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Evil Twin Wet Dream | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Wet DreamEvil Twin Wet 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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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 metter98
3.88/5  rDev 0%
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 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 biboergosum
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 6.9% ABV, and a different label. Made with gourmet beans from the Coffee Collective in Copenhagen.

This beer pours a very dark red-tinted brown hue, with three fingers of densely foamy, rocky beige head, which leaves some broad, droopy, honeycomb-pocked swaths of lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bitter piney, citrusy hops, immediately inundated with equally tangy, dry, earthy, roasted coffee grounds, a mild nutty caramel malt, and further leafy, herbal liqueur notes. The taste is more malty up front, the lightly toasted bready, nutty caramel character ceding a little less territory this time, as aided by a burgeoning baker's chocolate sweetness, though the zingy citrus rind, pine resin, and bitter, earthy coffeehouse essences still push their agenda to the limit. A wee booze warming tugs at the fraying corners.

The carbonation is quite tame, though the wee bubbles do well to keep things moving along, the body a decent medium-full weight, and smooth with that lingering hop bite caveat. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa/caramel/nut liquor malt still fending off a prominent incursion from a seemingly regrouped hop contingent.

A pretty hefty brown ale, lots going on, and I do like that the coffee notes, so pungent up front, wane at a slow, almost unnoticeable pace, until you can't even tell that they've somehow been (mostly) replaced by an equally implacable chocolate aura. Oh, and the hops - they keep things honest with extreme prejudice.

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a tawny brown with a billowing thick light tan colored head atop that finally settles into a frothy mass.Mild roast with quite a citric hop profile,light bitter chocolate underneath as well.Roast and caramel upfront on the palate but a pretty quick drying earthy finish making for decent balance.A fuller feel is nice for the style.Not bad,close to being very good,just missing a little something.

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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 chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
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 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 dbrauneis
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
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 Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can...Batch 001on the bottom

Pours pretty dark brown, darker oatmeal head, dense and frothy...slowly relaxing then ending in a thicker film and leaving
scattered lace all the way up the glass. Nice looking brew.

Sniff is all about dark maltyness

Milk chocolate, cafe au lait all over this one....soft mouthfeel, tasty brown ale....semi sweet with dark Malty goodness. Quality abounds....well worth a try

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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 Wasatch
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can
Batch: #001

Poured into a Squatters true pint glass a very nice brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy two-finger light tan head, which leaves some very nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/coffee notes, nutty/roasty. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/coffee notes, nice little roasty/nuttyness. Medium body. Overall, not too bad.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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 lacqueredmouse
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
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 wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle poured into tulip 10/2/13

A the darkest brown liquid with a two finger dark mocha head that ever so slowly falls to a thick film that leaves a few partial rings followed by random patches

S piney citric hops hit my nose first and I wasn't expecting that but its most welcome, some wet tea bag, coco, and cold coffee work well together.

T coffees stronger in the mouth with slightly less of the piney citric hops I was loving on the nose, less still leaves a fair bit though. Some nutty toffee added to the nose but I preferred the smell

M a mild bitter bite and creams up nicely and feels fairly full as a result, coffee and dark bread crust on the finish

O a nice hopped up Brown infused with coffee works well in this case, a fair bit going on and I'm a little surprised this one doesn't have a higher rating

pretty solid brew and a nice surprise for me, I wasn't expecting a hop blast and I normally don't love hops and coffee mixed together but it works well here

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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 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 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 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 Cyberkedi
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
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 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 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 laituegonflable
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
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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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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4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Evil Twin Wet Dream from Evil Twin Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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