Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ngeunit1 on 08-16-2011

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Ratings:
186
Reviews:
61
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can Batch #001

Pours foggy hazy maroon amber red-brown with a creamy frothy light khaki colored head. Smells like huge roasted espresso coffee, some grapefruit citrus fruits, toast, caramel, brown sugar, some molasses, with mild pine and floral earthy grass. Tastes like acidic grapefruit citrus, some roasted espresso coffee beans, toasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, with dank pine and floral earthy grass. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a nice hoppy brown ale with coffee.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
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 ichorNet
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A brown ale brewed with coffee, Wet Dream is a new can from Evil Twin's operation out of Two Roads in Stratford, CT. Seems as though this actually isn't a new beer, but a rebrew of something of a collaboration with The Trappist out of CA from several years ago. Interesting. Nevertheless, the can looks nice and the concept is solid. Hoping to see more coffee browns soon actually, as some that I've had recently have been much more fitting to coffee's bright acidity and complexity than to the acrid and roasty, bitter flavors often highlighted when the base beer to which it's added is a porter or stout.

Pours a hazy, deep chestnut color with a solidly-built ecru head that laces spottily. Similarly-hazed surface with wisps of smoky foam retaining for a while. Nice looking.

Nose is very interesting with definite citric acidity, sandalwood, cedar, toffee and roasted coffee beans. Biscuity, heavy malt backbone is apparent though there's definitely some unique hoppy notes here too, playing well with the coffee addition. A bit ashy and maybe even tobacco-like as well at times. Smells awesome, actually. I feel that these days, some well-utilized adjuncts may be all that's really necessary to rekindle the beer fan's love of brown ales. This seems like it may have one of the best marriages of base beer and adjunct in a brown ale base that I've had of late.

Flavor is vibrant and bright, belying the beer's deep brown color: lots of chewy biscuity malt, brown bread and English toffee mingling with bright acidic notes of grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Earthy, spicy coffee comes across close to the finish where it helps dry out the palate from the well-constructed maltiness present in the first half of each sip. The tannic notes from the nose translate into the conclusion on the palate with woodsy and herbal notes helping to round everything out.

Feel is rather smooth and round with moderate, fitting carbonation that helps maintain a good level of drinkability. Pretty creamy despite some sharp notes of hoppy/coffee acidity. Everything mingles well here and this drinks very unique and enjoyable. I should probably get more of this while it lasts.

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Photo of Fitze
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CernMatt
4.34/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a good brown ale, the coffee gives it some complexity. I poured it into a stout glass, and it had about a 3/4 inch head. The beer was not thick, but also not to thin. It had a good finish. This is definitely a beer that is a "more than 1" a night beer, unlike some of Evil Twins other stuff.

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Photo of CHickman
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
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 GameOfBeers
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cestlavie
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of teromous
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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 breardon1776
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
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 lacqueredmouse
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney as part of their Scandinavian Tap Makeover.

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. Of the Scandi beers on tap during the makeover, I'm pretty sure this was my pick.

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Photo of YobroitsJoe
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of VanTango
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
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 BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Czequershuus
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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 schoolboy
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Brown. This is an exquisite brown ale.

This thing looks run of the mill. Nice brown. The aroma is distinctly roasty and hoppy. Nice and bitter smelling.

The taste is sublime. Drier than most, with loads of bitterness cutting over the malts. This is not candy, it is, as the Kingons would say, a drink for warriors. But not those from Golden State).

I have to get more of this.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a cloudy brown color with a finger-plus of frothy tannish head atop. The head fades down slowly revealing lots of lace in the process.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet, light toasted caramel malts and some sharp coffee and citrus elements jumping out.

T - Starts off with a kick of espresso flavor that starts to mellow out a bit right away. There is a nice balance provided by the sweet lightly toasted caramel malts. Through the middle, the malt flavor gets a bit richer and deeper with some citrus hops coming through. The finish is a mix of sweetness and some coffee flavor and bitterness that linger.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and just a bit creamy as well.

D - Very drinkable. The balance here is quite nice and it is a very interesting take on the brown ale style. The coffee and hops really worked well and felt really incorporated into the beer.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpd026
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dhoffmann13
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DCHritz
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 186 ratings.
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