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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BlastBeats on 10-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
978
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
210
For Trade:
27
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Ratings: 978 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of johnnnniee
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Acton Wine
Inky black color with a small frothy tan head that persists. Rich brown sugary chocolate and roast with plenty of tart fruit to go around. Very interesting mingling of flavors, very well done.

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Photo of chefbigjon
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBonez477
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brycevolk
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKCNittany
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeMarinello
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutHunter
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Short Review. I liked this beer, it's sweet, but it never crosses the line of being cloying and I think the cherry adds some nice complexity, I think I like it as much as the original. It's good and it does a nice job at living up to it's name.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EEscobar
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep black with tinges of amber brown. Sweet malty aroma, very pleasant. Some toasty notes. Thick sweet body, clean finish. Tasty brew! Great winter warmer and or dessert beer

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Photo of stephens101
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Pub W.

Black down low and tan up top and let's see what else we got. Smell is subtle with chocolate and dark fruits. Getting some dark chocolate followed by grain and finishing with faint cherry and burnt sugar on the tongue. Lighter in body, thin, and somewhat boozy.

So many times it's better to just leave well enough alone, but never ending experimentation and a panoply of options is what we demand. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. So be it.

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.11/5: The cherry presence seems weak at first, until I realized that it makes this thick monster seem relatively light and dangerous

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Photo of Kinger86
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

I don't see any bottle date listed.

Appearance: Black body with a fizzy yet creamy short head that has a dark khaki appearance. Not much retention and it leaves only spotty lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I get a bit of charcoal but it is very faint. A bit of alcohol comes through. No cherry aroma.

Taste: I get roasted grain with a touch of charcoal. A hint of alcohol flavor but not really noticeable while drinking. There is a pleasant chocolate flavor which is common in Imperial Biscotti Break. Not even a hint of cherry at all...no matter how much the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy and smooth. It is full bodied but not really thick.

Overall: I feel robbed, as if this was just relabeled Imperial Biscotti Break. I got no cherry flavor, sourness, or tartness out of this beer no matter how it warmed up. The alcohol becomes more present and the bitterness amplifies somewhat but I am still left wanting that cherry flavor. I wouldn't recommend buying it unless you want regular Imperial Biscotti Break and this is the only thing available. The beer itself is good but it just lacks that cherry flavor! It's like buying a delicious black forest cake only to find out that the baker left out all of the cherries.

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Photo of Dave2234
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHopsman
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Smconnor
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UGA45211
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cheefdaddy1
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Biscotti Break Natale - Pretty Please With A Cherry On Top from Evil Twin Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 978 ratings.
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