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

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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106
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3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
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Photo of cbutova
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +8.2%
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 teromous
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
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 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 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 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 johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -13.7%
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 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 gutbuster
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
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 -3.9%
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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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can into pint glass; Batch #001, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine, light pepper, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and and complexity of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, grapefruit, lemon, orange, pine, light pepper, light chocolate/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Moderate pine, herbal, spicy, citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, brown bread, toasted biscuit, lemon/orange rind, pine, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and minimal astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice; becoming lightly resinous near the end of the glass. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is a very good American brown ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, coffee, and moderate citrus/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. This was definitely hoppier than I expected given the coffee aspect, I would have expected more focus on the malt flavors to compliment the coffee. It was still very enjoyable and nicely balanced.

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

Pours a sexy brown like a medium roasted coffee bean with a touch of orange in it. Looks hazy and I never really could say clear. There's a huge whiff of coffee at first. then that settles pretty mild and pretty deep into the beer. Spice and lots of it. Its the same kind as in Southern Tiers German pils from last week and I like it on this nose paired with some sweet earth and hop herbal. Cocoa and a light sweet malt aroma. Nutty toasty and mild. Also there is very light citrus presence all around .

Drinks smoothly and very lightly with a medium malt body. It's just sweet so it's a delicate sweetness on a robust malt to take the coffee.Nuts and their bitter backnote, coffee and it's mild but totally blended . A light sweet cocoa and faintly bitter. A light fruit backnote develops as the beer warms in the nose and on the palate but it is terribly faint. Carbonation is moderate.

This beer had some delicate features to it that made it very pleasantly complex.The finish is a solid moderate hops bitter that shows you all kinds of malt in the lingering aftertaste. Excellent.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a dark brown, clear brew. The head is moderate in size. The aroma is woody, roasty, spring-like, and fresh. Malt and hops are notable. The taste is dryish, with malt and bitterness. Malt flavor aounds. Medium in body and interesting

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

real cool they are putting this one in pint cans now, its a nice beer too. dark for a brown, not hoppy in the least, definitely more in the english tradition, although there isnt much yeast flavor coming through. nice depth of grain here, roasty and chocolate driven, dramatic caramelization and almost burnt tasting flavor to it, with some nice fluffy body, maybe some oats in it, but just a much richer and darker spectrum than we are used to in the style. the coffee is blended in nicely, but this isnt as coffee forward as i expected it to be, as much an accent flavor as anything, bitter and sharp, lightens the body a little bit, has a little caffeine kick to it, but really isnt any deeper or darker on the low end than the grain already is. i think the bitterness is great, and that roasty quality in a brown instead of a porter or stout is really nice, but i would like this better with a more intense coffee flavor. love the feel though, big surging carbonation keeps this darker brew feeling nice and lively, and the finish is long and nuanced, but still refreshing. best when ice cold. not cheap, but worth it i think.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is nutty malts, coffee and mild chilies. The flavor is coffee, malts, mild nuttiness, chilies and a mix of slight sourness, heat and mild sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Dark brown with thin light brown head good lacing.

Smell - I am not really getting as much coffee as expected, not really any in the smell. I am getting a little citrus and some spices. Roasted malts as well.

Taste - I like the taste but there is much more citrus and spice than coffee, by reading there are espresso beans I was expecting more coffee. there is a little coffee but the flavor is still good.

Feel - Medium body, nice carbonation very smooth feel.

Overall - While this is not what I was expecting it is still very good.

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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 StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
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 Moose90
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz Can — "Batch#001 18:11"
Poured into 20 oz Nonic

A — Pours with a nice mahogany brown amber hue into the glass. A billowy cream colored head forms on top and leaves behind some sudsy foamy spots of lacing with each sip.

S — Smell is roasty and bright, lots of fresh coffee balanced upon a sweet caramel like malt body.

T — Rich but clean notes of coffee and citrus, a really light and vibrant roast with hints of lemon and peppercorn.

M — Medium bodied, a little bit light actually.

O — Very nice overall, very similar to Coffee Bender but not as heavy. A smooth crisp and clean coffee brown, I will be having a few of these, really well done.

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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 SerialTicker
3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Geh. Whatever. The description of this beer had me excited. Also, a brown ale with coffee added -- who wouldn't be down for that. Well, this is easily the worst beer I've had from Evil Twin. There's a constant, strange herbaciousness (word? Not a word... whatever) on every sip that I guess is supposed to come off as hops but it's off-putting. The coffee flavor isn't particularly strong. It's more of an essence of coffee in my opinion more than actual coffee, which is probably the most disappointing thing about Wet Dream. The base beer is decent I suppose, but nothing great. There's nothing here that makes me want to revisit this. Hugely underwhelming. I get the feeling people are just rating this beer highly because it's Evil Twin -- yeah, I'm not gonna do that.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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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