt,vanilla,nuts,and a whole lot of alcohol which wasn't hidden much. It's a very unusual stout with a lot of different flavors to contend with. I would have this again but it's far from a session beer

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

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of beige around the rim and covering the majority of the top. The nose is packed with sweet notes of almond and vanilla that contrast nicely with the dark malt. I'm also getting a bit of coffee and milk chocolate. The taste is initially sweet with almond, vanilla, and milk chocolate, but there's an underlying bitterness you get a the very back of the palate. The mouth is lightly oily and viscous.

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Photo of ThatAmateurBeerDrinker
4.57/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BWood
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The real deal here. Nice almond and vanilla there. Reminds me of the almond milk my wife gets mixed with beer. But in a good way. Dark black with a little head. Soso aroma. But the smoothness and flavor kills it.

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Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BluesBreaker_89
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
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 JakeScully
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
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 +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rljkeimig
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of kkmiller76
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Skrumpy
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,267 ratings.
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