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Hoodwink - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of tart black ale with an oak-aged brett amber ale and an oak-aged sour amber ale.

(Beer added by: ChugginOil on 10-27-2011)
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Reviews by vic21234:
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vic21234

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

Corked and caged bottle poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a dark brown with a small tan head.

S- An almost vinegar like smell. Roasty malts are apparent as well, with hints of chocolate

T- Begins and ends sour. Midway through is cherries and chocolate.

M- Lightly carbonated, very sour.

This is probably the first I've had of this style. It's an interesting beer for sure and worth a try. A bit pricey though.

12-13-2011 02:26:33 | More by vic21234
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +9%

I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. It is interesting, unique and well made. This beer balances a wild/sour flavor with dark, malty. almost rasiny finish. These flavors work well together. It pours dark brown, with a good head and plenty of sediment. The roasty flavors are apparent in the smell, but the core of this beer is still sour/wild. A bit expensive, but worth a try if you can find it.

12-12-2011 20:34:56 | More by mentaltraveller
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dowen17

Alabama

3.21/5  rDev -17.1%

Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head.

On the nose is sour fruits and some oak. The roast malt character comes in on the end. Definitely smells sour.

Taste is heavy on the oak. Definitely tastes of oak. Some malt comes through and the sourness hits on the front.

Good mouthfeel. Not much to say about this beer really.

This is an okay beer. I wasn't super excited about it but it was easy drinking. Meh.

09-25-2013 23:33:25 | More by dowen17
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nkersten

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle into De Dolle tulip. Cork comes out with a weak pop, pours an opaque dark brown with a one finger mocha head that fades to a collar. Smell is a roasty lactic sour with a slight metallic edge, leather and oak. Taste is better than i expected it to be - dark fruit, currants, brett funk, slightly sour, alcohol, somewhat harsh toasted oak finish. Medium body with a prickly carbonation. A good dark sour from a brewery outside of Belgium, although certainly not the best. The "Opus" beers continue to surprise me, but maybe thats because Two Bros set the bar so low with Moaten. Either way, worth tasting.

11-29-2011 03:18:24 | More by nkersten
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-12-2014 03:41:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-08-2011 02:51:48 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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1noa

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2011 17:34:03 | More by 1noa
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bashiba

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured a clean dark brown with bright ruby highlights and a thick creamy tan head.

The smell is nicely tart, with a big balsamic and dark cherry nose and a touch of chocolate.

The flavor is a milder version of the nice, nicely chocolate with a touch of roast with light tart flavors. Has nice woody and spicy notes. A touch of dark fruit comes through nicely.

The mouthfeel is light and dry with a nice tannin feel to it.

Very nice Wild Ale, almost a wild porter.

02-07-2012 01:44:43 | More by bashiba
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 06:07:35 | More by GRG1313
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance – Pours into a LadyFace Sniffer with an extremely dark black appearance that gives just hints of purple on the sides when held up to the light. Slight off white lacing.

Smell – Dark roasted and sweet malts, slight sour and tart aromas, cherries, currants, oak, and cocoa.

Taste – Mouth puckering and sour up front mixed with dark sweet malts and cocoa. I guess this is somewhat similar to the whole “sour stout” trend? Slight red wine, cherry (not sweet but a bit more tart – the sweetness is definitely from the malts), and oak.

Mouthfeel – Moderate bodied, decent carbonation, finishes dry.

Overall – A good sour from TB. The main flavors are a mixture of chocolate covered tart cherries. I will say I preferred Askew over this, but this is a different sour and unique (i.e. good) in its own way. Have a few more to cellar to see how it will do with age.

11-11-2011 02:18:25 | More by SpdKilz
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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured into a tulip glass, it has a thin cap of tan foam and a garnet highlight in the meniscus of the glass. Body is otherwise blackish brown. Skim maintains itself after the first few sips.

Woody barrel, black cherry and currant aroma. Fruity and vinous.

