Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 197
Gots: 354 | FT: 56
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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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Photo of Tommo
3.21/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle as an extra in a trade, maybe its older. This is not spectacular, very mediocre. Astringent flavor

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from a growler via Eightball Brewing at The Party Source....ahhh Mecca....except for this fine stout. Jesus pours a beautiful opaque black with a moderate brown head of foam that dissipates quickly to a thin ring and and light oily lacing. Nose of intense chocolate, dark and sumptuous, rich espresso, cream, a touch of black licorice and or anise, and even more roasted malts. Flavors follow with righteousness as a cascade of chocolate of the dark variety becomes baptized in layers of espresso. A mild dark licorice note is present in the middle to back of the taste then the coffee and dark chocolate flavors come through on the aftertaste. Full and chewy mouth feel that is as slick as oil and rich as a kings crown. Improves with warmth showing sherry like qualities and a pleasant back of the tongue warmth. Moderate carbonation keeps this stout lively. Fantastic.

Why is it called as it is....no idea, but where he leads me I shall follow.

Cheers

Photo of KYGunner
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a big thick stout with strong caramel, choclate and toffee flavors. A little whipped cream and molasses plus a rather boozy finish.

Photo of DavoleBomb
2.85/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Came in a snifter.

3.25 A: Black color. Came without a head.

3.25 S: Rich and roasty. Solid porcine smokiness. Deep molasses. A good bit charred.

2.5 T: Charred and roasty. Dense without a lot of sweetness. A bit more bitter than I prefer. Deep roasted coffee.

3.25 M: Heavy body. Dense and syrupy. Good moderate carbonation.

2.75 D: Too damn roasty and unbalanced.

Photo of Big_V
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aggressive pour into my snifter. Pours like mud almost. Minimal head that laces the glass. Jet black. Coffee cocoa and chocolate notes. Low carbonation with a thick full mouthful. The taste is chocolate and coffee. A sipper for me as this is the thickest stout I've had. Overall good stout.

Photo of Cosborne
4.99/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing decadent and rich stout. The kind where when you drink it with other serious beer fans, you look at each other with that "wtf did I just sip?! Look. Simple as that.

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4.75

Similar up abyss, not as good though....Don't care for the name

Photo of dmgeng
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

My local shoppe just got a bunch of Evil Twin in and I had to just start trying them all and this one is very delicious.

A - Rich black with a viscosity that is hallmark of a good imperial stout. The thick fluid won't let the bubbles escape yielding basically no head.

S - Initially this is what a big and rich imperial stout should smell like. There is a big malt, caramel, dark chocolate, roast, and coffee all pooling together. There is a lot going on in the nose and a sweet, robust RIS is a good starting point.

T - Again like the nose the big sweet malt, caramel, and chocolate flavors open. There are a lot of other flavors in the middle, like raisins and figs, that are blended well. It's robust and smooth. The finish is more of the coffee and dark roasted malt. Very delicious flavor that is smooth but still tilted toward the sweet side.

M - High mouth-feel with very low carbonation. Definitely one of the thickest beers that I've ever had but in this case it is a double-edged sword since it increases the sweetness and sticky factor 2x. I would much prefer some carbonation for this beer to lighten the cloying nature of this beer.

Overall, this is a very delicious beer. Great flavor that is smooth, rich, and sweet. I would still give this demerits for being too flat and too sweet. If this beer had some more carb and just a little more balance this beer would be a knock-out. If you want a super thick beer and don't mind a little extra sweetness this beer could be your new favorite as it is my coworker's.

Glass- Snifter

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice chocolate flavor alcohol hidden well decent stout but doesn't live up to hype

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

Meh. Too much dark fruit. Maybe just a personal preference but I don't like the overly raisin-y flavor.

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pitch black with no head.
S: Huge roast, dark chocolate, and a smoky meat aroma.
T: Starts with a rich sweetness, more smoked meat, then comes the delicious dark roast and finishes with rich fudge and slight bittering dark chocolate. They balances each other perfectly. I would never guess this is 12% abv. Completely hidden, very well made beer.
F: It's thick and coats my mouth well, but not elite.
O: This is easily the best stout Evil Twin has to offer, this one stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Delicious!

Photo of picatoe9
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best stouts ever

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.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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