Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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.

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Photo of beagleyx2
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a finger of rusty chocolate head.

Smells of coffee, cream, snow, liquorice, and dark toasted notes. A little like Kailua, as it has some alcohol presence. Chocolate truffles.

Sweet, hints of orange, chocolate, truffles, black liquorice, and Kailua.

Thick, oily, slightly syrupy body, like Hershey's chocolate syrup. Moderate, slightly peppery carbonation. The alcohol is mostly felt in the throat.

Got online, drinking in Chiang Mai Dec 12th, 2016. Really well done brew. Enjoying it on this pre-Christmas night.

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Photo of justinp444
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter it has a dark beige head of a quarter inch and a black body. Smell of slight roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, biscotti, amaretto, almond, marzipan, and dark chocolate. Taste is much the same, large amount of coffee, roasted malt, amaretto, slight marzipan at the end, dark chocolate, and cherry. Mouthfeel is full as well as body and carbonation. A rich and flavorful stout with a smell that sticks to it's name more than flavor, but is still excellent anyways.

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Photo of ScottK22
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.09/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16oz can into a pint glass. batch #4, whatever that means.

looks pure evil as it pours blacker than black with the look of old motor oil. nice small beige head, leaving some lacing at first. head eventually disappears altogether.

aroma is strongly of bourbon. there are some faint cocoa tones, but little else. thought i'd picked up the BBA version, but no, at least according to the can.

oh dear. taste is almost exclusively bourbon alcohol. no almond, no vanilla, it does pick up some coffee tones as it warms up. there is a faintly metallic quality to it as well.

close to full on the mouth. bourbon on the finish, as well as the faint metallic taste.

overall, I guess I', the only man in the country who does not like this beer one bit. reminds me of my reaction to Backwoods Bastard. just too much booze and not enough beer. sorry, Evil Twin, but this was a drain pour for me.

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Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at August THT. Pitch black with a thin espresso head. Notes of chocolate, brewed coffee, roasted malts, plum jam. Full body, smooth texture, low carbonation and a roasty bitter finish.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdcompton2
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_The_Elder
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobprice
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of muchos
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oily, inky black, with a brownish beige head of 4 fingers in the snifter. Nice rings of lace left behind.

Aromas of pure amaretto - the cherry, the almond - and coffee, nuttiness, and maybe a hint of black olive.

Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, fusel alcohol, and then hints of amaretto and espresso. The tart cherry remains throughout the finish. A touch of paper, but I don't think it's oxidized. Nice roasty finish. It's better when you leave it on your tongue for a little while. Finishes on coffee.

Feel is carbonated and smooth, creamy, full bodied. Leaves an ashy roasty feel in the mouth as it subsides.

Well, it's not half bad. As to whether i'd buy a 4 pack of cans, it's a toss up. Still worth a try if you haven't done it yet.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Optics are as expected, head is thick and fluffy. Aroma was a little lite on mine, but there are definite notes of cream, almond and mild espresso. Wish it was more robust. Flavor is good, the aroma is a very good indicator of what you get - vanilla, almond and light espresso. Also a tad soft, but definitely tasty. Very smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vader444
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One pint can poured into tulip.

Been looking forward to trying this for a long time. It is an outstanding example of a coffee stout with bold flavours and a rich mouthfeel. I struggled a bit to identify the "biscotti" element but as this warmed up towards room temperature it developed a very subtle marzipan flavour. Overall a fabulous beer but perhaps not as good as Evil Twin's Even More Jesus sampled on the same evening. I would probably have enjoyed a second of these if it wasn't a "school night". Cheers!

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattboyer182
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Djtrends
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHDoyle
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Description: Inky black with no head or lacing. Has a very clear, flat appearance, almost like glass. Smell is dark chocolate, coffee, cream, vanilla and a boozy, oak/bourbon hint even though this isn't barrel aged. Altogether a complex and balanced aroma. The taste is a little more circumscribed with dark chocolate and coffee dominating but not so much cream or vanilla except for a bit on the aftertaste. Not as complex as the aroma. Feel is thick and creamy with, as expected, low carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Vanilla sugar wafers

If you like this beer then you should also try: Breakfast Stout

Overall: 4.25 (This beer is good and I would likely drink it again) This slow-sipping, dessert beer would have been better had it been barrel aged but, still, pretty good. This had some really great components but I think it's a case where the sum maybe isn't greater than the whole of its parts. It's not something I (or most people) would drink every day but it's worth trying if you haven't before.

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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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