Hoodwink | Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
85 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of tart black ale with an oak-aged brett amber ale and an oak-aged sour amber ale.

Added by ChugginOil on 10-27-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
85
pDev:
11.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Holland
3.15/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: dark brown to black with a huge tan head that stays forever on top. Forever. It's still there and doesn't appear to be subsiding.

S: tartness, sweetness, some dark cherry and chocolate

T: at first it's not sour at all, but on the second sip it hit me, especially on the back end. Still, it's malty and roasty first, then sour with some cherry. Not all too sour at all, though.

M: kind of thin with thin, fine carbonation. Feels kind of delicate, which is not how I would like it.

O: the taste and mouthfeel are disappointing. I expected something more like Sour Black, but this just wasn't up to par.

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Photo of dowen17
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head.

On the nose is sour fruits and some oak. The roast malt character comes in on the end. Definitely smells sour.

Taste is heavy on the oak. Definitely tastes of oak. Some malt comes through and the sourness hits on the front.

Good mouthfeel. Not much to say about this beer really.

This is an okay beer. I wasn't super excited about it but it was easy drinking. Meh.

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Photo of markrmoser
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of BRami127
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.26/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aasher
3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was courtesy of hannydog, who gifted it to me. Thanks Gregg!

This beer pours a medium bodied dark, dark brown on the verge of black with plenty of carbonation and a three finger dark khaki head. It actually looks like a really heady stout. The nose features aromas of tart apples, dried red fruits, Brett, slight fingernail polish, and finishes with almost a chocolate malt aspect. It's interesting. The flavors are strange and aggressive. First, the carbonation attacks your palate. After that you get hit with a tart apple sour mixed with roast and bitter chocolate and also a good amount of funk and Brett. There is also some of that finger nail polish lingering around. The dark malt side of this beer is odd. The roast, light coffee, or chocolate are kind of just thrown in there. The most distracting aspect is the carbonation so that brings down my overall score.

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Photo of ChiHophead13
3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

13oz. bottle from West Lakeview poured into a tulip.

A - pours a thick, rick brown with a discernible purple hue in the light. Thin, pale head with very faint lacing.

S - sour, bitter fruit is heavy up front. Cherry and grape skin which come off tannic give way to a woodsy leather aroma. The smell is the best part of this beer and I would've rated it higher had the finish not been so dominated with a strange vinegar.

T/M - tart and bitter on the tongue without being pushy. the cherry taste borders on an off-putting acetone flavor. The finish is long and more pleasant - softer red fruit, leather, and earth. This beer would benefit from more carbonation.

O - this is a good beer but by no means an exceptional sour. As a "dark sour" I really wanted to find some complex malts or cocoa somewhere in there. Unfortunately, they never came to the party. Admittedly, I drank it young. I'll sit on another bottle for a year and see how it matures.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ChrisPro
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DaBubs
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of benpopper
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of schultzi22
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of kenm2118
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of stbo101
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of gpawned
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jeff for sending me this one.

The beer is a dark mahogany type color with a finger of tan head. Sort of a typical dark sour aroma of vinegar, raisins, plums, and currants. Definitely some oak and grass notes to it. The flavor is really heavy on the oak. A bit of tart fruit, maybe some vinegar. A little grass funk and some hay. Not the greatest flavor to this. Medium body with medium to high carbonation.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a recent trade from one of you guys, can't remeber who but I appreciate it for sure. Dark black-brown color. Interesting smell, clearly wild, a bit of brett and a vinous aroma, not bad. taste was also vinous, slight bit of sour. Overall I thought this was pretty solid. Its not going to rival Russian River or Lost Abbey but its a good start.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 375mL caged and corked bottle into an oversized wine glass.

Appearance: My pour is an opaque brown color with burgundy edges. A medium sized tan froth forms with a slow, straight down the center pour. Neither the head retention nor the small lace really impress.

Smell: There is a fairly strong dark malt presence here, an early indicator of an under-aged sour. Some caramel and molasses notes, dark cherries, currants, blackberry, and lactic sourness. A bit of vanilla and oak come through as well.

Taste: The flavor starts fairly sweet, with dark roasted grains, caramel and cocoa, and a bit of molasses. Cherries, currants, figs, and raisins slowly turn the flavor toward a lactic sourness. Eventually a bit of Brett is noticeable, imparting a leathery flavor that blends with a bit of vanilla and oak toward the end of the sip. The more desirable aspects of the beer feel understated, a fact which I hope will be remedied over time.

Mouthfeel: Hoodwink drinks a bit fuller than medium for the style. Crisp carbonation fits with the flavor profile. The lactic sour flavor leaves a slightly puckering sensation in my mouth, but it is also fairly dry by the end. Mildly acidic.

Overall: When thoughts of "is this beer worth the price" start creeping into my head, I know that it is a beer that is not meeting my expectations. Right now the flavor is nice, but it is not sour enough for me to accept a simplicity in the other flavors. Maybe some time will do this good, but as of right now I do not like it as much as Askew.

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Hoodwink from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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