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Evil Twin Wet DreamEvil Twin Wet Dream

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 54 | Ratings: 167
Photo of THSdrummer
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep burgundy-brown with very little light peeking through. A khaki-colored head foams up to a finger in height, with okay retention. Lacing dots around the glass. Aroma has a hint of coffee, with notes of bread, and biscuit malts. Flavor profile is weak and dull, with notes of bread, and biscuit malts and a whiff of coffee. Some hop bitterness bites at the tail end of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is bubbly, with some carbonation harshness, all in a medium-thin thickness. Overall, for a brown ale with coffee added, there isn't much coffee here. It remains uninspired with no panache whatsoever. The only impression left comes from the bright 16oz can.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 22 oz pilsner glass, not sure when it was canned. Pours a light mahogany, with a massive 3 plus inch head that leaves plenty of streaks of lace behind.

Smell is some coffee beans, brown sugar, oaky vanilla, and toffee.

Taste follows expresso beans immediately tantalize your taste buds, brown sugar, oaked vanilla, biscuit, caramel, and warm toffee in the finish.

Mouthfeel is about medium, moderate amount of life, a little dry, and very drinkable, but it seems bigger than 6% ABV.

Overall this is a nice coffee beer, if I knew when it was canned I would know why the coffee is somewhat subdued.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One pint can poured into a sniffer.

The showcase reflects with deep brown color and some ruddy tinge. Its light tan head rises up tall with very thick silky foam. It solidly withstands with great retention before slowly collapsing to eternal foamy crown along with magnificent lacing ring, patch, and spot along the way down. There are plenty of visible sediments floating around the body.

Black coffee takes lead in the aroma, it doesn’t go anywhere while being reinforced by licorice, toffee, nutty, cocoa, caramel, toasted bread, biscuit, roasted, and burnt wood. Hop joins in bringing notes of pine, citrus, and spice.

Still being led by black coffee in the taste then come the wave of malty goodness providing bittersweet flavor ranging from toffee, nutty, cocoa, caramel, toasted bread, biscuit, roasted, and burnt wood. Again, hop joins at later stage by yielding notes of citrus, pine, and some spice. The end is wrapped up by persistent bitterness from both hop and roasted profiles while the aftertaste is lasting with such bitterness and some astringency.

The body is between light to medium with smooth mouthfeel from lively and crisp carbonation generated refreshing feel, dry finish.

Good brew with aromatic and tasty coffee infusion, this beer can easily be appreciated by both beer and coffee lovers without doubt.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] The can lists the ABV (6.0%) but it has a useless batch number so I am not sure how old it is. The beer is a really nice cola color and it has a fat 2 finger head of dense khaki bubbles.

S: [3.50] Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some hop spiciness.

T: [3.75] Dark roast coffee, dark cocoa powder, bitter at the end (cocoa/coffee bitterness not from hops)

M: [2.75] It is actually kind of thin and undercarbonated. Almost flat. Makes the overall mouthfeel weak and disappointing.

O: [3.50] This beer has a nice dark roast coffee flavor. I think maybe I am used to flavored stouts and that set an expectation for a heavier mouthfeel. This beer is really lacking in mouthfeel.

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Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Can Batch #002, pours hazy to cloudy chestnut brown color that looks reddish around the edges where the light hits the glass. The head was thick and massive, a sold 2 fingers of sand colored foam that was full of bubbles of all sizes which dissipated extremely slowly and left great foamy lacing and rings as it went down. After a few minutes I could still run my finger through the remnants of the head.

Aroma is burnt coffee up front the bitterness coming through in the nose. I get roasted nuts, grapefruit pith, toffee and/or caramel, syrup, fresh ground Kona coffee, herbs, pepper and floral hop spices, buttery biscuit, smoke or ash, cocoa powder and a malty or bready sweetness. The coffee is so strong that it takes center stage and lets all the other elements act as accents. Quite enjoyable for me as I love coffee and the smell of it.

