Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Evil Twin Freudian Slip Review

Name: Evil Twin Freudian Slip
Style: Barleywine
ABV: 10.3%

It's time to take a look at another beer from Evil Twin Brewery. As some of my readers may recall, I did a review of their Molotov Cocktail Imperial IPA, which could've been better in my opinion. For this review I have Evil Twin's Freudian Slip, which is their Barleywine style ale. Even though my first beer from the brewery was not exactly the best, I am willing to give this brewery another go. This was also

Freudian Slip pours ruby red color that takes on a mildly hazy appearance. The head is fairly thin and khaki-colored in appearance with some moderate visible carbonation.

The nose is very caramel malt forward with some piney hops, toffee sweetness and dark currant aromas, which take on an almost licorice/plum-like quality. The aroma gives the impression of a barley wine with a slight hint of dubbel.

The flavor is very caramel malt forward with a healthy dose of piney hops to go along with it. The licorice and dark fruit notes dominate the back end of the flavor profile. The aftertaste finishes with a piney hop bitterness and a light caramel sweetness.

The palate has a moderately weighted body that feels fairly thick. The carbonation has a mild texture so you're able to take in the flavors this beer has to offer.

While I was not so impressed with my first beer from Evil Twin Brewing, Freudian Slip gives a much more favorable impression of the brewery. What we have here is a very nice English Barleywine that is sure to please anyone who is a fan of the style. Be sure to check it out if you get the chance.

Evil Twin Freudian Slip - 8.5/10

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