Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 194
Gots: 331 | FT: 53
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brystmar on 05-08-2012

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Ratings: 1,140 | Reviews: 164
Photo of grahuba
3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little too sweet for my taste and lacking a bit of carbonation

Photo of SawDog505
3.64/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours black as a moonless night, with a dark tan head that settles way to soon and minimal lace, if any.

Smell is booze, dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and faint coffee.

Taste is follows the nose, sweet dark chocolare, coffee, vsnilla, with a good helping of booze.

Body is a bit thin for me, carbonation to little, pretty dry, and a sipper that drinks too much like its 12%.

Overall kind of disappointed with this one. Evil Twin Biscotti Break is much better for me. Thicker, less boozy, and more carbonated are my biggest complaints.

Photo of pkalix
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tastes like smokey licorice..... funky sugar sweetness. i'm not really impressed. wish it were a 12oz'er..... it's alright, I guess, but I dont see the special-ness of this.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin Even More Jesus

Look 8/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 87/100

Photo of akrz47
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall this tastes very, very similar to Mikkeller's Black Flame collaboration from Three Floyds, but less cloying. Like this one better, cuz it's a little less...wild? Guess that makes sense that Evil Twin would make this, being Mikkeller's brother. Sort of his version of the stout. Or maybe it happened the other way around, I don't know, tbh. To me, Black Flame in turn tasted like a spin-off of Black Albert, with the typical characteristic FFF orange/butterscotchy flavors (that's what I get from most of their beers) and this tastes like a less crazy version of both of those.

Zero, I mean absolutely zero head. Not very thick for a 12%-er. Smell is like a clovey, fake-orangey, butterscotchy flavor I can't figure out -- like I said, very similar to that FFF smell. The mouth is thin and very sweet. Sticks on your tongue a bit but dries off, so not very cloying. Not many beers this sweet that aren't too cloying. Chocolatey off the bat, with candi sugar sweetness and orange peel. Didn't read the description, but I'm guessing there's some added sugar in here. Gotta have some added orange peel, too.

Basically, if you wish you tried FFF's Black Flame, this is somewhat similar to that. Also Black Albert. They're all unique and worth trying on their own, but this'll give you the gist of it.

Photo of virginia_lurker
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply terrific beer here. the only thing as good / comparable from evil twin is the imperial biscotti break, and I am equally inclined to give the title to even more jesus depending on what situation you catch me in...

some of their other stouts and porters like yin, love you with my stout, soft dk, lil' b, ashtray heart, nyc hotel room etc. don't touch the quality of this one or imp biscotti break. even more jesus is downright world-class solid beer up there with ANY of the greats in the category, and in fact right now (while drinking an even more jesus) I am going to give the edge to even more jesus over imp biscotti break! haha

Photo of spoony
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle to a snifter.

A-The beer pours like motor oil: thick and syrupy. It is oily looking in the glass too, black with just a short head of dark foam that fades quickly leaving a sheen of alcohol on the top.

S-The aroma is intense, but slightly odd. I get fudge and browny batter at first, followed by some molasses, and a soy flavor that gets quite strong as the beer warms. I also get a little bit of smoke and char, along with macerated cherries and figs.

T-The taste is a lot like the smell, i.e., big and bold and a bit all over the place. I taste fudge, wisps of acrid smokiness, soy, molasses, burnt sugar, prune and overripe fruit, as well as a little hoppy twang of bitterness on the finish.

M-The feel is chewy and heavy with a little crackling bit of carbonation.

O-I like this beer. The looks and feel are nearly spectacular, but I taste a bit too much soy and random flavors to put this beer into my top level of stouts. You can taste that this thing is 12% ABV, but the booze actually hides well among the myriad other flavors. This one is a good sipper, but I don't know that I need to hunt for more.

Photo of Jwburns75
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even More Jesus is a BIG brew from Evil Twin. 12% ABV and you feel every A, B, and V. Not that there is a huge alcohol presence in the taste, but there is an unmistakeable warmth in every sip. As the beer warms that warmth becomes a welcome addition, as EMJ is a tasty sipper to say the least. Pours a heavy black shade of pitch black. There is a soft small head that doesn't retain or lace in any special way - carbonation is fairly low. The smell is sweet and roasty, nice for the style. Taste is sweet, roasty, some alcohol presence. Rich mouthfeel. EMJ is a solid BIG stout, impressive in its assertiveness but probably not as enjoyable or memorable as something like Expedition or Ten Fidy

Photo of rudzud
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey 2015 Stoutfest. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a clearish dark brown with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and legs.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, smokey malts, fudgy chocolate, light booze, faintly nutty.

T - Taste is smokey, lightly fudgy, semi sweet chocolate, molasses, faint milk chocolate, light roast.

M - Mouthfeel is thin, lightly carbonaed, ABV is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was okay, really wasn't expecting it to be as smokey as it was. Still, nice to try it.

Serving Type: On tap

Photo of ONUMello
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin tan head
S: Very complex. Smoky, brandied cherries, melted chocolate, coffee, molasses and fudge
T: Starts off with chocolate, heads to a fig/molasses note, then to coffee/cherry, the finish is fudge then it ends with a smoky whisper
M: Full-bodied/smooth like liquid chocolate, there's alcohol present but not a detractor
O: A big, bold beer with enough complexity to make the requisite sipping quite enjoyable

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tap at Armsby Abbey Stoutfest.

Pitch black long legs, light head, thick.

Nose Smokey, smoked campfire, roasty black malts, char, chewy fudge.

Taste again Smokey, smoked campfire, roasty char, smoked meat, briny, charred malts, bitter earthy hops, chewy char and caramel, light booze.sticky syrupy also.

Mouth thick syrupy mess, just a little booze though.

