As long as I still need to wear a sweater to work I'm going to relish drinking darker heavy hitters like this one. I'm a sucker for "imperial" anything, and God knows I can't say no to a doughnut. Evil Twin goes characteristically over the top in their ability to bring out strong flavors that are almost too good to be true. Coming in at a strong 11.5% ABV, this porter is brewed with coffee and "natural flavors" which, in this case, must mean about a dozen glazed old-fashioned doughnuts per bottle. The beer pours a pitch black with moderate mocha head, and has a strong coffee, chocolate, and toffee nose to it. One sip and you can almost imagine yourself sitting in a diner dunking your doughnut into your coffee, except this coffee is spiked with an exceptionally rich but drinkable porter. It has surprisingly balanced flavors of hazelnut, cake doughnuts, brown sugar, dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts, with a long finish. I normally recommend sharing larger beers like this because of their high alcohol content, but you should be selfish with this one if you can find it near you. Just sip it slowly and enjoy "Spring." --Brown
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Doughnut Break
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