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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged

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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
superspak (2466) - Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark fudge, vanilla, toast, toffee, molasses, bourbon, oak, nuttiness, light dark fruits, and roast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark fudge, molasses, vanilla, toast, toffee, bourbon, oak, nuttiness, light dark fruit, and roast/oak earthiness. Slight roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark fudge, vanilla, toast, toffee, molasses, bourbon, oak, nuttiness, light dark fruit, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely insane complexity and perfect balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a nice roast bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, smooth, and luscious mouthfeel that is insane. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely world class barrel aged imperial coffee stout. All around insane complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, and bourbon barrel flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An absolutely sublime offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Dark, oily looking but thinner than I would expect. Boozy nose of bourbon, cola, dark malts. Dark chocolate, some light ashy burnt malts, cola, maybe coconut, hot finish. Donít love the original or this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
July 1st Sunday. Never pulled the trigger on this one as it was a bit pricey, but it would have been close to being worth it. Vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, coconut, roasted malts, molasses. Big, thick, decadent. As much as I think I couldnít drink the entire bottle of these monsterís by myself, I continue to rate highly because the initial eye opener the flavors deserves respect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
markextrae (893) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks a lot to NHbeerguy for sending me this threat! shared it with 2 friends. poured pitch black with a nice small mocha coloured head. the smell kicks you from your chair. lot of sweet chocolate, vanilla, hazlenuts, roasted nuts, strong bourbon barrel notice! taste kicks in with sweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, nuts, caramel, almonds, thick mouthfeel, some cinnamon, biscuits, boy this stuff is so taste! itís even more smooth as the regular biscotti break! wow just one phenomenal beer! incredible smooth and complex! one of the smoothest and best things my palate has ever tasted!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
First Sunday. Great balance and good sweetness. Smooth caramel and chocolate flavors. Smooth caramel with a touch of vanilla in the aroma. Complex and really good. Everything comes together well and combines in a meld of rich delicious flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Black pour with a small tan head. Some graham cracker, fudge, and bourbon. Decent vanilla and lots of roasted malt...a bit of ash. Maybe some burnt sugar, decent coffee. Flavor has lots of sweet sugar, bourbon, and vanilla. Some graham cracker, dark chocolate, and fudge. Good roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Subtle oak/char. Not sure itís an improvement on the original.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and some coffee. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wisdomsolo (399) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This is the best of the Evil Twinís Iíve had. Really nice flavor and smoothness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1501) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2014
of all the biscotti(or even donut) breaks, this is easily the best. the barrel aging really rounds out the flavor here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bourbon with lots of roasted malts, dark brains and a bit of biscotti sweetness. Flavor has much more sweetness with lots of biscotti, vanilla and bourbon with a strong back bone of dark grains and roasted malts.


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