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Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 468
Avg: 4.53
pDev: 18.98%
Wants: 339
Gots: 140 | FT: 19
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-14-2014

A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar and by all means aged in barrels and blended into a this very unique and rare tasting version standing in front of you.
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Photo of OrangeMen
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage, no bottle date but its in the ballpark of 6 months since bottling, 22 oz bottle

Appearance- Pours a black color, opaque, viscous and oily. Thin layer of chocolate colored head, incredibly dark, dissipates to a very fine layer. Lots of sticky alcohol legs on glass, coats like a layer of film.

Aroma- Sweet bourbon, astringent oak, spicy earthiness. Tons of chocolate, rich fudge, vanilla, creamy sugar, and caramel. Mocha type aromas, mild coffee.

Taste- Dry oak, chocolates. Dry cocoa, mocha coffee, mild nuttiness. Sweet bourbon, some spiciness. Fudge brownie, chocolate cake batter, creamy sugar, sweeter dark fruits, tons of vanilla and toasty coconut.

Feel- Full bodied, very creamy, slick and sticky, coats the mouth. Can feel dry at times, and other times feel creamy and smooth w/ sweetness. Moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall- Intense and rich flavors, very dessert like with tons of sweetness. Bourbon and barrel characteristics are so up front and raw, like the beer was just emptied from the barrels. However, the beer is just as strong and flavorful that there remains a great balance. Truly enojoyable sipper, one of those beers that is just a treat to try.

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Photo of bentnorton
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - A very thin amount of mocha head that dissipated very quickly.
S - smells great, lots of bourbon and chocolate
T - very similar. Bourbon up front, super smooth, and lots of sweet Malts and chocolate in the finish.
F - good amount of carbonation. Very creamy.
O - definitely my favorite offering from evil twin. It's expensive, but it's probably worth it.

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Photo of mothman
4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with no head. Rich dark chocolate, dark dried cherries, molasses, coffee roast, massive bourbon, and vanilla. Big oak. So much flavor. BCS level good. Ends roast/dry. Thick, motor oil. Rich. A little hot, but not in a bad way.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours super black with a little brown head that doesn't still around for long. S: Rich dark chocolate, some bourbon vanilla. T: Dark chocolate, some vanilla and some wood. Get a bit of the booze on the flavor. M: After the BCBS I just had, this is a little bit thinner, but not by much. O: ET makes amazing stouts and this is no exception. Lots of deep chocolate flavors and some nice barrel flavors on this.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a taster.

L - Pours an opaque black like used motor oil. Looks thick and decadent.

S - A rich, boozy aroma from the glass. Lots of bourbon in the nose complimented by notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

T - The taste follows the nose....I get alot more chocolate/fudge than I thought. Tastes like a bourbon soaked brownie washed down with some coffee.

M - Decadent and creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue and throat and leaves sticky residue to linger upon the palate.

O - Easily a favorite of mine by Evil Twin. This is what a barrel aged stout should be.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Initially ticked this one after having a 3oz pour, revisiting after having a bottle. Poured into a nonic:

Appearance: as black as it gets. Totally opaque black, the typical "motor oil" look. Carries a small, dark-brown head that actually sticks around for awhile. Beer is visibly heavy....just looking at how dark the head is gives away that this one is definitely a bruiser.

Aroma: I got a lot of leather and char as the dominant smells, along with a lot of bitter dark chocolate. So much power in the nose. Sometimes I describe lighter beers as having elegant or subtle scents on the nose, but this beer is a punch in the face when it comes to stout aroma. Layers of char, barrel, chocolate and more decadence. Lovely.

Taste: fair amount of heat here, which I love in a barrel-aged stout. The heat is buttressed by sweetness, however, with layer upon layer of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla-y bourbon flavor coming through. It has a distinctive flavor that I always get in Evil Twin beers that I haven't really been able to put my finger on, but it is delicious nonetheless.

Feel: thick and viscous, it definitely delivers in terms of the double barrel experience. Really nice, especially as it warmed a bit.

