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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque mahogany brown with a half finger fine light brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of toasted malt and chocolate with hints of vanilla, very similar to the regular Biscotti Break. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, mild chocolate, vanilla and a perfect light touch of cherry juice in the finish with has a slight hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a pleasant creaminess; nice mouth feel. The Biscotti Break family of porter/stouts has been consistently great tasting and this one keep up the tradition. I had some trepidation with this variant because I'm not a fan of sour flavors in stouts or porters, but other than a mild and well supported tartness, the cherry in this was well balanced by the chocolate flavors. Impossibly well covered ABV, requiring careful sipping because this is as tasty, but not as cloying as a chocolate covered cherry.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber with no freshness date. Served in a friggin awesome 22oz snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with <1 finger of a dark tan head that settles into a thin ring. Body is completely opaque.

Smell: Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and a light sour cherry which gets stronger as the beer warms

Taste: Combination of malt sweetness and a slight tartness upfront followed by roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla. Other than the previously mentioned tartness, I'm not really getting any cherry character.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Medium fine carbonation. Booze is masked well.

Overall: A good beer, but falls way short of the regular Imperial Biscotti Break. Worth a try if you see it, but not worth seeking out.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-dark brown black color with a nice light brown head and decent lacing

S-chocolate, cherry, dark malt, hint of vanilla, toffee

T-dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, cherry, hint of tartness, toffee, vanilla, hint of coffee

F-medium body with moderate carbonation smooth and creamy

O-loved the combo of flavors in this stout, cherries really worked well

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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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