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

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837 Ratings
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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 60
Gots: 177 | FT: 30
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New York, United States

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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Ratings: 837 | Reviews: 108
Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickS95
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If the head was thicker, it would be a 5. The pour is thick and dark black. An 8-ball in a glass. Syrupy. The head is brown and forms beautifully, but it's only a finger or so thick and doesn't retain all that well. Despite this, it's quite the looker.

Scent of dark roasty things galore. Reminiscent of chocolate cake. And yes, with that cherry on top. The high booze is very well masked.

This thing is quite the sleeper. 11.5% ABV and it tastes like a chocolate milkshake with some shaved iced coffee on top. Again, not a hint of booze.

It goes down...so...easy. Smooth and creamy. Sweet up front before give way to a lingering bitterness in the finish. Slight tartness from the cherry on top. Nothing aggressive, just a milkshake with an amazingly high ABV that you never see coming.

The sum is better than its parts. Can't explain how easy this is to drink. You'd never believe it was a sipper if you didn't read the bottle first. Could easily pass for a drink for kids.

Photo of aasher
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DarkUnity
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GregJ
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The cherries tie in a nice subtle sourness that how well with the rich deep malts. Unique an delicious.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLD78
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brianmandell
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle undated but over a year old.

Thick black pour with shallow tan head reducing to a ring of lacing.

Smells of sweet molasses, dark malts, almond, faint coffee and sour cherry.

Intensely sweet and roasty malt flavor filled with sweet cherry and dark fruits. Notes of chocolate, almond and coffee follow. An aftertaste of burnt sugars, ash and roasted coffee outlast the candied and slightly tart cherry flavor.

Medium to thick bodied with fine, effervescent carbonation. Very nice.

Overall, a very good sweet stout (very sweet!) and a great dessert beer. Since the cherry is a little over-the-top, find someone (or a few people) to share it with.

Photo of SkyyNapalm
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Figoeric710
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of thampel09
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of strengthdoc
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrew
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Moose90
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 837 ratings.