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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Freudian SlipEvil Twin Freudian Slip

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BA SCORE
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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%


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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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cask offering via the beer engine @ the Trapp Door, emmaus. The brew pours a mahogany to cooper color. Fairly clear with rich finger off frothy tan head that sits atop with wonderful retaining powers considering the strength of the brew and delivery.

The smell is fruity like apples and something deeper, maybe currant. A hint of pears is also present but maybe more inline with the scent of the earthy skin moreso than the ripe fruit itself. There is a bit of mineral inclusion as well that blends into the scent of alcohol as it warms.

The taste is strong with a very forward flavor of green apple skins and pears. Toffee to caramel malt sweetness comes into play with some burnt sugary flavors before a big boozy impact. Just like the aroma hinted, there is a mineral quality through this that mixes with a young green yeast aspect that keeps this from being "clean."

It is a medium bodied brew for the style on the edge of light with a bit watery feel exaggerated by the light carbonation. It is enjoyable in limited amounts. The nose is the standout feature of this brew. I am usually a big fan of cask beer but I think this experience was possibly degraded a bit by it.

Serving type: cask

08-06-2012 15:29:08 | More by stakem
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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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Hopdaemon39

New York

4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't generally like barleywines but this one is worth getting- well balanced malt sweetness with a little dryness from the hops. Surprisingly not cloying as most barleywines are. There's some dark fruit in there but nothing overwhelming. Just a nice warming beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 20:37:03 | More by Hopdaemon39
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: copper, amber. Clear. Nice swath of reddish head
Smell: pleasant enough though not very rich. Some grapefruit. Malty base.
Taste: much like the nose. Pleasant enough though not a lot happening. Grapefruit and malt, a slightly bitter finish.
Overall: to sum up a good, not great American barley.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 23:41:09 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i found this to be a very interesting take on a barleywine, more of an american strong dark ale, insofar as the two are distinct from one another, but nevertheless, i liked this better than the gentleman i shared it with. a curious nose, hoppy and spicy, like a winter warmer or holiday beer, with some clove and molasses, but i think most or all of that is a product of a very large and diverse grain bill. the flavor comes on in waves. sweet and grainy first, the only part of this that resembles classic barleywine, but it is short loved, moving into a spice palate that includes cloves, allspice, and even something a little more funky, cardamom or cinnamon maybe, tough to tell because the hops start in before the spice fully evolves. bitter as anything on the finish, which is one sense is nice because it cuts the grain sweetness, but on the other had is frustrating because it exacerbates and exposes the prominent alcohol strength of this ale. fizzy carbonation makes it feel light on the palate, especially for the style and for this examples particular strength. i like its tricking drinkability, and would recommend this ale for the lover of the unconventional. nothing like the barleywine we expected, but an enjoyable beverage nevertheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 19:21:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- Pours up a good amount of head which looks to have excellent retention. The head is a light beige/khaki while the body is a mix of dull maroon and dark amber which appears as a dark amber with bright crimson hues when held up to the light. Considerable lacing is left behind.

Nose- Definitely an American barleywine. Starts off with huge citrus notes- orange and grapefruit which climax into an almost piercing lemon. Some pine and resin hanging around the edges. Slight touches of caramel, honey, and maybe toffee. Swirling shows a burnt quality to the caramel.

Taste- Very brash, very in your face- so pretty much your average American Barleywine. Starts off with big citrus notes and moves quickly into caramel, burnt caramel, pine, resin, and matchstick. Beyond these notes, it doesn't seem all that complex. A little messy but not as messy as some American barleywines can be. The brash elements do start to mellow and reveal more caramel bedded by pine and resin and matchstick on the finish. Slight spice, maybe pepper. Some floral notes on the front. Above average to solid, good beer. Lots of grapefruit, some hints of tropical fruit. Solid and without flaws- also has pretty good balance for an American barleywine. Not exactly my style of beer but a pretty good representation nonetheless.

Mouthfeel- Approaches medium bodied with some syrup to the texture. Light carbonation that still has a carbonic sting which matches well with the hops and the spice of the finish.

