Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
11-30-2013 18:25:24 | More by dogfishandi
3.25/5 rDev -21.7%
A - Dark chocolate brown with a light milk chocolate head
S - Roasted espresso, milk chocolate, light vanilla and a slight metallic twinge as well
T - Dark roasted espresso and a slight milk chocolate, vanilla with a slight tartness to it from the cherry. There is also a slight roasted malt. This reminds me of Imperial Biscotti Break with a sour cherry that doesn't fit in well
M - Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a slight astringent and metallic finish
O - Overall, I like regular biscotti break way better than this one as the cherry makes this slightly metallic and tart. The cherry just doesn't seem to fit in here well at all.
12-24-2013 18:39:38 | More by jeonseh
4.55/5 rDev +9.6%
This beer looks much the same as Lil' B, its base beer. Appropriate. As with its predecessor, it looks like a big Imperial Stout, thicker, richer and heavier than many out there. It really is nearly black, allowing only the slightest brown tint when light shines full at its edges. This beer, for whatever reason, seems to have a slightly stodgier head, ever so slightly fuller and longer retained, able to leave some clumpy tan lace in its wake.
The aroma offers some tart cherry under huge malty undertones brimming with bittersweet cocoa, roast, and espresso. It's even a hint nutty into the finish, where some warming alcohol sneaks in and tickles the nose.
The tartness as of fresh, just-picked strong black cherry is bigger and so well integrated into this beers flavor. It mingles and meshes nearly perfectly. There's just a touch of sweetness, maybe a little creamier note from malts, accentuating everything separately yet altogether fantastically. Coffee, dark chocolate, cream, near bourbon-like notes are excellent, while a mild acidity mingles with roast in a way that doesn't produce harshness at all. Simply superb.
The body is huge, rich and thick, a little crisp but that giving way to smoothness, even making it a little more lush. There's a little dryness that comes in to balance everything out into a creamy sort of finish.
11-20-2013 22:52:16 | More by Brenden
Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
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