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Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Wet DreamEvil Twin Wet Dream
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ngeunit1 on 08-16-2011

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 41
Reviews by Rickythejeweler:
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with garnet hues, one finger beige head, decent lacing.

S - Toffee, bitter/pungent/citrus hop aromas, soft nuttiness/roasted malts, brown sugar.

T - Juicy/slightly pungent hops, roasted malts, light coffee beans, brown sugar.

M - Medium-light body, almost watery, moderate carbonation.

O - Drinkable, unique mixture of flavors. I feel like the body could be less watery and the flavors more concentrated.

The Trappist (2011) version, best before 2015.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 6.9% ABV, and a different label. Made with gourmet beans from the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen.

This beer pours a very dark red-tinted brown hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, rocky beige head, which leaves some broad, droopy, honeycomb-pocked swaths of lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bitter piney, citrusy hops, immediately inundated with equally tangy, dry, earthy, roasted coffee grounds, a mild nutty caramel malt, and further leafy, herbal liqueur notes. The taste is more malty up front, the lightly toasted bready, nutty caramel character ceding a little less territory this time, as aided by a burgeoning baker's chocolate sweetness, though the zingy citrus rind, pine resin, and bitter, earthy coffeehouse essences still push their agenda to the limit. A wee booze warming tugs at the fraying corners.

The carbonation is quite tame, though the wee bubbles do well to keep things moving along, the body a decent medium-full weight, and smooth with that lingering hop bite caveat. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa/caramel/nut liquor malt still fending off a prominent incursion from a seemingly regrouped hop contingent.

A pretty hefty brown ale, lots going on, and I do like that the coffee notes, so pungent up front, wane at a slow, almost unnoticeable pace, until you can't even tell that they've somehow been (mostly) replaced by an equally implacable chocolate aura. Oh, and the hops - they keep things honest with extreme prejudice.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustgarage
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stein. Served lightly chilled.

Auburn highlights suggest a clear but nearly opaque bottle-brown ale - capped by an enormous heft of khaki soft peaks. Sticky threads of lace cling tenaciously to the sides. Excellent retention.

Aromatics of demerara sugar, cocoa nibs, toast, coffee, black bread - all soft and melanoidin-rich with no hints of char.

Roast is more pronounced on the palate, the chocolate and espresso notes taking on a nearly acrid character, the citrus laden hop notes emphasizing the astringency while adding slight additional bitterness. Strange but flavorful, with an extended evolution into the finish which is woody, earthy, suggestive of river stones, and finally returns to a toasted sweetness at the last possible moment.

Slightly thin but well carbonated; surprisingly warming for the ABV.

Reminds me of a sweeter version of a foreign export stout. Not bad, but not special. Hard to rate in some ways as it subtly eschews style.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of 13tido
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and appears black when viewed from afar - traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down a bit, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brown and roasted malts plus pine resin and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this brown ale to be quite interesting because its quite hoppy, which is even more impressive since it was aged for 13 months. It's definitely quite interesting.

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Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BB1313
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch #001. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours brown with auburn hues; fluffy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. There's some sediment/floaties. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and coffee. There's some toffee and caramel in the mix. Roasted malts are present. The flavors seem to follow the nose. This brown ale has some hop flavor going on. Hints of orange and lemon. The coffee is present. Flavors are bittersweet. Nice coffee flavors in the finish. Subtle hints of hazelnut and almonds in the mix as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice brown ale. It's somewhat unique with the contrast between the coffee and citrus notes. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque very dark amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation at the surface of the beer and some deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some hints of nutty malts. Light to moderate aromas of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light hints of nutty malts and just a hint of anise/licorice. Moderate flavors of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades but still lingers for a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty enjoyable and the hops have some really staying power in this beer as it has been sitting around for over a year before I to opening this one. Not sure, I could have more than one of these in a session but it was definitely worth tasting.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, with a fair bit of colour up to the light; off-white head. Decent enough.

Lots of coffee on the nose. Spicy, dark and roasty. Bit of sweetness as well. Really nice coffee-tinged nose, about the nicest I've seen.

Taste is sweeter, quite toffee-esque with roasty notes, some carob, rubber and sprucey pine needle notes. Pleasant; not too heavy on the coffee. Little spicy bitterness on the back. Nice.

