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:
4,255
Reviews:
621
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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Photo of kbuzz
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of datalager
4.76/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.55/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samuelp23
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark black. Light brown head; film-like
S: oaked red wine; booziness; vanilla; chocolate/coffee; rum-soaked biscuit; dark fruit (raison or fig)
T: dark roasted coffee; pepper; ash; raspberries; chocolate;
F: slightly flat coke; smooth; fizziness lasts at the back of throat; medium thickness
O: Well balanced stout drinkable stout that has a decent amount of complexity. Beer paired extremely well with cheddar cheese and was also extremely enjoyable on its own.

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Photo of msf55
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Probably one of the best Imperial Stouts that I've ever had. Taste is off the charts. It gets better as it warms and the true flavor notes just explode.

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Photo of gshak
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch# 003 tallboy at refrigerator temperature into my Corsendonk tulip.
A - Pours flat with a very wispy thin ring around the edges. Carbonation is almost pop soda-like. No alcohol legs observed which for a 12% ABV beer is a rarity.
S - Roasted cocoa, muted coffee, fresh earthy leafy hops, and not much else.
T - Taste is clearly the best part of this beer. Opens sweet with notes of almond butter, vanilla wafers, fresh coffee, loads of sugar transitioning into tart cherry notes mid-palate and finishing in espresso bitterness. Earthy hops are noticed as well near the finish and aftertaste is all bitter coffee.
M - The carbonation, while not visible, is clearly felt on the palate. It helps to create a lighter mouthfeel on this beer that helps its drinkability.
O - A very good beer that is best consumed fresh. My tallboy can of 1pint cost me around $3.99, which for a stout of this mettle is a fantastic deal. I will actively seek more of these to consume fresh, and to set aside for a year or two.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NWHopinator
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 13tido
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioSmallCraft
4.79/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of dcotom
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing brew! Poured from a tallboy into a long-stemmed tulip. Deep, dark mahogany with a long-lasting spongy-looking tan head. Big aromas of cocoa and vanilla, with some alcohol on the nose as it warms. Lots of cocoa and vanilla on the palate, with notes of espresso bean and dark cherry. Finish is bitter and a little tart, with a touch of sweetness and burnt coffee on the aftertaste. One of the finest flavored stouts I've tried, and an incredible bargain in the 16-ounce can format.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brondeau
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really yummy. Really strong yet not overpowered by the alcohol. Quite sweet. Late summer/early fall 2016.

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

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

Poured from a tall boy into a snifter, the beer is jet black and oily thick, with a thin, foamy, light tan head. Aromas of rich caramel, tangy cream, roasted coffee, almond, chocolate, and sugary highlights. Flavors are richly sweet and roasted forward, a solid blend of coffee, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, almond, bittersweet chocolate, and cookie. Very rich and layered, with a solid robust and bitter lean. The body is bold and slick, with a coffee and bittersweet chocolate blend mixed with a cinnamon and sugary blend. Damn tasty! The finish is slick, bold, and big. Really good beer!

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Photo of Benish
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a thick tan head (a hard pour) which dissipates quickly down to nothing. No lacing as I drink it. Aroma of maraschino cherries & vanilla along with some chocolate & malt. Taste is vanilla up front with some chocolate/coffee/dark malt & finishing with a sweet imperial booziness which lets you know the 11.5% ABV on the label is correct. Mouthfeel is somewhat sticky but a little more watery than I'd like. There is so much sweetness in the taste it feels like I'm drinking a strong beer soda pop. It's pretty unique & since I'm going to have just the one, I think I prefer it to standard imperial stouts but still prefer the taste of a good lower ABV sweet stout.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Reviewing for the record. The famous Evil Twin stout, pours black but a little thin around the edges. Still no head to speak of (a careful pour, to be sure). Aroma is of fruitcake, coffee, sour cherries, wet peanuts.

Taste is right up Russian Imperial alley, with malts, roast, chocolate as sweet as cocoa, cold coffee, and also nuttiness. Bready yeast later in the sip. Sticky and smooth, a bit syrupy in the sugar department. No hops or bitterness. Aftertaste of cheap peanut butter. A rum booziness rounds it out.

This is chocolate-covered biscotti drowned in rum. Exactly as described and a very dessert-y stout. While boozy in taste, there's no alcohol heat. The 16oz tall-cans at 12oz prices can't be beat either.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,255 ratings.
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