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Hoodwink - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
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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Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-25-2012 19:14:22 | More by steamboatbrewer
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-21-2012 05:06:10 | More by imperialking
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-11-2012 21:50:41 | More by THECPJ
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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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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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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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jhimstedt

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2012 14:18:22 | More by jhimstedt
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into an oversized snifter... Starts with a finger thick brownish head that disappears somewhat slowly leaving behind a fair amount of lacing. Beer is black in color with what little light comes through gives it the slightest hint of a crimson hue

S- A little mellow in the nose. Some light notes of oak, tart, and a alcohol

T- A very nice medley of flavor with the sourness and sweetness of the dark malts meshing to start, and the tart eventually taking predominance in the finish

M- Medium body with little carbonation

O- A pretty stellar offering IMO. There's a handful of amazing sours out there that have been the front runners for some time... It's nice to see more attempts out there, some of which are really enjoyable

CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 01:57:26 | More by bbeane
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AndrewK

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2012 01:47:23 | More by AndrewK
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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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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-09-2012 17:28:38 | More by DaBubs
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2012 07:31:39 | More by womencantsail
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pwoody11

Delaware

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

01-05-2012 23:01:59 | More by pwoody11
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benpopper

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-01-2012 18:13:01 | More by benpopper
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schultzi22

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-31-2011 05:24:29 | More by schultzi22
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oline73

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 22:59:53 | More by oline73
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kenm2118

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-18-2011 23:33:48 | More by kenm2118
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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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wschmit

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12.7 fl. oz. corked/caged bottle into a Duvel tulip. No apparent dating/numbering, says it can be aged 5-10 years, though.

A: Big time gusher, opening with a nice pop. I could feel it about to blow as I barely twisted the cork, so I was prepared. Anyhow, it looks quite nice. A fluffy, Diet Coke head (with much better retention than that), leaving a bit of sticky tan lacing. Pitch-black body. Interesting, for sure.

S: Sour black cherries, right up front. Followed up by a deeper, richer sweetness, like a good Flemish red/brown, sort of in between the two. Acetic acid dominates, but there are other kinds of tartness, too. Smells pretty nice, but not for the faint of tart heart.

T: Now this is interesting. Not nearly as sour as the nose would suggest. It's there up front, but fades quickly into a slightly musty, Guinness-like taste. Vinegar makes up the bulk of the souring, but it is mild. I wish there were more complex funk here. A nice idea, but the funk and the darkness seem kinda disjoint.

M: Carbonation really blew itself out into a somewhat flat beer. The mix of acidity with a thin, black body is a bit odd, too. Again, a nice experiment, but it needs refinement, melding. Maybe age would help?

O: I can't remember what I paid. I enjoy keeping tabs on Two Brothers, being local, and I think they're making progress. Worth it for a try, and maybe one or two for aging if you have some room in your beer budget, but otherwise, merely interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 02:30:36 | More by wschmit
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vic21234

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-08-2011 02:51:48 | More by GimmeGumballHead
Hoodwink from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.