Foamy texture, not bad. A little bit of boozey warmth on the back.

Nice brown ale, roasty but drinkable.

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Photo of dbfp210
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 10/2/13

A the darkest brown liquid with a two finger dark mocha head that ever so slowly falls to a thick film that leaves a few partial rings followed by random patches

S piney citric hops hit my nose first and I wasn't expecting that but its most welcome, some wet tea bag, coco, and cold coffee work well together.

T coffees stronger in the mouth with slightly less of the piney citric hops I was loving on the nose, less still leaves a fair bit though. Some nutty toffee added to the nose but I preferred the smell

M a mild bitter bite and creams up nicely and feels fairly full as a result, coffee and dark bread crust on the finish

O a nice hopped up Brown infused with coffee works well in this case, a fair bit going on and I'm a little surprised this one doesn't have a higher rating

pretty solid brew and a nice surprise for me, I wasn't expecting a hop blast and I normally don't love hops and coffee mixed together but it works well here

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Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of schoolboy
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Brown. This is an exquisite brown ale.

This thing looks run of the mill. Nice brown. The aroma is distinctly roasty and hoppy. Nice and bitter smelling.

The taste is sublime. Drier than most, with loads of bitterness cutting over the malts. This is not candy, it is, as the Kingons would say, a drink for warriors. But not those from Golden State).

I have to get more of this.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney as part of their Scandinavian Tap Makeover.

Pours a deep red-hued black, but with minimal haze to the light shines through the body, revealing its true colour. Body is light, but chewy, giving a hint of thickness. Pale brown head forms a big, persistent and fluffy crown that leaves amazing lacing. Carbonation is fine and fast-moving. Looks great.

Nose is also excellent: deep roasted character, leavened to a pleasant nuttiness. Liquorice sweetness comes through with hints of Mexican rice and cacao: molé, perhaps. It's really lovely stuff.

Light entry on the front palate, with a prickle of aniseed, before toasty nuts, popcorn and smoked almonds come through, all wrapped up in a comforting sweetness. On the back, this develops to a dark chocolate note with some woody overtones. It's very good indeed. The only problem is that it cleans out pretty quickly on the back: perhaps a bit more residual body would let this cling on for longer. Although, having it finish dry possibly aids the drinkability.

Lighter in the feel than I expected, but it still works pretty well.

Solid, smooth, delicious. Yep, this was great stuff. Of the Scandi beers on tap during the makeover, I'm pretty sure this was my pick.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.36/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A brown ale brewed with coffee, Wet Dream is a new can from Evil Twin's operation out of Two Roads in Stratford, CT. Seems as though this actually isn't a new beer, but a rebrew of something of a collaboration with The Trappist out of CA from several years ago. Interesting. Nevertheless, the can looks nice and the concept is solid. Hoping to see more coffee browns soon actually, as some that I've had recently have been much more fitting to coffee's bright acidity and complexity than to the acrid and roasty, bitter flavors often highlighted when the base beer to which it's added is a porter or stout.

Pours a hazy, deep chestnut color with a solidly-built ecru head that laces spottily. Similarly-hazed surface with wisps of smoky foam retaining for a while. Nice looking.

Nose is very interesting with definite citric acidity, sandalwood, cedar, toffee and roasted coffee beans. Biscuity, heavy malt backbone is apparent though there's definitely some unique hoppy notes here too, playing well with the coffee addition. A bit ashy and maybe even tobacco-like as well at times. Smells awesome, actually. I feel that these days, some well-utilized adjuncts may be all that's really necessary to rekindle the beer fan's love of brown ales. This seems like it may have one of the best marriages of base beer and adjunct in a brown ale base that I've had of late.

Flavor is vibrant and bright, belying the beer's deep brown color: lots of chewy biscuity malt, brown bread and English toffee mingling with bright acidic notes of grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Earthy, spicy coffee comes across close to the finish where it helps dry out the palate from the well-constructed maltiness present in the first half of each sip. The tannic notes from the nose translate into the conclusion on the palate with woodsy and herbal notes helping to round everything out.

Feel is rather smooth and round with moderate, fitting carbonation that helps maintain a good level of drinkability. Pretty creamy despite some sharp notes of hoppy/coffee acidity. Everything mingles well here and this drinks very unique and enjoyable. I should probably get more of this while it lasts.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.