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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

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Evil Twin Brewing - Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a thick jet oil black and settles with a thin mocha head that retains a thin layer. Splotchy lacing all over.

Smell - Aroma is roasted malts, sour cherry, almonds, and dark chocolate. Super complex even when cold but this is one that you should at least let half of it warm up to fully experience.

Taste - Thick and creamy with chocolate complemented by almond and a touch of cherry sweetness. Settles roasted malt. The taste was perfect in my book, any sweeter would have been too much, they did this perfectly.

Mouthfeel - Heaviest of heavy-bodied. Remarkable lack of booziness. Carbonation level adds character and some zip. Exceptional drinkability.

Overall - Utterly amazing... I love how the cherry complements but doesn't override this brew. This is one of those brews that perfectly matches everything I want or expect from this style. For that, I give it a 5 and I HIGHLY recommend this brew.

On a side note, the regular IBB is also amazing, but this had the twist that made it a 5/5 for me and that one was missing that extra added bonus to it.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into tulip , pitch black dark beer with a nice 3 finger head , small amounts of lacing , very nice looking beer

When I swish this beer around and take a big whiff I pick up on two things , Chocolate and Cherries and it smells delicious

Dark chocolate , rich maltiness and cherries and booze in the aftertaste of this beer , tastes wonderful

This beer is heavy and thick and pefect for an Imperial Stout , just perfect

All in all this one caught me off guard , I was up in the air if I was going to like it or not and I fell in love with it , I can't wait to try one a year from now

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I didn't know what to expect but this was good. Buddy of mine poured from a larger bottle. I always forget the size - just never large enough generally. This poured a nice dark color with small head and medium carbonation. The chocolate lay malt smell hits you right away and the taste follows through. But it is the cherries that work- it is mild and not overwhelming and makes this stand out. This was a surprise as I generally hate cherries but it works here - perhaps they are only meant to mix with beer. I also have that in common. Two thumbs up for a unique beer that is very good

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color, highlighted with some dark reddish hues and a quarter of a finger of caramel/chocolate-colored head that almost immediately dissolved away into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Rich! Very malty up front, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, espresso, dark chocolate, sour cherries and a touch of vanilla.

Taste: A lot like the aroma. Tons of roasted malt and coffee up front, like a triple espresso with a cappuccino chaser, drunk with toasted pumpernickel, accented with some subtle smoke, followed by tons of dark chocolate, sour cherries and a touch of vanilla and almond-like nuttiness. Delicious!!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and pretty smooth, but not as smooth as the Imperial Biscotti Break. With an ABV of 11.5%, there’s a hint of alcohol warmth on the palate, but I’m surprised that there’s not more of it present.

Overall: Wow! What a beer! Strong, massive, awesome, flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, sour cherries, a touch of coffee, vanilla and almonds! Delicious!!

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