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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

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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
16th January 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Big thanks to Bruce for securing another of these bad boys. Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Nice smooth dark malt with a little dry dark chocolate. Mild caramel. Dark malt cream. Fruity bourbon, mild spice. Light touch of dark fruits. Rich and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10789) - 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 it’s an improvement on the original.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks Bruce for this gem. The nose has sharp chocolate, some cherries, burnt marshmallows. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich, creamy chocolate, chocolate cake, s’mores, vanilla. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Moderately warming to finish, lots of chocolate creme, decadent chocolate cake, soft vanilla. Wonderfully rich and complex while still exceptionally drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark malt, vanilla, dough and bourbon alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted coffee sweet bourbon flavor with medium to heavy complex sweet finish of long duration. Better version of a standout complex beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pour at WTF poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate bourbon finish.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Damn this is the shit! Dark brown pour, brown head. Bourbon and brownies. Just fudgy and flat out freaking delicious. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of Supermarket Foco, Pours a deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Big graham cracker, dark chocolate, spicy aroma. Goopy, milk chocolate, Hershey’s, coffee, vanilla, a touch woody flavor. Fucken tasty but quite strong.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (8290) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, big big thanks to our host with the most, 16/01/14. Pitch black with a dirty tan head that thins then retains. Nose is big old roasties, minerals, earthy, bitter chocolate, marsh mellow, lightly burnt toffee fudge. Taste comprises decadent chocolate, light pepper, mellow chocolate fudgedom, gooey niceness, light bourbon trace. Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, spot on. Well tempered sweetness and lightly warming in the closure, great balance and pitch. Top draw!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8235) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, fudge brownie, almonds, vanilla and chocolate cream pie. Deep roast. Full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6713) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle shared by the ever-generous Bruce. It pours near black with a small, dense tan head. The nose is pretty sweet...rich roasted, treacle, aniseed, vanilla, coconut, wood and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, toast, mild acidity, vanilla, coconut, chocolate, chewy malt, treacle, booze, candy and dark fruits with a dry, sweetish finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, pretty sweet and intense. I can see why the others love it so, but just a bit much for myself.


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