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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a small beer with a big ego. Basically we created Imperial Petit Four Break from the second runnings of Imperial Biscotti Break mash - this is an ancient brewing tradition where we get two different beers from one mash - then we added a little ’je ne sais quoi’ and sprinkled with the secret Imperial ingredient. The result is a slightly less arrogant but very cool session beer.

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3.3
Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2017
Untapped black pour with khaki head Aroma is coffee and licorice taste follows suit rather thin on the palate

3.6
bytemesis (9345) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear reddish black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, coffee, root beer. Medium body, fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent, particularly at 4%.

3.4
NikkTwist (3368) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2017 Draft at Bainbridge. Black pour with a thick brown head. Looks great. Tastes like a creamy Imperial Stout but ... watered down. The second pressing of the Biscotti Break with maybe some extra vanilla. Dark roast malts. Burnt marshmallows. Liquorice/fennel flavors. Sorta works but feels like big notes in a shallow pool.

3.4
JK (6332) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Black and a khaki colored head. Some coffee and a lottle marshmallow. Some sigar and well roasted malt. Good palate.

3.4
Franckg (1880) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2017
Bouteille datée de plus d’un an... Robe brune foncée et surmontée d’un épais col de mousse beige et rocailleux. Arômes de malt grillé, café noir, grains de cacao, pâte à biscuit, noisettes. Intensité des arômes plutôt intéressant considérant le faible taux d’alcool. En bouche, café noir dilué et malt grillé, quelques saveurs de cacao, noisettes, léger sucre résiduel. Beaucoup de goût mais amenuisé par un pétillement un peu trop élevé. Texture légère et corps mince.

4.3
Strykzone (7715) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2017
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Amused at calling it an imperial. A huge tan head seems to take forever to fall. I smell a lot of nut aromas plus earth and coffee. Flavor is more coffee with a herbal bitterness. Citrus came later as did more roastiness. This is impressive for a 4.2% beer. This much flavor and feel in a session beer is a wonderful accomplishment. Standing ovation to Evil Twin! Bravo!!

4
hayduke (5703) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 18, 2017
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured dark brown with a very large tan head with excellent retention. Nose of chocolate, nuts, and coffee. Body is medium to full with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is a lot of roasted malts, chocolate, light earthiness. Finishes with some citrus and a coffee bitterness. Hard to believe this is only 4.2%. Drinks much bigger than that. Very nice.

3.7
drowland (9161) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2017
4/9/16. On tap at World of Beer - Destin. Black pour with a nice brown head. Mild aroma with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Good flavor, creamy, flavorful, chocolate, coffee, some caramel. Tasty.

3.5
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle.This is a nice lower abv stout form ET. You obviously lose some of the warmth and richness in this but you still get a nice complex beer that weighs in at less than most craft brews.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10947) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2016
Draft to taster at Dutch’s from notes. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, Biscotti malts, earthy, coffee and dark fruit, body is understandably thinner, a touch watery, the flavor is pretty good for a 4% second running beer.


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