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Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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 desires in a can.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very solid coffee brown ale.

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Photo of jrc1093
2.68/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Can bottom reads ‘Batch #007’

Pours a deep, dark brown with a faint reddish hue topped with one finger of foamy beige head; great retention and walls of lacing paint the glass well.

Aroma of semi-bitter coffee, peppery spice, star anise, and green pepper heat, which grows progressively with the roasty coffee.

Taste of roasty malt almost immediately fades to peppery spice, with only the faintest hints of coffee appearing the rest of the way; not terribly enjoyable considering any evidence of a brown ale is mostly nonexistent.

Mouthfeel has a medium-full body with well-integrated carbonation; consistency across the palate, and smooth almost to the point of slickness; a bit of grit on the finish, even as it thins slightly.

Have to wonder if this was a bad batch or old can. The peppery notes began as a nicely integrated adjunct, but quickly got out-of-hand and never turned back; whether this was intentional or not, I can’t quite tell, but the end result suffered greatly because of it. Not unpalatable by general beer standards, but for what was expected, this falls majorly short.

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Photo of NightINgale
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtimmerman84
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz can into bottle. Stamped on can bottom is 'Batch #003 15:26'.
Slightly cloudy, brown colored body. Khaki colored head settles to full cap, with bubbles around the edge. Some spots of lacing.
Coffee dominated aroma, with nutty notes and citrus rind.
Coffee is prevalent in the taste, with light citrus notes and anise spice. Coffee bitterness at the end. This is not a sweet beer.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Decent carbonation. Rather dry.
Coffee is very strong in this one. Solid brown ale, with a touch of citrus. Both the coffee and the citrus lead to a bitter finish. Almost requires a reminder that this is beer and not coffee.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeftyMike
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Buffettman2018
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

At last, I have gotten out of the minefield of low-ABV tarts & sours & into more familiar territory! I am CANtinuing the Third Leg of New Evil/Evo/Evil Beer Sunday (Week 677) - Evil Twin Brewing inna haus! Welcome to The CANQuest (tm), Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø! You may have been a part of the madness before, but today, it is on! I know - too many exclamation points, but which one(s) to cut?

From the CAN: "Brown Ale brewed with coffee": "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 desires in a [CAN]."

Having Crack!ed this Pint CAN open, I CANmenced a gentle Glug since I have made a day of it & I do not want to take any ChANces on a mess. Once CANpleted, an in-glass swirl was in order, raising a brief finger of foamy, fizzy, light-tan head with low retention, quickly falling away to wisps. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled lightly of coffee, but it was not overwhelming, allowing a nuttiness to also come through as well as the biscuitiness of the malt. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much beyond it, either. The taste was more sweet and towards an AmeriCAN Brown Ale than anything that would have made me default to coffee. That said, the CAN was only marked as "... brewed with coffee" so it would be tough to dun them for being true to style with only a nod to an adjunct. I was not wowed, but I rarely am by the style. I liked the semi-dry. nutty, biscuity finish which held off on being too sweet & left me satisfied.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy amber-brown color with beige head. Aroma has toasted malt and a bit of sweetened coffee. Taste follows with sweet caramel malt and some coffee flavor with low bitterness. Medium to light body with medium carbonation. Really decent brown ale with soft coffee notes.

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Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of doktorhops
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Wet Dream: Sounds like a title to a pornographic horror film, some kind of Giger-esque nightmare, buuut actually it’s just a beer I’m reviewing from Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø (aka Evil Twin). So in case you hadn’t noticed I’m a huge fan of breakfast beers, i.e. them beers with coffee, as an avid daily coffee drinker I used to wonder if there would come to pass a momentous combining of that brilliant bean and my pastime favourite alcoholic beverage: beer. Turns out there are many brews containing coffee, such as Omnipollo Selassie, AleSmith Speedway Stout, Founders Breakfast Stout to name a few, and Wet Dream is one such beer. Anywho, I would love to digress but I am ready to crack this can asunder!

Poured from a US 1 pint (473ml) can into a nonic pint.

A: It’s brown, yep.* 8/10.

S: Haribo cold drop coffee aroma, comes across a bit Nicaraguan [coffee snob right here!] floral/earthy with a slight acidic overtone. Hints of caramel and toffee sweetness linger in the background, but in the best of breakfast beer traditions the aroma is a single-minded salute to coffee. 7/10.

T: OK. Well, this is one beer that goes all singular on coffee flavours, to the point where one even wonders if it is a beer at all (until they get tipsy of course). Flavour is the aforementioned Nicaraguan cold drip coffee: floral/earthy with a slight acidic note, it never really strays far from tasting like a glass of cold black coffee to the point where I instinctually wanted to add some full-cream milk (sorry Americano lovers). Finishes with, you guessed it: a slight coffee bitterness. 8/10.

