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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

595 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 46
Gots: 109 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BlastBeats on 10-12-2013)
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A - IBB Natale is toffee-black with some very faint top-sided reddish-hues that I can't figure out if I'm imagining because of the cherry presence or if it's really there; a consistent half-inch bubbly head remains throughout consumption, with plenty of effervescent carbonation active.

S - the nose is pretty subtle and not tremendously different than regular IBB: milk chocolate, cocoa, a little bit of alcohol, cola, and maybe a pinch of charred butterscotch/caramel. Just a faint bit of cherry lingers with a deep snort.

T - Again, very similar to regular IBB, but that cherry comes through a bit more here; I actually was looking for more cherry, but it's pleasantly present and certainly not too sweet; there's plenty of roasted nuts, cocoa, vanilla, biscotti, biscuit, and malty notes; the coffee and caramel are there, as is the traditional IBB sweetness.

M - I love the smooth, velvety finish of this beer; the roasted malty-ness is extremely well-balanced with the sweet flavors; this beer is sweet without being cloying; it's creamy and delicious and with the coffee still dominating the cherry, not something I'd consider as a 'dessert beer'...the sugars are easy to consume.

O - I'm a pretty big fan of IBB and love the moderate sweet with the coffee bitter. I opened this at about 51 degrees, so it wasn't like I needed it to warm up to get those cherries: ultimately, I actually had hoped it was just a bit sweeter and a bit more cherry-forward; what I'll do in the future is a side-by-side with regular IBB: that might ultimately help to discern that cherry flavor a bit more. It's a damn good beer nonetheless.

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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 595 ratings.