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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 7
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/12/14.

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 05:01:16 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-22-2014 13:30:39 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2012 00:45:58 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-07-2012 20:13:01 | More by nmann08
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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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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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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +7%

11-16-2013 04:39:58 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-26-2013 04:18:29 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-26-2013 23:58:09 | More by spycow
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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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-11-2012 17:28:56 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

05-25-2014 02:36:44 | More by largadeer
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +7%

10-26-2013 04:09:54 | More by nickfl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 3/12/14

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...

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 02:39:16 | More by russpowell
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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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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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kojevergas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

High C+

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:32:48 | More by kojevergas
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2014 21:00:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

06-28-2014 10:49:19 | More by weeare138
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

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

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2012 17:50:17 | More by barleywinefiend
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-12-2014 08:10:55 | More by zestar
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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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-15-2012 03:39:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a two-finger, khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty fruit, flavor is blend of roasted malt, brown sugar and hops. Lingering hoppy aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA. Bottled Mar 12, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 22:36:49 | More by jdhilt
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tan head. Color is a copper amber.

Flavor profile: Sticky hops. Juicy and hop resiny. Dank, weedy, and piney. Caramel and toffee malts. Tropical fruits. Pineapple and mango with some apple.

Mouthfeel: Sticky with some bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, a very enjoyable beer. I love how hoppy this beer is. I'd definitely drink this one fresh.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 21:29:37 | More by mothman
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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.