Drinkability- A little more accessible than a lot of barleywines but certainly not sessionable. 4 bucks a bottle seems okay for a decent American Barleywine. Not a repurchase for me though- because of the style not the quality. I think I'd rather have an aged Bigfoot instead.

Overall- Above average to solid, good beer (closer to good) that doesn't stray too far from the typical flavor profile for an American Barleywine. Effective but certainly not innovative. Worth a try and it may become a bargain standard for you if you like straightforward American Barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 03:07:14 | More by artoolemomo
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Where the decline in the popularity of typical Barleywine is evident, the American Barleywine's are trying to reverse the trend by making them seem more like Imperial IPA. With their drier body and elevated hop character, these distinctive ales are certainly not for the faint of palate.

As the ale pours, a slow separation of froth from ale occurs, leaving a beautiful chestnut-ruby hue underneath that simply glows with its bright clarity. What builds on top is a thick blanket of foam that acts like a barrier to the beer. Its long retention and broken lace is certainly substantial for such potent beers but spot on for highly hopped ones.

Hop-forward aromas are deeply resinous and fruity- blood orange and blackberry jam swirl about a deeply caramelized scent. Toffee, toast and cherry cake ride just underneath the hops are nearly balance them entirely. Its candied scent turns deviant as notes of cannabis and chive stem from the citrusy hops are provide highly earthen tones.

Its incredible taste is candy-sweet and toffee-like. Its medium bread taste is somewhat of red velvet cake as the estery fruity fold in- raspberry, blackberry, cherry and plumb all seem quite jammy while the utter sharpness of citrus peels thread the tastes together. Again, blood orange, red grapefruit and pineapple pull from the complex middle palate and usher in a dry and earthy finish. Muddled grassy and herbal bitterness concludes its taste with the same cannabis and chive flavor that the nose leaves behind.

Full bodied but not cloyingly so; the ale's sticky sweetness is dissoved by hop resins and alcohol and keeps the body mildly lighter. Its ample carbonation provides a lift and ushers in a malty-dry finish with peppery acetone and brandy-type heat. The ale echoes with the fruit jam and chivy taste well past its finish.

Freudian Slip is a beast of a beer that in no way recedes in aggression. Instead it heralds utmost quality and power with unabashed apologies. And I could't be happier for it!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 18:10:08 | More by BEERchitect
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, label says best before 2015. I've had this bottle a while so I know it's not exactly fresh. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky garnet/brown color with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. The brew smells like toffee, brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruit. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some caramel, earthiness, pine and dark bread. Nice mix of sweet and bitter flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit syrupy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I thought this brew was good, it's worth a try. $11.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 23:20:37 | More by bluejacket74
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light copper in color, but oh so murky. Little to no head.

S - Good amount of sweetness on the smell. Candied/brown sugar, toffee and caramel. Good bready malt character with light coffee and earthy hops. A bitter finish.

T - A slightly burnt brown sugar taste. Good amount of molasses and sweetness overall. Earthy hops abound.

M - Medium to full bodied with somewhat low carbonation. Really the sweetness comes off as cloying and it can be a little boozy.

O - Not a mind-blowing beer. Somewhat mid-grade. It's nice, but not over the top good.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 00:55:53 | More by cvm4
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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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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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Tone

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy/cloudy dark amber color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, roasted malt, hops, caramel malt, and a hint of dark citrus. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, roasted malt, slight dark citrus, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and complexity, but slightly weak body.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 13:58:15 | More by Tone
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.46/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours dark toffee brown with a thick, light brown head that retreats slowly. I can see some bubbles rising along the side of the glass. Plenty of lacing is left along the side of the glass. The aroma of the beer is sweet and bready with a touch of woodiness, dark fruits, and some booze. The taste follows the nose. It's mildly sweet with a nice bready malt backbone. I get the dark fruit flavors and some of the alcohol in the flavor. I also get some of those woody notes with some back end bitterness to provide some balance. The body is medium to full with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and the alcohol warms in the back of the throat. This is an excellent beer, but just so.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 01:49:21 | More by acevenom
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Fumus

New York

3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Alright so I'm not all for this style with style and smell..bla bla..bla..

