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Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Tone


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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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-03-2013 01:54:26 | More by atone315
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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
Photo of 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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-01-2013 01:50:32 | More by GeoffreyM
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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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2013 14:40:50 | More by waddellc2
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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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4/5  rDev +7%

01-15-2013 10:08:37 | More by bismarksays
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-11-2013 05:52:57 | More by sendbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

01-08-2013 18:27:23 | More by popery
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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
Photo of ejimhof


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-31-2012 04:16:37 | More by ejimhof
Photo of t2thebro


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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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

11-12-2012 03:57:12 | More by Farky87
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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


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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

10-26-2012 14:24:59 | More by Envelopes
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

10-21-2012 15:02:00 | More by kaelingirl
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-15-2012 03:39:16 | More by DrunkinYogi
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4/5  rDev +7%

10-12-2012 12:15:21 | More by TasteTester
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

10-09-2012 19:22:18 | More by JohnK17
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-07-2012 19:59:46 | More by N3ptune
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-20-2012 23:45:25 | More by normyk
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-20-2012 17:54:11 | More by lupercmda
Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
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