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Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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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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Photo of RyanK252
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -2.3%
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 -3.6%
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 -2.3%
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%
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 -2.3%
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 +1.6%
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 -4.7%
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 +4.1%
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 -4.4%
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 +1.6%
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 -6.5%
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 +17.8%
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 -10.1%
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 -3.1%
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 -6.7%
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 +8.5%
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 ichorNet
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
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 CernMatt
4.34/5  rDev +12.1%
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 BB1313
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Batch #001. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours brown with auburn hues; fluffy light khaki head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. There's some sediment/floaties. The aromas have a nice blend of citrus and coffee. There's some toffee and caramel in the mix. Roasted malts are present. The flavors seem to follow the nose. This brown ale has some hop flavor going on. Hints of orange and lemon. The coffee is present. Flavors are bittersweet. Nice coffee flavors in the finish. Subtle hints of hazelnut and almonds in the mix as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and creamy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a very nice brown ale. It's somewhat unique with the contrast between the coffee and citrus notes. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
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 dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque very dark amber in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle carbonation at the surface of the beer and some deep garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall creamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with some hints of nutty malts. Light to moderate aromas of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light hints of nutty malts and just a hint of anise/licorice. Moderate flavors of pine and citrus/grapefruit rind hops which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades but still lingers for a while.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Pretty enjoyable and the hops have some really staying power in this beer as it has been sitting around for over a year before I to opening this one. Not sure, I could have more than one of these in a session but it was definitely worth tasting.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, with a fair bit of colour up to the light; off-white head. Decent enough.

Lots of coffee on the nose. Spicy, dark and roasty. Bit of sweetness as well. Really nice coffee-tinged nose, about the nicest I've seen.

Taste is sweeter, quite toffee-esque with roasty notes, some carob, rubber and sprucey pine needle notes. Pleasant; not too heavy on the coffee. Little spicy bitterness on the back. Nice.

Foamy texture, not bad. A little bit of boozey warmth on the back.

Nice brown ale, roasty but drinkable.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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 augustgarage
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
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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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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