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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
outstanding

614 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 614
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 49
Gots: 112 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013)
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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, Sep 13, 2014
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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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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.