Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ngeunit1 on 08-16-2011

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Reviews:
40
Ratings:
104
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
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Reviews by biboergosum:
Photo of biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 6.9% ABV, and a different label. Made with gourmet beans from the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen.

This beer pours a very dark red-tinted brown hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, rocky beige head, which leaves some broad, droopy, honeycomb-pocked swaths of lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bitter piney, citrusy hops, immediately inundated with equally tangy, dry, earthy, roasted coffee grounds, a mild nutty caramel malt, and further leafy, herbal liqueur notes. The taste is more malty up front, the lightly toasted bready, nutty caramel character ceding a little less territory this time, as aided by a burgeoning baker's chocolate sweetness, though the zingy citrus rind, pine resin, and bitter, earthy coffeehouse essences still push their agenda to the limit. A wee booze warming tugs at the fraying corners.

The carbonation is quite tame, though the wee bubbles do well to keep things moving along, the body a decent medium-full weight, and smooth with that lingering hop bite caveat. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa/caramel/nut liquor malt still fending off a prominent incursion from a seemingly regrouped hop contingent.

A pretty hefty brown ale, lots going on, and I do like that the coffee notes, so pungent up front, wane at a slow, almost unnoticeable pace, until you can't even tell that they've somehow been (mostly) replaced by an equally implacable chocolate aura. Oh, and the hops - they keep things honest with extreme prejudice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
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 SPRichard
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of OKbrew89
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of augustgarage
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a stein. Served lightly chilled.

Auburn highlights suggest a clear but nearly opaque bottle-brown ale - capped by an enormous heft of khaki soft peaks. Sticky threads of lace cling tenaciously to the sides. Excellent retention.

Aromatics of demerara sugar, cocoa nibs, toast, coffee, black bread - all soft and melanoidin-rich with no hints of char.

Roast is more pronounced on the palate, the chocolate and espresso notes taking on a nearly acrid character, the citrus laden hop notes emphasizing the astringency while adding slight additional bitterness. Strange but flavorful, with an extended evolution into the finish which is woody, earthy, suggestive of river stones, and finally returns to a toasted sweetness at the last possible moment.

Slightly thin but well carbonated; surprisingly warming for the ABV.

Reminds me of a sweeter version of a foreign export stout. Not bad, but not special. Hard to rate in some ways as it subtly eschews style.

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Photo of mlockman
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
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 russpowell
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent chestnut/orange with 3+ fingers of tan head. Pretty good lacing & head retention

S: Toasty, coffee notes, a little hazel nut

T: Coffee, coffee grounds, dryness & a touch of vanilla up front. Dryness, charred grain, roastyness & less brown ale as this warms, some toastyness does linger at the edges, some woody hops. Finishes with coffee grinds, some toastyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation

Drinks fairly easy, not great, but worth a try I suppose

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Photo of nickhiller
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of PhillyB
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a 16oz can for a dollar fifty at my local beer store. Might go back for a larger quantity!

Look: Dark brown with reddish hues around the edges. Carbonation sticks around for a good half hour to 45 mins, or about as long as I took to drink it.

Smell: Dark roast coffee with slight hints of vanilla.

Taste: Starts out like a slightly bitter but finishes creamy and dark.

Feel: Slight bite on the sip, but like the flavor it ends much smoother.

Overall: Yet another in the long line of successful choices I've made recently. Solid beer I'd definitely return to.

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Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustinSparks
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bonbini26
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of 13tido
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown with a ruby tint and a nice two finger dark khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark malt with a hint of toastiness, nuts, mild cocoa and coffee. Flavor follows, with dark malt, iced coffee, hints of cocoa and nuts, finishes with attenuated coffee, dark malt and a mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. I have found that I like coffee flavors best in dark, rich, full bodied beers like porters and stouts, and often find the coffee a little stark in flavor in lighter malted beers. So this was an opportunity to try something in between, and it only reinforced my preference for full deep malt support. The brown ale body here smells and tastes pretty straight up lightly hopped American brown ale, but the coffee flavors seemed thin and uninteresting, almost like an iced coffee at the end when the ice has melted and the flavors are thinned out. Certainly drinkable and with distinct coffee, but kind of a pedestrian brown ale with light coffee. Looks great, smells good, flavor is good, but not great.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Double Barley can-shaped glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a full inch of light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheety of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Toasty caramel malt presence that's also a bit fruity, surprisingly.

T- More toasted malt that's pretty sweet and has some roasty coffee in the aftertaste. There's also a weird fruitiness and bitterness that I can only assume is coming from the hops.

M- Standard brown feel with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Drinkable enough but the flavor profile is unusual and I'm not particularly digging it. Not enough coffee and too much fruity hop quality for a brown ale.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color and appears black when viewed from afar - traces of red are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down a bit, but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brown and roasted malts plus pine resin and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this brown ale to be quite interesting because its quite hoppy, which is even more impressive since it was aged for 13 months. It's definitely quite interesting.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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 cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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 DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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 chrismattlin
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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