Tastes nutty with bitter bold black coffee up front. Next wave of flavor includes grapefruit, sharp piney hops, peppery spices, toffee, burnt coffee grinds, charred wood, smoked grains and then more bitterness which could be from the potent citrus hops which keep popping up or the fresh coffee notes. It's so bitter it seems like I'm getting my caffeine fix.

Mouthfeel is thin and almost watery with mild carbonation, a smooth to almost slick feel, a nice bold coffee bitterness and then a bite from the spices along with malty sweetness and roasted nuts. The lingering finish is part IPA, part classic nut brown all and part Starbucks bold coffee.

Overall I thought this was great as I love coffee beers, thus the high ratings. As good as the boasting stated on the can: "A beautiful brown ale boosted with gourmet espresso beans providing a delightful blend of citrus and spice aroma - the result is amazing, lusty and incoherent - yes, it's your wildest dreams in a can."

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a talk tulip from a 1 pint can at 129 Center Cut on October 14, 2016. Look is brown with a tan head and some spotty lacing. Smell is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is mostly coffee. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of Act25
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Possibly my favorite brown Ale, along with Smutty Nose. Here's why...

A: Pours an opaque dark amber muddy brown w abundant, brisk carbonation that sports a half finger of creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a persistent film and moderate lace.

S: Mild aromas of roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee, with hints of nutty malts. But what makes it great are the back tones of pine and citrus/rind hops.

T: Upfront follows the flavors of roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, and some nutty malts and a hint of anise/licorice. Then comes the hoppy pine and citrus rind which lands a smooth and balanced finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation. The dryness in the finish is marred by its chewiness.

O: A great beer, but not inviting a 2nd one. Filling. The hops make it. Try 1.

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Photo of breardon1776
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Sam Adams perfect glass.
Good ark brown color. Beige, foamy head. Strong lacing.
Aroma and flavor were same..nutty, coffee, malty, grainy.
A little lighter, smoother than usual but still rich.

Pairs nicely with pork chops, bratwurst or giant pretzel with beer cheese

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Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can.
Clear but very dark brown body topped with a durable beige head.
Aroma: coffee tinged dark roasted grains.
More coffee in the flavor with some light burnt toast and burnt bean notes.
Smooth medium full body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can...Batch 001on the bottom

Pours pretty dark brown, darker oatmeal head, dense and frothy...slowly relaxing then ending in a thicker film and leaving
scattered lace all the way up the glass. Nice looking brew.

Sniff is all about dark maltyness

Milk chocolate, cafe au lait all over this one....soft mouthfeel, tasty brown ale....semi sweet with dark Malty goodness. Quality abounds....well worth a try

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tawny brown with a billowing thick light tan colored head atop that finally settles into a frothy mass.Mild roast with quite a citric hop profile,light bitter chocolate underneath as well.Roast and caramel upfront on the palate but a pretty quick drying earthy finish making for decent balance.A fuller feel is nice for the style.Not bad,close to being very good,just missing a little something.

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Photo of rypkr
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What a mixed bag.

Looks nice with frothy white head and very heavy lacing.

Smells like shit. It smells like someone dry hopped the f out of a brown ale.

Surprinsgly the hops don't come through much on the palate. It tastes like a very very light version of founders sumatra.

Feel? Pretty sure this has the density of water. I won't buy it again because it falls SO short here.


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Photo of CNoj012
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a hazy light brown with amber highlights. The head is very tall, creamy and tan. Retention is excellent as a full finger cap lasts the entirety of the beer. There are some sticky chunks of lacing left behind.

The smell is caramel, nuts, coffee, and grain.

The taste features those flavors as well, but is noticeably better. The coffee is very up front with some nuttiness and roasted malt, but then it transitions to a sweet caramel flavor with a very distinct sweet citrus note on the finish.

Feel is light side of medium and slightly creamy with a good amount of carbonation. Very easy drinking for a style that is usually not for me.

Over this is a great beer. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one excellent.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can
Batch: #001

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger light tan head, which leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/coffee notes, nutty/roasty. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/coffee notes, nice little roasty/nuttyness. Medium body. Overall, not too bad.

