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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top - Evil Twin Brewing

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780 Ratings
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Ratings: 780
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 50
Gots: 171 | FT: 27
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigTravor
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homers_Beer_Odyssey
2.29/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

APPEARANCE - Dark, opaque, no head, no lacing.

AROMA/SCENT - Fruit, coffee, sweet.

TASTE - Hops, nalts, bitter, sweet, nutty, coffee, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar. Boozy.

MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Crisp, acidic.

VALUE - One-pint bottle for $30. Ridiculously overpriced.

OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - I don't like Evil Twin. They make silly stunt beers. Just not for me.

Photo of Theogre83
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SomethingClever
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter pint

A: sweet dark night in appearance very little head but what is there us mocha in color

S: The berry smell is huge in the front almost jam quality then some chocolate, and roast

T: huge cherry then lots of chocolate with a bitter roasty maltiness it's a lot like a dark chocolate covered cherry

M: Not bad at all pretty heavy very nice not over the top thick like I live but it's pretty good thinner than regular Imperial Biscotti Break

O: this is damn good surprised how well the cherry compliments the chocolate roast most fruit beers the fruit tastes on a sickly cough syrup quality this is damn good very impressive.

Photo of Dr_Crantastic
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color, highlighted with some dark reddish hues and a quarter of a finger of caramel/chocolate-colored head that almost immediately dissolved away into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Rich! Very malty up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, espresso, dark chocolate, sour cherries and a touch of vanilla.

Taste: A lot like the aroma. Tons of roasted malt and coffee up front, like a triple espresso with a cappuccino chaser, drunk with toasted pumpernickel, accented with some subtle smoke, followed by tons of dark chocolate, sour cherries and a touch of vanilla and almond-like nuttiness. Delicious!!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and pretty smooth, but not as smooth as the Imperial Biscotti Break. With an ABV of 11.5%, there’s a hint of alcohol warmth on the palate, but I’m surprised that there’s not more of it present.

Overall: Wow! What a beer! Strong, massive, awesome, flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, sour cherries, a touch of coffee, vanilla and almonds! Delicious!!

Photo of little_star
4.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrChadly
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigJim5021
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djtomain
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCuriograph
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flight317
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in 8oz snifter

Jet black with very thick creamy off white head
Lots of dark chocolate and malt on the nose, didn't get any cherries
Rich roasted malts with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate - tart cherries show up in the finish, and give it a really nice bite that follows up with roast bitterness
Thick and luscious - great body

Overall a stellar beer - I have had Imperial doughnut and that was too sweet for me, but this was just bang on. very balanced. Haven't had the regular yet, but I have a bomber, and if this is what I have to look forward to, then I am really excited for more!

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black not much of the foamy stuff. Nose is is chocolate espresso fruits. Tastes like a dark chocolate-covered cherry. Feel is somewhat creamy medium. Overall, good. But I'd rather the regular better.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle from Wed., 12/31/2014 (Niciu 3rd Annual NYE Party) shared by Mr. Richard Hartogs of Better Beer Authority lore, unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into plastic cup, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
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