Evil Twin Freudian Slip - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

348 Ratings
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Ratings: 348
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 13
Gots: 70 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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4.8/5  rDev +28%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pours a dark amber color with below average clarity. Light off white head forms and laces. The aroma has toasted malts, caramelized grain, and faint hops. Caramel, toast, butterscotch, mild bitterness. Slight citrus, well balanced, Grade A beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - this must be Batch 3, then, unless they made one that came in a 500ml serving size.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, dark bronzed amber hue, with one flabby finger of puffy, tightly foamy, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves a low band of drifting snowbank lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of sweet caramel malt, hard toffee, sharp grapefruit, lemon, and orange citrus rind, dark, berry-like orchard fruit, musty pine needles, and a simmering alcohol astringency. The taste is rather bitter pine resin, serrated leaf and stripped-down citrus oils, a backed-off grainy, bready caramel malt backbone, an acrid berry fruitiness, and further earthy, floral, and well-perfumed hops.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, but still adequately supportive in its low-fi fizziness, the body a sturdy medium weight, and not particularly smooth, the twin blast of bitterness and booze kiboshing that. It finishes off-dry, the malt and various fruit incarnations putting up the good fight, but in an eventual losing cause.

Not a lot of typical barleywine characteristics floating around this one, even for the American style, as this is all about the bitter and acrid - the musty and malty, very much less so. Interesting to try, and ultimately not that difficult to drink for the hop-inclined, after a short acclimatization period, that is. This wants recognition - I just don't know how or what to recognize it as.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/12/2014. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, toast, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, floral, grass, pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish. Very nice complexity and balance of big citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American barleywine style. All around good complexity and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Went to my fridge wanting something big and boozy and this ticks the boxes so it pours a full dark copper red hue with a one finger head and a rim of lacing, the smell is definately a hoppy barleywine with aromas of piney resinous hops, sweet barley and booze, the mouthfeel is thick and full bodied with moderate carbonation and the tastes are piney hops mixed with sweet toffee, caramelized pears and finished with a fruity boozy bitterness and overall a nice hoppy barleywine thats worth a shot cheers.

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2.99/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottled on 5/12/14. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep ruby with solid clarity and a slight haze; nice fluffy light-tan head that fades and leaves solid retention and not much lacing. The aromas are subtle and faint, but not bad. Lots of dark fruit and toffee. Some berries in the mix too. The flavors are really hot and boozy. Very spicy. It starts off sweet, and then becomes bitter. The heat becomes normal the more you drink it. This makes a nice sipper. More dark fruits. Raisins are there. More toffee with subtle hints of chocolate. Subtle citrus notes. Some pine needles. Mouthfeel is thin, but it has nice active carbonation which makes it smooth and enhances the overall experience.

I'll admit, it becomes more enjoyable the more you drink it, but the heat really diminishes the flavors and just dominates. The alcohol isn't hidden at all, but maybe that was their intention. This drinks like it's much bigger than 10.3%. Definite sipper.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

On tap at bier stein today.

The beer pours an amber orange color with fair retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showing typical nuances of brown sugar, light vanilla, some toffee and a hint of citrus. On the palate, this is a mess. I assume this is meant to be a hoppy BW, but the hops really don't impart much flavor, and the alcohol is way too noticeable.

This was a beer that each time I took another sip, I dropped by score. Can see no reason to visit this again any time soon, especially given the price. The beer isn't awful, but I'll be damned if I can ever imagine getting this over a glass of SN Bigfoot, which is twice the beer this is, at half the price.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.