Was this a good beer? Should you try it?

The taste is off putting -- I've been to GABF and dozens of other beer festivals and with that... this reminds me of one of those special kegs that the local breweries bring out to prove that they are indeed awesome after all and everyone flocks for(half hour wait WHEEE!!)

It's high octane and robust, in no way does this beer suck..but at some point it's like as my good friend Eric says "WOW!". Yea, wow indeed...flavors are smokey, sweet and molasses all at once..it's sort of like a burn chocolate chip cookie with alcohol pored all over it. To be honest it's not a horrible experience but it's one I don't think I will ever want to try again.

Can someone help me finish this bottle actually?

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 07:12:55 | More by Fumus
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass.

A- Pours a super murky brown color with a 1/4 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Somewhat resilient lacing with a trail of spots.

S- Huge caramel aroma with some hops and alcohol in the back. Raisin, fig and grass notes. There's also some pungent, earthy funk.

T- Astringent booze and bitterness at first. Upon second sip, more complexity is derived with an increase of the caramel/brown sugar sweetness fighting its way through the hops and alcohol. Still, it's very bitter in a deep, earthy way. As the two ends of the scale vie for position, I begin wondering if I should have let this bottle go a while longer...although some interesting rum-like characteristics come out of the beer as it warms.

M- Very sharp, bitey and dry from the hops and booze sting. Medium combination and a thick, sticky body. My least favorite part of the beer.

O- Decent, but not really worth a second go. Way too hot and two-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:12:59 | More by Immortale25
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 01-17-2013
Freshness: Best before 2015
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Single from Wino's Depot, Bowling Green KY

The label says it was brewed and bottled at Westbrook Brewing in Mount Pleasant, SC

A: The small tan head sits atop a murky, reddish-brown beer. Head retention is low, and a good lace sticks on the glass.

S: Aromas of tropical hops come first, followed by malt sweetness, then finally dark rich fruits like dates and figs.

T: The taste features sharp hop notes, but the bitterness is matched well by a big dose of malt. Hops are citrus and tropical fruits, and the malts have caramel sweet tones. Great balance here

M: Moderately carbonated, with a full body and strong warming from the alcohol. The finish is much like the taste, a good balance of strong hops and lots of malt.

O: Big and bold hops and malts, just like a barleywine should be. Pretty strong in the alcohol heat though. Recommended you try this if you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 02:22:06 | More by sommersb
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-copper with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades normal.

S - Sweet caramel malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and earthy hops, bit of dark fruit and brown sugar, some booze.

T - Sweet caramel and caramelized malts, grapefruit, pine, grassy, and pine hops, good resiny bitterness, some brown sugar, a bit of dark fruits, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Nice hoppy American Barleywine. Great hop profile and bitterness and good overall bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:53:30 | More by ngeunit1
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t2thebro

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to glass

A- deep murky orangish amber, looks like the color of real natural honey, not the light colored processed stuff.

S- caramel grains and light biscuity pale grains with a punch of in your face hopiness. Dank earthy tobacco.

T- hops. Caramel malt good combo. Sweet tobacco, some resin, earthy grass. Alcohol peeks in quickly and then is dominated by a sweet hoppy finish.

M- a bit. Thin for this style but, perfect to my liking.

O- Overall this is an incredible double ipa. I expect a bit more heat from alcohol in a barley wine. That said it is simply fantastic. Hop heads delight!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 00:00:51 | More by t2thebro
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is tawny with minimal clarity and almost no head. Some lacing exists. Smells is straight up grain with a heavy leaning towards the sweet side of things. Molasses, grapes, and grain. Taste is more of the sweet malts with some hops to balance things out. Finish is not super sweet, definite notes of maple and grapes. Mouthfeel is moderate with mild carbonation. Overall, this is a sweet barleywine that could use some more hops.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 05:17:50 | More by homebrew311
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

$7.50 for 10oz, served in a tulip
Sampled 28AUG12

[A] Served a dark burgundy brown color with a finger high sandstone colored cap. Creamy texture. Well retained and while receding, a complete wall of thick foam coats the glass. When backlit, the body glows a russet-orange hue. Semi opaque. Well-above average lacing.

