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Evil Twin Freudian Slip | Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
522 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#16,665
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
522
pDev:
10.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
114
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 522 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of erk0607
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark coppery brown. Tan head. Has sediment floating around it and the beer isn't even 6 months old.
Smell: Hop forward, cherry and other stone fruits, some maltiness
Taste: Bitter, hoppy, cherry and plum with caramel & toffee, malt, and more bitterness on the tongue (classic barleywine)
Feel: Thick, viscous, foamy, mildly effervescing, not very noticeably boozy so I suppose that is good.
Overall: Not bad, not my favorite style, but just another one to add to the list of things I've tried.

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Czequershuus
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a murky mahogany with a small head. The aroma offers up dried currant, fig, brown sugar, overripe banana, and something a bit medicinal. The flavor starts with milk chocolate, coffee, then fig, caramel, pomegranate molasses, black currant, and pine resin with a strong amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with powerful carbonation. Overall this is very hopppy version of a barleywine - still quite balanced, and very nice, but not my current favorite interpretation of this style.

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.78/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mdog
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber, tons of yeast chunks, big head. The chunks are probably due to age and an aggressive pour.

Smell: Sweet, caramel, dark fruit, olives.

Taste: Sweet, candied fruits-cherry and strawberry, bit of caramel. Stays sweet through the finish.

Overall: I picked up a four pack of this barleywine since it was discounted to $5. I can't tell the bottle date but figure it is probably at least a year old. So, after maybe a year of shelf/fridge aging, this barleywine was sweet and malty, with not much in the way of hop flavor. Pretty good, especially if discounted this much.

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Photo of stevoj
2.59/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle share. seeing the rave reviews and not getting it. Actually poured my glass out. Dark, bitter pit fruit, prune juice. Not recalling a barley wine at all. Tried hard to find some redeeming qualities, and then I gave up.

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Photo of dbattey
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingQuinn
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toscanoigor
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark ruby red with a creamy off white one finger head. Light amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is sweet dark malts and ripe dark fruits.

T - The taste starts with some aggressive piney hops. The hops are backed by some sweet dark malts, toffee, and dark fruits. The finish has a lingering piney bitterness.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a nice Barleywine. The hop bitterness is touch overbearing though.

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Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One hell of a barleywine.
Very strong and very good!

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Photo of MatthewWalters
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aspjohansson
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rdc67
3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbalint1
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Slightly hazy dark amber color with beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with intense alcohol. Taste is quite bitter up-front with some roasted malts in the background. Alcohol is quite present in the taste too. Medium body and carbonation. Really bitter and alcoholic barleywine, very unbalanced.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/2/16. No date on label. Comes in a 12 ounce single bottle from Evil Twin Brewing in Strafford, CT., their "FREUDIAN SLIP" contains a stronger 10.3% alcohol (ABV). Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a snifter glass.

Brew pours just lighter-side of medium amber in color with close to a finger head that is 'egg shell' in color. A decent amount of sticky lacing is seen when sipped that stayed in place. Aroma is of sweet malts with a hint of pine and even some dark fruits. Taste of front is the 'pine hops' bitterness along with some booze mixed with some sweetness from the malts and maybe a hint of caramel. Lots going on really with this brew. The bitterness for the doesn't last long and is very drinkable, though this is a 'sipper' kind of brew. medium-bodied with lower carbonation. Overall a good brew.

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Photo of Scottqc15
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.42/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Evil Twin Freudian Slip from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 522 ratings
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