Thursday, May 29, 2014
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Imperial Stout Brewed With Natural Flavors And Aged In Bourbon Barrels. I purchased this bottle at Royal Liquors (here) in San Jose. If you stop in there, please tell them that you heard about them from NorCal Beer Blog!
From the bottle: “Italy has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ – fab food culture, high decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, the soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keeping it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a thin mocha colored head and leaves loads of lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted almonds, coffee, caramel, bourbon and sweet.
Taste: Sweet, rich chocolate, nutty, caramel, roasted grains, bourbon, coffee, vanilla and a touch of spice.
Overall: Creamy, sweet and rich, Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged is outstanding. At 11.5% ABV this isn’t super boozy and although you do want to sip it and savor it you will find it easy drinking. This is decadent, balanced and phenomenal. I can’t say enough about how enjoyable this was. I plan to pick another up (even at the high price point) to savor. If you’re a fan of the style this is a DO NOT miss beverage!
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