Evil Twin Epilogue | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin EpilogueEvil Twin Epilogue

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged for 6 months in Brunello Red Wine barrels.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of BartMcStout
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-amber with a thin layer of off-white-khaki head. Fades fairly quickly.

S - Dark caramel malts, wine, oak, some sourness, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, raw sugars, some spices, and some of booze.

T - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, wine, oak, some sourness, raw and residual sugars, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, a touch of vanilla, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, warming, and lightly sour finish.

D - The wine barrel adds some nice complexity and balance to the beer. Good BSDA.

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Photo of WorldWideStout
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aged in Brunello barrels. I don't know nothin' 'bout wine, so I looked up Brunello. Expensive red wine made in the Tuscany region with high acidity and lots of fruit.

A: Translucent, not particularly warm brown body. Bottle gushed a little bit; head got up to two fingers but dwindled down to nothing fairly quickly. At only 8% and in a Belgian style, there should be better retention.

S: First sniff was very tart, similar to a flanders. Subsequent olfactory investigations reveal sour grapes, a bit of earth, and perhaps a touch of wood.

T: Reminds me more of a flanders. I really just get tartness at the start, of unripe dark fruit I suppose. In the middle is where it really tastes like a flanders red or oud bruin - definite vinous qualities a la sour grapes, a bit of must, and a bit of cherry. Towards the end, the flavors sweeten, with ripe dark fruit coming in. Not much of an aftertaste.

M: A little over-carbonated at the beginning of each sip. By the midway point, things have calmed down, and I am able to enjoy the flavors unimpeded, but without the body becoming too heavy.

O: An enjoyable beer, though not typical for the style. The beer is just too tart, and doesn't have enough sweet, dark fruit, for it to be a classic BSDA. I have not rated it higher because I find the characteristics from the wine to overpower the other flavors. As noted in previous reviews, definitely not worth the $10+ price.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with an off-white head. The wine aromas really come through strongly on this. Quite oaky with lots of grape/fruit notes. Lightly tropical and very sugary. There's a hint of lemon tartness and alcohol as well. The flavor is similar to the nose. Lots of wine, oak, and sugar. A hint of booze, light tropical fruit notes, and some citrus qualities. A nice berry and grape fruitiness to it as well.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Florida9
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dirty looking dark reddish brown in color. Forms a smallish head, though in all actuality this beer just looks flat. No lacing.

S: Aroma consists of a malty sourness, red wine grapiness, and tea/

T: Brown sugar, with a mild caramel maltiness and a decidedly vinous quality. Almost sour, but not quite there.

M: Medium bodied, slightly tart with virtually no carbonation.

O: I'm not so sure about this beer. Not sure what it's supposed to be, and while it's not bad, it's not great either. Apparently this one cost $11 for a 12oz. Certainly not worth that price.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours ruby red with lifeless appearance, no head or lacing. Light passes through, somewhat cloudy appearance. Nose is full of red wine tannins, some oak character. Red grapes are present. The taste is tart with some grape sweetness followed by oak and tartness. Mouthfeel is somewhat heavy with moderate carbonation. Overall, at a dollar an ounce, this one is a bit steep for what it is.
Pretty tasty overall.

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Photo of billyshears
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Muddy brown, but when held up to light it is a ruby red, thin soapy off white head, light lacing.

S - Sour cherries, mixed berries, candi sugar, strawberry jam, slight olive and funk aromas as well.

T - Very light. Cherries, green raisons, figs, nutty malt, a touch of white oak. As it warms the flavors become slightly stronger.

M - Medium bodied, low carbonation.

O - This is a decent beer. I can't justify the cost though. This is similar to Dogfish Head Raison D'etre which costs less for a 6 pack than 1 bottle of this and they are both equally enjoyable. I'll pay 15 dollars all day for any bottle of Mikkeller...I can't say that about Evil Twin. Hopefully now that he is working out of the US the prices will be more accurate to the quality.

Best before 2015. $13.99 @ Honeygo Wine & Spirits

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Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured a dark brown with a very minimal tan head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, earth, wood, sugar, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, wood, very subtle sugar, and fruit. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. The wine barrel did a little bit for this one as far as enhancing the flavor and aroma going on here, but it didn't knock it out of the park so to say like I would have liked to have seen. All of the right aspects for the style were there though which helped it quite a bit with its score. Still worth trying if you get the opportunity. Tick.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Evil Twin Epilogue from Evil Twin Brewing
3.91 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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