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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 1,108
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 194
Gots: 306 | FT: 50
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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 ttroha
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle shared with a friend. I’m not lying when I say this: We played beer pong with this beer at a Halloween party. Yes, that’s right. The beer pours a black with a toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Very delicious. I don’t recommend playing beer pong with it.

Photo of JohnnyI
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

. . . . Even. . . . More . . . . Jesus . . . .

With Westbrook brewing this right around the corner for Evil Twin, I could not resist this Christmas treat. Is this a godly inspiration, or scurrilous sacrilege? I may not want to know the answer to that. But I do intend to find out! All I can say is this brew better be divine, because it pours as dark as the abyss. Any light that goes in is never coming back. Akin to the motor oil in my first Fiero that went an impressive 2 years without being changed or seizing the engine. The head is an inch of dark coffee foam that settles quickly, leaving behind a trace of chocolate lacing and an inviting ring of dense bubbles around the perimeter. The aroma is complex. Salty soy sauce and rich dark fudge. Hints of black cherry mocha with Jordan almonds. The alcohol is surprisingly well-masked but the vapor does emanate from the glass (warning that you are about to indulge in something sinful). The flavor is intense. It coats the entire palate with an explosion of deep roasted coffee, semi-sweet cocoa, rum-soaked figs, and an acrid char. There is a graham-cracker breadiness that hides beneath the smoky veneer.This is incredibly delicious. I feel as though a campfire, replete with smores and an evening of happiness, has just poured in to my mouth. The texture is black velvet cream, with an understated yet fine carbonation. Merry Christmas. I will be saying my prayers tonight... for Even More Jesus.

Photo of MadScientist
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black as night with one of the darkest brown heads I've ever seen.

S: Thick layers of chocolate, roast, caramel and dried dark fruits along with a light licorice note. There is also a moderate coffee aroma and malt sweetness. The moderate alcohol sweetness is surprisingly well hidden until it warms up just a touch.

T: Strong chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and roast up front. A medium hops bitterness along with some roast bitterness that are countered by a moderately strong caramel malt sweetness giving a balance that is light tilled towards the bitter. The finish is off-sweet with lingering flavors of dark roasted grains and alcohol.

M: A very warming, full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and roast dominate in almost overwhelming quantitates with the alcohol being clearly noticeable in the flavor and warming mouth feel.

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

Poured into large snifter; black with a nice dark brown head that fades slowly.
Smells almost savory; espresso and bitter chocolate dominate.
Taste is huge; sweet chocolate balances with savory coffee and dark fruit. Complex and delicious.
Mouthfeel is big but surprisingly clean for such a huge sweet stout.
Overall, I'm not sure I could tell Evil Twin's imperial stouts apart in a blind tasting, but they make a damn good one.

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 jeonseh
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a goblet

A - Dark, brown with a small mocha colored head composed of small bubbles of carbonation. Looks like it has a thick and oily body which coats the glass when you swirl the beer around

S - Chocolate, vanilla and caramel are intertwined with coffee and a slight oak. This is a strong and complex nose that brings something different with each sniff

T - Vanilla and caramel sweetness initally. As the beer progresses, there is a bitter coffee and dark chocolate that adds another layer of complexity. The finish has a slight booziness and oak that lingers on the tongue. Really like how it runs the gamet of flavors you'd expect in a good stout and blends them together greatly.

MF - Thick and silky smooth with minimal carbonation. There is a slight astringency and coffee bitterness that lingers on the back end.

O - A great stout from Evil Twin. Love how it brings a wide variety of stout flavors together into one beer and how each sip brings a new aspect

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

2013 vintage 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, pitch black color with a quarter of a finger of dark caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt and tons of dark chocolate. Notes of vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, cherries, brownies, floral hops.

Taste: Amazing! Malty up front, quickly followed by tons of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. I also get slight notes of coffee, and oak. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smoooooooth! Virtually no carbonation. With an ABV of 12%, there is a definite strong presence of alcohol on the palate. A very pleasant alcohol warmth.

Overall: Damn, this is an awesome beer! Tasty as hell, and very comforting (as far as a beer can be comforting). Probably a bit too much on the sweet side for those who mind that, but I don’t so I love it! I’m definitely getting several bottles of this again!

Photo of Magbas
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

A roasty aroma pours out of this beer the instant it's open. A big beer that somehow even at 12% pours like engine oil and drinks smooth. Some Evil Twin beers are hype, this one is not.

Photo of biboergosum
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of joeseppy
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On-Tap at the Local Option in Chicago

Watch the tap pour a thick black Karo-syrupy mass with almost no carbonation. Nice dark thin line mocha foam then does emerge around the edges.

Aroma is scant for me, if anything; there is a bit of roasted malt and alcohol.

