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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
88
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% Brett Black IPA

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013)
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ThatsThatDude

New York

5/5  rDev +26.9%

01-05-2014 19:38:50 | More by ThatsThatDude
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iong516

Florida

4.88/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure why I didn't give this a 5 across the board. I've been making a point to try both Black IPAs and anything with Brett for a few years now, but I haven't seen a pairing of the two. An issue I have with some Brett offerings is a lack of balance as many tend to be overpowered by the Brett funk. Although this beer is unmistakably Brett it is also unmistakably a very hoppy, roasty black beer. This beer is firing on all cylinders and is everything one should expect from a Brett black IPA.

A: as advertised, black. Careful pour yields a finger foam, nice lacing. A surprisingly thick sediment coated the bottom of the bomber after the last pour. The last few drops were a dark, thick motor oil, but I always enjoy the taste and mouthfeel addition of sediment to the final pour when present.

S: hops, roast, brett. I honestly didn't appreciate the smell enough and just wanted to dive in.

T/M have to be considered together here IMO. Very silky, bitter, funk, bbq roast. I'm feeling redundant but everything is as advertised for a black Brett IPA with nothing more, but everything meeting hopes and expectations perfectly. The aftertaste is teasing me. Time to go to bed, and I regret having to brush my teeth and drink water.

O: see above. I'm very impressed and wish I had bought more. Purchased at a wonderful diamond in the rough Community Tap in Greenville, SC. I bought one bomber amongst other purchases and am kicking myself for using restraint in a beer store for once. I may call a friend to shelve away a few more to ensure I have something to look forward to for next visit.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:26:48 | More by iong516
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-10-2014 01:26:56 | More by golf4collet
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Peteostro

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-16-2013 23:52:16 | More by Peteostro
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mfrogs

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-09-2013 19:43:06 | More by mfrogs
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-17-2013 21:15:40 | More by BColton1
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JohnBender

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-07-2013 22:54:46 | More by JohnBender
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jealmanzar

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2013 13:46:47 | More by jealmanzar
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-11-2013 13:11:40 | More by jacewg
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Bnoise11

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-02-2013 02:19:03 | More by Bnoise11
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-16-2013 19:06:01 | More by ILiveOffHops
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popery

California

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Very little light getting through, opaque. It actually looks pretty murky when thinned out a bit. Based on the flavor, I'm wondering if a little Sinamar or something snuck into this beer. Very nice beige head. It's a thick blanked of fine bubbles. Aroma is a superb mix of big tropical and bright citrus hop flavors with some clean brett funk. I guess "clean" is sort of an odd adjective for funk, but all brett beers often seem clean to me. It's more bacteria and poor fermentation that seem messy. Anyway, there's a touch of roast in the background, but the hops are really the star. Pineapple, mango, kiwi, tangerine, raspberry, grapes. Wonderful. The taste is also quite nice. There's more roast/chocolate flavor, but it's still mostly bright, flavorful hops with a bretty background. Fairly dry. Lots of hop flavor. Some roast and hop bitterness in the finish. Finish is a touch astringent but otherwise quite good. Medium, prickly carbonation. Hoppiness lingers for quite awhile. I'm not a big fan of ABAs and strongly prefer ones with less roast character. This is right up my alley, but I'm not sure if that will be a universal opinion. On a sidenote, there is a ton of sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 05:52:00 | More by popery
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark as night, with great head retention and a multiple strands of lace

Smell: Just sniffing it, the aroma overwhelms with floral citrus and black bread elements; hard to pick up the Brett

Taste: The citrusy hops and the Brett intermingle, with the black bready malt laying down a base underneath; in the middle, the Brett really starts to dominate, adding a chalky/lemony tone though, in the finish, the malt re-emerges to balance the bitter and tart flavors with some underlying sweetness

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A Brett ABA, well that's another first for me - glad to have tried it

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:44:30 | More by brentk56
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-12-2013 20:58:12 | More by hemorhoidzz
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cyrushire

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-08-2013 05:50:00 | More by cyrushire
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-16-2013 03:24:36 | More by wesley14
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-27-2014 22:01:18 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-14-2014 23:21:25 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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Myst

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-11-2013 18:30:56 | More by Myst
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-14-2013 22:36:56 | More by tobelerone
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-28-2013 02:10:10 | More by polishkaz
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-15-2013 20:06:37 | More by 2dogbrew
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frlrv1020

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-06-2014 02:58:01 | More by frlrv1020
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oldedog

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-26-2013 21:37:19 | More by oldedog
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-31-2013 03:30:07 | More by kwjd
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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.