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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Imperial Biscotti Break with sour cherries added.

Jamesthebrit's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (367) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHangover (3495) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a big, brownish head on top. Aroma has massive oak, cork, nutty presences, red fruits and molasses. Flavor has light tartness to it, loads of fruity touches, some slight booze. Very complex, very full bodied. Thick, rich moutfeel, super smooth. Longlasting, sweet and nutty finish. Great stuff!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (11049) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle shared by MrHangover. Opaque pitch black color with a huge brown head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, roast, nuts, dark overripe cherries. Taste malts, dark malts, vanilla, nuts, dark overripe cherries, dark fruit, a touch of milk chocolate, softly bitter. Oily texture, smooth mouthfeel. Wonderful.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dorkenstein (178) - - SEP 18, 2015
Big roasted malt and dark chocolate, some faint fruits in the background. Taste is sweet cherry and roasted malts with dark chocolate. Drinks real smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2686) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. No light shines through, not even around the edges. The aroma of cocoa and cherry is noticeable a foot away. The taste is big rich dark chocolate, tobacco, cherry, licorice, toasted malts. There is some warming alcohol notes. This is great on a cool rainy night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle to glass. Probably a year or two old. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is toasted malts, light chocolate covered cherry. Completely different aroma than the base beer! Flavor has a solid porter character to it, with just a touch of cherry. Probably my least favorite of the bunch, but still a solid porter nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Again murky dark brown, nice ruby glint and a frothier sandy ringed head and no lacing. Nose is greasy, fleshy fruit and well dug tarry malt. Initial taste is smooth, keen fruit scalping and no notes of ABV or the heavy duty maltiness. Smoke, greasy, light cola and mouthfeel again greasy. Finishes a swirl of lean peppery sweetness and linger is peppery and a wink of the ABV.

Bottle, Sir Tadalot Top 50 Scottish Tasting, Cheers GlasgowTad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Tad. Black with tan head. Aroma is slightly fruity, dried fruits, licorice, chocolate. Taste of licorice, dried fruit, cherry comes through. Sweet and tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, toffee, cherry, caramel, taste is dry, chocolate, biscuity, light cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (738) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a deep brown with slight brown head. Aroma is cherry, malts, coffee. Taste is figs, cherry, raisins, tart, fruity/berry. Medium bodied

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dark chocolate sweet fruit nose ... soft sweet fruit roast ... dark malts ... big chocolate ... dark fruit chocolate roast .. sweet cherry fruit ...light tart fruit

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