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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep red to brown pour from the tallboy into a tulip glass. The crown is thick and frothy and peaks at around two fingers with great retention. A large pillow is permanent and side sheets of lace paint much of the glass.

S- Most of the aroma is derived from the malts and the adjunct coffee beans. Toasted, caramelized, toffee and nutty grains play off the medium roast coffee bean notes.

T- The main duo from the smell carries over and they come in at just about equal amounts creating harmony between the barley and beans. Semi charred roasty coffee blends into toffee, nutty, toasted, light caramel sweets and a touch of cocoa.

MF- Medium bodied with a silky smooth moderate level of carbonation. The texture is mostly puffy and it ends with a mix of hop and coffee bitters.

All around a good Brown Ale that complements the added coffee with harmony and balance. Roast beans play off of toasty, caramel and nutty grains.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a dark brown color with a small but well sustained head. The aroma is a mix of fresh ground coffee, chicory, licorice, hazelnut, and just a touch of burnt citrus. The The flavor leads with a good deal of very fresh coffee, followed by dark chocolate, chicory, mild cinnamon, and at the end a resiny and burnt citrus character. The mouthfeel is quite light and thin, very refreshing combined with the coffee. Overall this is not a wow your socks off kind of brew, but is is really solid and damn tasty. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter than I prefer in a brown ale, but it works here to make a refreshign beer with a gestalt of iced coffee. The additional hop notes at the end lend a layer of complexity to the beer than is very enjoyable.

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Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: "Batch #002 13:23"

Appearance: It is a dark brown colored beer that I can't see through. At the edges there are some dark red-brown. The head is a thick and creamy textured with an eggshell and tobacco stained white color. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: It has an interesting hop aroma mixed with a spicy coffee aroma. It is a bit earthy too. The great thing about this beer is that I can smell hops in the beer through the strong aroma of coffee. There is a bit of a pipe tobacco aroma too. It's fantastic.

Taste: The beer has this great coffee flavor that tastes very fresh and strong. There is a woody character to the beer as well. A grain flavor comes through which adds quite a bit of character to the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has a good carbonation level. Bitterness is fairly high in this beer which isn't a bad thing but it is important to note. The body does feel a bit thin.

Overall: It is a really cool beer. The hoppy aromas, flavors, and bitterness really works well with coffee and wrapping it all up in a brown ale seems to just be the right choice. The beer is great and I would drink it again. If you enjoy coffee then I would highly recommend it. My favorite thing about the beer is that it is not just a one-trick pony. It gives you enough coffee, hops, and even some grain flavor to keep you interested. I would pick it up again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger light tan head which settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A roasty, hoppy, and fairly sweet malt driven aroma with a scent of coffee, toast, and citrus. Roasted malt with a scent of coffee beans, chocolate, toast, biscuit, grains, toffee, caramel, and hazelnuts with some yeast. Citrus hop hints of orange and lemon. Subtle hints of spice. Sweet hints of brown sugar. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty, hoppy, and fairly sweet malt forward taste with notes of coffee, toast, and citrus. Roasted barley malt with notes of coffee beans, chocolate, biscuit, toast, grains, hazelnuts, caramel, and toffee with some yeast. Some citrus hop notes of orange peel and lemon. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Also some subtle notes of grass and spice. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, and somewhat oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good take on a coffee infused Brown ale. Good coffee bean and nut flavor with a nice touch of hops.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, Batch #001 printed on the bottom of the can. My first tall boy can from Evil Twin; acquired a single can of this stuff from the local bottle shop. "Brown Ale Brewed With Coffee".

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a sort of chestnut-ruby reddish-brown body, with some sediment visible, and about a finger and a half of frothy khaki-tan head that lingers a while, and leaves some okay spotty lacing. Appears soft and fluffy, and adequately carbonated. Looks nice.

