Imperial Doughnut Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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
Ratings:
1,550
Reviews:
194
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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158
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For Trade:
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Photo of CesarLopes
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer I've ever had.

2014 bottling opened in May 2017, or into a tulip glass.

The best thing about this beer is its mouth feel. This is how I wish every Imperial Stout felt. Thick as chocolate syrup. With perfect carbonation after 3 years. Just coated the mouth.

The flavor perfectly matched up to the smell. Which is to say, it tasted and smelled like glazed chocolate donut, warm and right out of the oven

Poured black with little head. I was afraid I'd aged it too long. It didn't look like it was still carbonated, but it was when you drink it. The majority of the flavor was chocolate syrup, but there was a nice doughy chewiness underneath.

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Photo of breakdownbbe
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought Maple Jesus was the most disgusting beer I've ever tried so this completely redeemed Evil Twin in my eyes. It's actually crazy that this one is 11.5%. It's not obscenely sweet like ST Creme Brulee but it totally works as a dessert beer. Just nice and chocolately and a bit of roast. I remember it feeling surprisingly light, too but I guess it is billed as a porter.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Everydayoff
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into a snifter.

It pours jet inky black in color with a finger thick of creamy dark tan head as a showcase. The head gradually dissipates to some bubble sheet on the surface with pretty good retention and leaves only some lacing behind.

Sweet doughnut as the first layer covering the aroma, underneath of it, I can sense the goodness of original Biscotti Break with its rich presence of coffee and dark, creamy, yet milky chocolate, as well as vanilla, licorice, slight spice, caramel, sugar, hazelnut, almond, slight roasted, toasted bread, and biscuit.

The taste is still led by sweet doughnut for a while before the complexity of flavor taking over with notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, creamy, toasted bread, biscuit, roasted, vanilla, caramel, sugar, charred nut, almond, hazelnut, slight warm and spicy sweet alcohol. It is also slight astringency at time together with some bitterness from both roasted malt and hop.

Full body with some bold touch through the palate, the carbonation is just right by offering a smooth mouthfeel and some lively feeling with a pleasantly dry finish. Overall, it is not that hefty or sticky even it piling up with the insane amount of doughnuts.

When coffee and chocolate meet up with doughnut, the result is great combination and tasty Imperial Porter without being too sweet or cloying. A truly great dessert in glass and of course great pairing with doughnut.

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

Photo of 911CROFT
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mrfrancis
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmoriarty
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Khaack
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.35/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Traditional color, half inch of silk barm that settles into a thin lacing. Aroma has lots of roasted malt, medium espresso and some lactose sugar which I guess is to approximate the doughnut, but it sadly also has that Evil Twin slightly-off vegetal smell to it. Mouthfeel starts out with green pepper malt hit upfront but that eventually fades to roasted espresso with almond, vanilla and lactose sugar. Finishes pretty smooth. Solid coffee adjunct stout nothing mind-blowing, though it was better than a lot of ET dark beers which tend to be more fusel or vegetal.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoBeerGo
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super dark with a massive coppery brown head. Nose has me a little confused, as there is a molasses sweetness, but I'd swear there's some spicing of some sort. Taste reveals a significant coffee punch, which may have contributed to that spicy thing. Beyond that, I am getting some chocolate and a decent caramel finish. On the very exit, I get a vanilla contribution as well. Pretty thick bodied and sticky as well with shockingly little on the aftertaste.

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Photo of TerryMills
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with 1/4 in quickly fading deep chocolate head..

Smell is of sweet bready malt with a hint of booze.

Taste is awesome, very smooth, sweet and malty, almost too smooth , this beer could get you in trouble if you dont drink slow.

Feel is very nice as well, super light oil, not like a full blown stout but its close,very full bodied.

Overall I will buy this again for sure , I think biscotti break is just as good and will buy it again as well.

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Imperial Doughnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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