Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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

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Avg:
4.32
pDev:
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Photo of TheEarl
4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a standard pint glass on 7/25/2012.

Appearance: Jet black with a 0.5 inch dark tan head.

Smell: The aroma is predominantly almond, cocoa, espresso, and, perhaps, a light milk/dairy smell.

Taste: Imperial Biscotti Break tastes, amazingly, just like a chocolate and almond biscotti smells. The initial taste is dark chocolate, followed by roasted almond, and finishing with a semi-sweet chocolate and espresso note. There isn’t as much sweetness as I’d expected for a cookie themed beer.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very viscous and full bodied.

Overall: Imperial Biscotti Break is one of those beers that stands out as world-class from the first sip. A friend I shared it with declared it to be “Dessert in a glass” and I’d have to agree.

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow!!! Just WOW!!! I don't normally write in my reviews, but this beer needs it's accolades! One of, if not the, greatest Imperial Stouts I have ever had the priviledge to try. I highly recommend rewarding yourself with this!!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cola black, fluffy carbonation, and lacing too. Coffee, vanilla, and almond in the aroma. Vanilla almond chocolate coffee flavored brew that is a big sipper. Soft, smooth, and a velvet feel on the tongue. Big, bold stout that indulges the senses!

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Photo of GDrew93
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chriscowles1980
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours very thick and black as black can be. One of the darkest pours I can remember, this beer isn't just black, light struggles to escape it like a black hole. Small, half a finger head forms and sticks around a good long while until turning into a thin coating on top of the beer. Head is not quite to chocolate brown, but very close. Lacing is very good.

S- Lots of strong, dark coffee here. Some hints of burnt malts make it through the coffee roasts. Maybe a hint of vanilla sweetness mixes in there. Frankly, it smells delicious.

T- Dark, roasty, burnt, and tons of coffee. At first, this reminds me a ton of Bourbon County Coffee without the barrel. Coffee starts it off with a strong bang. Some burnt malts come through along providing a little more dark bitterness to go with the coffee. None of the flavors are overly bitter. No sweet vanilla profile from the scent, just all coffee and dark malt.

M- Tick, smooth, low carbonation, and just plain smooth again. Alcohol is no where to be found in the taste or feel except a slight, and I mean very slight, warming sensation going down.

Overall, this is a phenomenal imperial coffee stout. It literally is BCBCS without the barrel, and I love it. Great coffee, great feel, and hides the alcohol well. This is a great stout for winter nights.

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Photo of Kellerbj
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of rljkeimig
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of psumjl269
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Mbrown44
4.92/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Pitch Black w/ half inch and medium lacing

S: Smells roasted barley and toasted nuts, reminiscent of fresh ground barley. Almost like a fresh baked chocolate bread

T: Milk chocolate brownie covered in candied and toasted almonds w/ a dark fruit compote. Also the vanilla is present but not overpowering or artificial, balancing with the espresso, almonds and chocolate.

M: Rich dessert stout that is silky and smooth

O: I would not change anything about this beer. Evil Twin really shows that not every stout needs to be barrel aged to be world class.

Cheers,

Mike

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Photo of californiowan
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gobuccos
4.91/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of blues_fever
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DLSheidy
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ikeithbot
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

ppearance: Pitch black, dark color, with a nice dark tan head. The head lasted a long time, and left a little film on the glass, but not a lot.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong coffee and chocolate aromas. Some hops in the aroma, as well as a sweetness from the oatmeal as well. Nice combination and balance between the various flavors.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. There is a hint of sweetness and chocolate flavors that may be due to the malts, but it has an excellent taste. There is also a very slight vanilla flavor with this.The combination of strong hops and roasted malts and strong alcohol give this drink powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy. Strong alcohol which matches with the 11.5% on the label.

Overall: Overall this is an excellent stout. I will definitely look for this and buy it again.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cycle69
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of kmahe
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Evil Twin Brewing - Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a dark brown-black oil with a one inch mocha almost ruby-tinged head that dissipates quickly. Great lacing.

Smell - Coffee, cola, and rich chocolate over gently roasted malts.

Taste - Rich, velvety, and creamy chocolate. Coffee and roasted malt. Ends slightly bitter roasted malt. Delicious.

Mouthfeel - Sits roasted malt and throat warm boozy. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. Great drinkability.

Overall - This brew is amazing, the cherry one was perfect but not everyone would agree, some wanted it sweeter. This one is a little hotter but still I would 100% recommend this brew and Evil Twin in general, I'm liking their thinking so far!

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Photo of DubJ7
4.89/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Bright dark brown to black under a ½” light tan collar that produces thin sheets of lace.
S: Big coffee and biscuit nose, roast malt, dark malt.
T: The attack starts with smooth, creamy malt then coffee, then roast malt, and then chocolate that gradually darkens to dark bittersweet chocolate, so infinitely layered and pleasurable. Some prune and dark dried fruit show up and you also get some lighter grains and malt flavors.
F: a big bodied beer with outstanding texture, the carbonation is medium low but very fine and soft. Some warming as you drink.
O: An amazing beer. I have tried this beer out on people who profess to hate stouts and they love it.

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Photo of DaByrdman33
4.88/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Hesscabob
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Received via trade, along with cherry natale I will wait until Christmas to have.

A - Dark as night with a dark mocha head. Lacing around glass advises this will be a sticky pungent stout. Perfect.

S - The aroma was fantastic, chocolate, chocolate marshmallow, roasted malt, smelled a bit boozy but yes its 11.5% so I'll allow it.

T - Only one peg down from BCBS, smooth, chocolate takes over, tastes like im eating a smore without the ashes from the campfire, bliss. Straight forward with not alot of complexity but it didnt need to be complex to be as great as it was.

M- Full bodied, not sweet not bitter, used the perfect amount of everything. Bit overly carbonated but fantastic.

O - Was told not to age this beer so I bought 2 just in case they were wrong and glad I saved another because I think the booziness might settle along with the carbonation levels.

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Photo of deonreds
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.88/5  rDev +13%
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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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
4.32 out of 5 based on 4,255 ratings.
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