Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Wet DreamWet Dream

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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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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

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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

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

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

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

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brentk56
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: An excellent bubble show reveals the liquid to be a clear burnt caramel color; the ecru head retains its shape and leaves dots of lacing all over

Smell: Burnt coffee tones dominate, with the pine seeking to break through

Taste: Burnt coffee forward with strong bitter, piney tones building; the finish is acrid and ashy

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure what is worse, the name or the beer

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4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bright cherry with tan foam. 4
Tin and salted peanut. 3.75
Tart caramel, some leaf, touch of coffee, lemon and and cinnamon. 3.75
Cocoa husk and orange rind ending.
Light, slight cling, snappy. 3.75

Unexpected - more citrus (hops) and spice than coffee. But thin and sour, too. Coffee best bitter? 3.75

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beergery
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1 pint can from middle of 2016. Pours a hazy brown shade with white froth. Aroma is of floral and grassy hops but not fruity in nature, and some malt - dough, and bread. There are very faint notes of coffee in the aroma - perhaps due to the age of the can - which are not too prominent. Taste is exact opposite of aroma, strongly dominated by the roasted Kenyan coffee, over biscuity and bready, flavours of the malt, but next to no hops flavours at all! Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery, reflective of the rather weak underlying brown ale, which manages to stay afloat solely by virtual of the dominant coffee flavours.

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

Poured from a 16 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Batch#002 on bottom of can.

A: Amber-brown, clear, one-finger light beige head with average retention and only wispy lacing.

S: Strong black coffee aroma with mid-caramel toffee and herbal hopping.

T: Coffee dominates throughout mainly due to the indistinct, middle of the road nature of the underlying base beer, which has low character. A bit of astringent huskiness in the finish.

M: Light bodied and finishes dry with moderate to high carbonation.

O: Nothing to lose sleep over.

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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
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