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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Imperial Biscotti Break with sour cherries added.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Aroma is cherry chocolate. Smooth a little acidity but very good. It has a hint of like stale dog poop or something. Looks ideal. Pours black. Amazing dark brown head with a tinge of cherry. Taste is not bad. Large acidic note in the middle takes a lot away. Boozy earthy and bitter. Acidy boozy finish. Maybe a little sweet cherry note in the end. Sits heavy but finish is watery. Overall better than regular imperial biscotti break but not amazing. The hints of cherry are nice and a nice compliment but the base beer is not good enough.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berard (591) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours midnight black with a thin creme colored head that resides only along the glass rim. Raspberry sweet aroma over mild carbonation. You taste the cherries over dark chocolate. A shade bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1169) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Merci à Roger pour le partage. Look huileux, sirupeux et chargé de malts gras. Au nez, cette bière me donne l’impression d’une bière d’Europe du Nord, tant les arômes sont orientés vers des malts fumés ainsi que de la réglisse noire. Une confiture de cerises rouges sans finesse noyée dans ce pétrole chauffé. Une importante amertume me rend l’expérience gustative plutôt déplaisante. Moi qui m’attendait à un liquide doux et frôlant le dessert, je suis plutôt dans une bière difficile à boire, amère, lourde et fumée. Une fine bulle allège heureusement mon palais qui cherche désespérément des traces de biscotti. Il n’en trouve toutefois aucune. Pas du tout mon genre.

4.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (5504) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2016
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated opaque dark black brown colored body and a good lacing. The weak aroma was brown malt. The smooth semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a strong mild roasted malt aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt strong malt toasted malt burnt malt brown malt dark malt hops and bread dough. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (10756) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, spice, alcohol cherries, and licorice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4900) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours rich coffee sable with a thick and rather persistent somewhat fine-bubbled tan head. Aroma delivers roast malt, toasted bread, molasses, cherry and roast coffee tones. Flavor echoes all this and adds a note of sweet chocolate to the mix, while the sourness of the cherry tone comes forth. This is almost like drinking a black forest cake mixed with quality mocha. Firm, fairly viscous mouthfeel presents good fizz, while finish highlights cherries and chocolate. Have one - or better yet, share one - for dessert. Pretty please!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours pitch black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, coconut, cherries and vanilla. Taste is medium bitter and medium+ sweet. Full bodied, oily-ish texture, soft carbonation. Finish is slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kingi (601) - - APR 16, 2016
Some roasted notes and after reading about the cherries i noticed them also. Black beer Brown head. Taste is light bitterness and medium sweetness. Finish is sweet and lightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2349) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
Tap at mikkeller&friends, copenhagen. Black color, brown head. Aroma is very interesting. Roasty, biscuits, chocolate, some cherry notes. Taste has roasted malts, some hops, biscuits, some fruity notes. Body could be stronger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
On Tap at Philly Beer Store. Nice notes of roasted malt, cherry, vanilla and chocolate. Mouth feel was slightly oily. It was solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Speko (122) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2016
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends. Black with beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, plums, raisins and cocoa. Sweet taste with notes of vanilla, coffee, black berries, hint of dark chocolate. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation.


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