Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Jeffo:
4.63/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Got this one at the De Molen beer shop. Cheers PP!
From a bomber into a snifter
Brewed at Westbrook
APPEARANCE: A thick, sludgy black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, foamy, crackly, mocha colored head with good retention. Pitch black body with a piss ton of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a thick, dense cap but continues to snap and crackle. Swirly wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Really thick and black, but too carbonated and the head is a little obnoxious.
SMELL: Smells like a gem. Roasted grains, molasses, roasted espresso beans and dark baker's chocolate. Toffee notes as well. Lots of roast, chocolate and molasses. Big nose and just my style.
TASTE: Roasted flavors and sweet molasses initially, lots of it, with some alcohol and sweet toffee up front. Very roasted. Huge flavors on the swallow with more roasted grain, burnt espresso beans, dark, bitter chocolate, with sweet molasses, toffee, and a burst of booze at the finish. Bitter-sweet finish lingers and lingers, with lots of roasted flavors to boot. A touch boozier than hoped perhaps, but this is extremely flavorful with all the ingredients I love in an imperial stout. Fantastic.
PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Enough weight on the palate, very creamy and oily, slick and silky, goes down smooth and silky with a slight burn at the swallow and finishes very sticky. A touch cloying perhaps, but not at all off-putting. Fits the flavor profile well. Some heat lingers. Great.
OVERALL: Credit it due where credit it due. Whether Jeppe was alone on this one, this brew is absolutely wonderful. Really big, roasted and sweet, much reminding me of CCB's Zhukov, with a good deal of bitter flavors to balance it out perfectly. Solid, full, creamy feel too, which supports the whole show. Perhaps a touch too boozy, but this is a minor complaint. An imperial stout that ticks almost all the major aspects for me flavor-wise, and comes dam close in all the other categories as well. Well worth checking out if you get the chance, and I wish I could buy more of this stuff. Highly, highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 11:27:00 | More by Jeffo
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This is one of those rare beers that is perfect form. The appearance is pitch black with a frothy milk chocolate colored head. The beer's taste and smell are quintessential dark chocolate bitterness. The mouthfeel is perfectly creamy and full until the finish, which rolls off with a very appealing astringency and ashiness. There's also a nice lightly sweetened oily espresso quality to the beer which is delightful. The aftertaste makes the beer a great slow sipper. Very good showing. Evil twin never ceases to satisfy. Could they be the masters of imperial stouts? Who the hell knows. Definitely try.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2014 03:27:58 | More by Jack_Malts
4.31/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A strangely named beer, I think. I could understand "Even MORE... Jesus!" or "Even more, Jesus", but "Even More Jesus" is a name I'd like to get lectured on. But alright, whatever, fine, it's just a name. I got a bomber priced at a damn pricey $15.99... I'd complain more, but when I got Imperial Doughnut Break from the same store it was $17.99. Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. After having Imperial Biscotti Break and Imperial Doughnut Break (the former of which was one of my all-time favorite stouts), I saw this and had to get my hands on it... even for the price. I may not have done it ordinarily, but I missed KBS this year, and wanted to try my hand at some highly regarded Imperial Stouts.
Appearance: Black. Only a bit of ruby even when I poured it, it's so dark. A really nice half finger head that stays, surprisingly. Virtually no lacing, but that's not a problem. Lovely pitch black color with a dark brown head. The pour was viscous... just looks dangerous.
Smell: Caramel and chocolate sort of smells dominate also with a sort of mocha aroma when the head's still around. Dark fruits as well, but in a very slight way. Kind of reminds me of how a Milky Way may smell if it were in a beer. I definitely get a brown sugar/molasses sort of sweetness from the muscovado that's in this beer. As the beer warms and the head goes away, it's just a lot of brown sugar sweetness, dark chocolate, raisins, and a pretty apparent smell of alcohol.
Taste/feel: That's a big one. A lot of chocolate with dark fruits and a lot of sticky sweetness on the front, with a great aftertaste. Just a huge, awesome roasted coffee sort of flavor with a slight char flavor and a really nice bitterness. This beer also has a very obvious alcohol presence, though it's not overly done. It can be tasted a little bit, and can certainly be felt. The feel on this one I'm not finding to be as thick as many others do, but it is pretty velvety with very, very little carbonation. Even if the ABV of this were knocked down to 8%, this beer is most definitely a sipper.
I know I've rated this beer as "outstanding" overall, because it is, but for the price, and knowing Evil Twin's quality of their Imperial Stouts, I expected something legendary. I didn't think this would quite stand up to the Imperial Biscotti Break anyway, but it's actually quite a ways off, as it turns out. This is an incredibly complex beer with a lot going on (a sort of dark fruit tanginess, muscovado sweetness, roasty bitterness, velvet mouthfeel, caramel and chocolate nose [at least initially]), and I can more than appreciate this beer, but I somehow got my expectations too high.
If you love Imperial Stouts, I don't need to tell you to try this beer. It's certainly pricey, but this beer does have a little something about it that's different than many others "up there" in the style. The problem with this beer is that it's just really quite expensive. A bourbon barrel aged version of this beer would, like most in the style, have me bumping up the crucial categories by at least a quarter of a point. Still, as it is now, it's certainly worth a look -- just don't quite expect a mind blower.
EDIT: I'm actually going to go ahead and bump up the taste and overall by a quarter of a point here. In the past, I seemed to always prefer a colder Imperial Stout because I felt it had more desirable flavors, but in this beer, the phenomenal aftertaste is somehow made better.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 19:13:29 | More by Alextricity
4.51/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A- Black with a brown head that fades quickly leaving little to no lacing.
S- Roasted malts, cocoa, dark fruits, coffee, alcohol. Smells great.
T- Whoa, chocolate. Roasted malts/coffee are also up front. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A slight bitterness going down.
M- Full, rich and decadent, but very smooth. The alcohol is so well masked here. Incredible, really.
O- This is at or near the top Imperial Stouts I've had. A winner, no doubt.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 20:51:53 | More by nodder
Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.