Photo of ohbeer89
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

All of your usual imp stout flavors show up as well as an extra helping of molasses and some smokey notes which are especially prevalent on the nose. This should get extra points because it achieves this without the adjuncts that one normally sees in those sort of "kitchen sink stouts" that are aged on cacao nibs grown and picked exclusively by bearded monks and conditioned in vats that once contained Regis Philbin's favorite brand of hair cream.

Photo of cokes
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tar black. Though it's too dark too see anything, there is enough intrepid carbonation to feed a lasting tobacco brown head. The height and durability of it is remarkable given the strength of the liquid below.
The nose brings fudge brownies, bakers cocoa, carob, black rum, soy sauce, brown sugar, root vegetables, vanilla cream, and whispers of peat smoke. For what it is, the nose is a touch less assertive and not as aggressively boozy as I would have guessed. But it teases out its nuances as it nears room temperature.
It rolls over and coats the tongue with molasses, prune, dark chocolate, grilled sweet potatoes and carob. Irish coffee and smoke notes gather midway, but it never tends any direction other than sweet. Booze bring blackstrap rum, hints of a well-aged Islay, and a surprising lack of actual burn.
There is a great depth and width of flavor here. And most of it is laid bare initially. It's overridingly sweet (yet, miraculously non-cloying) nature begins as is touches the tastebuds and lingers well past the swallow. It's complexies are largely gradients of the same color. Cocoa sweet, latte sweet, dark fruit sweet, then boozy sweet. But it works, as smoke adds a shrouding counterbalance.
It drinks like slightly carbonated brownie batter, which actually prevents the sweet and the alcohol content from overwhelming, as they are spread out over time.
It's as unsubtle as its name, but it lives up to it.

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours brilliant pitch black producing an extraordinarily creamy 2” dark tan foam collar that grips the side of the glass, has some legs.
S: Chocolate, espresso, grain, dark sugars.
T: Dark chocolate, malty sweetness, dark caramel long bitter chocolate aftertastes.
F: very chewy, very fine soft carbonation, some graininess, warming
O: A well composed imperial stout that hits all the right buttons.

Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch blackish, thin dense dark brown head fades quickly to a thin ring, few scattered dots on the glass. Mildly glass staining but not Zhukov. Smell: bacon, roasty, molasses, anise note, brownie batter. Taste: fudgey brownies, dark brown sugar, roast city, bacon, balancing hopping... lightly earthy, vanilla and anise notes. A real treat, gotta go make brownies with bacon in them.

Photo of BMMillsy
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Gator Beverage. Nice little surprise when I walked in. This one pours pitch black with a very dark, half finger creamy head that settles like the top of a cup of espresso. Aroma of big peaty smoke, dark fruit, roast, chocolate fudge. Flavor follows with lots of smoked malts, roasty chocolate fudge, plenty of dark fruit, molasses. Big rich body, medium low carbonation, dry lingering smoke finish. Man, this is good. I've had double barrel Jesus, and assumed this was the base beer, but coming into this had no idea it was a smoked stout. DB Jesus had no smoke so I guess it was a different base. Really pleasant surprise as I love these smoked stouts when done right. This was done right.

Photo of Dnayew
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic beer with complex notes, kind of in between a baseline type Imperial like Speedway and a special craft like Hunapuh. Outstanding beer.

Photo of SLeffler27
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours syrupy jet black with a short-lived, fine, dark-walnut foam that builds to a quarter inch before settling to a thin ring, leaving a dense coating on the Dogfish Head snifter.

Dark roasted malt with coffee, fudge, burnt sugar, and plum pudding.

Rich fudge with bittersweet chocolate tilts the balance towards sweetness without forgetting roasted bitterness. The finish is long and filled with chocolate. Warms spectacularly, becoming luxurious in every aspect.

A dense, luscious texture with ample alcohol just short of being hot. Carbonation is soft.

This is a nice sipping beer for long contemplation or deep conversation. This would easily compliment a cigar or float vanilla ice cream. A seriously luxurious beer to be savored with the best of friends or close family.

Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Strong but disguised well. Chocolate, coffee, raspberry notes. Very unique beer. Pours dark. Light head. Drinkable. Great aftertaste. Might just get a second. Hard not to try something different. Thanks Torst.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a bottle locally, enjoyed from an orange triangle tørst wine glass.

a - brew pours none more black with a generous creamy tan foamy head that didn't hang too long, but left nice lace of where it once was.

s - nose is really nice with roasted black malt, some licorice and chocolate. really inviting with some soft fruity undertones.

t/m/o - so smooth and silky while still being full bodied and explosively flavorful. big deep chocolate licorice with a nice roasted glaze. tastes like a beer big and tastes like it is dangerously drinkable. a meal in a glass. fairly sweet with milk stout qualities. overall a nice stout from evil twin...not my favorite, but a solid offering.

Photo of sphmiel
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at iTap CWE. delivered in a goblet, quickly disappearing head. Roasted malty, coffee, cocoa aroma. Tastes of coffee and cocoa, dark fruits, molasses, and a hint of smoke. A lot going on here, almost too much. As others have noted, the ABV is well hidden.
A well crafted imperial stout.

Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Off or adjunct notes in the nose carry over to the flavor.
The mildly bitter flavor has hints of coffee, dark fruits, over-ripe bananas, and other soft fruits.
O: disappointing.

Photo of Boccu
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional flavor and smell great all around

Photo of SteveB24
3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, very smooth and the abv is undetectable. however the molasses flavor was very strong almost to the point where i tasted soy sauce, which is a quality i don't care for in Stouts. still a very nice beer.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark and roasty with a hint of date or maybe raisin. Didn't notice the alcohol content which was nice. Very pleased with this this beer.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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