Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.34/5
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527 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with coffee and chili with hazelnut and vanilla extracts added.

Added by TallSaint on 06-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#738
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
527
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
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82
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Ratings: 527 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Fal2019
1.46/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Overly sweet and artificial tasting. Honestly undrinkable.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Nice amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is hazelnut, milk chocolate and vanilla.

T - The taste is hazelnut, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla and some light chilli heat in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice soft finish.

O - Very nice spiced stout. The sweetness is complimented by the light pepper heat.

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of petrusek23
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franklin-Yeo
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours jet black with a minimal head. The aroma delivery beautifully on what is promised - a big whiff of chili, with coffee, chocolate, hazelnut, almond, and praline. The flavor delivers big sweetness upfront, with loads of chocolate, mocha, and hazelnut, and then the chili hits at the finish, in tantalizing amount. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with modest carbonation and lingering sweetness. Overall this is a wonderful beer -gimicky, sure, but utterly delicious, and perfectly balanced.

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Photo of tdm168
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-21-18 for $4.49. Batch 002, no date.

Beer poured black with a very nice tan head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose has hints of chocolate, nuts, and vanilla along with modestly roasted malts.

Taste is really well balanced with light hints of chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut. Very light coffee astringency balances the large but modestly roasted malt base. Hazelnut lends an interesting aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a really well balanced beer that makes for a nice sipper.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.51/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EMH73
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I am clearly in the minority with this beer as I found it to be overly sweet and the flavors of hazelnut and chili to be artificial additives. The flavors just did not become cohesive to me. Glad I only picked up a single.

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Photo of khargro2
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerrat
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LGHT
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrueryDC
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A very good aroma of malt, coffee, chili peppers, nuts, vanilla, and chocolate.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt (present throughout), a good shot of milk chocolate, a bit of vanilla, a whole lot of coffee (it levels off as you go along, a decent bit of chili peppers, and some hazelnuts. Not as volcanically hot as other beers with chili peppers, but certainly hot. Quite complex and very tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a warm, smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: A very likable stout. Definitely drinkable.

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Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 527 ratings