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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.35/5
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4,330 Ratings
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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:
#341
Reviews:
647
Ratings:
4,330
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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532
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Photo of Hophazzard
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rex_4539
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, quarter finger fast dissipating brown head, no lacing to speak of, lots of carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee, sweet.

T: Sweet, LOTS of chocolate, a hint of coffee. Just amazing.

F: Highly carbonated but not distracting, full bodied.

O: A truly great imperial stout. Delicious!

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.66/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice Dark Brown appearance with a light bubbly off-white head

Smells of rich coffee and vanilla hit your nose

Tastes like vanilla cold brew with a hint of almond and a very slight boozy finish but the alcohol is hidden extremely well

Feel is on the lighter side with a little more carbonation than usual for a stout with this much flavor but nonetheless is still a thick sticky treat but is extremely drinkable and crushable for this style of beer. It obviously lacks the depth of flavors packed into a barrel aged stout but is still an extremely flavorful and satisying stout.

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Photo of captaingooball2
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.86/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

8/13...pitch black, poured out of the tallboy can, still and dark. Light tan foam around the ring. Vanilla based roasted nose. Nutty hints, almonds. Thick mouthfeel, like coffee syrup. The nutty oily flavors roll in. Definitely taste like a biscotti - and a boozy one at that. Mission accomplished.

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Photo of OldeGolde
3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something different about this beer: Coca-cola level of fizziness with a hint of sweetness that really hangs on at the end, while not being "cloying". All in all, it is a rich and delicious treat. Dark as night, but not overly boozy, roasty, bitter, etc... nice balance. I'd gladly drink again but don't see the need to pay the high price. Adding one from my four-pack to the basement for a little aging to see what that does.

Wife Laurie's QUICK SIP: "tastes like chocolate. not personally what I want out of a cold carbonated beverage but to each his own..."

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Photo of archiebunkerjr
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rockrob
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shortbox81
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sillyhed8
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

wonderfull beer for me. Smell almond and great overall taste
I don't feel so muche the 11.5abv but feel good after finish a pint !

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

Photo of Honeybourne
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

L: Black body, small short lived brown head.

S: Burnt malt, dark coffee, dark chocolate. Also has an edge to it, kind of like a mild whiskey.

T: Similar to the nose, lots of dark chocolate and coffee flavors with the same spirit-like edge to it. A little hot in the finish, which I am not a big fan of.

F: Smooth mouthfeel, but again finishes with a little too much alcohol for me.

O: I love dark roast coffee, so that endears me to this beer pretty well. I really like it, but there is just too much alcohol in it that ruins some of those flavors a bit. Still good, but a little lower alcohol and it would be great.

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Photo of faatcase
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.71/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersplosion
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robertm2152
4.42/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienArk
3.9/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Foamy, short, brown head fades fast.

Smells roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light vanilla and earthy.

Tastes chocolate, roasted malt, light nuttiness, vanilla hints. Followed by espresso and vanilla hints. Finish is dry with roasty linger and light alcohol. Medium body and lightly picky medium carbonation.

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

Given the cloying sweetness on display here, I'm surprised this doesn't have a higher pDev. Inviting on the nose, with plenty of the vanilla that was huge in Imperial Biscotti break long before it became so fashionable and long before they started canning it. Even the regular Biscotti variant has hints of cherry on top, and enough liqueur-like, yogurt sweetness to make one speculate about an unwanted lacto infection. The coffee eventually fades to the finish when aged, leaving what I would consider to be a better outcome.

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

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 4,330 ratings
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