Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
BA SCORE
4.35/5
4,297 Ratings
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
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:
#349
Reviews:
634
Ratings:
4,297
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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529
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Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of black coffee. Taste is strong coffee, sugars, some vanilla, alcohol is present. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer, but didn't meet up to the hype.

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Photo of spacemanspiff13
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is nuts. Super sweet on the nose. Really does smell a bit like anise flavored desserts. Essentially a chocolate biscotti with coffee in beer form. Cloyingly sweet but pretty damn good. One of these is enough but it's delicious.

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Photo of Suds
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a sixteen ounce can, this brew is absolutely black....obsidian. The head is tan, and the aroma is boozy, roasted, and malty. Warming, almost hot. Sweet and bitter, with roasted grain and dark fruit. The finish is longlived and the. Body is thick. Nice.

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Photo of seedyone
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From can at home. Very active pour. had to intervene twice to avoid overflow. Settled to a very dark body with a deepish tan head of small bubbles with light lacing as it settled. Aroma was elusive as it was very chilled. Nice taste but no particular taste pervades.

As it warms the vanilla & almond wake up & the texture tightens & it gets real. The 11.5% never tells...at least in the taste.

All in all this is tremendous bargain, unless the local take-away had the 12oz price on the 16oz can. Worth it either way.

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Photo of scott2269
3.64/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentusaurus
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.51/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can to snifter. Look is opaque black with brown tinges at the edges. Smell is almond and vanilla. Taste is sharp boozy esters up front, and it kinda overpowers the rest of the palate. I do get more of the almond and vanilla late, and maybe the biscuit element, although I might be forcing it from the game. For a stout, I don't get a ton or roasty malts. Feel is also thin for a stout. But again the booze is really strong in this one. I like my big beers, but this one drinks a bit hot for me. Carb is solid though. Overall I had high expectations but was a bit underwhelmed.

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

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.77/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Can from Tin Bucket.

Black with a thin, dark brown head that falls off to a ring, this looks solid. The nose is a hedonic blend of coffee, almond, bitter dark chocolate and heavily roasted grain. Dark caramel, burnt sugar, bitter coffee and a nice, nutty almond extract, mildly kirsch-like, is present. A pronounced, moderately sweet, mildly cherry-like vanilla character is present as well. The palate opens roasty and bitter, with the sweetness of Vietnamese coffee pairing well with the mildly fruity, mildly bitter almond and vanilla extracts. The almond adds a real fruity sweetness without the sugary sweetness that one typically finds in sweeter beers. Grainy and mildly bitter on the finish dominated by almond, coffee and brown sugar, this beer is medium-full in body and moderately carbonated. Hop bitterness is low. Pretty solid stuff, the coffee flavor isn't as nuanced as it could/should be, and the vanilla is a little overbearing at times.

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Photo of Junior
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.07/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hopsputin
4.57/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: dark matte black - like motor oil, yet less slick looking. real nice dark tan head that pours around 1.5 finger but settles to a thin film on top pretty quickly

s: rich roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, milk chocolate, dark chocolate powder, oak, a hint of cola, and a nice nutty aroma at the end. the smells here come rapid fire, but they work well and the provide a luxuriously smooth aroma

t: WOW. this is an intensely complex beer. roasted malts, big oak, and cherry you taste as soon as it hits your tongue. big chocolate and cola follow that. coffee is in here as well, but you only taste it briefly as the flavors transition to a vanilla sweetness. Behind that just the faintest bitterness from the coffee. it finishes with a touch of brown sugar & molasses sweetness and a nice bold leather-like flavor

m: mouthfeel is definitely full, with a large amount of carbonation. if i have any knock against this, i think it could actually use a tad less carbonation

o: smooth and delicious. this is a fantastic sipping beer. its complex, yet not overwhelming. take your time and enjoy this one.

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Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16oz can poured into a snifter..

The beer looks black as night. The combination of almond and vanilla added to the coffee and base of this beer gives a nice chocolate cherry cordial smell. Very pleasant.. The taste is what gets you. When cold, you get the almond/vanilla mixing with the coffee and malts to give a nice, sweeter finish. As it warms, you get more coffee..and mixed with the vanilla and almond, a nice Biscotti like flavor..

This beer is rich and full of wonderful flavor. A nice end of the evening beer. Excellent!

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

Photo of instinct2
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

A: Dark black in color with a very large tan head with multiple frog eyes.

S: Dark brown sugar up front with a nice mellow espresso note fading out into dark chocolate, vanilla, and more coffee.

T: Just damn delicious. Smooth, with notes of caramel, brown sugar, and molasses up front followed by vanilla, bread, and a lingering coffee.

M: Medium to heavy with moderate low carbonation, and a nice creamy mouthfeel.

O: Just damn near everything I want in an impy stout with coffee.

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Photo of Sir_Goatman
3.03/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mknght
3.88/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMS1512
3.83/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,297 ratings
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