[S] Ripe with dates, rich with caramelized figs. Honey, heavily rendered caramel, brown sugar and butterscotch.

[T] The same dark fruit characteristic mentioned above are everlasting on the palate. The flavor finishes with a more earthy, tobacco-laden, tea leaf-life quality.

[M] The body is full, thick, chewy and everything a 10.3% barleywine should be. Carbonation is a bit above average for the style, showing its strength on the latter half of the sip. This promotes a relatively clean finish, although a sticky resinous coating remains.

[O] I'm surprised to see that this beer is a collaboration with Westbrook. But stoked! Not being the biggest Evil Twin fan, I ordered this on the strength of Westbrook's name alone. Overall, I was impressed but not blown away.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2012 00:33:06 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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daledeee

Iowa

4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap. Surprisingly available in Iowa for such a unique brewery.

Pours a cloudy if not muddy brown with light tan head. Good lacing.

Nose is hops and spicy.

Taste is hops(of course) but earthy and spicy. This is a nice twist for the crowded field. Malt is also balancing the drink. I didn't notice a lot of fruit in this one.

Mouth feel is really nice; creamy yet carbonated. Overall, this is a great barleywine and a unique one at that.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2012 21:04:01 | More by daledeee
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womencantsail

California

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bruery Provisions

Pours a murky amber color with a small white head. Nose is lightly fruity, but quite heavy on the toffee and toasted malt. A bit of caramel and brown sugar along with some pine hop notes and a bit of perfume. The flavor has an almost woody note to it. Heavy on the pine hops with a moderate bitterness. Lots of toffee, a bit of toast, and some brown sugar. A bit of booze and perfume, too.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 22:43:44 | More by womencantsail
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark reddish brown amber with a nice one finger tan head that had good retention and tons of lacing. Looks good. Aroma of caramel malt and light citrus and pine hops. Flavor has sweet malt and dark fruit to start, slowly changing to a malty, nicely hopped finish and a lingering, slightly boozy pine and citrus hop aftertaste. Moderately complex and a very nice flavor progression. Medium to heavy bodied with moderate creaminess. The high ABV and hops make a bit of an astringent finish, but overall I enjoyed this well made American style barleywine. If I can find a reasonably priced second bottle, I would age one for a few years to calm the booziness.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:45:38 | More by LiquidAmber
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Jsenay

Texas

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip

A - Deep amber brown. Nice carbonation with the lacing disappearing quickly.

S - Molasses up front. Toffee, raisins, caramel. Some floral, piney and resinous notes coming from the hops.

T - Strong, really strong. Definitely feel the warming alcohol right away. There are rich toffee notes with some dark plum flavors and a heavy piney bitterness. Sports a big carbonation kick which is nice due to the fact it would overbearingly coat your palate with the heavy resinous oils.

M - Carbonation really does a great job here scrubbing the palate. Slightly syrupy and resiny. Thick finish with a long lingering bitterness that leaves the mouth dry.

O - A nice barley wine. It's ridiculously strong and warming.
Great for sipping on a cold evening. I had to end my tastings for the day here but, sometimes that's a good thing. Will definitely seek out again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2012 04:14:44 | More by Jsenay
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gford217

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Pours a completely opaque orange with a small creamy head that doesn't hang around long. Some wispy bubbles linger on top.

Aroma has lots of caramelized sugar and citrus hops. Some caramel, vanilla and toffee.

Taste is hoppy up front with some pithy grapefruit and resinous pine. But the caramel malts and sugar backbone are still prominent.

Mouthfeel is stick sweet with some bitterness and alcohol heat n the finish. Soft carbonation. Actually gets pretty boozy after a few sips.

It's definitely a hot barleywine with a healthy dose of hops but it comes together really well. Another winner from Evil Twin, which has been impressing more than Mikkeller lately.

Serving type: bottle

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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
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