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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

346 Ratings
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 70 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Batch 1 750ml
Batch 2 22oz

(Beer added by: beerbiatchMD on 02-05-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is a brown-red with a violet hue in the light and holding a moderate translucency with some brightness to it. The head is a lightly brown-tinted one, perhaps khaki, that settles at about 3/4 finger and holds well while putting down good, thick lacing.
There are lots of malts and alcohol in here with big sweetness and fruity esters, but also a lot of hops bitterness imparting a big bite of pine and wood. Orange peel and zest, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee make for a strongly sweet overtone, while the hops bitterness runs about even. A lot of pith develops up front into the middle and stays, easing down as it sits and warms. During the session, the fusel heat builds up pretty strongly, just a bit much as it goes. Given time, it does tone down a lot to let the character really come out.
It's continually crisp and gets smoother as it goes even with the alcoholic sting. There's quite a bit of dryness that shows. The body leans toward full without ever quite leaving medium range, and it keeps a certain depth all the way through.

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3.7/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: cloudy dark amber, heavy bubbles with the initial pour. Head is slightly off-white with a light orange tint rising to maybe 1/4".

Smell: Lovely scotch scent, coming off a bit woody.

Taste: It lacks complexity like some other barleywines. Has a sweet tone to it but consistently overwhelmed by the alcohol content.

Mouth: medium to heavy carbonation and very sticky, that alone wins many points with me.

Overall: Good brew worth grabbing a bottle but there's definitely much better options out there. Salud!

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4.36/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A bubble show at the outset leaves a thick head that lingers on the copper colored liquid; excellent retention and a reasonable amount of lace hangs around

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and pine

Taste: Caramel forward with the stone fruit tones building; piney bitterness overwhelms the middle, almost to the extent that the malt disappears though the sweet caramel tones linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Reasonably good, but both the malt and hop bills lack the complexity to make this a top representative of the American barleywine style

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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.