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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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5/5  rDev +27.6%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +24.5%
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.

iong516, Sep 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

golf4collet, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Peteostro, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

mfrogs, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

BColton1, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

JohnBender, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jealmanzar, May 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

jacewg, May 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Bnoise11, Jun 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

ILiveOffHops, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of popery
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

popery, Mar 14, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
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

brentk56, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

hemorhoidzz, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

cyrushire, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

wesley14, Apr 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

craft_is_king, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

CraftEyeDoc, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Dwkasper, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Myst, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

tobelerone, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

2dogbrew, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

frlrv1020, May 06, 2014
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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.