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

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92
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789 Ratings
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Ratings: 789
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 50
Gots: 174 | FT: 26
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013

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Photo of TheCuriograph
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbmiche
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flight317
3.51/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in 8oz snifter

Jet black with very thick creamy off white head
Lots of dark chocolate and malt on the nose, didn't get any cherries
Rich roasted malts with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate - tart cherries show up in the finish, and give it a really nice bite that follows up with roast bitterness
Thick and luscious - great body

Overall a stellar beer - I have had Imperial doughnut and that was too sweet for me, but this was just bang on. very balanced. Haven't had the regular yet, but I have a bomber, and if this is what I have to look forward to, then I am really excited for more!

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black not much of the foamy stuff. Nose is is chocolate espresso fruits. Tastes like a dark chocolate-covered cherry. Feel is somewhat creamy medium. Overall, good. But I'd rather the regular better.

Photo of MNishCT77
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle from Wed., 12/31/2014 (Niciu 3rd Annual NYE Party) shared by Mr. Richard Hartogs of Better Beer Authority lore, unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into plastic cup, drank over ~30 minutes

Photo of ArtZan
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jwale73
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Pours one shade darker than cola with a loose, 1/8th inch mocha-colored head that quickly disperses towards the shoulders. Only spots of lacing are present during the tasting. Nose is roasty and chocolatey with a suggestion of lactose and cherry sucrets and a faint metallic quality. Taste follows nose - fortunately, the cherry notes are less medicinal and the metallic character present in the nose is no longer present. There's also a nice cocoa quality to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a mild carbonation, a light acidity and a slightly oily texture. Overall, a decent imperial porter, but not worth the price point. Not something I would recommend for extended cellaring.

Photo of charlesjwinkler
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xseanprimex
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bottle, this interesting "porter" pours a thick blackish brown with a thin dark brown head that dissipates to a thin ring and spotty lacing. Nose of fresh black coffee, rich dark tart pie cherries, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Flavors follow the nose with chocolate and coffee on all sides, some crème brulee qualities on the back blending with tart cherries. Smooth, slick, and creamy with mild carbonation that has a light souring on the aftertaste. I loved the doughnut which was a milestone for me personally, this one is solid, yet it is hard to beat the doughnut break.

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prager62
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbw314
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulyB83
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at BFD Clubhouse in Rochester Hills, MI

I don't know if this keg was mislabeled or something but I am not getting a lot of the flavors other reviewers are getting from this beer. It tastes like just a pretty decent roasty porter with a light sour cherry on the finish. Didn't really get any vanilla or anything resembling a biscotti flavor, glad I didn't buy an expensive bottle of this at a shop somewhere.

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jho3325
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corwindamber
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheRavenger
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ghirsh
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Pours a nice thick consistency that's dark as oil. Little to no head. Tastes a bit bitter, but it's complimented by the sweetness of the beer. Great mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Overall awesome beer.

Photo of GeneralBurden
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of changdulla
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikesnoHSL
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.