Evil Twin 'Wet Dream' Brown Ale

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Evil Twin Brewing 'Wet Dream' Brown Ale  Brewed with Coffee. 6% abv. Ruby-brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Excellent retention and lace. Nose of ground coffee beans, bright spice, cracked allspice, hot pepper. 

Front taste of black coffee, bitter herb, citrus peel, woody-nutty botanical notes. Aftertaste is bitter citrus rind, earthy hops, dank herbal resin, baking chocolate sustain. Thin-medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, round, carby, dry finish.

This is a very good beer with a couple of nitpicks that hold it back from greatness. The promised coffee is delivered well in the wonderful aroma and initial taste, but soon drops off transitioning into the aftertaste. The spice profile is bright in the nose but greatly subdued in the taste. The complexity of the nose is not reflected by the overall taste. I kept wanting to smell the beer, more so than actually drink it. That's a balance issue. The body is a little thin for my taste within the category.

All that being said, it's still a very good beer with a unique smell and taste, one that's more ambitious than its final product. Mildly recommended

From the brewery:

"A beautiful brown ale boosted with gourmet espresso beans provide a delightful blend of citrus and spice aroma - the result is amazing, lusty, and incoherent- yes, it's your wildest desires in a can."
[source: can]

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