Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#501
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
414
pDev:
6.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: black-bodied ale with a slim head of dark foam; modest persistence, some motes of lace

S: rich dark malt aromas and a nuttiness, like a hazelnut lattee; some earthy and herbal notes

T: base malts are roasted and dark and full of that bittersweet chocolate flavor; coffee with milk and sugar flavors; hazelnut is distinct and adds a rugged, rustic element to the beer; mild chili flash, but not too spicy or hot

M: medium-full bodied, dense and flat; smooth and coating; slight tingling

O: a very nice take on the base stout, with a clear switch in the nut flavor and some rough-edged character reminiscent of the Yeti line from Great Divide with the addition of chili heat. A fine beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle purchased at DeCicco's in Ardsley, NY.

Pours a deep, dark black, almost ink-like. Small, quarter inch head, not much lacing.

Smells deeply chocolately and roasty. Some nutty aromas well.

Great flavors. The heat of peppers, a smoother heat, rather than a biting heat, is folded very nicely into a chocolate blanket. The hazelnut flavor is slightly less pronounced than I like, but is nice, and adds a earthy sweetness to the beer. A bit of coffee bitterness on the palate as well.

Thick, syrupy mouthfeel much like the base beer. Very creamy, and pretty drinkable, considering the alcohol content.

So glad I took a trip to this great grocery store and found this beer on the shelf. Apparently it's made specifically for them, and its awesome.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Undated can poured into pint glass and allowed to warm.

L: 1.5F light tan head. Decent retention, leaving sheets of sticky lacing and a cap and ring.

S: Coffee and hazelnut, mostly. Some dairy and cocoa come in.

T: Coffee with hazelnut creamer is how I would characterize it. Chili heat comes in very slowly at the end. Subtly and nicely done, but not overdone. Cuts the sweetness a bit.

F: Medium bodied, not much carbonation. Exception construction and quite well-balanced.

O: One of the stronger entries in this series. Always playing with fire when you work with chilis (ha ha get it?) but they handled it very well.

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3.92/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.84/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of chinchill
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Choco chip cookies and coffee in th nose.

Flavor: Coffee (moderate), faint chili dark chocolate (high), very good balance.
Nearly too sweet. Fine, lingering aftertase.

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Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 414 ratings