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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

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

A jet black beer with a small, brown cappuccino-colored head that settles to a thin band rather quickly. Nice creamy lacing on the glass. Big roasty aroma with noticeable sweetness, lots of espresso, vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, toasted nuts, caramel.

Great tasting dessert stout; some bitterness from substantial roastiness is offset by sweetness of vanilla, chocolate, caramel flavors. Again there’s a nutty, toasty almond cookie note and a fine espresso flavor making this a complex and delicious after dinner treat. Body is medium full, stopping shy of total viscosity, still somewhat chewy and sticky, creamy feel, carbonation a bit on the lower side. Very smooth overall. Booze totally hidden underneath all that flavor.

A top notch imperial stout falling firmly on the sweet side of the ledger. Phenomenal late night sipper. I’d buy this often if it wasn’t so expensive. Also can’t be good for my already burgeoning waistline.

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

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter. Pours black as oil with a thin dark tan head. The aromas has a bit of alcohol on the nose followed by lots of sweetness. This thing really smells like fresh baked biscotti. The taste is similar to the smell but so much more complex. Lots of sweetness - vanilla, almonds, cocoa, and sweet bread. It finishes with some roasted malts and a bit of alcohol. I would never guess this brew to be over 10%. The mouthfeel is incredible, maybe the best part of the beer. It's so wonderfully creamy. Evil Twin really created a masterpiece here and I'm glad to have tried it. It's a bit expensive but certainly not overpriced. If you see it, buy it, and then buy some more. I can't wait to try this on draught in a couple of weeks.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had no idea what I was buying but I come from a family who knows how to enjoy fresh baked biscotti, multiple variations but to no end we love this Italian cookie. When I pour this variation of motor oil it's pitch black and forms a thicket of mocha tan head with even fine lacing. Aroma, nutty fresh baked biscotti, it's crazy that's what I'm smelling. Cookie dough, chocolate chip, caramel drizzled on it, with a hint of cream/powdered sugar notes. Excellent combination of flavors this is the beer of all beers, this needs to be brought back to the masses. Nutty, coffee, broken biscotti dunked in a coffee that is this beer, it's amazing. With caramelized malt sugars, slight hints of cream, basically a beautiful marriage of liquid flavors that I can't fully describe it must be experienced. This beer is a perfect coffee, chocolate, imperial stout as there ever has been, this is creative across the pond brew that I want to be part of. Send us more, this drinks smooth, big booze, big alcohol, flavor...it's interesting. Mouthfeel is full bodied carbonation is flowing full and independently of all other forces this is perfect beer. Overall amazing, if I haven't gotten that point across yet, it's much appreciated and I will grab another bottle of this beauty.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The aroma is very nice, the brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, molasses, dark fruit and some vanilla. The taste is mostly like the aroma, there's coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, burnt/charred malt, caramel, vanilla, molasses, dark fruit, nuts, and a little bit of licorice is noticeable. Nice mix with the sweet and bitter flavors in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good brew overall, it's certainly one of the best I've had lately. $12.99 a bottle is a deal for this, I'll be buying another bottle the next time I see it.

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Photo of millertime416
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of the best beers i've had in a long time. Been following BA for a few years but this beer inspired me to finally write my first review. Flavor and aroma are simply amazing; chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla, almonds...it's all here. As a home brewer, I'm amazed they got all these flavors in a beer so well balanced (not as sweet as most in this category). The alcohol seems almost none existent.

You could drink this for breakfast, lunch or dinner, but if makes a killer dessert. If I could get more of this I'd make it into an ice cream. Definitely one to savor; It took me over an hour to finish a 9oz pour of this. Almost cried when it was gone. Luckily I've got a couple bottles at home. Seek this out, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.88/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Be careful when you open the bottle - the sample I got fizzed like nobody’s business! Strong aroma has a firm and mouth-watering overtone of quality coffee with hints of unsweet chocolate and molasses. It pours a rich opaque sable just a flea’s eyebrow above black. Flavor is just simply sublime - quality coffee, roast malt, licorice, hints of molasses and chocolate. Could it get any better? Full, smooth texture has a good fizz to it and leaves a finish rich in roast coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and licorice.

