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Evil Twin Biscotti Break 8.4%

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Editor’s Note: Replaced by Imperial Biscotti Break, which has a separate listing. This first edition was a porter made with espresso, vanilla and toasted almonds for the Beer cruise Rome-Barcelona, June 2011. Brewed at Fanø Bryghus, Denmark, 7.5% ABV. Previous bottled and distributed batches were 8.4% ABV.

Italy has a certain “je ne sais quoi” – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, and their soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia!

Malt beverage with almonds, vanilla beans and coffee added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bp (836) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2011
draft: dark black with a tan head, coffee, roasted malt aroma, taste of coffee, chocolate, malt. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Draft at Churchills with James and Andrew. Electricity was off and i’m deep in to beer. Pours a pitch black with slight mocha head. Aroma is strong chocolate. Taste is smooth and very chocolatey. More dark chocolate than milk chocolate. Really nice and surprising.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Tap at Rattle n Hum for 12% imports night - Blacker/browner than night pour. The nose is blackstrap molasses and campfire. Dark malts and baking chocolate in the body, with more molasses and prunes and nuts. There’s a sweet edge but not overly done. I expected something a bit more cookie-like for something called "biscotti" but I guess that’s referring more to the almonds (which I didn’t get a whole lot of). Some carbonic notes that put me off a bit. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (305) - - SEP 9, 2011
On tap at hangers and lace in wicker park as park of a six pac and wow did I save the best for last! Pour is near black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Nose is an awesome mix of caramel vanilla chocolate and coffee complex and balanced. Taste has similar notes but subtle so not flying or overwhelming. Well balanced and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (6503) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 30, 2012 Draft at Churchill’s pub with dallas and Andrew. Pours a deep hazy brown with nice thick off white lacing. Aroma is pure dark chocolate, light coffee, roast and biscuit. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to thin with same notes plus a hint of almond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12427) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Draft. Small tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some cocoa, roast, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke, almond. Smooth medium-full body, light stickiness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2302) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Tap at Churchkey. Black pour with a small tan head. Incredible nose of roasted malt, lactic cream, burnt espresso, char, and sweet almond. Flavor is marked by further coffee and roast at the front which then moves to sweet cream and almond at the finish. Very smooth. Excellent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate aroma. Chocolate and coffee flavor with caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Coffee and chocolate lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Pours dark black with a perfect brown head formed of tiny bubbles with incredible retention. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nuts, smoke, and earth. Taste is smoke, chocolate, coffee, leather, rich roasted malt, and nutty on the finish. Body is full, creamy, average carbonation, super smooth bitter coffee finish. Overall, super rich, damn near perfect, awesome use of almonds in a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap at Brouwerij Lane. Poured a dark brown/black with a little beige head. Nose is yeasty almost grapey with roasted malts. By no means a typical porter. Surprised? Rich flavors with a thinnish body. Has a hint of bubblegum underlying but is covered by rich coffee, roasted malts and dark chocolate. It all coloborates in to a chocolaty, Minty bittersweet finish. Bizarrely interesting.

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