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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

03-25-2014 01:40:00 | More by Boston_Steve
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oline73

Maryland

2.1/5  rDev -43.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 01:10:33 | More by oline73
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BogAl

Indiana

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

05-20-2014 02:25:59 | More by BogAl
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

06-30-2014 13:16:03 | More by JohnnieNepal
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-27-2014 00:22:26 | More by NooseJustice
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

02-20-2014 03:57:28 | More by oglmcdgl
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 00:00:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Serving type: cask

07-31-2012 00:42:25 | More by Knapp85
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ZombieRes

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-16-2014 03:48:53 | More by ZombieRes
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3/5  rDev -19.8%

10-25-2013 23:46:03 | More by jmccullough108
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-03-2014 17:18:35 | More by amalburg
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-22-2014 21:27:06 | More by rickcrip76
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Bigtimejd19


3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-27-2014 01:59:06 | More by Bigtimejd19
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-27-2014 01:49:45 | More by Hopstout
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djmichaelk

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-20-2013 02:51:02 | More by djmichaelk
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-21-2014 00:46:42 | More by Newbiebeer
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Ejayz

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.8%

05-25-2014 04:10:38 | More by Ejayz
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Oxymoron

Colorado

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-20-2014 23:55:48 | More by Oxymoron
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-14-2014 15:35:26 | More by QuentinCall
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.8%

06-29-2013 19:30:09 | More by hellhammermario
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diehl07

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

09-23-2013 01:53:04 | More by diehl07
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millertime371


3/5  rDev -19.8%

07-15-2012 23:52:42 | More by millertime371
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.11/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I picked up a bottle of Evil Twin's Freudian Slip a few months ago for $11.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to get to this one for a while and since I'm in the mood for a Barleywine tonight I thought I would give it a try, so lets see how it goes. This is my first beer from Evil Twin, I don't know anything about them other then the fact that he's a gypsy brewer and this was brewed at Westbrook Brewing Company in South Carolina. It had a best before date of 2015, i'm pretty sure this is batch one since it's in a 24oz bottle. Poured from a brown 24oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it's pretty simple, but the font is nice and the color is a little eye catching, I also like the name. It poured a very murky darker brown color that took on a reddish brown color when held to the light with three fingers worth of slightly darker tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left lots of patchy lacing behind. This is a pretty good looking beer, the color was a little murky but the head and lacing were really nice especially for the style.

S- The aroma starts off with a very high amount of sweetness that has a brown sugar and candied sugar like aroma followed by some noticeable spicy and earthy hops. Up next comes the malts which impart a sweet malts, caramel, toffee, dark bread and slight cereal like aroma with some a very light roasted aroma in the background. I also get a medium dark fruit aroma with no one fruit seeming to stick out. The aroma was nice and it had a fair amount of complexity, but the sweetness was a little too overpowering.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly lower amount of high sweetness that took on a brown sugar and molasses like flavor followed by some hops which impart an earthy, spicy, and light citrus flavors. Up next comes the malts which impart some sweet malts, caramel, toffee, brown bread and slight grainy flavors with some dark fruits showing up towards the end with no single fruit sticking out the most. On the finish there's some noticeable alcohol that is slightly warming with a light a amount of medium bitterness with lots of sweetness taking it's place with a sweet malt and dark fruit like aftertaste. This was just ok tasting, most of the flavors were nice, but the sweetness was too overpowering and the alcohol could have been hidden a little better.

M- Not that smooth, cloying, slightly boozy alcohol, sticky, very rich, on the lighter side of being full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't that great, I thought it was just too sticky and cloying.

Overall I thought this wasn't really a noteworthy beer and I thought it was a very average Barleywine, there were some aspects I enjoyed but I thought the sweetness was out of hand and that really showed up in the aroma, taste and even the mouthfeel and the warmer it got the more boozy it got. This beer didn't have good drinkability, it wasn't that smooth, it was cloying, the alcohol could have been hidden better and the taste didn't do a good job at holding my attention, splitting this bottle with someone is enough for me, I wouldn't want to drink a whole bottle, it's way too sweet and cloying for me to have more than half a bottle. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma they were both nice with the head and lacing looking pretty good for a 10% Barleywine. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste and mouthfeel, they weren't that good and they were the downfall of this beer. I wouldn't buy this beer again, I wasn't that into it and it was way overpriced, I bought two of these so the other one is going to set in the cellar for a while and hopefully it improves a little, I wouldn't recommend it, it's not a great example of a Barleywine. All in all I wasn't a fan of this beer, it doesn't have all the quality's that I look for in the style and the sweetness was just too out of hand and combined with the other flaws it made this beer pretty rough around the edges. This wasn't a good first impression for Evil Twin, I still have interest in them, but I'll for sure think twice before a I drop over $10 on a bottle, better luck next time, this one just wasn't for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 04:01:51 | More by StoutHunter
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-20-2014 03:14:07 | More by DMarlinJ
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Rick778

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

03-04-2014 04:06:00 | More by Rick778
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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
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