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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: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


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 (2278) - 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 (3664) - 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 (5627) - 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 (1192) - 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 (2543) - 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 (1144) - 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 (1728) - 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 (939) - 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 (2517) - 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.


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