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

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 50
Gots: 129 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by Hopdaemon39:
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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is this a porter? Whatever. It's great. Had in tap in a tulip- pitch black with a finger if head, modest retention and no lacing.

Smell isn't super strong but pleasant. Coffee, sweet malt and a hint of cherry.

Tastes fantastic- like regular imperial biscotti break but with a little bit if cherry. Taste is very well blended and balanced. Coffee, toasted almond, rich chocolate malt, and a little but of cherry. It's definitely there but well integrated.

Mouthfeel is very nice- full bodied, well carbonated. I love evil twin; I love imperial biscottiw break; Natale is just not quite as good as bourbon barrel but still awesome. Everything works better when this is warmer.

Hopdaemon39, Dec 29, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a half finger high dark tan head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dark bittersweet chocolate are present in the nose along with some hints of sour cherries.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of bitter chocolates along with notes of roasted malts and hints of sour cherries. Only faint bits of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer drinks a little more than an American Double/Imperial Stout compared to an American Porter given its fuller body and richness of the flavors but is still extremely easy to drink considering its strength as it hides its alcohol very well.

metter98, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

DanGeo, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

tectactoe, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

sabitu, Nov 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

lordofthewiens, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

DaftPatrick, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

warnerry, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

JakerLou, Nov 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

megamass, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mctizzz, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Chris_Panos, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

fenlop54, Oct 29, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

ryanrhine, Nov 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LSullivan79, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

gibgink, Tuesday at 03:47 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out a very thick opaque black color, with a short lived dark mocha colored head that quickly vanishes. No lacing, but some fairly thick legs left after a swirl.

The aroma is dominated by booze at first. As it warms, some chocolate, chocolate covered cherry, dark cherry, a bit of dark fruit

Very nice taste, quite a bit of complexity. Silky, lots of milk chocolate, the cherry isnt as in your face as I expected, but is just right, with its tartness adding an almost lighter feel to a usually thick sticky beer. More and more cherry as the beer warms. A bit of caramel and coffee, cookie, a bit of a nutty quality.

Really nice mouthfeel, which seems to be one of the highlights of all the IBB versions. Quite silky, very smooth. The cherries add a nice tartness.

Overall, this is a really great beer, but a hard one to put into words in a review as all the flavors just seem to meld with one another. Not really better than the original, but definatly not worse either.

dogfishandi, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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doremite, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

HoppySeb, Sep 18, 2014
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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
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