Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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:
#343
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
4,351
pDev:
8.28%
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Delivered in a 475 ml can. ABV: 11.5%

Imperial stout from Evil Twin Brewing.
When I had this beer in 2013 I was totally blown away! I still have some 655 ml bottles saved in my beercellar and one day I will crack one open!
But today I’ve just got hold of a canned version, brewed by Westbrook Brewing in South Carolina, USA.

A dark brown, black stout with a brown, two fingers high, head with fine bubbles that drops down to a 3 mm quilt. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Nose: Wow! Sweet notes of chocolate, vanilla, cookie, brownie, whipped cream, cocoa, sweet licorice, coffee, almonds and roasted malt.
Taste: Of course, as the name requires: Biscotti, soft - great complex, smooth taste! Almonds, milk chocolate, espresso, ice cream, milk chocolate, hazelnut and cocoa.
Body: Medium to full body with almost no carbonation. Soft & smooth.

I’m still in love with this beer. I’m not blown away this time though. The beer-world has grown and the standard of beers have grown even higher!

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

Evil Twin Brewing - Imperial Biscotti Break (Batch #004). - 11.5% ABV. 16oz can into a snifter. (Reviewed 9/16/16).

Look: Body is black as oil, with a tan head that ends as lacing.

Smell: Vanilla, coffee, almonds, dark malts, with a hint of mints.

Feel: Heavier side of medium, not quite heavy bodied. Still thick and oily though.

Taste: Very sweet profile. Nutty coffee with an alcohol bite. All of the flavors of the aroma are present, and add nice touches of flavor. Surprisingly not boozy.

Overall: I had no idea what biscotti was when I drank this, but it didn't really matter. This was a great dessert beer, with a sweet nutty coffee flavor.

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Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,351 ratings
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