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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5321) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to mottle surface. Dark chocolate, oak and espresso aromas. Thin to medium bodied with warm sweet chocolate sauce and dry oak upfront turning to mild smoky bourbon in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle share, thanks to Steve. Deep brown pour with a thin beige head. The aroma is decadent; this one really caught my attention. Huge notes of roasted malts, oak, vanilla, and bourbon. Big flavors, lots of boozy sweetness with a little bittersweet balance. Cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, and seemingly crème brulee. Outstanding, one of the best in a night of great beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5267) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. pours out black topped with a tan head. nose is great roast malts vanilla brown sugar molasses lots barrel. Taste is more of the heavy sweetness roast malts marshmallows vanilla and a nice booze end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2016
A dark khaki, short, frothy head temporarily crowns a black body with mahogany trim, falling glass staining and dots of lace

Mild intensity, blueberry soaked whiskey fudge with accents of dried dark fruit and smoke, undertones of caramel and nutty oak barrel conjuring marshmallow... well balanced sweetness, bitterness, and spirit on a clean and mostly lean medium-light body leading to residuals with medium duration of the previously mentioned components... quite light and easy going with mild complexity while also managing to be complimentary enough to be enjoyable, overpriced

Capped 22 oz bottle purchased day of most recent KC release, consumed after about one week, served at 50° into Orrefors Difference Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2015
22 ounce bottle thanks to James. Big boozy nose. Bourbon and oak. Some vanilla. Sticky. Followed by sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6970) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag, courtesy of Jeroen. Poured a dark brown colour with a frothy round tan head. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich sweet malt, coffee chocolate, woody bourbon palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2015 Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag No head or carbonation. Clear black pour. Lots of bourbon. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1451) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2015
22oz bottle shared thanks to Lukaduke! Pours dark brown black with small head. The barrel treatment really elevated this beer, lots of chewy fudge, brownie, roasty char, mixed with yummy gooey vanilla, marshmallow, and some oaky spice. Probably my favorite Evil Twin beer that I’ve tried so far.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franckg (923) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Pas de date d’embouteillage mais vieillie au moins 1 an. Robe noire avec un col de mousse brun foncé qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes de chocolat fudge, vanille, crème, biscuits. Légère présence de bourbon qui se mêle merveilleusement aux effluves sucrées. Un peu boisé. Ressemble somme tout à la version originale mais avec cette touche subtile de bourbon légèrement boisé. En bouche, attaque sucrée en partant. Fudge, noisettes, cappuccino, crème, pâte à biscuit. Le vieillissement en fut de bourbon apparaît ensuite et apporte des saveurs de bois humide et de vanille. Un peu épicé par la présence du bourbon, plus amère également. Un peu de grains de café et cendre. Pointes de baies confites et anis. Texture bien onctueuse et rondeur incroyable. Ressemble beaucoup à la version de base, le bourbon reste subtil mais laisse tout de même sa marque. Excellente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (675) - GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a viscous, motor oil black color, with a small mohagony head, fading to a small lacing at the edge of the glass. The head yields huge bubbles, turning to decadent alcohol legs after swirling. Smells of moldy bitter chocolate, tons of fudge, a whiff of caramel and tobacco, tied together by a huge amount of roasted malts and bourbon soaked wood bark. While the Bourbon doubtlessly has a hot sting to it, it is well entangled into the beers soothing, rich malt qualities, creating a nutella like creaminess, as for a subtle hazelnuts layer on top. Has a low carbonation, leaving the spotlight on the beers full body, revealing a stunning creaminess, creating a silk mouthfeel, despite the hot Bourbon burn during the finish. While it begins earthy, with a profound roastiness to it, the beer develops a pungent, bitter dark chocolate character, mellowed by whipped cream and marshmellows. This balanced impression helps toffee, fudge and wooden vanilla to come up, while a tongue numbing sharpness follows immediately, once matured, dry oak hits the tastebuds. Profound Bourbon punches at the back of the throat for a short glance, producing a dry peak, balanced by mellow toffee, molasses and fresh brewed espresso. Leaves the palate as silk as during its beginning, while finishing way sweeter, to tame the very prominent, spicy Bourbon. There is a bit of an ambivalence going on in this for me. The beer produces a fantastic, utmost smooth mouthfeel, finding its antagonist in the equally profound Bourbon, which almost creates a certain harshness, numbing my palate. The same is true for a nutella like sweetness on the one hand, and dark bitter chocolate on the other. This beer is extreme. I find it astonishing that it is still able to exhibit a convincing balance, resulting in a sipper you can wrap your head around the whole evening.

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