Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus zest, alcohol, and slight vegetal onion and garlic hop aromas . Taste is much the same with toasted malt, brown sugar, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a mild vegetal hop quality in the aroma that disappears as the beer warms up.
05-04-2014 05:01:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
On-tap at Beer Street, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is brownish amber in color. It poured with a thin beige head that consistently covered the surface and left thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are aromas of caramel malts and toffee in the nose along with some hints of citrusy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel and toffee. A light amount of bitterness is present, which lingers through the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied and a bit sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This is a good sipping beer for a cold winter night.
07-03-2012 00:45:58 | More by metter98
4.1/5 rDev +9.3%
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!
02-10-2014 18:10:08 | More by BEERchitect
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
07-30-2012 22:43:44 | More by womencantsail
2.98/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
07-31-2012 00:42:25 | More by Knapp85
3.89/5 rDev +3.7%
Pours an effervescent orange with a finger of cream colored head. Very good lacing & head retention
S: A little bit of breadyness. leafy hops as this warms & orange peels & faint boozey notes
T: Breadyness, dryness, plumyness & a bit of toffee up front & touch of tangerine. Toffee & woody hops as this warms, a bit of pineapple as well. Finishes with pineapple, passion fruit, leafy, woody, & herbal hops & dry
MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, good balance
A decent barley wine, seems as much an English Barley Wine as an American... Good, but too expensive to buy again...
04-17-2014 02:39:16 | More by russpowell
3.91/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
03-05-2014 19:21:11 | More by StonedTrippin
2.1/5 rDev -44%
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.
02-27-2012 01:10:33 | More by oline73
3.81/5 rDev +1.6%
Served in a tulip glass with a small head that settles to rim bubbles. Good combination of ring and blanketing lace. The liquid is brown where light will pass through the center of the glass.
This smells like dark chocolate with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Not quite a dessert aroma (too little sugar), but real close.
My initial impression is of a Porter with a shot of cognac added. Plenty of darker, deeply roasted malts followed by a solid dollop of hop bitterness. The swallow brings out a strong alcohol warming feel. The aftertaste is like a bitter alcoholic cocktail. Average body with an elevated level of carbonation.
08-02-2014 21:59:02 | More by smcolw
3.25/5 rDev -13.3%
Served on-draught into a goblet at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach California. Cost was $7.50. Expectations were above average given the brewery - whose Yin I loved.
A: Pours a two finger head of good cream, good thickness, and great retention - especially for the ABV. Colour is an extremely dark nontransparent brown-black.
Sm: Hops (mainly floral), caramelized malt, and cream. A mild strength aroma.
T: Hops (floral), cream, layered clean malts, caramel, and full barley. Nicely balanced, but the balance is merely okay.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Nicely thick to support the flavours. Complementary of the flavour profile.
Dr: Too hoppy a barleywine for my tastes. Good but I expect more from Evil Twin. I wouldn't have it again. I prefer my barleywines malty and complex, not hoppy and simple.
03-27-2012 21:32:48 | More by kojevergas
4/5 rDev +6.7%
A: Poured an amberish color with a tan cap and some good lacing present
S: Big citrus hops, pine and caramelized sugar
T: Dark fruits, caramelized sugar, nice and warming with some toffee, light raspberry and lighly bitter finish
M: Sticky with a big body and lingering hop bite
O: Good, easy to drink and tasty
03-18-2012 17:50:17 | More by barleywinefiend
3.6/5 rDev -4%
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.
08-06-2012 15:29:08 | More by stakem
Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
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