Overall: at $25 or more, it's tough on the wallet, but it is delicious. Wish it was available in 12oz bottles so I could enjoy it more often, but I suppose I'll still buy it when I see it on the shelf. Excellent.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer though overrated IMO. Prominent flavor is soy sauce. Don't get me wrong, it's good though I'd take regular BCBS over this every day of the year. Actually, I like Aun Mas Jesus better than this. Beer is good, expectations failed.

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Photo of boothbeer
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Pours nice dark brown, almost black. Small head, and not over carbonated. Aroma is of chocolate and dark fruit with nice bourbon and vanilla. I was happy that the dark fruit aroma did not carry into the taste, as I prefer a more roasty stout. Does have lots of chocolate and roast with a nice blend of bourbon. This was still drinking a little hot though with some alcohol heat in the finish. Nicely done. Great stout

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Photo of itsThatBoyE
4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick, smells just amazing, bourbon, chocolate, barrel. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, enough sweetness to even the dark chocolate bitterness. Not sure I explicitly get the rye, but the fact that it is super balanced might be evidence enough. Lovely, worth the pricetag.

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Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like motor oil, thick with little foam.
Flavor is so yummy, full of chocolate and booze. Just awesome. Palate is thick, oily.
Overall, this is one of the best I've had.
Jeppe should make a vanilla and a coconut version of DBJ, if it isn't already in barrels.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You're a little too hot now. I'll give this a thorough review in a year or 2. Jesus! The appearance and scent on you are phenomenal! Well done so far, evil twin!

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4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Where to begin.. I think I shall choose free form prose:

Dark. As my soul. Velvet coated in molasses which drips so divine. The blackest bourbon barrel aged brew I've had in months. Evil Twin. I love thee.

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Photo of mythaeus
4.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured black, decent head. Smelled metallic/butter/booze...strange combo that isn't so pleasant. Taste follows the smell with added fudge to it. Mouthfeel is decently thick. Was not impressed with this beer at all.

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Photo of Zippermouth
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Snifter

L - Pours an impenetrable oily brown accompanied by an evanescent sliver of brown bubbles that trace a ring around the edge of the glass.

S - A rich, boozy aroma wafts from the glass. Abundant bourbon dominates the nose complimented by abundant notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

T - The taste is prominently boozy, saturated with bourbon intensity that lends its characteristic spiciness to the flavor. Finishes sticky and sweet with a massive amount of coffee and chocolate. The deeply roasted malt presence fades into a subtle undercurrent of hopped bitterness.

M - Decadent and creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue and throat and leaves sticky residue to linger upon the palate.

O - Without a doubt, this is one of the crowning achievements of the prestigious "Even More Jesus" series from Evil Twin. Huge, loud and utterly delicious. An instant classic.

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Photo of Dingohop
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice caramel lacing on the glass. Taste is FUDGE. Fantastic beer. Get the bourbon in there, not sure what the second barrell is.. Rum? More bourbon? Overall this beer can run with the best of them in this style.

A pleasure to drink and did not break the bank. Going to save one for a year but am tempted to open it now.

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Photo of Tropheus
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pour a beautiful espresso color with a thin head which disappeared quickly. Has a sweet aroma with the scent of plums, raisin figs and a nice bourbon presence. Taste as described and the bourbon flavor is a little bolder but not to strong. Every sip leaves a Carmel color Tint on the glass. Had high hopes after reading reviews and seeing comments about DBJ worth every penny of my $25 and kinda wish I didn't trade my second.

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Photo of KevBot89
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is right up there with the best of them for style. The nose is the real winner here: chocolate and waves upon waves of bourbon. The taste follows suit and the first sip assaults your palate with bourbon. Follow-up sips mellow in bourbon and allow the high quality stout characteristics to shine through (chocolate dominates). The chocolate and bourbon waltz in harmony through the rest of the glass. The mouthfeel is a tad thin to be world class, but it's only subpar compared to the rest of this outstanding beer.

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Photo of macher0
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bottle to tulip.

