Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
100% Brett Black IPA

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
158
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.16%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: pitch black with a rocky and persistent tan colored 3" cap. Remains of the cap still float on top of the beer after 15 minutes.

S: light roast and traces of chocolate, hops and coffee.

F: chocolate mixed with some lightly sweetened mild coffee balanced by a moderate bitterness.

F: medium body and carbonation

O: very well balanced with no harsh or overly assertive flavors.

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Photo of stephens101
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown (near black) with a tan froth that keeps on keepin' on. Smells of plum, roasted malts, and pine. Plum and prune juice surround hints of resin and pine with a strong malt presence lingering. Smooth and easy going, but never boring.

May not be "extreme" or bitter enough for some, but this is excellent and tasty drinking through and through.

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Photo of VAcrossr
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McThulhu
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pour carefully, the head is thick and sticks around, almost like a root beer float in its resilience.

Smells nice and funky, with some nice robust undertones and slight hoppiness.

Taste is more dark than funky, but the carbonation really helps pull this together into a really drinkable black IPA.

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Photo of chinchill
2.59/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle served in a goblet.

Opened with a pronounced pfffft but did not overflow. The pour did raise an over-sized head. Very good retention.

The aroma and flavor reveal a substantial influence of Brett, and the Brett dominates the aftertaste. I have little tolerance for Brett, so this pretty much ruined the beer for me. The base black IPA seems about average in malt/hop balance and strength, but perhaps more bitter than usual.

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Photo of NSXAG
4.75/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 fingers of tan head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Pine & brett funkiness once warm

T: Pine & herbal hops, a little roastyness/smokeyness up front, slight astringency as well up front. A little brett sourness/funkiness as this warms, more pineyness & dryness. Finishes with funk, grapefruit, pine & dryness & a little green apple peel

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation

This is good as a one off, but not one I would drink on a regular basis. Lover's of funk may disagree, worth a try

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Photo of psycHOPathy
1.63/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours black with fucked up mashed potato head
Smells medical/clinical somehow. Licorice, grass clippings
Bitter bitter coffee. Coffee I wouldn't even drink. Tastes poisonous frankly. Can't even go on with this review. Hopefully the only time I give this low of a taste rating

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Photo of jzlyo
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is dark/roasted malts, hops and funk all around. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, dark malts, very mild coffee, hops/mild hop resin and a mix of slight nuttiness and bitter in the finish.

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Photo of MasterRigger
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gaddabble
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ja5onM
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmoneyproductions
2.2/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

wow! this is a complex beer
so much going on here
22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass
poured a dark brown amber to almost black with a very thick tan head that lasted the length of the beer and let lots of lace on the glass
smell is very complex sour funky tangy slightly floral, slightly medicinal
taste sour tangy and medicinal not enjoyable at all
feel chewy
there was no date on the bottle
i tried to iron leg it through this beer and simply could not. drain poured the last 8 oz and it took a long time to cleanse my palate after
points for creativity and complexity but not an enjoyable beer at all
of note, i did no research on this beer prior to purchase and because it said "black IPA" i was expecting something along the lines of the stone sublimely self righteous or back in black
this beer is a whole different animal

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Photo of Ty231
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A smell that is reminiscent of Christmas time (maybe pine?). Initially bites in an acceptable fashion. A lingering flavor that is hard to identify.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, part of a trio of these 100% Brettanomyces afflicted offerings to recently arrive on Alberta's lack of shores.

This beer pours a fairly solid black, at first glance, but upon closer inspection (under that ridiculous amount of teeming puffy, frothy, and somewhat creamy beige head), prominent red cola basal highlights show up in the spectrum, while some rather thorough bonsai tree lace coats the glass as everything genially retreats.

It smells of roasted, kind of meaty caramel malt, a strong funky, horsey, and phenolic band-aid bacterial thing, sour cafe-au-lait, pine needles, further dank forest floor notes, and a soft earthy hop bitterness. The taste is bready, doughy, and well-toasted caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, a thankfully dialed-back funky and sour bacteria/yeast astringency, muddled pine and leafy green notes, a twinge of free-range wet ash, and more plain earthy weedy, and mildly singed hops.

The carbonation is actually fairly subdued in its quotidian frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and so-so smooth, as the funk and the char really can't think they could pull that one off, could they? It finishes off-dry, the roasted caramel and cocoa flavours starting to drown out the varied yeasty acridity.

Yeah, Noir is presented a little too disjointedly, between the pour and the initial aroma funk blast, however, it more or less evens out to a decently rendered hoppy black ale. Overall, there's certainly enough Brett here to satisfy its aficionados, and a genuinely robust base under it all, so, against my well-honed better judgement, I can still duly recommend this one.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SweetChicken
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Evil Twin Femme Fatale Noir from Evil Twin Brewing
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