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Photo of Kendo
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is black - thick, black, motor-oil-like pour with a small (half-finger) but tight chocolate-brown head that settles fairly quickly. Some splotchy lacing.

S: Quite a bit going on in the nose - first impression is molasses and dark fruits, but then I get more chocolate and a bit of roasted coffee.

T: Also a lot going on, not surprisingly. Coffee is definitely big here - I get it mid-sip and then lingering on the aftertaste as well. Also a vinuous characteristic that reminds me of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout with about 2-3 years on it. Chocolate is there too, but it's not nearly as strong as the coffee. Molasses from the nose is here too, as is some toasted almond (or maybe toasted coconut?), which sneaks up somewhere. Also some fruitiness - black cherries, I think. . . . The bottle and this site claim this is 11.5% ABV, but I'll be damned if I can taste it. A touch of heat down the gulley and then in the belly is about all I get of the alcohol.

M: A little lighter in body than expected, and more oily and slick than creamy. I don't love the feel on this one - a richer, creamier experience would make this beer great instead of just good.

O: Good stuff. The mouthfeel takes away from this one, but it's still a quite-enjoyable stout.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing beer!

Dark, black oil change with a thick two finger brown head, great retention, sea foam lace and some alcohol legs. Rich and thick.

The aroma is sweet! Brown sugar, toffee, espresso, cream, vanilla, dark fruit, milk chocolate, cocoa, and almond. Fruity esters with earth tones and biscuit notes. Toasted hints and faint charcoal roast.

Much more balanced than the smell. Cocoa, rich espresso, vanilla, and nutty almond notes. Follows the nose, but not as cloying as the nose would lead one to think. Very balanced. Dessert, brownies. Awesome!

The mouthfeel is rich, thick, and creamy.

An absolutely awesome stout! I wanted more and was sad to see the bottle end. It was addicting.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a thick, oily, opaque black with 1 to 2 fingers of fluffy brown head. Good head retention for the high abv. Tight webbed lacing is quickly reduced to nothing but a filmy cling.

N: Espresso, graham crackers and dark chocolate with hints of charcoal and lactose. Smells a lot like a S'more. :)

T: A lot sweeter than the nose lets on. The front of the palate has coffee & cream, raisin and overripe plum & nectarine. This is swiftly followed by milk chocolate, dates and molasses as well as notes of marshmallow and graham cracker. Finishes bitter with dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, espresso and a hint of charcoal.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, silky, smooth, sticky and warming.

O: Starts sweet with plenty of dark fruits and works its way dry and bitter towards dark chocolate and espresso. Has an excellent complexity and hides the alcohol extremely well. I really couldn't ask for more in an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of wagenvolks
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle into a Corsendonk tulip.

Pours with a thick, deep brownish black body. Head is gorgeous and thick with a dark tan color--excellent retention. Aroma packs a lot of bakery-like sweets. Caramel, vanilla, almond nuttiness. Somewhat reminiscent of a Southern Tier beer (thinking Chocklat + Creme Brulee, but thankfully less artificial-smelling).

The flavor literally made me go weak in the knees for a split second. Thick, chewy dark chocolate brownies blend perfectly with a rich espresso note, vanilla beans, and a hint of almond and booze in the finish. Mouthfeel is velvety smooth and lightly carbonated. Chewy, but drinkable, and the 11.5% is hardly detected on the palate. Overall, a superb example of a flavored imperial stout. So glad I happened to run across this bottle!

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep ebony. Decadent mocha head. She's a beaut.
Smell: Like a smooth chocolate malt mocha milkshake with just a bit of that charred smell that can add just the right touch or dominate the flavor. This was has the touch. Very nice.
Taste: oh yes. All the flavors of the nose with some vanilla thrown in, and all balanced quite well.
overall: very well done. This one goes down like a session milk chocolate. Bravo.

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Photo of PeterIngemi
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle I to a duvel glass

A: dark as night black with two finger of mocha chocolate after a semi aggressive pour.... Man this looks superbly delicious.... A wonderful looking beer. The only thing keeping this brews appearance from a 4.5 is that I wish it had heavier lacing... .

