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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break aged on Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ljthiessen (1257) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful dark brown pour. Big, boozy nose. Bourbon, chocolate. Very rich, thick chocolate flavour, light biscuity notes, bourbon flavour. Cocoa aftertaste. Stunning beer.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 16, 2017
Intensywna wanilia, bourbon, słodka, mleczna czekolada, ciasteczkowe, kawowe, palone, ale na słodki sposb. Długie, waniliowe, bourbonowe posmaki. Gładkie, kremowe, ułożone. Mega.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4759) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2017
Large shared bottle. Smells very good and tastes even better, with a clear but not overdone contribution from the bourbon barrel aging, good balance and complexity. Smooth, full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (43253) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is vanilla and caramelish. Toasted malty. Caramelish. Sweet and lingering caramelish finish. Vanilla and wooden far finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Nice addition to the original. Sweet and bready with heavy roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, oak and bourbon. Pretty beer and oily and heavy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3635) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2017
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
Evil Twins bigger beers are a treat I love to sample when I dont have to spring for a full bomber. This world class version makes it evident that they know their stuff as well as anyone. I look forward to the next time I stumble across a tap handle in a local bar.

Aroma / Appearance - A dense black fluid base crawls along the edges of the glass. Sticky legs trap the mocha head before merging into an oily heart. Oak, chocolate, coffee, and bitter raspberries drive home the thickness of this potent profile. The barrel aging does not go too far; you can still pick up enough of the base beer to get a sense of what it would be like in comparison.

Flavor / Palate - Raspberry filled donuts, warm coffee, and oak meld into the perfect morning after breakfast. If you took a jelly donut and drowned it fruit filling and chocolate I imagine it would taste something like this. Decadent and rich the profile lends itself well to a nightcap. In a very crowded style with many peers it manages to carve out its own little niche.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11477) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Bourbon covers up some of the heat and fake sweetness present in the most recent batches of iBB. Vanilla, coffee, smoother too - some light bitter roast. Not in the 100th percentile for me, but quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdmiralVernon (1140) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2016
A: Jet black with a thin brown lacing N: Bourbon, vanilla, oak, milk chocolate T: Toffee, chocolate, coffee O: Nice barrels and sweetness to it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with faint lite brown head. A: rich chocolate, vanilla, almonds, toffee. Deep. T: chocolate malt, vanilla, booze, bitter roast, almond. Nailed it. Really nice, right in my wheelhouse.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (5105) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
At Hopishop. Lacing, moussy, pale beige head over a black beer with burgundy edges. Aroma of chocolate sauce, gravy, bourbon, coffee grounds, beef broth, wet wood, porcini, whisky, elderberry syrup, leather. Concentrated candied sweetness on the tip of the tongue, candied fig, some brambleberry sourishness and the expected layer of beefy umami for balance, softish carbo, thick oily, viscous mouthfeel; deep dark malt core, nuts, bitter chocolate, toffee, toast, eventually roasted coffee bitterness pairing with spicy hops, drying woodiness and a late but potent dosis of bourbon-like alcohol. Excellent and not as extreme as some other Evil Twin ales, which probably did this beer good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (9267) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2016
Bomber sampled @ HopisHop B.U.M.B. 2016. Oily black with no head. Nose is insanely big on bourbon, overly heavy on booze, very hot, thick molasses, syrup, chocolate syrup, thick sugar. Taste is hot, very heavy molasses & bourbon, sugar, pure syrup, chocolate syrup, sugar, dark fruit syrup,... boozy. Body is thick molasses & bourbon. Good beer, very nice even but a bit too hot & heavy on bourbon, bit more balance would have made it even better. Improved as it got warmer.


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