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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

Style: Barley Wine
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Did you also at some point in your life get seduced by promising words like ’probably the best in the world’, ’it works every time’ etc.? This American Barley Wine Ale 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown with an attractive tan head and a sugar and alcohol aroma. There is a raspy caramel malt flavor with s some tobacco and brown sugar and noticeable alcohol. It’s much more bitter than the average barleywine. It all works pretty well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle 650ml
Aroma bold front, creamy bitter raw , bold rough approach. Alcohol hidden under hop blanket. Citrus on top.6+
Appearance fine murky dark amber look. Dark tanned lighter top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : sweet sugars, candy notes. Hop character lower than aroma presented. Mellow end. Some heat as it warm up. 13+

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa. Aroma of licorice, menthol, chocolate, caramel, light raisins. Minty flavor, very hoppy with pine, chocolate, caramel, and tobacco. Rich, controlled sweetness and huge menthol hops. Very nice, burning, hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
10oz on tap at Dutch’s. Mostly clear darker red color. Good thin cream-colored head, leaves good thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Great texture.. Lightly dry finish. Great dark fruit aroma, and bigger hop to balance it out. Tropical fruit, some resin, pine. Moderate sweet, bigger bitter taste. Light bit of hoppy heat at the end. A real nice barley wine. A bit of heat to it, but a nice bit of hop as well. Nice, hoppy aromatic stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bomber. Very murky amber pour with a spotty yellow-creamy head. Sticky and chewy. Pine hop and very sweet. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
750 ml bottle. Thanks hanniku.
Pours a hazy dark amber colour. Aroma of stinging floral hops, caramel and gooseberry bush. Rich flavour of floral hops, gooseberry bush, strawberries, caramel and hay. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a long, bitter and very harsh finish. Too raw at this point, but on the other hand I don’t think that this will improve much after some aging.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin), with notes of alcohol, walnut shells. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, harshly alcoholic. Looks nice, but otherwise it’s an unpleasantly simple/one-dimensional, caustic, goopy, alcohol bomb. I don’t really get any off notes, but all the same it’s a total drain pour. The alcohol burn is seriously akin to a shot of 40% vodka.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
75 cl bottle @ hotel room in Copenhagen. BBE 2015.
Pours hazy copper color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, goose berry bush and mild toffee. Flavour of caramel, ripe fruits, goose berries grassy hops and mild yeast notes. A bit raw.
4515

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2012
750. Thanks mike! Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose tan head. Big tart nose...bug? Is that lacto strawberry? Maybe raspberry? This is a peculiar beer. Creamy medium body. Lively carb. Toasty malty mid palate with big heavy bruising toffee notes and a hot deep hoppy finish. Hard to figure this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
my bomber. biggish bitter american barleywine, cloudy, deep reddish, smallish frothy beige head. That’s all - a bit boozy. would like to age one.


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