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Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 140
Gots: 56 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Barrels.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 03-14-2014)
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Burnt molasses with a frothy toffee head. Head fades utterly after a couple of minutes. Looks damn fine.

S - Sweet bourbon, marzipan and a wee bit of vanilla.

T - Very sweet. This beer would really benefit from some spiciness; be that cinnamon or nutmeg on the one hand or chilli or cayenne on the other. This beer is the first beer I've ever had where I can start to see why brewers add chilli to beers like abraxas and hunahpu, rounding out the sweetness. Bourbon barrel character is stamped all over this beer.

M - Viscous, thick and very luxurious, bordering on overly rich.

O - This beer definitely has its strengths; primarily bourbon character and treacle sweetness. Yet it also lacks the depth which would be provided by greater chocolate, coffee, roasted malt or any sort of spice notes. As such, it's fairly straightforward and takes a long time to drink due to the richness. Abv. doesn't show up as heat, but instead as richness. In the end it's just too sickly sweet. Was it worth the $27.50 before tax I paid for it? Absolutely not. But you never know until you try.

abeeronthebeach, May 16, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick as 40 weight motor oil, black with 2+ fingers of light brown head. Pretty good head retention & lacing, nice viscosity to this, stays effervescent

S: Much plum, black currants, leafy hops & carob, some oakyness, faint boozey notes

T: Plum, slight coffee notes, a bit of booze, raisins & baker's chocolate up front. Some caramel mixes in along a trace amount of molasses, then raisins, plums & oaky dryness, slight pruneyness. Finishes dry, boozey, with plums, carob & a bit of figgyness

MF: Firm carbonation, warming, medium bodied, smooths out a bit once warm, turns sticky

A big bruiser, but no real flaws, wished the Bourbon Barrel would've came through a bit more. Not bad, but was expecting more... Well worth a go if your wallet can stand it...

russpowell, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Black as night, with a creamy top forming of supper dark brown mocha chestnut color. Creamy collar and nice top. Virtually identical to it's bourbon biscotti brother, the head might even be darker dramatically. Aggressive, shocking, and dramatic looking.

Nice soft oak warmth and spiced fruit aromas. Hints of boozy whiskey warmth like kirsch. Some nice charring notes but with a fruit dominance and heat that is very controlling but overbearing. Some warmth brings some peppermint like candy.

Palate brings the goods in spades. Creamy and fudgy mouthfeel with cherry warmth and brandy like sweetness. Rye spicy forward a bit with a hint of sharp rye whiskey dryness and sharp berried fruit too. Palate feel is not as fizzy and more creamy, but doesn't bring much bourbon tones. Controlled warmth with dark chocolate and more fruits on the finish.

It's alot like biscotti bourbon but goes for a fruitier, boozier and drier quality. It definitely comes across more whiskey forward also, leaving some of the notes of oaked effected caramel, butterscotch and vanilla behind somewhat. Either way it is remarkably well made.

smakawhat, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No bottling date but released in the last few weeks.

A: Pitch black pour with a small but very dense dark brown head. Despite the smallish head it refuses to die and sticks around forever. Great retention. Lacing is heavy, heavy but doesn't stick too well.

S: Oh yeah, mellow and smooth caramel. Lots of it. Thick, heavy fudge. Spiciness, must be rye whiskey. Hints of oak. Aroma isn't particularly strong or bold in anyway (low carbonation) but it sure is decadent.

T: Heavy, heavy, heavy bourbon up front with the thickest, most viscous chocolate ever. It's like drinking hot fudge out of the fridge, dipped in bourbon and rye whiskey. Lots of heavy caramel, spicy rye and loads of oak in the middle. Very sweet, very heavy flavors. Aftertaste coats the mouth like a chocolate oil slick with plenty of oak and a little rye spiciness mixed in. Oak seems to linger forever. Sweetness and heaviness hides the alcohol but there is just a hint of alcohol sting after each sip.

M: Incredible mouthfeel. Super heavy body, low carbonation. Thick, thick, thick. Honestly just a step away from room temp hershey's syrup. Or brownie batter. You get the idea. Weighty.

O: Interesting. I'm a big fan of Evil Twin stouts and this one does not disappoint. Great balancing act between the two whiskeys. Lots of chocolate to even it out a bit. Big, decadent and sweet flavors throughout. Mouthfeel is top notch, heavy heavy heavy. Wonderful but the strength, sweetness and thickness does make this one a serious sipper. Even after everything I've said, I think the base beer is still phenomenal and I have it rated ever so slightly higher.

Dope, May 01, 2014
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a BCBS snifter from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a gorgeous deep dark viscous black liquid. There is a nice quarter inch tan head that forms and is pretty dense. It recedes quit quickly down to a nice thin film.

Aroma starts off sweet. Notes of molasses and some slight burnt caramel. Gorgeous notes of bourbon and some nice deep sugary honey. Nice notes of boozy heat are present in the nose. Slight notes of roasted malt with mild coffee and some nice milk chocolate notes are present. Overall aroma is pretty sweet.

Flavor. Wow. Pretty amazing. Starts of with notes of sweet molasses and caramel. Very sweet notes of Bourbon with slight honey notes and slight vanilla spice from the wood. There are delicious notes of cocoa powder and bakers chocolate with some nice moist chocolate cake notes. There are some underlying notes of mild coffee roast as well as some nice dark bitter chocolate. The brew is very complex. The flavors are well crafted individually; they are vivid, silky and hearty but above all they are blended together so well. There are some delicious underlying notes of almond and some coffee as well wrapped up by some delicious Bourbon sweetness. Mouthfeel is perfect. Lower carbonation with great velvety richness.

Overall this is a winner. I haven't had a ET stout that was bad. The mouthfeel is flawless and the notes of chocolate and bourbon and sugary/caramel sweetness are outstanding.

JoEBoBpr, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

DanGeo, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

SkiBum22, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of jeagleton
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of those beers that makes you raise your hands and say amen.

Appearance: dark opaque brown, nice head. This beer is thick.

The nose is strong, smoky, and bold but soft milky chocolate.

Taste/ mouthfeel: Oh man, it's a strange and subtle marriage of an almost bbq-like smokiness with the taste and texture of chocolate souffle--WOW! It is silky smooth.

This is a fantastic beer. It is one of those drinks that I had a half glass of and I was satisfied. That's not to say that it's one of those beers I can only drink a half glass of because I could have drank a lot more. But I was so satisfied and so impressed--so privileged, really, to have had that beer that we gave the last half of the bottle to the people next to us.

jeagleton, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

sabitu, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

JakerLou, May 02, 2014
Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Prospero, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

HoppySeb, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of striker2160
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

striker2160, May 30, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -10.3%

acurtis, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%

JamesStreet, May 14, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Griffith, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
5/5  rDev +12.1%

cjgator3, May 20, 2014
Photo of jburns301
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

jburns301, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -10.3%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Medium khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Whiskey and fudge. More fudge than whiskey, though. A little wood. Slightly fruity.

Taste - Fudgy. NIce whiskey. Lots of rich chocolate. I can't discern barrels. Just lots of whiskey. Some bitter coffee in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - Simple, but huge stout. Great flavors.

Alieniloquium, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

MWolverines66, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

gr8zehaman, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Denzo, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

blindpiggie, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

sunofneurot, Jul 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 09, 2014
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Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.