Andrew: In my last post, I wrote about International Stout Day and how I celebrated it with Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti Break. Well, this post is about another Evil Twin imperial stout called … hold on I need to take a deep breath … Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Natale Pretty Please with A Cherry On Top. Whew!
You can probably tell by the name that this beer is a variation on Imperial Biscotti Break. And you might be able to figure out that there are cherries added to this one. And if you came to both of those conclusions, your assumptions would be absolutely correct. There are, in fact, sour cherries added to this beer.
I love cherry stouts. Well, I’ve only had one other one before—Goose Island’s Bourbon County Cherry Rye—but I really love that beer, so I was excited to try the cherry version of Biscotti Break, since I’m a big fan of the base beer. This version did not disappoint.
The cherry flavor isn’t overwhelming, which I appreciate, but I wouldn’t have minded a bit more punch from the cherry. (This might explain the name—it’s a cherry on top, not a cherry focus.) There is definitely a little sour, dried fruit present from the cherry that adds even more richness to the already full-flavored stout. The cherry flavor stays with you as you drink and it’s a nice addition.I still prefer Goose Island’s Cherry Rye—it’s one of my favorite beers of all time—but if you’re a stout lover, I’d highly recommend that you check out the Biscotti Break Natale.
Can anyone recommend other good cherry stouts?
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