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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Photo of eldoctorador
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Black with medium amount of tan head that evaporates slowly. High ABV and I taste all of it, the strong flavors don't hide it. Molasses thick body, strong amaretto smell and substantially carbonated. My issue with this is it doesn't taste like it was brewed with almonds, vanilla, etc. It tastes like a regular brew that had extra alcohol and almond extract added to it. Tastes very strongly, unmistakably of almond extract. I would recommend maybe a 4oz pour, I found it far too sweet with too much flavor extract to drink more than that amount.

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

Photo of Mbo108
3.82/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mactrail
3.59/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Sweet and nutty with a little tangy edge. The almond flavor somehow tastes Italian. More cocoa than coffee, with vanilla and burnt sugar. Creamy. A good job of re-creating a dessert, if you like that kind of thing.

Handsome dark brown with an abundant foam in the narrow Bitburger glass. Sudsy mouthfeel. Rich aromas of coffee and chocolate. From the 16 oz can purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

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Photo of nerdboy19
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint can.
Look : Black, lots of brown tan head. - 5/5
Aroma : Lots of biscuits, cookie, toast, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, roasted, nutty. Complex. - 4/5
Mouthfeel : Medium carbonation, medium bodied - 4/5
Flavor : Vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee, nut, sweet, little bitter, no booze at all. - 4/5
Overall : Very well balanced imperial stout that resembles a dessert. - 4/5

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Photo of ricke49
3.62/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appreciate the concept of a stout with almond and vanilla notes. Would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't for the over the top cloying sweetness. Also the flavor notes seem somewhat artificial and not well incorporated into the whole. Sorta liked it. Didn't love it. Bottom line: too sweet (and that coming from someone who positively loves English Barleywines.)

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Photo of Chackman151
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MrUse
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark black, tan head like most stouts. The smell is what really stands out here. I get a lot of great almond smell, with a hint of vanilla. Taste is fantastic, lots of vanilla and almond. Hints of coffee. Nice thick mouthfeel. This is a great stout overall, extremely easy drinking for it's abv

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

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Johncnh
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my "snout snifter". I always hate rating how a stout looks, because it's so difficult to tell compared to other beers. What do you say? It's dark? Not much in the way of lacing or activity of carb, but that's standard with most of them. Anyways… It has a pleasant smell – nothing too overwhelming, definite coffee and vanilla notes with a little bit of chocolate. The taste is everything on this beer. It's got plenty of sweetness with the chocolate and vanilla and a mild coffee background. Wonderful texture and feel. Smooth, not oily at all like some big stouts end up being. Has a bit of a bite on the back end, which I think is where they hide all the alcohol. A very easy beer to drink, and I'm sure the barrel aged version brings a little more complexity.

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Photo of J_Mueller
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.69/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMan99
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Recently had on draft at local pub. My first time.

Beer pours a deep black with mocha lacing.
Smell is espresso up front with late coffee bitterness.
Taste is well balanced, bitter from coffee but not the hops
Slightly light mouthfeel but did not prevent me from enjoying the beer
Overall- top notch beer I hear has just started to appear in cans. I will be on high alert looking for them'

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Photo of RichD
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave1999
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Very sweet, syrupy. There's some coffee and biscuit flavours.

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

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