Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

Posted: March 22, 2015 in American Double/Imperial Stout, Evil Twin Brewing, Reviews

Here’s a beer that Val picked out for me at Half Time. I usually adore beers from Evil Twin, especially their stouts, so I assume this will be no different.

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ABV: 11.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Roman Empire had a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ – festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.”

Random: I can’t remember the last time I had a biscotti. I like biscotti.

This beer poured with a one finger, brown head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was a deep black color with no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose was filled with dark chocolate, smoke and strong espresso. This was definitely in my wheelhouse. The taste was amazing. I got dark chocolate up front, followed by espresso and then a touch of sweetness came through. Smoke was there, albeit not very strong. Vanilla was present as well and roasted malts were very apparent. The booze was very hidden. The body was thick and chewy with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with bitter coffee and dark chocolate. This beer just worked for me and honestly floored me. For $9.99 a bomber, this broke down to $.45 an ounce, which was a steal given how good this beer was. I would definitely have this again. This is truly a refined, flavorful brew.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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