Category Archives: American Imperial Stout

Evil Twin x Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla and habanero peppers added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was a slick motor oil black colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, nutty, liquorice (maybe), spicy pepper with hints of cinnamon.
Taste: Rich milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon with habanero pepper lightly lingering on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Really nice, a great sipper with very nice creaminess and lingering but not overpowering spiciness.

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Westbrook Mexican Cake

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malt beverage with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and habanero peppers added

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Way back in December 2011, we brewed our 1st Anniversary beer – a serious imperial stout aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. It was so delicious we decided to bring it back once each year. Salud!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber bottled on 23rd May 2016. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Black in colour with only a thin brown head that doesn’t stick around for long and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate and cinnamon with touches of liquorice and char.
Taste: Sweet-ish chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, cocoa powder with hints of vanilla and nice light pepper heat on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice relaxing sipper. Just so easy to drink with the flavours so balanced.

Evil Twin Even More Jesus

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co., USA.

Brewer Description: (from bottle) A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all – it must taste rare!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.24
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Deep slick motor oil black with not much head despite an aggressive pour and some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty dark malts, molasses, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and a hint of char.
Taste: Roasty, chocolate, molasses, caramel and coffee. On the back end, at times there is this light lingering smoked honey glazed bacon flavour. Interesting!
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A nice sipper for a cool day.

Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewery
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Co., CT, USA

Brewer Description: Could not find any real description about the beer.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.4

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date other than Batch #02. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and some booze.
Taste: Chocolate, liquorice, caramel and booze with a hint of char.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This was ok cold out of the fridge, but as it warms up a bit, which is when Imperial Stouts usually thrive, it actually became more boozy and perhaps overly harsh. Also, while there is some chocolate in the flavour, it is nowhere near what we are led to believe in the name ‘Liquid Double Fudge’.

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co., USA. Imperial Stout malt beverage brewed with coffee beans and with natural flavors added

Brewer Description: (from bottle) The Roman Empire had a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ festival food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors where 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, clear, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.31
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.2

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Dark dark brown to black in colour with pretty much no head and only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Toasted marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, vanilla with a light almond nuttiness and hints of caramel.
Taste: Roasted dark malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. There is a hint of cherry and nuts on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, thinner than expected at medium to full bodied with low carbonation and nice light alcohol warming.
Overall: Very nice sipper with great aromas and flavours.