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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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306 Ratings
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 14
Gots: 61 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website

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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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

Boston_Steve, Mar 25, 2014
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2.1/5  rDev -44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a red/dark amber color with a layer of off white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malt sweetness with some fruit and berry notes along with a boozy bitterness.

Taste: Oh no! This isn't very good at all. Berries with a strong bitterness. Some malt and some booze. This one is a bit of a mess.

Mouthfeel: The body is syrupy with foamy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This wasn't a very good barleywine at all. I wouldn't want to have another.

oline73, Feb 27, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -40%

BogAl, May 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

TubaDan, Aug 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

JohnnieNepal, Jun 30, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Sarmento, Sep 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

NooseJustice, Jul 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

robertjskelton, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

oglmcdgl, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of BB1313
2.9/5  rDev -22.7%

Bottled on 5/12/14. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep ruby with solid clarity and a slight haze; nice fluffy light-tan head that fades and leaves solid retention and not much lacing. The aromas are subtle and faint, but not bad. Lots of dark fruit and toffee. Some berries in the mix too. The flavors are really hot and boozy. Very spicy. It starts of sweet, and then becomes bitter. The heat becomes normal the more you drink it. This makes a nice sipper. More dark fruits. Raisins are there. More toffee with subtle hints of chocolate. Subtle citrus notes. Some pine needles. Mouthfeel is thin, but it has nice active carbonation which makes it smooth and enhances the overall experience.

I'll admit, it becomes more enjoyable the more you drink it, but the heat really diminishes the flavors and just dominates. The alcohol isn't hidden at all, but maybe that was their intention. This drinks like it's much bigger than 10.3%. Definite sipper.

BB1313, Sep 09, 2014
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2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured out a ruddy brown color with small off white head approaching beige.

Alcohol the most noticeable aroma, a cigarette ashtray comes across as well.

Ooof, tons of alcohol noticeable on the palate. It really is the dominant aspect of the beer.
A little bit of a thicker, more syrupy mouthfeel, but it still isn't getting me to a point where I like much of this beer. Alcohol dominates any hops or malt flavors. Caramel, raisins, prunes, rubbing alcohol. Pretty bitter, but can't discern if that is from the hops or something else.

Thanks to Reno Dave for bringing this bottle to the Reno bottleshare. No thanks to Dave Hurley of the El Dorado casino (sports bar suit guy) for renigging on their word allowing our bottle share so they could purportedly keep the BMC distributor happy.

This one is a pass for me, glad I got to try it without buying. Would not recommend.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 17, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as a reddish brown color. There wasn't much of a head on top, just some scattered bubbles on top. The smell of the beer has some sweet malts on the nose as well as some hops. The aromas of caramel and dark fruits are in there too. The taste of the beer has a light amount of raisin flavor with a hoppy bitter finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is watery, it's drinkable but not overly complex. Overall this beer wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be. There are better Barley Wines out there.

Knapp85, Jul 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

ZombieRes, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

jmccullough108, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

amalburg, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

rickcrip76, Mar 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

factoide, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Bigtimejd19, Jul 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Hopstout, Apr 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

djmichaelk, Jun 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20%

Newbiebeer, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Ejayz, May 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

Jeff_Byrd, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

beernads, Tuesday at 11:22 PM
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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.