Flavors instantly remind me of aged Philosophers Stone (their Black Brett Saison), which is a very good thing. Fruity cherry skins, leather, and a light impression of woody tobacco. Plenty of woody pepper spice and dry, bitter tannin from the barrel. Mild acidity with a moderate puckering tartness. Vinous feel, medium bodied. Dry aftertaste with some lingering hints at the roasted malt base in the background. Red wine and roast malt mashup.Tart black cherry steals the show here, and overall it's a very nice beer from Two Brothers, reprising the more successful elements from their past wild ales, Opus 10 and Philosophers Stone.

11-01-2011 03:00:26 | More by emerge077
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Danimal25

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-17-2014 16:48:31 | More by Danimal25
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oline73

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -7%

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a murky mahogany color with a finger of cocoa head that fades to a layer.

Smell: Some vinegar sourness with caramel and dark fruit. Picking up some woody notes.

Taste: Smooth sour notes with a lot of oak. Some vinegar and dark fruit. The finish is bitter and woody.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed the barrel notes with the sourness. I might have it again given the chance.

12-25-2011 22:59:53 | More by oline73
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-03-2012 19:25:31 | More by JohnnyChicago
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ackeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-26-2013 22:48:37 | More by ackeeper
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-15-2012 16:20:18 | More by ChrisPro
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aasher

Indiana

3.3/5  rDev -14.7%

This bottle was courtesy of hannydog, who gifted it to me. Thanks Gregg!

This beer pours a medium bodied dark, dark brown on the verge of black with plenty of carbonation and a three finger dark khaki head. It actually looks like a really heady stout. The nose features aromas of tart apples, dried red fruits, Brett, slight fingernail polish, and finishes with almost a chocolate malt aspect. It's interesting. The flavors are strange and aggressive. First, the carbonation attacks your palate. After that you get hit with a tart apple sour mixed with roast and bitter chocolate and also a good amount of funk and Brett. There is also some of that finger nail polish lingering around. The dark malt side of this beer is odd. The roast, light coffee, or chocolate are kind of just thrown in there. The most distracting aspect is the carbonation so that brings down my overall score.

05-05-2012 01:27:17 | More by aasher
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-16-2014 04:13:43 | More by smartassboiler
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-25-2013 06:00:40 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-21-2014 22:47:36 | More by funkyaudio
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-01-2011 20:07:18 | More by Pellinore1
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%

12.7oz. corked and caged bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a near pitch black color, though it does have some highlights to it. Some tan froth and lace produced.

(S)- A little funky with a tart oaky barrel character. Very subtle bits of raisin.

(T)- Similar to the smell. A nice tart oak barrel funk to it overall. Some raisin and dark fruits too.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level with a great balance of oak, funk, tart, and dark fruits.

(D)- Overall, a nice little tart, barrel aged sour easy to enjoy. I look forward to seeing how this develops over time.

12-18-2011 19:38:46 | More by sweemzander
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-27-2014 17:12:43 | More by krome
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

The final beer of the night, shared with VDubb86 whilst watching some good, ol'-fashioned "Keenan & Kel". Yeah, we roll like that. It pours a eerily purple-tinted dark garnet topped by a half-finger of relatively short-lived khaki foam. The nose comprises Belgian candi sugar, light cocoa, tobacco, dank greens, sour black cherry, blackberry, and sour milk. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a sort of bleu cheese kinda flavor, which interweaves itself with the dark fruits and sour milk to create a truly unique tart/sour flavor that I can't describe any other way. The candi sugar and cocoa gain some steam, but remain indefinitely in the background. The whole mixture is hard to get used to and keep going back for more of. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a sorta swampy feel (if that makes sense). Overall, an interesting beer, indeed. I can't say that I fully disliked it, but it was kinda difficult to drink at times. Challenging may be a better word. I'm still generally positive toward it, but I doubt I'm gonna have many more in the near future.

11-12-2011 19:03:34 | More by TMoney2591
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one.

The beer is a dark mahogany type color with a finger of tan head. Sort of a typical dark sour aroma of vinegar, raisins, plums, and currants. Definitely some oak and grass notes to it. The flavor is really heavy on the oak. A bit of tart fruit, maybe some vinegar. A little grass funk and some hay. Not the greatest flavor to this. Medium body with medium to high carbonation.

01-09-2012 07:31:39 | More by womencantsail
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Hoodwink from Two Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.