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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: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (456) - - AUG 31, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by Huhzubendah, many thanks Matt! Pours an opaque black with light barely passing on the rim. A wisp of tan head lingers on the meniscus. Aroma is massive and overwhelming - roasted malt, oak, vanilla, caramel, slight coconut, and bakerís chocolate. Flavor is same, full bodied with sweet viscous mouthfeel. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a flavor intense enough to completely mask the alcohol. Full bodied, muted carbonation, and roasty bittersweet chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (952) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle! Brilliantly dark oil with a floating thick brown rope. Aroma is vanilla, lots of bourbon, chocolate, coffee. Taste is very bourbon-vanilla sweetness, and intense coffee bitterness. Crazy long, creamy, dry finish. Gritty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1168) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark brown with a good sized brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate, hint of tasty bourbony booze on the finish. Taste is bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, biscotti. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5002) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is huge chocolate, coffee, BB, and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee, nice abv warmth, and bourbonish. A touch of vanilla as well. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. solid as a rock

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (164) - Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2014
aroma: cookie dough, toasted almonds, caramel and chocolate milk (bit similar to KBS on the nose--smells can be deceiving) appearance: dark brown with mocha head that dissipates quickly. taste: sweet chocolate and vanilla and alcohol burn dominate. bit of a red winey note in there, too. final note is bitter coffee and bakers chocolate, with a returning wisp of alcohol breath; not as sweet as I thought itíd be, but barrel presence isnít as pronounced as Iíd like it. palate: sticky, lively carb fizz on mouth. dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (2303) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2014
This beer is a winner. Pours black with brown big bubble head. Aroma is rich cocoa almond, toffee, vanilla, and cinnamon. Thinner then expected but super tasty with no boozyness and great rich sweetness and spicy barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 13, 2014
bomber, tons of rich rich roasty flavors, the barrel influence is moderate, a slow sipper for sure. Again, evil twin shows they really know how to barrel age a beer

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours like motor oil, inky black, dark as dark can be, with barely any head. The aroma is daunting ... rife with rich roast and chewy, dried fruit. This drinks with some really full flavor, but is surprisingly easy for 11.5% -- dangerously delicious. (#5602, 8/2/2014)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gendv138 (1215) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Jet black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of sweet bourbon, dark chocolate, caramel, cookie bits, vanilla. Tastes of sweet bourbon, bits of dark fruit, dark chocolate, roast, caramel, a bit of oak. Full body with a dry finish. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation. Tasty, the barrel aging really changes up the base beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
superspak (2568) - 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.


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