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

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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Biscotti Break with sour cherries added.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aroma shows cherry and chocolate, and burnt toast. Flavor surprisingly does not show the cherry, more dark chocolate. Finishes bitter and chocolatey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, ťs equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 13, 2014
22 oz bottle shared by huhzubendah, thanks Matt! Pours a translucent nearly black with light barely passing as focused burgundy hues on the glass. Aroma is chocolate covered cherries with slight cinnamon in the background, with roasted malts and cocoa present as well. Flavor is roasted malt and smoke with black cherries and chocolate. Solid all around, full bodied and moderate carbonation. Alcohol well-masked for a 11.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2434) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The beer is a deep dark brown, nearing black, with an oily beige head that clings to the walls of the snifter. Aromas of roast, chocolate, coffee, cherry, fudge, dark fruit. Less of the biscotti comes through in this version. Cherry character with a robust malt profile. Thick and rich with a healthy amount of chocolate. Cherry sweetness with chocolates, like a gourmet candy bar. Not up to the level of Imperial Biscotti Break. Still, tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1046) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with brown hues and a tan head. Aromas of roast, light cherries, chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, tart cherries, dark fruit, roast. Full body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (420) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Welcome back Rbrazell! Black pour with dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries. Taste is heavy roast and chocolate with some sweet cherry and hints of acidity. Jammy tomato acid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1594) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Black pour with a brown head that fades into a ring. Aroma of fudgy chocolate, roasted malts, charcoal, hints of acid and sour cherries. Flavor is fairly close, kind if thin compared to the base beer, with a very well put by stevencon and myself tomato acid in the finish. Not bad, but I'm not sure how fresh this is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2006) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with off white head. Processed cherry, roasty, sweet, cinnamon flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2787) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
I forget if it was Mikkeller or Evil Twin that made the beer as a specific joke about the kind of ridiculous beers that are coming out now but if itís not this one, that is completely insane. This is very much a black beer w/ a tan head of fine bubbles and nice spots of lace. It is a beautiful beer and you can tell that from only a small sample so itís really something. It has a surprisingly mild nose w/ just a touch of or roast and cherry. A bunch of vanilla comes out once tasted though. This has a nice creamy texture and mild carbonation. My biggest complaint is a bit of alcohol heat but that is not major. One of the better examples of the big, dark beer plus goofy ingredients trend thatís been going on for some years now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8960) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin brown head. Dark chocolate, coconut, cherry cordial nose. Fairly sweet. Graham cracker, dark chocolate, maraschino cherry, marshmallow flavor. Kind of fun.


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