Imperial Doughnut Break - Glazed | Evil Twin Brewing

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Imperial Doughnut Break - GlazedImperial Doughnut Break - Glazed
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Did the flavors of sugar and bitter sweet almonds and coffee in Imperial Biscotti Break also make you sentimental? Now we topped it off with insane amounts of doughnuts. This all time American favorite is making it’s way back into the spotlight and we at Evil Twin Brewing are not letting a tasty trend pass us by without taking it to the next level. Drink it with great gusto - Forza Doughnuts.

Added by Netdigger2 on 02-25-2013

BEER STATS
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#1,284
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
1,646
pDev:
8.11%
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Ratings: 1,646 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of jenrhart
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Negrelly
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Very dark brown/black, with a finger of cinnamon head that quickly fades to a ring. Lacing slides quickly, too.
AROMA: Alcohol very well hidden. Almonds/nuts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and the overall sweetness of a glazed doughnut.
TASTE: Same deal in the flavor. It's a sweet beer, but, still has some mild bitterness/spiciness to it. Very nice, not screaming donuts at me, but if you use your imagination...
FEEL: Average carbonation, sticky, dry on the very finish, and medium full body.
OVERALL: Another very tasty offering from ET.

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Photo of kinggimp
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great dessert beer. Very sweet, but well balanced. Like drinking chocolate cake.

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Photo of kmoen
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdhilt
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a three finger brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet pastry and coffee nose, flavor is coffee, vanilla with hints of doughnut. $7.99 for a 16oz can from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jroof1
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmar25
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of emyers
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint can poured into snifter

Black, thick 1 inch medium-dark brown head

Nose: roasted malt, biscuit, some coffee and dark chocolate

Taste: milk chocolate, coffee, caramel. Finishes sweet but not cloying.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep brown/black with a nice two finger brownish head that breaks slowly. Cap and collar on break and some spotty lacing.

Smell is vanilla and almonds with roasts and cocoa. I sense a small amount of treacle as well.

Flavor follows the nose,with the vanilla and almonds leading the way, and then the cocoa,roasts and treacle coming in. The beer is very sweet, as mentioned before probably from the addition of donuts.

Feel is medium body with the same for carbonation. There is a sticky sweet finish that ends with some nice bitter roasts.

Not avad beer, perhaps a bit of a gimmick,but hey, who doesn't love a gimmick? I found this really sweet and would recommend it as a dessert beer.

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Beer pours a bery black body with a creamy coffee like head. Head retention is pretty good. Average amount of lacing while drinking. Overall fairly sound appearance for this beer.

S: Beer smells of almonds and a slight amount of sugary sweetness. Aromas are fairly typical of the style; added sweetness likely comes from the addition of doughnuts. Average aromas with a touch of sweetness.

T: Beer tastes similar to what the aromas hinted towards. However, the flavors seems better than there aroma counterparts. Sweetness comes out tasting like vanilla and sugar. There is also a distinct amount of almonds present. Only a slight touch of booze on the backend of the beer.

M: Thick full mouthfeel. Not overly sweet like other dessert stouts. Alcohol content becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. The sweetness isn't overpowering but limits my likeliness of drinking again.

O: Fairly nice beer. The sweetness is not overpowering and adds nicely to the base beer. None of the aromas stood out. Alcohol becomes more obvious at the backend of the beer.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dudd
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like Popeye’s girl, this one is weak. I’ll just cut to the chase: as a whole, no part of this beer speaks to the Raul man. Faint aromas on the nose, insipid flavors on the tongue... like an Ashley Graham centerfold, rich and robust, this beer is not. Considering the price, skip this one hard.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Imperial Doughnut Break - Glazed from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,646 ratings