Imperial Doughnut Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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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

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1,555
Reviews:
195
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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Photo of Mikexw
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black with a hint of rusty brown. Topped with a half finger of rusty, chocolate milk, amber brown head.

Deep, dark and roasted notes, tar and tobacco, pipe smoke and a melage of sweet candy flavours. Reminds me off hand of Beer Geek Breakfast. Dark chocolate and coffee notes are in there as well. This brew unfolds with each wiff. Umami, black liquorice, and soy sauce. A hint of snow as well.

Sweet and rich, it carries the same melange of sweet candy flavours which I presume are from the doughnut glaze, backed strongly with the rich thickness of toasted malt body. Tar, tobacco, leather and black coffee touched with umami and a hint of brininess.

Thick and smooth body, backed with a light and slightly foamy carbonation which smooths the brew, but is in itself in the background.

Had Imperial Doughnut Break shipped to me from Bangkok, and I'm drinking it in Chiang Mai June 5th, 2017. Very good brew. Not doughnut forward, its an imperial stout with hints of doughnut flavours which are subtle, and perhaps would go unnoticed unless announced in the name.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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