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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break (DeCicco Version)
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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Stout with Chilis and Hazelnuts


HonusWagner's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
A slightly different version of the Imp Biscotti Break I am now accustomed to, the chili flavor comes through much more than the hazelnut but isn’t overwhelming. Bottles at Festival 2013.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1078) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony at capitol beer. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of some chocolate malt an chilli. Taste is hazelnut an chilli great beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (9059) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Growler... This beer rocks!… Pours nearly black with no head. The bouquet is an opulent swirl of dark brownies, toasted pistachios, almonds, cinnamon and vanilla. Full-bodied and velvety with only a remnant of carbonation. The flavor offers a delicious medley of hazelnuts, bittersweet espresso, brownie brittle and vanilla. Luxuriant, chewy, hearty finish. Major props to landhoney for popping the top on this world class brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
This one poured an inky black color with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malts, some dark chocolate, and light hazlenut. Falvor was similar, hazlenut is not there much, rpetty ashy, and the chile heat hits barely in the swallow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured dark dark brown with slight head. Aroma of choc coffee hazelnut. Not getting any spice. Light carb med bod. Odd taste prefer reg biscotti.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Shared thanks to beerman6686. Pours a dark brown black without much head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Really as good as the original but I am only getting a tad bit of the hazelnut and no chili heat at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (924) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a very dark brown. The aroma has a hint of heat to it, and sweetness. The taste is almost a perfect blend of heat and sweetness. Great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
(very similar to the ordinary version)Tap at CBC Clerkenwell, Pours brown, deep dark brown almost black, off cream thin head. Nose of biscuits, some fruits, and chocolate. Chocolate cake on the palate, big dark fruits, cherry, prunes, figs and dates. Added licorice and very subtle chilli. This grew on me the more i drank of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1589) - WALES - JAN 30, 2014
Keg at CBC Clerkenwell. Black, big tan head lasts a minute or so. Smell is apple and liquorice, maybe some background hazelnut. Body is medium to big, slightly foamy, carbonation is low. Taste is heavy liquorice, molasses, slight coffee…...and more sweet liquorice and molasses. It almost tastes oxidised. Drinking a half of this took me ages - it was just too syrupy sweet and liquorice heavy for me. On a positive note, the chili built up really nicely and gave me something to enjoy. Overall, though, this didn’t float my boat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Tap at Craft. Black with tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate with a bit of pepper, little licorice. Similar flavour, lovely blend of licorice and chocolate with roast. Thick and sweet with a bitter finish (like my boabie). Delish

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Keg at the Evil Twin MTB event at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is big dark chocolate notes, very subtle chilli, while the hazelnut are there and play nicely with the bold sweet notes. Taste is light roastinees and big chocolate and hazelnut sweetness, quite bold, with chocolate truffles and nutella. Body is creamy with a good carbonation. Overall, this is exquisite and quite better than the regular IBB.


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