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Imperial Doughnut Break
- Evil Twin Brewing
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Evil Twin Brewing
Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout
Limited (brewed once).
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Biscotti Break was an early Evil Twin release, a big American porter made with toasted almonds, vanilla, and coffee beans. Imperial Biscotti Break stepped things up a notch - a significant ABV increase, more toasted almonds, more vanilla, and more coffee (this time a custom espresso roast from Charleston Coffee Roasters). IBB topped countless "favorite beer" lists for 2012, a true breakthrough favorite among beer geekdom.
While this all sounds great, Americans aren't big on biscotti. No sir, here in 'Merica, we prefer other sweet breakfast treats. Like doughnuts.
This is Imperial Biscotti Break made with doughnuts.
If you have any questions, please refer to this description from Scott, reproduced here verbatim:
"Yeah, Imperial Biscotti Break made with addition of actual doughnuts. Yeah, real, ready to eat, actual doughnuts used as an ingredient."
Had this one at Brewvival 2013! Poured by Jeppe himself! Served from tap into a Brewvival sample shaker. Poured basically black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, doughnuts, dark fruit, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruit, sweet alcohol, and (you guessed it) doughnuts. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was a massive fan of the base brew for this one if I am honest. The addition of doughnuts really took it to a new level. This note of sweetness really binded every other aspect going on in the base brew and enhanced it for my palate. I really am glad I got the chance to try this one and plan to make my own version in my glass next time I have an Imperial Biscotti Break. Just sayin'.
Serving type: on-tap
02-26-2013 15:52:22 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
I am a huge fan of Imperial Biscotti Break, and I got to try this a few times at Brewvival and sincerely hope that they decide to bottle this.
It pours jet black with very little head and minor lacing. It appears a little thinner than IBB, but just as dark.
Smell is enticing chocolate, caramel, warm sugar, a little bit of a baker's yeast bread note, and coffee.
Taste is like eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut with a cup of hot chocolate. Amazing. It mimics the nose in all other traits, but very balanced surprisingly. (I couldn't drink 22oz alone). Very rich.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly heavier than the initial appearance would suggest and it fits the bill. It is viscous and luscious with low-medium carbonation.
Fantastic beer and a definite treat.
Serving type: on-tap
02-25-2013 12:57:35 |
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