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

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BA SCORE
92
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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 46
Gots: 108 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

muskiesman, Sunday at 12:40 AM
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3.9/5  rDev -6%

Tasty with lots of cherry. I regret not having had the regular Biscotti Break for comparison. The cherry seems to hide most of the base flavor. But I certainly enjoyed it The alcohol is very well hidden.

GJ40, Saturday at 12:42 PM
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Highbury09, Friday at 11:11 PM
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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4.37/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours a sinister looking black dark brown color with sizable chunks of sediment floating around in the brew like a snowglobe, and a creamy 2 finger chocolate shake brown color head that faded average to slowly, leaving decent spotty foamy lacing.

Smells of coffee, vanilla beans, espresso, charred wood, dark chocolate, caramel, fudge, cocoa powder, roasted grains or burnt toast, lemon zest and some fruit. Rich and roasty, this nose is very similar to the Imperial Biscotti Break and really complex with a lot of coffee and chocolate notes.

Tastes similar to how it smells, but with more coffee bitterness and a combo of cocoa powder, espresso, coffee, vanilla beans, charred wood, dark chocolate, roasted grains or burnt toast, caramel, hot fudge, tiramisu, lemon zest, toffee, oats, chocolate covered cherry, roasted nuts, and some other dark fruits like anything dipped in dark chocolate. The burnt malts and chocolate completely hide the alcohol, and while the bitterness seems to be from the coffee additions or perhaps the hops, the tart cherry flavor sneaks in after each swallow to let you know the cherry was on top of the chocolate whipped cream, piled onto the tiramisu. A perfect desert beer, the genius of this brew is that each sip brings out something different with more complexities as it warms. The sweetness was not overpowering, the bitterness was in check, the ABV was hidden and the rich deep malty flavors added earthy notes, smoky notes and chocolate flavor that made me want to swirl the glass to stir up more taste.

Mouthfeel was thin and watery, with mild carbonation, a chewy, thick body and a slightly bitter sweet finish that had a light tart nip. It trails off more like a burnt coffee than a porter or stout and overall was a great beer, a sipper to savor to try to maximize the flavors.

CHickman, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Beersnake1, Sep 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ScottJWing, Sep 03, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%

22oz bottle, poured into a snifter

A- pours a dark brown/nearly black almost opaque color with a small creamy dark tan head that reduces to a film on top that stays around the rim of the glass, some alcohol legs left behind 4.25

S- aroma up front is full of intense dark chocolate mixed with heavy cream, toasted marshmallows and burnt caramel malt. A quick shot of espresso kicks in, quickly followed by tart dark cherry. Smoky & herbal notes close it out with some earthy tones 4.25

T- the first flavor is full of dark chocolate bar, mixed with toasted marshmallow. A big hit of sweet caramel malt kicks in quickly after, the tart cherry becomes noticeable in the mid-palate, that is reminiscent of a chocolate covered cherry, even resembling the sugary syrup that fills the chocolate. As it nears the finish, I pick up notes of heavy whipped cream, subtle vanilla & even a woodsy oak flavor. The linger gives light charred wood with some herbal hops 4.5

M- thick and creamy body with moderate carbonation leads to a smooth and velvety finish, the alcohol is hidden brilliantly 4.75

O- for a porter, this one is loaded with flavor and super drinkable, given the ABV. The cherry addition is subtle, but compliments the chocolate/coffee flavors nicely. While it doesn't match up to the aroma of regular IBB, the flavor is just as complex. Very well done. 4.5

Treyliff, Sep 02, 2014
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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 596 ratings.