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

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Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On TopImperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BlastBeats on 10-12-2013

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Ratings:
976
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
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very tasty

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22 oz bottle from a Belgian snifter.
Pours dark red-brown, looking near black and opaque in the glass. Ruby edges with lighting. Minimal head but some spotty lacing.

Aroma: cherry syrup and black bread with a hint of hops.

Flavor: bittersweet with fairly high levels of both balancing each other but nonetheless separable. Mildly tart too. Moderate cherry flavor. Loads of dark roasted grains and black bread.

Feel: full and smooth. Light carbonation.

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Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewery goblet.

A: Black and opaque, with no real visible carbonation after it settles from the pour. A half-finger of tan head with good retention.

S: Chocolate and roasted malts, less coffee, and that toasted sugary sweetness that seems to be part of the Imperial Biscotti series. I’m not really getting cherries…but it’s still pretty nice.

T: Roasted malts and chocolate. Ahhh…here’s the sweet cherry flavor - almost a maraschino cherry flavor, but not in a bad way. Again, that Necco wafer/toasted sugar sweetness, but it doesn’t strike me as a particularly sweet beer overall. Bitter coffee and bitter roasted malts take a step forward after the swallow. A little ethanol heat bubbles up and adds to the chocolate–covered cherry aspect of the beer.

M: Full-bodied but not terribly thick for an imperial stout. Low carbonation sensation. The alcohol is very well-masked for over 11%.

O: Enjoyable, but I don't think the cherry adds anything; it may even detract from a very good imperial stout. Glad to have tried it, but I don’t think I’d actively seek it out again…or pick it over the base beer.

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1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2013-14 vintage. I bought it is April of 2014, so I assume it is a 2013, but not 100% sure.

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves virtually no lacing.

The first thing I smelled was anise which is what I got from the regular Biscotti Break. I also get some chocolate and faint cherry.

The taste is chocolate, anise, roasted malt, and some cherry in the finish.

Full mouthfeel

I'm not a fan of anise flavor. That being said, it is a solid beer that is good for a try. The chocolate and cherry carried the beer for me. I doubt I rush out and buy another bottle, but I would try it on draft.

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