Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Wet DreamEvil Twin Wet Dream

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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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Photo of Wukk
2.23/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer wasn't very good and I'll tell you why. For one, it smells exclusively of fresh hops--as in the packets you buy from the home brewing store. The beer tastes like coffee that's been watered down. Unpleasant to drink. The people who reviewed this highly probably felt bad about spending money on something they disliked. It's not good and I'll never have one again.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light nutty brown color with a beige head of 3 fingers. Teku glass.

Nose is quiet but what I can detect is slight nuttiness and pine hops. Some soap.

I'm not gonna lie, the citrus-pine hops and coffee play very nice together. However this is coming off more like an alternative to OB's Hotbox IPA than a brown ale. Faint nuttiness underneath the coffee and pine-citrus.

Feel is resiny and creamy. Moderate carb.

Overall, this is very much like a Coffee Brown IPA. In that regard it's freaking delicious. I feel I was mislead as I was expecting more chocolate and nuttiness. In light of this, it totally fails.

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Photo of rypkr
3.32/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

What a mixed bag.

Looks nice with frothy white head and very heavy lacing.

Smells like shit. It smells like someone dry hopped the f out of a brown ale.

Surprinsgly the hops don't come through much on the palate. It tastes like a very very light version of founders sumatra.

Feel? Pretty sure this has the density of water. I won't buy it again because it falls SO short here.


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Photo of mlockman
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
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 Moose90
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
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 fscottkey
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.00] The can lists the ABV (6.0%) but it has a useless batch number so I am not sure how old it is. The beer is a really nice cola color and it has a fat 2 finger head of dense khaki bubbles.

S: [3.50] Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some hop spiciness.

T: [3.75] Dark roast coffee, dark cocoa powder, bitter at the end (cocoa/coffee bitterness not from hops)

M: [2.75] It is actually kind of thin and undercarbonated. Almost flat. Makes the overall mouthfeel weak and disappointing.

O: [3.50] This beer has a nice dark roast coffee flavor. I think maybe I am used to flavored stouts and that set an expectation for a heavier mouthfeel. This beer is really lacking in mouthfeel.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at The Trappist.

A - Pours a dark brown, tan-colored head, sticky lace, thin cap.

S - Hoppy citrus notes, coffee, toasted malts.

T - Hoppy bitterness, coffee, slight malts, expresso beans. I think the hops are a little over done here...more malts and less hops would make this one much better.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, smooth, creamy finish.

O - Too much hops for an American Brown, IMO. Not bad, by any means, but not my cup o' tea. Give it a try, you might like it.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Pours a rich, dark brown but still manages to remain translucent. Relatively low visible carbonation and a two-finger off-white head with very good retention.

S: Fresh brewed coffee, vanilla, and toasted malts. Some milk chocolate, and bits of toffee and toasted nutty sweetness.

T: Medium roast coffee, lightly toasted malts, toffee and vanilla. Light cocoa, but less than I got on the nose. Mild green peppery flavor with some unroasted coffee beans as well. Some hop and roasted coffee bitterness near the end - this doesn’t end as sweet as it began. Lingering coffee bitterness with residual malt sweetness in the hang.

M: A medium body for a brown ale, but I think it seems a little lighter because it looks like a coffee porter (and the flavor profile is similar). Average carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Not bad, but just not my favorite. Nice coffee flavors and everything. But despite it being a bit of an illusion of suggestion, the body and non-coffee flavors seem a little thin and wanting in here. It won’t be a struggle to finish the four pack during outings wherein cans are appropriate, but I can’t see me buying more in the future. There's too many other canned coffee beers I would prefer. But I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.61/5  rDev -6%
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 russpowell
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
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 augustgarage
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
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 Harrison8
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep burgundy-brown with very little light peeking through. A khaki-colored head foams up to a finger in height, with okay retention. Lacing dots around the glass. Aroma has a hint of coffee, with notes of bread, and biscuit malts. Flavor profile is weak and dull, with notes of bread, and biscuit malts and a whiff of coffee. Some hop bitterness bites at the tail end of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is bubbly, with some carbonation harshness, all in a medium-thin thickness. Overall, for a brown ale with coffee added, there isn't much coffee here. It remains uninspired with no panache whatsoever. The only impression left comes from the bright 16oz can.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can.
Clear but very dark brown body topped with a durable beige head.
Aroma: coffee tinged dark roasted grains.
More coffee in the flavor with some light burnt toast and burnt bean notes.
Smooth medium full body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chocolaty brown that is translucent just at the edges with a thick, fluffy, rather persistent light tan head. Aroma has a yeasty core and malty, fruity and earthy notes. Earthy flavor has yeasty and malty tones with hints of caramel and grass and a subtle hoppy undertone. Texture is fairly smooth, firm-bodied, fairly tingly. Overall, definitely worthy of at least a try.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
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 jzlyo
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
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 BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
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 johnnyd10vt
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
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 Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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 Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a talk tulip from a 1 pint can at 129 Center Cut on October 14, 2016. Look is brown with a tan head and some spotty lacing. Smell is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is mostly coffee. Feel is medium in body.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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 superspak
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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 gutbuster
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
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 Viciousknishs
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a rich chocolate brown color. Globs of root beer float head that just won't quit. Incredible head retention.

S- crusty brown bready malt with a nice even chestnut characteristic and some caramel tones. Herbal leafy hops in the middle. Oily espresso on the finish.

T- big toasty brown bread malt flavors with notes of chestnut and walnut. Burnt caramel mingles in with herbal green hop flavors with a tinge of hop bitterness in the middle. Finish is oily espresso bean with coffee flavors really kicking in in the aftertaste.

MF- bready full mouthfeel with a medium body and some active carbonation.

D- very drinkable

overall a brown ale that I can get down with. The coffee breathes some life into a simple style.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark brown with garnet hues, one finger beige head, decent lacing.

S - Toffee, bitter/pungent/citrus hop aromas, soft nuttiness/roasted malts, brown sugar.

T - Juicy/slightly pungent hops, roasted malts, light coffee beans, brown sugar.

M - Medium-light body, almost watery, moderate carbonation.

O - Drinkable, unique mixture of flavors. I feel like the body could be less watery and the flavors more concentrated.

The Trappist (2011) version, best before 2015.

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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
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