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Hoodwink - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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86
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
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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dwbrews

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-25-2011 20:57:26 | More by dwbrews
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RohoMech

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-08-2011 20:20:59 | More by RohoMech
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-05-2011 01:49:31 | More by PlinytheFarter
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joey5cents

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 14:34:28 | More by joey5cents
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-15-2012 23:30:08 | More by NeutroMan
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olafphysics

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-25-2014 02:45:25 | More by olafphysics
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, almost purple in color with a dense modest head.

Aroma is sour dark fruit, woody oak and intense alcohol heat.

Taste is intensely tart and peppery up front. Then some dark fruit sweetness makes an appearance before being outshined by the woody, sherry cask alcohol quality. Finishes with a pleasantly musty yeasty funk.

Mouthfeel is medium-full.

Overall, an intense and interesting brew. yeasty and woody, with complex fruit qualities.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 01:42:45 | More by Blakaeris
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-27-2014 17:12:43 | More by krome
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-22-2011 22:19:56 | More by brandoman63
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-15-2013 13:56:09 | More by jgunther71
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mentaltraveller

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Iowa

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Poland

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a brewery that has been experimenting with sours for the past couple of years now and it shows. every sour that have put out have been rather consistent. it may have its own edge in flavor but doesn't not lack in quality.

pour is rather dark... as well... stated on the bottle. dark brown with a decent sized head. nose of tart that would be associated with a flemish. cherry hints. but the palate is a bit more malt dynamic. all the nots of a brown ale are there in the undertones. but very deep in there. clearly tart sour cherry hints but not as outrageous as some. backbone of toast, chocolate, and nougat qualities. i got hints of almond. very drinkable... goes quite fast.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 09:46:14 | More by rtepiak
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beagle75

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12.7 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy, dark brown color with a thin surface residue of mocha-tinted bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Oak and dark vinous fruit marry well here, with an assertive hit of lactic acidity and lesser ammonia also present. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with early tartness that represents a balance of short-lived lactic and acetic qualities. Dark vinous fruit is also present, hanging around into the middle where well-cured oak becomes increasingly pronounced. Savoriness adds interest but is inconsistent, standing out on occasion then fading quickly. Flavors become sparse in the finish, where wood remains and some astringency stands in for bitterness. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, fairly balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: While each component seems satisfactory, if a little safe, the synergy of all parts when considered together is pitch-perfect. This is a distinguished and mature dark sour that compares favorably to Russian River Consecration.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:09:07 | More by beagle75
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emerge077

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured @ Two Brothers shortly after the release.

This brew looks stout like in appearance but with less head than most stouts.

The nose is full of funk with sweet chocolate in the mix. Strange, interesting and enviting.

The taste is tart and quite sour upfront but then blend into some sweet chocolate and sweet dark malt. This is the best of both worlds.

The mouthfeel is ampley carbonated, dry in the finish, and pretty sour.

Overall, interesting as hell and damn tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 04:17:23 | More by ChugginOil
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another sour from the Opus series. Poured into Lindeman's tulip glass.

A: pours deep dark purpleish brown, short lived tan head, not much lacing

S: tart lactic acid, cherry, oak, and a hint of cocoa

T: taste starts off with a short dash of sweetness, dark cherries, this turns to tart acidic character quickly, notes of oak and vingar stand out in the middle, the finish features a bit of cocoa. The cocoa competes a little with the sourness.

MF: low carbonation for style, medium body

O: another nice surprise from Two Brothers on the sour front. Hopefully they drop the J Series line and devote those enormous oak foudres to brews like this. It is a little pricey @ 8.99 for a 375ml, but a tasty treat nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 06:14:26 | More by homebrew311
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ferrari29

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip-shaped glass

A - Beer poured with a tan colored 2 finger size rocky head; good amount of lacing formed around the glass; body is opaque, with an ultra dark brown color; plenty of carbonation; head holds well; lots of visible sediment

S - Sour apple; red vinegar smell; leather; touch of roasted malt as it heats up, but is mostly sour; floral; sour yeast

T - Taste starts sour and tart; moves quickly to a roasted dark malt taste; some dark chocolate; finishes with a sour yeast taste that tours malty; coffee; cherry and currants

M - Effervescent and tart; creamy feel; leaves behind a lingering coffee-chocolate aftertaste

D - Overall, its a concept and fantastically brewed beer; you can taste every flavor in this beer; great balance of sour notes and dark malt flavors; everything from nose to mouthfeel is great; enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 04:24:35 | More by ferrari29
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-21-2011 17:34:03 | More by 1noa
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-26-2013 22:48:37 | More by ackeeper
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-25-2013 06:00:40 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Hoodwink from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.