Jun 9, 2015

Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break

I’ve had a few beers for Evil Twin throughout the years, but there’s always been one that I have lusted after, but never crossed paths with. Imperial Biscotti Break is a big, flavorful 11.5% ABV imperial stout that, well, put simply is pretty damn good. It was also worth the wait to finally snag a bottle (stupid purchase limits).

As always, the brewery is elusive in describing the making of or ingredients within Imperial Biscotti Break, but the rich coffee flavors, chocolate and smooth roast are exquisite. I do know that the coffee comes from Charleston Coffee Roasters and the beer is brewed for Evil Twin by Westbrook Brewing. So, we’ve got that, I suppose. In the end, however, it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is the decadent stout in hand, worthy of sipping — and cellaring if I can get more.


The beer pours like old motor oil with a fleeting cap of dark brown foam.

Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break photo


The aroma is rich with plenty of dark coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, a hint of anise and a soft char.


Wow. Immediately leaves an impression of richness, a full body and robust character. Dark coffee, roasty notes, dark chocolate and a soft char ride a wave of slightly viscous liquid. For the ABV level, there’s not much of an alcohol hit — a soft warmth late in the chest is about it. A moderate sweetness and countering bitterness balance one another wonderfully.


I’m not really sure what else to say. My notes on this one were minimal as I was too busy enjoying the hell out of it. I wish I had been able to snag an extra bottle or two. Imperial Biscotti Break is one incredible beer.

Rating: 4.5/5

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