Tonight’s beer is an American Imperial Stout brewed in Denmark – a uniquely reverse scenario when considering recent trends in the American craft beer explosion, which has pumped out dozens of international interpretations including “Belgian Style” ales, American versions of Russian Imperial Stouts, and the “American Wild Ale”, which is essentially the American version of the Belgian sour.
Nevertheless, Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti was indeed world-class, and here’s my full review:
Final Rating: 4.43/5
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a mini snifter. Purchased at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro, MA.
Appearance – Pours a pitch black, opaque oily body with a modest one finger chocolate colored head that doesn’t stick around very long – it reduces to nothing in less than a minute. Leaves no lacing.
Smell – The coffee is definitely present and dominates on the nose – freshly ground coffee, chocolate-mocha, vanilla and maybe a hint of booze. The aroma is subtle and not overly forward but very inviting.
Taste – Let this one warm up a few degrees to get the best experience. After ~30 minutes, I get some delicious coffee, dark chocolate, nutty notes followed up by a very nice roasty, charred, toasted malt note that lingers for a while.
Mouthfeel – Rich, thick, and full bodied. Minimal carbonation.
Overall I was very impressed with Imperial Biscotti break. The balance of flavors here are superb – it hits all the high points of a world class imperial stout. A little expensive, but worth the price for a nice treat.