Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by biboergosum:
4.21/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330ml bottle. "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus..." And neither does this, other than the fractured English babble in the marketing spiel about mortality, godliness, and the typical qualities of a big-ass stout.
This beer pours a beautifully cascading black hole abyss, bereft of highlights and that thing called light, with three hefty fingers of densely foamy, tightly bubbly, solid brown head, which leaves some agreeably frenetic paint-splash lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks away.
It smells of sweet roasted caramel/toffee malt, well-ripened black fruit, thick, gooey dark chocolate, dark tropical sugar, milk-tempered coffee, and a further dry smokiness, all soused by a brandy-like booziness. The taste is more sweet, sugary caramel malt, a hint of treacle, a drunken plum and prune fruitiness, heavy chocolate pudding, over-sugared black coffee, a withering smoky astringency, and bristling warming alcohol.
The carbonation is tame, and frothy by the same measure, the body a heavy, dense, somewhat oily affair, with an attendant smoothness that belies the big ABV, not to mention the subtle malt-shop creaminess. It finishes on the veritably sweet side, the chocolate, creme caramel, and thick black fruit puree holding fast against the baying booze.
One hell of an Imperial stout, all those dessert-esque qualities doing a right good job in sublimating the well-elevated ABV. Even more this, and even more that, but I'm still at a loss in figuring out how they managed to work Jesus' name into all of this. Oh, right - people do that all the freaking time. Damned good beer though.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2013 02:03:54 | More by biboergosum
More User Reviews:
4.48/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured from the bomber into a Piraat tulip/stemmed-snifter-type glass. Body appears black and thick on the pour. A 1.5-finger tight-bubbled brown head settles on top and recedes to leave behind some legs of lace.
S: First impression is of rum-soaked dark fruits. As it warms I get dried fruits and chocolate.
T: Big chocolatey malt with molasses, dark chocolate and fudge brownies. Some roasted barley malt, which at times crosses over into burnt coffee beans or even charcoal. Fruitiness makes me think of chocolate-covered black cherries. Finishes with modest bitterness which, along with the drying alcohol, creates a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of the malt. Warmth felt in the belly after a few sips, which is no surprise given the 12% ABV.
M: Silky smooth; quite nice in the feel. Not sure I've ever had such a heavy-bodied RIS/Double-Imperial Stout feel so light on the palate. Definitely a heavyweight, but it drinks much lighter.
O: Very good.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 01:08:40 | More by Kendo
4.25/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Had at the blind tiger- pours a thick pitch black with a finger of very dark brown head, which quickly receded and left little lacing.
Smell is decadent- roasted coffee, chocolate,a little caramel sweetness.
Tastes delicious- super rich and roasty and sweet. But not cloying at all. Just really decadent. Tastes like Belgian dark chocolate truffles with coffee and caramel.
Full bodied and light carbonation. I love evil twin and while this is no bourbon imperial biscotti break, because really what is, it is still a delicious stout. If you see it,you should drink it.
Serving type: on-tap
03-12-2014 18:46:14 | More by Hopdaemon39
Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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