Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top - Evil Twin Brewing
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2.06/5 rDev -50.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75
I am willing to admit that I picked up this bottle late in the season (way after other stores had sold out). That being said, this was a poor experience. The cherry had completely died off and what it left was the oak taste of the barrels this beer was never aged in. Very disappointing.
My hope: That the beer got skunky some how, some way. I have had this beer on tap and I remember the cherries being flavor forward and still getting a slight taste of biscotti. I thought this beer aged might find its happy place, but now I regret having two more bottles in my cellar.
Smell: First-time homebrew
Taste: If I close my eyes and imagine, I can maybe taste cherry, but really it is bitter and tastes like the deck of a warship.
Appearance: Perfect head that died off in a timely fashion. Can't see through the brew with a flashlight on the other side.
Mouthfeel: There are some layers here. Towards the back of the tongue, you can taste some sweetness.
Overall: Very disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 03:43:38 | More by sleepyteacher
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh off the top at Holy Grale in Louisville, KY.
Poor lighting but very dark, likely dark brown to nearly black. Some laces. Major notes of dark roasted malts, some hops and dry fruit. The taste follows the nose with similar characteristics with some bitter smoke/char. Very smooth for the malt/hop profile. Very nice and highly recommended. The cherries are a little muted.
Serving type: on-tap
03-08-2014 05:15:58 | More by macher0
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A. Lighting is poor at the bar but this appears to be dark brown. A ring of foam is all that remains of the head. Minimal to no lacing.
S. Chocolate malts. Booze. Slight cherry and vanilla.
T. Chocolate malts and medicinal cherry. The sweet chocolate is balanced nicely by the Tart cherry.
M. Thick mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Sticky finish with slight heat from the alcohol. That said, it doesn't taste like 11.5%
O. An interesting Take on the style. If the cherry was more prominent and tasted more natural (ex. New glarus offerings) it would be even better.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2014 01:28:36 | More by shadetree67
Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
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