S - The aroma is somewhat soft. Airy, fluffy, & creamy, with notes of caramel, toffee, cream, oats, brown malts, slight mustiness, & a fresh earthy herbal hop backing, lightly oily / piney / resinous. Coffee? Notes of light chocolate, coffee beans, & roast only become more apparent as the beer warms. Not overt or obvious. Aroma is pleasant, but i get more hops & citrus than coffee.

T - Taste follows the nose: Smooth, crisp, creamy, earthy, herbal, oily, piney, & resinous, with notes of smooth citrus pith & hop bitterness. Again, there is way more hops in this than there is coffee. Notes of dark barley malt roast are apparent on the back end, but any actual coffee / bean roast is faint, and not entirely obvious.

M - Feel is smooth, crisp, creamy, piney, bitter, hoppy, resinous. Tastes much more like a heavily-hopped brown ale than it does a "Brown ale brewed with coffee". Still, it goes down smooth & easy for the modest abv. Very drinkable stuff.

Overall, quite enjoyable as it is, though much more coffee would have been nice. I will stick to Coffee Bender when i need to scratch that coffee-beer fix.

Evil Twin Brewing Wet Dream -----4/5.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly decent coffee brown slightly green tasting and bitter but mostly smooth with some chocolate malts and brown malts sweetly rounding the finish. Its not as world class as Founders Coffee Brown but it is still worth a try!

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fascinating and truly unique beer. The color is a perfect English brown. Not much head. The smell is a delicious mix of half hops and half coffee; like nothing I've ever had. The taste is likewise amazingly complex: A little more bitterness than I might prefer and again that overwhelming coffee and hops snacks you right in the face. Probably a little too flavorful to drink all night, nonetheless a great and one of a kind beer!

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Photo of mlockman
3.35/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The hoppiness of this brew completely masks any and all other flavors, making the coffee supposedly added to this brew undetectable. Furthermore, and perhaps a minor gripe, is that the hoppiness similarly overshadows all of the brown ale's malt backbone, which I suppose is fine for the "American" style (though not my personal preference)

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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy mahogany brown with a frothy tan head that settles to a firm layer than hangs around and leaves some very nice lacing.

S: Toasty bready malt, hazelnut, espresso, citrus, pine, light fruity notes, and a little toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty malt, nice roasty faintly smokey espresso, earthy, hazelnut, brightened up with some pine, citrus and light fruity notes, lemon, grapefruit zest, peach, plum, a hint of passion fruit, and a little toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable brown ale that's got my inner homebrewer excited to try to make something similar.

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Photo of gutbuster
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very deep red in color with a beige head. Lacing is dense and persistent.

Light aromas of coffee, roasted nuts, oranges and toasted bread round out the nose.

A light caramel sweetness greets us up front. by mid palate a moderate dose of coffee hits the tongue that mingles with plum. Finishes with a light bread sweetness.

Dry and medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Definitely an enjoyable take on the brown ale style.

Dry with a medium body and a moderate amount of carbonation.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Soft, seductive and surly, the brown ale has always had an affinity for flavors in the roasty, toasty realms. Evil Twin brings these two whimsical worlds together with Wet Dream- an Amerian-style brown ale with equal intensity of nutty and buttery coffee.

Wet Dream pours a foggy medium brown, somewhat lighter in color than is common. A creamy whipped foam drops to a trickle before the moderate aromas of hazelnut and caramel with a hint of citrus and chicory. Sweet caramel and toffee roll onto the tongue with soft suggestions of coffee and chocolate.

The flavors hold firm across the middle as the taste tightens and the sweetness breaks apart. As the malt slowly recedes, the bitterness grows, bringing an assertive bite of toasted pinecone, citrus peel and a pleasant grassiness. Earthiness of coffee also intensifies into a cold pressed, Kenyan rootish taste and hints of breakfast and Columbian blends with a light peppery bite and those charming hazelnut nuances.

Medium-bodied yet trending thin and light, the ale shows remarkable drinkability despite its semi-robust taste. Finishing with a bitter and crisp hop bite, the beer carries a tepid demeanor for a stand-alone session, but works in high complement to burgers or chili.

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