S: the smell reminds me of the milk left over after a bowl of coco puffs, Tina of milk chocolate and vanilla, a light roast in the background, which must be the coffee beans, becoming a bit more prevelant as the brew warms, deffinatly a touch of dark malty sweetness in there as well, the chocolate aroma also reminds me
Of hot coco. Hints of light nuttiness are also starting
To poke through, and a almost dark chocolate cherry aroma... It seems to just be getting more and more complex

T: much like the nose.... Loads of milk chocolate with strong notes of vanilla, over more subtle notes of roasted coffe witha touch of dark fruit and malt sweetness on the finish, very well rounded and delicious, I feel like the 11.5 abv on this beer is very well hidden. A bit on the deserty sweet side of things. As this beer the beer warms more and more.... Becoming more and more mocha-y. With light nutty and dark cherry notes. A bit of caramel in the tastes as well... I could go on and on.

M: medium to heavy in the body, nice and creamy, with a nice thickness and velvety drunkability very well rounded, a touch of dryness on the finish reminding me of the beers name. Deffinatly seems to be a dessert beer to me. Medium carbonation. A sippe for sure, couldn't see myself drinkin more then one of these in a night.

O: a very tasty and delicious brew, glad I got my hands on this one, unique and delectable, I'd recommend this one in a heart beat. More and more layers off developing complexity. I love it. Wish ingot to try the original, anyone got one? Let me know if you do!!!

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Photo of MasterSki
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Village Tap. Served in a snifter.

A - Dark mocha foam settles to a near-complete cap, tiny spots of lace. Body is pitch black.

S - Loads of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, almonds, and fruity dark cherry notes.

T - The taste is significantly less fruity and more roasty, with dark breads and espresso flavors. Still, this is quite sweet, with tons of vanilla and chocolate flavor.

M - Smooth texture, active carbonation, medium-full body, melted chocolate and dry roasty texture. Mildly sticky finish, and well-hidden alcohol.

D - A definite sipper, and probably too rich to have more than one in an evening, perhaps two. Just as good as Biscotti Break and delivers exactly as promised - it's a bigger version of the original.

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Photo of ksimons
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Very dark brown, almost black, with a thin layer of dark tan head that leaves a ring around the glass

S-Rich roasted malt, molasses, a bit of dark coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, and a light nutty almond smell

T-very similar to the smell, roasted malt, molasses, more coffee in the taste, vanilla, and a nice nuttiness. A nice warming alcohol sensation is present.

M-very creamy, full body, very good carbonation, leaves a dry roasted taste in the mouth

Excellent, amazing flavors, great body and smell. Can't wait to have it again.

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Photo of silentjay
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

black chocolate colored with a chocolate milk colored head that is dense, quickly recedes, and laces extremely well.

mocha coffee, milk chocolate, hazelnut coffee, amaretto liqueur, lots of vanilla, candied nuts.

cocoa powder, vanilla bean, amaretto, candied nuts, toffee, caramel, a slight bit of booze. drinks almost like a cordial (amaretto, frangelico, kahlua, etc.) but not as sweet and mixed with tremendous imperial stout/beer flavors. wow.

not quite full-bodied with a nice, low level of carbonation and some booze heat left lingering after the sweetness fades.

oh man. this may be expensive, but it's definitely worth every penny. Perfect dessert beer. I'm just imaging what some age would do to calm the heat, or maybe some barrel aging...

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - As black as it gets, some nice tan bubbles on top about 1/2 fingers worth.

S - Huge coffee aroma, vanilla, almonds and hints of chocolate. The coffee is definitely the main player here.

T - Follows the nose, massive coffee, roasted malt and chocolate flavors to start. Nice vanilla and nuts to finish.

M - The mouthfeel is thick, and almost oily. Medium carbonation.

O - This is the surprise beer of the year for me. I went into this not expecting it to live up the the high rating it already has. This is a great beer that is well worth the high price tag. Glad I got a few bottles as this seems like it could also improve with age.

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.85/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Dark black pour with a small, tight, creamy, smooth, dark tan head. Disappears fairly fast leaving just a whisper of lacing.

S - Coffee, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and mocha dominate the nose. There is a hint of almond and vainilla sweetness with a caramel, toffee, and cream sweetness that emphasizes those notes.