A. Pitch black color with a reddish/amber head that quickly retreats, but pops back up when swirled. Thick viscosity, amber layer when swirled.

S. The nose begins with dried figs, plums, and raisins. I get a strong barrel presence which comes through as a nice balance between bourbon soaked oak and a hint of straight bourbon.

T. The complexity of this beer can only be summed up as a Heresy chocolate bar, but only the flavor, not the sweetness. This does have a tad bit of sweetness, but not overly sweet, just right. The taste is very difficult to beat. The bourbon comes through the most as it is nearly room temperature.

M. Very sticky, very thick, and low carbonation.

O. This is a sipper but one would only want to cherish this as long as possible. I had high expectations and they were certainly met. Well done. I must compare to the BA Biscotti and I give the nod, ever so slight, to BA Biscotti, primarily because I like a little coffee in my BA stout. This is not a very hoppy or bitter stout.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch medium brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves small strips behind.

S- Super bourbon forward with lots of fudge, burnt sugar and caramel. Quite boozy.

T- Holy mother. Sweet but so complex. The bourbon character sets the stage for all the chocolate, vanilla, caramel, maple, brown sugar and butterscotch flavors that ensue. The massive roastiness does a great job of balancing the sweet with the bitter. Lots of grainy oak.

M- Creamy and a bit sharp from the booze. Medium-low carbonation and the fullest of bodies.

O- Totally worth the $28. I don't like the base beer that mug but this treatment transforms it into a delicious treat.

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Photo of arkitekt2
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Double Barrel Jesus
12% ABV Imperial Stout brewed by Westbrook Brewing Co. for EvilTwin Brewing
Poured into snifter thick and black like motor oil. Small 3cm head, decent lacing on the glass that disappears quickly. Absolutely opaque.
Nose of whisky-infused dark chocolate dominates. Hints of black licorice and anise at the back of the nose. Intoxicating nose.
Roasted malts dominate with dark fudge and whiskey/bourbon taste. Coconut, sweet vanilla, and a smokiness fills out well balanced flavor.
Thick and rich mouthfeel from beginning to end. Blankets the tongue with a fine silky effervescence without the alcohol burn.
An EXCELLENT barrel aged stout from Evil Twin (as usual). Quite pricey, but well worth the entrance fee. A sippin' stout! CHEERS

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate for days. Smells like dark fruit, oaky booze, dark roast malt, chocolate and hazelnut. Delicious upfront whiskey barrel flavor with loads of chocolate. The finish lasts for an extremely long time that rolls from chocolate to dark bitter malts and coffee with hazelnut. This looks and feels like motor oil, in the best way. Overall, this is so much better than I thought it would be.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pitch black with a small tan head that sticks around. Looks intense.

It smells of vanilla, cookie dough, baked goods, chocolate. It smells huge as well. I could smell it right when i cracked it open.

The taste starts sharp, oak, bourbon, fizz, then on the back end is all dark chocolate. It starts almost too dry on the front end, with a cherry note. Very reminiscent of Barrel Aged Speedway Stout.Very good.

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Photo of SteveD082791
4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours like motor oil with a dark mocha colored .5 inch head

S: unreal. Smells like dark chocolate fudge with a shot of whiskey

T: same as the nose. Get some roasty bitterness at the end

F: almost the perfect mouthfeel. Like sludge, in a good way

O: if it had more of a bourbon taste instead of whiskey and had a tad thicker body this would be a 5. Worth every penny

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at a bottle share last Saturday. Very good beer. Dark and chewy with a mix of fudge, oak , vanilla and alcohol. Not a bad alcohol taste at all, just let you know it was big and def barrel aged .

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An incredible beer that holds its own against the hard to get whales - the Derivations, KBBS's, Assassins, and such. The relative ease of acquiring it is the only thing that holds it back. ;-)

Incredibly thick and savory. Dense and totally opaque with a creamy mocha colored head. Fudge, licorice, brown sugar / molasses, prune and maybe currants? World class and among the best BA stouts I've had.

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Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.