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

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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 57
Gots: 178 | FT: 29
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New York, United States

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was on tap at Hunger N Thirst, served chilled in a snifter during the Christmas event.

The color is black opaque with thin tan cap. The smell is very fragrant with dark roast coffee and slight fruity yeast with a moderate amount of alcohol, gentle dried fruit sweetness in the smell. The texture is rich with malt and full with mild spice and moderately high in carbonation for the style with relatively high alcohol but not excessive considering its strength it is pretty gentle on the palate for being so big.

The taste is great is is thick but not syrupy it has a fruity and roasty combination of malt and cherry with light almond-like nuttiness and subtle cocoa with mild burnt malt and light alcohol in the finish. Overall I was pleased to try this and would recommend it to those who enjoy a big malty roasty ale, it is sweet but the cherry adds more in the way of acidity than pure sweet fruit it is drinkable, almost dangerously drinkable.

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Pours thick solid dark black. Head is about a quarter finger, tan, smooth and retains nicely leaving a sold tan ring around the glass.

Smell is great, lots of nutty aromas forward with notable almond aromas. Cocoa aromas follow along with roasted chocolaty malt and a very faint dark cherry aroma near the tail end. Dark rich cherry aromas come out more as it warms.

Taste is great and follows the nose. Great cocoa and chocolate malt are forward. Nutty flavor is present however mild and a light hint of black cherries come in near the end with a very light tartness.

Mouthfeel is great. Creamy heavy body works well with mild carbonation to give this a smooth rich feel.

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Poured Imperial Biscotti Break Natale into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The brew is black as midnight with a full finger of mocha head.

S - The aroma is of heavy roasted malts, smooth coffee, and bitter chocolates.

T - Delicious, this one has heavy roasted malts, bitter chocolates. Mid palate getting smooth coffee with tangy sour cherries on the finish.

M - Smooth medium to full mouthfeel, with medium to low carbonation. Just about a perfect mouthfeel for a Imperial Stout.

O - A very nice beer to have around the holidays. Recommended! Cheers!

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