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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.11   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JStax (3663) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2015
22 ounce bottle poured into a big snifter. The beer is a thick, oily black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has big vanilla and wafer. Some bitter dark chocolate, boozy warmth. Fairly sweet. Really enjoying the vanilla aspects of this beer. Thicker mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5549) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
bottle at at a tasting at john_beer. pours unclear dark brown with a small reviving beige cap, nicely lacing. fragrant bourbon, milk chocolate, sweet caramelized nut, burnt caramel, glosette *TM - chocolate-covered raisins, vanilla beans, warming alcohol, coffee beans - coffee and cream-like. light to low carbonation, full body - smooth and thick; sweet warming spicy-woody finish. excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (2470) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle 660ml. Pours black with low beige head. No lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, sugar, alcohol, vanilla. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good. Warmth feeling.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours a dark brown/black, little bit of tan head. Aroma fucking sumptuous, vanilla, chocolate, oak, caramel. Body rich and roasty, yet well-balanced. I sat on this for a year, and it was so worth it. One of the best I’ve had from Evil Twin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2064) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small beige rim that leaves low lacing. Nose is of cocoa powder, chocolate and fudge. Taste is slightly cloying with cocoa powder again, milk chocolate and some nuts. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel rich. Overall a simple and chocolatey strong ale, not bad at all (really good in fact) but simple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3774) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle (22 oz).

Appearance: Pitch black with a small dark brown head and little lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, roasted malts, hazelnuts, bourbon, caramel, oak and vanilla.

Taste: Chocolate upfront followed by roasted malts, hazelnuts, bourbon, rich malts, caramel, vanilla, oak and light alcohol presence.

Palate: Full body. Medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Chocolate-y and warming finish.

Overall: Not really better than the regular version, but it’s still a well balanced and super tasty beer. Alcohol is well integrated. Good complexity level.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle shared by bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Pours a black color with tan head. Bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasty aromas. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, slight booze flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2942) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Many thank yous to mendvicdog for the share. Dark brown, near black body with an inch or so of foamy, dark beige cap. Lush aroma of roast and chocolate, oak and bourbon. A touch of vanilla. Incredible balance and simply beautiful flavors. A memorable beer. I would love to have this one again sometime.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2140) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle I sat on for a bit, lucky it did not break or tsupmtin. Pours the part of any dark beer, khaki hued head that survives. Taste is sweet with fudge, bittersweet bakers chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Thick full body, syrupy. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle from trade. Poured black with dark tan head that dissipates. Aroma deep char vanilla bourbon brown sugar. Light carb med bod. Tastes rich oaky smoke choc vanilla, pretty bitter. Pretty good.


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