Freudian Slip | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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

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Photo of SackBlabbath
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of doldham
4.21/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jellikit
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: autumn orange. Deep copper. Medium-thick, light tan head.
Smell: caramel.
Taste: juicy fruit and caramel and dark caramel and alcohol. The alcohol is mellowed by the sweet caramel flavors.
Mouthfeel: medium, low carbonation. Big body. Sweet.
Overall: excellent. What a barley wine should be.

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Photo of martyl1000
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hmm . . . The floral-tea bitterness is a bit much. This brew is a weird concoction of malt sweetness, astringent hop bitterness, and an alcohol that comes across as a homeopathic medicinal flavor. The medicinal "trait" (is it a bug, or is it a feature?) is certainly not without its charm: a bitter-sweet orange-zest and a mulled wine. However, I completely disagree with other reviews, here, that there's any caramel sweetness. Instead, what vaguely fruity sweetness there is gets refracted by the pungent alcohol and becomes a grape childrens' cough syrup or blueberry chewable vitamins.

Gonna throw the other three bottles in the cellar and hope some age will calm this spastic brew down.

(Note to self: wife loves this.)

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Photo of EuphonicHops
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brenden
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.
It's continually crisp and gets smoother as it goes even with the alcoholic sting. There's quite a bit of dryness that shows. The body leans toward full without ever quite leaving medium range, and it keeps a certain depth all the way through.

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Photo of samtrillo
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: cloudy dark amber, heavy bubbles with the initial pour. Head is slightly off-white with a light orange tint rising to maybe 1/4".

Smell: Lovely scotch scent, coming off a bit woody.

Taste: It lacks complexity like some other barleywines. Has a sweet tone to it but consistently overwhelmed by the alcohol content.

Mouth: medium to heavy carbonation and very sticky, that alone wins many points with me.

Overall: Good brew worth grabbing a bottle but there's definitely much better options out there. Salud!

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Photo of xdtfx
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of freshcarl
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Brain-eat-Brain
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Morakaton
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Ilafan
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Duffman79
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A bubble show at the outset leaves a thick head that lingers on the copper colored liquid; excellent retention and a reasonable amount of lace hangs around

Smell: Caramel, stone fruit and pine

Taste: Caramel forward with the stone fruit tones building; piney bitterness overwhelms the middle, almost to the extent that the malt disappears though the sweet caramel tones linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Reasonably good, but both the malt and hop bills lack the complexity to make this a top representative of the American barleywine style

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Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JohnSnowNW
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Gotti311
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Rborre321
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 525 ratings