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

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 49
Gots: 112 | FT: 24
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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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3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a finger's worth of head which has okay retention. The head is a creamy, medium beige while the body is dark chocolate black. A thin sliver of sheeting extends from the surface of the beer but otherwise, there is pretty much no lacing.

Nose- Mild chocolate with some hints of cocoa. A little bit of fudge brownie. The aroma is much more subdued than I expected from an Imperial Biscotti Break beer. Swirling reveals roasted notes that seem burnt.

Taste- Evil Twin has a pretty good grasp on darker, richer beers and this is no exception. Chocolate, fudge brownie, and cocoa display themselves alongside rich roasted malts. Some raisin and a slight cherry note which builds a bit as I drink it but isn't nearly as substantial as the beer's description would imply. The cocoa has too much prominence which makes this beer taste a little thin. Certainly not in the same league as the regular Imperial Biscotti Break but it's also not as hot. A pretty good beer but I'm glad I didn't drop 15 bucks on a bottle. There is a little bit of chalk on the finish. Slight vanilla and toffee. The cherry continues to develop and suggest Cheerwine near the end of the glass.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation that still manages to have some zip. Would like it be a little thick and fuller. There is a dry finish with some grit. Some slickness and greasiness but nothing over the top.

Drinkability- I wish it wasn't just the thinness and very low heat that made this easygoing. It isn't but those aspects play too big a part. 6 bucks is way too much for a 6 oz pour of this.

Overall- Good beer and solid. Slightly above average in comparison to many of the imperial stouts I've had. Worth at try but wait for it on tap. I would not splurge for the bottle.

artoolemomo, Nov 03, 2013
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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 610 ratings.