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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
Ranking:
#1,189
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
1,580
pDev:
8.11%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of kitch
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 22oz bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Sweet doughy doughnuts, banana bread, milk chocolate, coffee, caramel, brown sugar and marshmallow.

Taste: Sweet doughnut to start, followed by milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. There is only perhaps a very light dark chocolate bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: This was sweet, not too sweet as to put me off at the beginning, but definitely approaching my limit the more I drank with a whole bomber. Would definitely prefer it in a smaller 330ml bottle.

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.65/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Opaque black body with a mahogany/brown head. Smells sweet with a fragrance of doughnuts, caramel, coffee, nuts and a small amount of booze. Taste is very similar but with a bit of molasses. Definitely one of the best sweet porters on the market.

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Photo of avalon07
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, almonds, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of chocolate (could have used a bit more), some almonds, light coffee notes, a sugary quality (the advertised doughnuts), and mild hops. Not a bad flavor at all, but it seems a little on the underwhelming side. I didn't get quite as much of the doughnuts as I would have liked, but it's still fairly tasty.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an uneven beer in some respects, but it manages to still be likable. Drinkable.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rypkr
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated 09/18/17

Pours black with a dense creamy brown foam head. Smells like dark fruits, chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, almonds, sugary glazed doughnut, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like sweet baked glazed doughnuts, sugary frosting with sprinkles, slightly boozy dark fruit, chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, almonds, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels thick, medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really great and interesting imperial porter with coffee, vanilla, almonds, and doughnuts.

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Photo of Griffin2
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a snifter.
L - Pours a deep black with a slight tan head.
S - Smells of chocolate and roastiness.
T - Tastes of chocolate and coffee with a nice sweetness on the finish.
F - Thick and lightly carbonated.
O - Very easy drinker for the 11.5 % ABV.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break, 11.5% ABV. Pours medium viscosity and dark brown/black. Nose is sweet, almonds, slight coffee. Taste follows, pretty sweet, almost no bitterness, plenty of doughnut. Decent mouthfeel, good carbonation. Overall outstanding.

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Photo of Ickiwotog
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PDinunzi
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a pure black color. Even poured like motor oil. Good two fingers worth of off white to tan foamy head. Semi-thick foamy lace clings nicely. The aroma starts off with a huge sweet fudgey rugged sugary coated doughy cake-like feature. Thick milk chocolate chip. The flavor yields to the sweet side with some roastiness underneath, Thick sweet milk chocolate aftertaste strolling into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality over a good carbonation. Not syrupy, but a good ABV seems to feel good over the sweetness and roasty feels. Overall, very well constructed imperial stout that I would have again.

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Imperial Doughnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,580 ratings
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