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 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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#649
Reviews:
674
Ratings:
4,419
pDev:
8.29%
 
 
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Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 4,419 ratings