M: Medium bodied with a thin, slightly dense carbonation... no, wait, a burp has arrived - medium carbonation. 7/10.

D: Being a coffee snob (and not entirely proud of it - it costs me a lot to live this Single Origin lifestyle!) I quite enjoyed this blurring of lines between coffee/beer, however I can see why others may not like it: it’s very much less beer/more coffee than anything I’ve ever tried. Plus it’s pretty dry for a breakfast beer - whereas the others I mentioned have a healthy dollop of sweetness - you won’t get that with Wet Dream [LOL]. 8/10.

Food match: I’m ready for my breakfast croissant now :)

*To go into more detail: Hazed caramel brown body with a khaki cappuccino foam head that leaves latticework lace on the side of the glass, looks very respectable.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trocketsauced
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy brown color,medium carbonation which added to a really nice thick full feeling. Aroma was low key pine,citrus,and malt. Taste was identical but with a very ,very slight espresso finish. This was a very enjoyable beer which surprised me as I usually dislike pine and citrus flavor in my beer. It was minimal and the malt and espresso really softened it and made this a surprising favorite of mine

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Photo of ontic
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanex
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red-hued black, but with minimal haze to the light shines through the body, revealing its true colour. Body is light, but chewy, giving a hint of thickness. Pale brown head forms a big, persistent and fluffy crown that leaves amazing lacing. Carbonation is fine and fast-moving. Looks great.

Nose is also excellent: deep roasted character, leavened to a pleasant nuttiness. Liquorice sweetness comes through with hints of Mexican rice and cacao: molé, perhaps. It's really lovely stuff.

Light entry on the front palate, with a prickle of aniseed, before toasty nuts, popcorn and smoked almonds come through, all wrapped up in a comforting sweetness. On the back, this develops to a dark chocolate note with some woody overtones. It's very good indeed. The only problem is that it cleans out pretty quickly on the back: perhaps a bit more residual body would let this cling on for longer. Although, having it finish dry possibly aids the drinkability.

Lighter in the feel than I expected, but it still works pretty well.

Solid, smooth, delicious. Yep, this was great stuff.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3


Side by Side comparison of 7 Brown Ales with Coffee Added. 4 of these were the sampler from Terrapin that has the same base beer with four different coffees from arond the world.

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown (4.19) was tops and the only one I had tried before.
It LOOKed dark brown with a healthy beige head. The AROMA was full of strong earthy coffee, roasted malt and cacao. TASTE was similar, strong on the coffee with a brown sugar sweetness. FEEL: It had a medium to full body with above average carbonation. Very smooth sipping and enjoyable.

Lakefront My Turn #21, MIKE: (3.88)
This brew was unique in this tasting because it had Hazelnut added in addiiotn to the coffee. The Hazelnut gave it a nice AROMA. Coffee, hazelnut, smoke, pastry dough. The LOOK was a little thinner in brown color than all the others. Medium off white head. TASTE: Mold, sour grape. Also something like a butter cookie. Not bad, but strange that it tastes so different than it smells. FEEL is flat with a medium body.

Terrapin-Indonesia (3.87) was the best of the Terrapins. While the LOOK only garned average marks, it had a wonderful AROMA packed with bitter coffee. Mold, peat. The TASTE added flavors of Ginger, Pepper, and a light and dry nuttiness. The FEEL was a bit thinnish on all of these Terrapin beers. Seemed like maybe too much volume of coffee was added which thinned out carbonation and body.

Terrapin Kenya (3.66) was 2nd amongst the Terrapins. See the Indonesia for LOOK and FEEL notes as they are the same. Kenya had a moldy eartly coffee AROMA. TASTE was sweet with notes of Raspberry, Grape and Brown Sugar.

Terrapin Ecuador (3.45) had a floral AROMA along with the earthy, moldy smells of some of the others. See the Indonesia for LOOK and FEEL notes as they are the same. Light fruity finish in the TASTE with a malty coffee base.

Evil Twin Wet Dream. (3.25)
The only one poured from a can to a snifter. The others were all bottles.
LOOK: Wet Dream had the best head and retention. Medium Brown color.
AROMA: Coffee, Cola, Wheat?
TASTE: Coffee, baking soda, a touch of bitter mineral.
FEEL: lively enough, fizzy, medium body.

Terrapin Costa Rica (3.01) was the weakest. See the Indonesia for LOOK and FEEL notes as they are the same, except that the Costa Rica was slightly lighter in color than the others. AROMA: some coffee, malt. Faint. TASTE: Coffee, bitter malt, leather, floral notes.


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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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