T - Wow! (I could leave it at that, but I'll expound) Chocolate and coffee are the dominate flavors here as well but this is a very deep beer. Starts out with a mocha and bittersweet chocolate flavor. Mid sip it sweetens up a bit with the vainilla coming out more which gives this a sweet chocolate cake/fudge aspect. Hints of coffee (with only a slight, albeit nice, astringency). Almond sweetness starts to creep in on the finish leading to a strong coffee showing on the finish. All these flavors then linger on your tongue enticing you to drink more.

M - Medium to full body. Average carbonation for the style. Very smooth, creamy, and velvety which adds to that sweet chocolate flavor. Alcohol is non-existent in the taste; it is the bold flavors that make me want to just sip this.

D - Was definitely a sipper, but it was extremely easy to sip. The layers of flavor had me wanting to drink more, especially when the taste lingers that long.

Notes: A really good "flavored" Imperial Stout. Coffee and chocolate dominated as expected, but the vainilla and to a lesser extent the almonds had their time to shine. All the flavors complimented each other wonderfully (the vainilla and chocolate together especially). I would love to have this in the morning or for dessert any day in lieu of coffee. Delicious.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 16.00. Served in a Sweetwater snifter. 

Pours black as night with a gorgeous 1.5 finger deep mocha head. Very little lacing, with most of those dark islands of near-brown bubbles slowly creeping back down to join the brew from whence they came. 

Interesting sweet nose. Creamed coffee, amaretto, caramel, cocoa, vanilla. Very inviting!

Taste follows the nose well. Bittersweet coffee leads. Nice blend of mild vanilla, almond and cocoa flavors creep in behind. Also some char (in a good malty stout way), faint dark fruits, creamer and burnt sugar. Every now and then there is a reminder that this packs over 11% abv but the many excellent flavors do a great job hiding the alcohol. 

Medium full feel with moderate sharp carbonation. Long pleasing bitter coffee aftertaste. 

A pleasantly different angle on a favorite style of mine- the coffee stout. There is something reminiscent of Westbrook's Mexican Cake- perhaps that great chocolatey background. This is well worth the fairly hefty price and I really must find another of these to try again in 12-18 months when the flavors will be blended even better and the feel will be even creamier. I highly recommend buying this if you find it- and then sending it to me!

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Photo of starrdogg
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head and some nice lacing. Smell is very nice - a great mix of coffee and chocolate. Taste is quite nice - it's very roasty, but there is a great mix of flavors going on here. It's a little sweet, and the coffee and chocolate come through very nicely here. It's quite drinkable for as big and bold of a stout as this is. Mouthfeel is thick and a bit oily, but quite nice. Overall, this is pretty impressive - best beer I've had from Evil Twin and the first one I'd go out of my way to seek out.

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Photo of avalon07
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a coal black color and a thick texture. There was an inch and a half of tan-colored, creamy, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A big aroma of malt, coffee, and a lot of chocolate. Very enticing.

T: Tasted of malt, a big, powerful shot of chocolate, light hops, and coffee in the finish. A balanced, thick, robust flavor. If you like chocolate, this beer will satisfy you.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: One of the more enjoyable beers I've tried recently. Totally drinkable.

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Photo of ESPNman
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Stone IRS snifter.

A - Black. Pure pitch black darkness, even at the edges of the glass when tilted. Virtually no head, even after a vigorous pour, which is surprising, given the carbonation.

S - Burnt malt, sweet caramel, and toffee dominate the nose. Virtually no hops at all to speak of. Smells delicious, but a little sweeter than I would have expected.

T - Heavenly. The caramel and toffee notes dominate, with a strong backbone of coffee and burnt malt. No hops to speak of, but that's fine by me for the style.

M - Thick, heavy, syrupy, and a surprising amount of carbonation. It doesn't seem possible to be syrupy and well-carbonated, but this beer pulls it off.

O - Definitely a must-try stout if you get the chance. It's not "well balanced", but it's exactly what is expected out of the style. It's an extreme beer that is extremely well-made.

I picked this one up in Seattle and shipped it back to CA... so I'm not really sure where else it's available.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a half finger of extremely dense, unmoving head. Looks quite viscous.

