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

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 50
Gots: 154 | FT: 25
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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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4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle to a wine glass.

A-The head is tall, dense, and sticks around for a while. The walnut colored foam leaves some chunks of lacing on my glass as I drink. The beer is very dark and I can see a bubble or two up against the glass. Good looking stuff.

S-The aroma is dense with bitter, dark chocolate flavors, some coffee, and a nutty bitterness that reminds me of almonds. Cherry flavors are more of a light hit of tart fruit than full-on sweet juiciness or jammy flavors.

T-The taste is pretty similar, i.e., semi dry, lightly tart, and big on the dark chocolate/coffee flavors. Bitterness is higher than many stouts with fruit in them and I can even taste what I'm guessing must be some medicinal hops. I suppose that is what makes this a porter. Anyway, the alcohol is well-hidden for a beer with this type of ABV.

M-The body is medium to heavy with an ultra mellow carbonation that provides just a bit of lift on the palate.

O-This is one of those beers that I don't actually like very much, but I have to give high scores because it is well made and tastes like it should taste. The looks and mouthfeel are impressive, in particular, but I just don't really dig the flavors of this beer. I recall have having the same reaction to regular Biscotti Break. The cherries add some complexity, but I don't think they make it better. Oh well.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black with a small dark tan head which fades quickly to a small disc of foam. The aroma has dark chocolate, almonds, and tart cherries.

Has a nice balance of sweetness and tartness with dark chocolate, roasted malt, almonds, and tart cherries. The tartness of the cherries is not very tart, it is fairly mild for both the aroma and the taste, but it does add a nice complexity to this beer.

Medium to full bodied with mild carbonation. I can't believe the beer is 11.5 % abv. There is no detectable alcohol in the taste or the aroma. That is a sign of a well made beer.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is a nice twist on the original biscotti break, with the cherries added. they do a nice job of picking up on the dark chocolate notes in the malt, and of giving the finish a little tang. very michigan cherry, tart and sweet at the same time, dark red, and perfect for the richness of this brew. nutty and dark like it always is, the cherries add a little fruitiness to the nose that makes this distinct. the booze seems a little more exposed aromatically than i remember it being in the base beer, but it seems appropriate this time of year. the cherries are an accent in the flavor, still well behind the memorable almond milky dark chocolate roasty boozy viscous semisweet base beer, but they add quite a bit to the finish, where the body of the beer seems to get a little thinner (which i welcome), and which seems to get more amplified as the beer warms up. definitely appropriate for the holidays, but share this one, there is a lot of beer in this bottle!

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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.