Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.85/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours an earthy brown with thin one finger tan head, thick at first but dwindles to thinly cover the beer. Strong piney hops hit the nose first with some citrus and floral hop aromas as well. A faint glimpse of dark malt is there, but no characteristics of the malt are discernible. Roasty malt and chocolate flavors up front. Creamy. Piney, earthy hops turn it bitter, but malt comes back with burnt chocolate; kinda subtle. Middling feel, balanced and drinkable.
This was a surprisingly complex beer. Although labeled as an amber, I'd call it a brown due to its color and chocolate flavors. The hops really come through in the aroma, but the malt is clearly the star of the taste in this beer. I like that both are showcased in different ways. You don't see that much. In addition, it's very well balanced and easy to drink. Recommended.
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2012 15:50:18 | More by Philousa
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3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance-poured from a bottle into a brandy glass, dark ruby read sparkling with a half a finger of white head that dissipated rather quickly.
Aroma- sweet traces of maple syrup and jolly rancher fruit candy. With an all too familiar tropical hop aroma. I smell this in a lot of beers I like. Slight traces of chocolate or carob.
taste- wow rather smooth i would say that this beer is the closest i have ever tasted to a cherry tootsie pop. honestly its not sticky sweet but has almost a cordial type taste to it. the hops take on a medicinal ( but not unpleasant note think jagermeister)). I know this description wouldn't sell it for me but it is a very good tasting beer.
Mouthfeel- medium to dry, it could be a very fast drinking beer because i perceive a slightly lower level of carbonation. There is a slight alcohol warmth as well.
Overall- it s a very unique beer, I think calling it a west coast red under sells it. This beer taste like it has some depth or age to it. The on the bottle description is more accurate " its malty with out being too sweet and hoppy without being too bitter" paraphrased. I would gladly grab another! I would pair it with a pork tenderloin that had some sort of fruit compote garnish, thanksgiving turkey ( as a sub for cranberries), or after getting a flat top in the old barbershop (that's when i would always have a tootsie pop)
Serving type: bottle
05-05-2014 04:20:50 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
Evil Twin from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.