Evil Twin Freudian Slip | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like ‘probably (not) the best in the world’, ‘it (doesn’t really) work every time’ etc. This American Barley Wine says it how it is. It’s intense, attention seekingly hoppy and definitely your kind of beer. A beer with a big ego, drive and a huge thirst for recognition.

Added by beerbiatchMD on 02-05-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
511
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
10.82%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
112
For Trade:
7
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Brilliant dark amber to brown producing a quickly dissipating ½” light tan foam collar that produces thin sheets of lace. Some legs.
S: Sherry and dark dried fruit.
T: A big malty fruit beginning seasoned with licorice or anise, culminating with a big hop emphasis.
F: Big, chewy, medium low carbonation.
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Poured into snifter; ruddy chestnut in color, translucent in light. Minimal off-white head that fades after a few moments into a thin ring of tiny foam and some spotty lacing.
Smells of sweet bready malt and candied fruit, booze.
Taste is very sweet, I'm glad I have some 3 year cheddar here to cut it between sips. The sweetness fades into some boozy bread flavors, finishing off with some piney hops.
Mouthfeel is medium-thick and slick.
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Poured out a ruddy brown color with small off white head approaching beige.

Alcohol the most noticeable aroma, a cigarette ashtray comes across as well.

Ooof, tons of alcohol noticeable on the palate. It really is the dominant aspect of the beer.
A little bit of a thicker, more syrupy mouthfeel, but it still isn't getting me to a point where I like much of this beer. Alcohol dominates any hops or malt flavors. Caramel, raisins, prunes, rubbing alcohol. Pretty bitter, but can't discern if that is from the hops or something else.

Thanks to Reno Dave for bringing this bottle to the Reno bottleshare. No thanks to Dave Hurley of the El Dorado casino (sports bar suit guy) for renigging on their word allowing our bottle share so they could purportedly keep the BMC distributor happy.

This one is a pass for me, glad I got to try it without buying. Would not recommend.

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The color is a brown-red with a violet hue in the light and holding a moderate translucency with some brightness to it. The head is a lightly brown-tinted one, perhaps khaki, that settles at about 3/4 finger and holds well while putting down good, thick lacing.
There are lots of malts and alcohol in here with big sweetness and fruity esters, but also a lot of hops bitterness imparting a big bite of pine and wood. Orange peel and zest, brown sugar, caramel, and toffee make for a strongly sweet overtone, while the hops bitterness runs about even. A lot of pith develops up front into the middle and stays, easing down as it sits and warms. During the session, the fusel heat builds up pretty strongly, just a bit much as it goes. Given time, it does tone down a lot to let the character really come out.
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Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
3.79 out of 5 based on 511 ratings.
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