Release Evil Twin - Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break

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  1. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (613) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

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    Next month, Evil Twin Brewing will be shipping an extremely limited version of one of its most popular stouts.

    Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break is an 11.5 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with almonds, coffee and vanilla before being aged in BLiS Gourmet bourbon maple syrup barrels for one year. The stout was then transferred to age in marsala wine barrels for an addition six months before being bottled.

    As the name indicates, Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break uses Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti Break as its base, an 11.5 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with almonds, coffee and vanilla that was first released in 2012. In addition, this is not the first time that Evil Twin has used BLiS Gourmet barrels, as Imperial Biscotti Break Raspberry Umami (11.5 percent ABV), Michigan Maple Jesus (12 percent ABV) and Even More Jesus Bourbon Maple Syrup Barrel Aged (12 percent ABV) incorporate beer that was aged in various versions of the company’s barrels.

    In an email, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, owner of Evil Twin, told Tenemu that Double Barrel Imperial Biscotti Break will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles and will consist of approximately 100 cases that are scheduled to be shipped to retailers in February.

    From Tenemu.com
     
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  2. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (504) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Have any idea what the suggested retail price is on this? I know last year they had cans going for $30. Be nice if that price could drop.
     
  3. Nhens0016

    Nhens0016 Aspirant (246) Aug 23, 2013 Louisiana
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    cans???
     
  4. Jlabs

    Jlabs Champion (824) Nov 11, 2013 New York
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    Wow..only 100 cases?..gonna be a PITA to find a bottle
     
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  5. NNN

    NNN Initiate (79) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    Pricing is not competitive enough anymore.
     
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  6. Ray9230

    Ray9230 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2017 New York

    Last maple/marsala barrel beer set me back $50 it was the biscotti cake break varient... Tasted amazing fresh so I'm looking forward to this
     
  7. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (504) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    I thought it was a can. Saw it on a FB post but memory is a bit hazy. The regular is in cans, is the bourbon barrel always in bottles? Never cans?
     
  8. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,283) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Ouch. The maple bourbon Biscotti cake break was $35 a bomber here in NJ. $50 is steep. Was that NYC? Not sure about pricing on the Marsala since I never saw it here.
     
  9. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (442) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    Yup gonna be another 50$ bottle from Westbrook is my guess.....
     
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  10. Ray9230

    Ray9230 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2017 New York

    Yup nyc bro the maple bourbon was also 35 here also but the marsala was 50.. Had the pleasure of sharing both with my brother
     
  11. TheGent

    TheGent Meyvn (1,283) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Damn. I didn't realize there was such a big price difference between the two. Never had the Marsala, but the maple bourbon cake break was worth every penny.
     
  12. beersgud

    beersgud Disciple (363) Jan 31, 2014 Kansas
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    I’m not sure if they have released the bourbon barrel aged version since they started canning. All of their big BA beers have been released in large format only though, I’m pretty sure.
     
  13. beersgud

    beersgud Disciple (363) Jan 31, 2014 Kansas
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    Bottles, I should say. Most of the EMJ variants were in small format bottles.
     
  14. Ray9230

    Ray9230 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2017 New York

    Just got word from my local beer guy its dropping this week.. Preordered mine for Tuesday pickup
     
  15. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Aspirant (282) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Sounds pretty good but needs to get the ABV up to justify that price IMO.

    Michigan Maple Jesus was $9.99, even with the adjuncts I don't believe this is worth 50%-150% more, $/oz
     
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  16. Benish

    Benish Savant (954) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    It's no question it will be overpriced. So if by any chance I come across it, it will be an easy pass.
     
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  17. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (244) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Apparently only one case made it to NYC, to a Food Emporium of all places, and their beer guy sold most of it to one person.
     
  18. hopley

    hopley Meyvn (1,174) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Whelp, looks like we can say good bye to that $50 retail stroke of luck...maybe if we're lucky the market will evolve into a Ticketmaster beer scalper type of thing...!
     
  19. Ray9230

    Ray9230 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2017 New York

    They still have one bottle left if you are interested
     
  20. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (442) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina
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    Saw it here in SC for 38.99............
     
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  21. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (230) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan
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    Local place to me in West Michigan. $46.99. I am all for the big, adjunct, crazy stouts but that is just out of control. Someone will buy it and good for them.
     
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  22. DISKORD

    DISKORD Aspirant (203) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    It is/was $40 around here! They're (mostly Westbrook) out of their damn minds!
     
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  23. NewmansOwn

    NewmansOwn Aspirant (244) Jun 25, 2016 New York

    Bottles here in NYC for $40, or $50 at the supermarkets.
     
  24. GetTheYayo

    GetTheYayo Devotee (411) Aug 26, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm skeptical of the marsala aging.
     
  25. hopley

    hopley Meyvn (1,174) Feb 24, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yes, I am too. If I see it, I'm going to buy it, but I would really like to see some detailed Beer Advocate reviews that talk about these types of taste attributes as Marsala wine is not a taste I'm familiar with, and even if I was, it's not one I would readily pair with maple...!! (Don't get me wrong, I'm more than willing to go Extreme and give it a try...!)
     
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  26. dlydilly

    dlydilly Initiate (65) Dec 6, 2017 California
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    Anyone know if SoCal for some?
     
  27. tf10drap

    tf10drap Initiate (35) Feb 9, 2017 New York

    Buddy of mine in NYC was able to pick one up for me. Super stoked but the price of entry is SUPER high. Now we wait.
     
  28. Sumnerj

    Sumnerj Aspirant (215) Nov 14, 2015 Connecticut
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    one of the double barrel imperial biscotti breaks or the Westbrook collab?