S: Roasted malts dominate the aroma with toffee and light nuttiness in the background. As the beer warms, I get more caramel and nutty aromas.

T: Intensely burnt malts are balanced by caramel and milk chocolate sweetness. The burnt flavor of the malts is a bit much in my opinion and lingers in your mouth for the entire beer, but allowing the beer to sit certainly lets more toffee and nuttiness come through keeping the burnt malts in check. A good amount of dark chocolate is also present. Kind of reminds me of peanut brittle. ABV is certainly apparent, but the beer is not overly boozy.

M: Very thick mouthfeel and a tad strong on the carbonation, but still very creamy.

O: The burnt malt flavor is a bit much on this beer, but the sweetness in the way of toffee and caramel and the nuttiness that comes through is extremely nice.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic white wine glass. The coloring was jet black, and a dark brown one finger head held watch over the brew. Retention was fantastic, leaving creamy lacing in thick and spotty patches around the glass. An ephemeral sheet was left over the top of the liquid by the very end of the tasting. Carbonation appeared medium, and no sediment was noted. The aroma burned of char blackened malts, with notes of steely coffee bean and raw dark chocolate nibs. Anise, licorice, dirty jalapenos, minerals, and steely vanilla bean also came through. With warmth came more brown sugar sweetness. Our first impression was that this beer was sweet but well balanced with an insanely robust coffee flavoring. As we sipped, big coffee malts, vegetable metallics, and the heat of spicy peppers came first. The malts both sweetened and bittered, with raw coffee bean and creamy sugars. Through the peak café au lait sweetness pops, as this is the sweetest part of the tasting. More coffee and mild come through to the finish, with mild medicinals and a renewed chocolatey sweetness. The aftertaste breathed of bitter chocolate, white sugar sweetness, thick char, and milk chocolate. The body is fuller, and the carbonation is medium. The feel is silky smooth, with a thick coating giving a chalky drying finish to the beer. Each sip shows beautiful slurp, smack, cream, and pop. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very easily, but you hate to see it go.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the flavoring. The mix of the most robust bitter char, with sweeter malts, great coffee, and great chocolate makes for an amazing drink. It seems simple at first, but the malts show great complexity, with the mixing sweetness and bitter so expertly blended. Another remarkable fact is that the alcohol is almost never apparent, despite the big tag. The flavors are just that good. If there was one complaint it would have to be that the nose was a little light in comparison to how robust everything else was. This beer is truly a must have.

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Photo of gford217
4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle.

Pours pitch black with a surprisingly dark head, mocha brown specifically, which recedes quickly and leaves little lacing.

Whoa, lots of stuff blending together in the nose. Toasted almonds, milk chocolate, roasted coffee and a little bit of vanilla.

Taste is just as complex with sweet cream, bitter chocolate, nuts, espresso, vanilla and definitely some almond milk. Roasty finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with soft carbonation.

This is an excellent impy stout and probably the best beer I've had from Evil Twin. Dessert and breakfast rolled into one and bottled. Loved it.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle
Served into a tulip

A: Dark black body with a fluffy, rich dark brown head. Very impressive lacing down the sides of the glass, as well as a thick cap of foam left behind. This is what I like my big Imperial Stouts to look like, really nicely done.

S: Huge coffee beans, lots of toasted barley, vanilla, pumpernickel bread, almonds and hints of chocolate. This is just a massive smelling beer and the coffee certainly seems to be the centerpiece of the aroma.

T: As with the nose, massive coffee, roasted malt and bitter chocolate flavors coat the palate. Vanilla, bread and nuts come through towards the back end. There is definitely some noticeable alcohol heat but it's not too detracting from the actual flavor profile.

M: Wow, this is just straight up thick. Full-bodied, chewy and completely coating all over the mouth. Absolutely stellar feel here, this is what all Imperial Stouts should be like.

I went into this only reading the label which set my expectations up somewhat for what I was getting into. Having had only one other beer from Evil Twin (to my recollection), this was wonderful. Big coffee notes played extremely well with the aggressive roasted malt backbone this beer had. Tone down the alcohol notes a bit, but still this is one to try.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.
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