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

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 46
Gots: 108 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013)
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Reviews by tbeckett:
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%

Got this bottle at Winooski Beverage Warehouse a few months back. From notes.

A - Poured black with one finger of nice brown head. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Roast, chocolate, sweet syrupy brew. Mild alcohol. Cherry was definitely there as well, but mild and in the background.

T - Cherry present again, but agian in the background. Roast, coffee, nice bitter chocolate in the finish. A little alcohol. Very nice.

M - Full body and a proper full body. Smooth. Bitter cocoa powder finish.

O/D - The base works really well with the cherry flavour. Too easy to drink and seems pretty well put together.

tbeckett, Jan 13, 2014
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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.

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A - Dark chocolate brown with a light milk chocolate head

S - Roasted espresso, milk chocolate, light vanilla and a slight metallic twinge as well

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