On tasting, the outstanding character would be smoky. Then I pick up on a slight tart cherry? at the end-it is more prominent on the sides of my tongue and the back of the palate-not hating it. Now as I spend time with this (and you have to) I get a overripe pitted fruit, fudge, burnt sugars, coffee, hop residue and malt.

Heavy bodied not overly sweet and creamy.

I've been looking forward to this awhile and now my curiousity is quenched. This is in line with Goose Island BCS crafts which I would prefer over the 'ever so rare' Even More Jesus. Definitely worth a try if you can find it though to compare.

Photo of Aml42000
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black as night, and it pours extremely thick-Iike motor oil. Quickly disappaiting dark tan head. Moderate lacing in the glass.

S- Roasted malts present themselves as scorched nuts and coffee grounds.

T- Intense, bitter chocolate and espresso bean. Some dark fruit emerges on the mid palate. Very difficult to capture everything going on here.

M- Like drinking a bitter milkshake. Highly viscous and an almost tannic sensation appears after swallowing.

O- Intense Imperial Stout. Very rich and thick and it easily serves as dessert or a nightcap. Another unique offering from Evil Twin.

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 Roguer
4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Viscous, black pour, sticky; reasonable, 1 1/2 finger dark brown head from a vigorous pour, with excellent retention. Brew is black as night.

Aroma leaps out, with huge notes of sweet chocolate riding a wave of booze and roasted barley. This is not a subtle beer, judging by the nose. Big coffee notes as it warms, and an acidic sharpness comes through, as well, along with burned cherry wood.

Flavor is less sweet than the aroma, but everything is represented: coffee and cacao, roasted barley and a hint of smokey, burnt wooden char, and slightly overripe fruit.

Feel is medium-full, not quite as chewy as it appears, and a little harsh on the back of the throat. Long, sticky finish in the mouth, with alcohol heat really only appearing well after.

This isn't leaping to the top of my imperial stout list, but it's very good. It's a little harsh for my taste, but I see why it has its fans. Hell, I think it's outstanding, mouthfeel aside.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours pitch black with a dark mocha head that recedes gradually. Spotty and patchy lace with great stick. Small legs though. A solid looking brew.

Notes of chocolate, brownie and sweet soy sauce. Also a creamy hop bitterness sprinkled with roasted malt. Subtle.

One sip and the first thing I notice is that there's a ton going on here. Maybe too much. Notes of fudge, roasted malt, liquorice, prunes, plum, espresso, chocolate, molasses and cocoa. Some sweet soy sauce towards the middle and end too. Finishes sweet cocoa, liquorice, soy sauce and a slight touch of medicine. Decent but the flavors don't mesh too well here.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Oily and thick in the mouth and goes down smooth and warm. Messy finish with a long, lingering aftertaste. Pretty standard for the style.

A well made beer all around but way overpriced. There are imperial stouts out there at a quarter of the price that are twice as good. Worth a try if you don't mind shelling out the dough but overall, not worth it.

Photo of Mavajo
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a dark brown milky head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is big bitter hops and dark chocolate. It's intense, but a very standard "RIS" aroma -- nothing too interesting here.

The taste blows it up though. The bitter hops show up here, mixed with bitter dark chocolate, lots of caramel and a touch of roastiness and licorice. There's lots of sweetness here, but it's bitch-slapped into place by a healthy dose of hops. I'm not getting the fruit that others are reporting. The roasty bitterness doesn't linger on the palate, which I appreciate.

The mouthfeel on this is sublime. Incredibly thick and creamy, with an appropriately subdued carbonation. Honestly, there's only a handful of beers in the world with a better mouthfeel than this. Unbelieveable.

All in all, this is one stellar stout. I also tend to think it would be more appropriately classified as a Russian Imperial Stout, as opposed to American Double.

I'm personally not a huge fan of hops in my stout, so I plan to pick a couple more up and lay them down in my cellar for a couple years. Aging beers tends to be a bit overrated, but I really think this is one that will grow to suit my tastes even more after a couple years.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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 thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, milk chocolate, and alcohol. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly great brew. It has to be said that the appearance of this brew is something to behold as it is everything you would want from a beer from this style. The aroma follows suit closely as well with a nice touch of balance with alcohol, roastiness, and sweetness going on. The flavor on the other hand was dominated by roastiness and alcohol in my opinion. It is definitely a case of too much in such a short period of time. I can see why this one has a cult following currently as it is quite good in all aspects. Definitely worth your time trying and/or seeking out if you have the opportunity.

Photo of morimech
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co. No date on the bottle. Pours a viscous deep, dark black with a somewhat cascading mocha colored two fingered head that settles to a thick cap. Some lacing is left down the glass.

Has the customary Evil Twin stout malt profile. I describe it as European stout aroma. Smells sweet with notes of chocolate, dark fruit, some Belgian candi sugar qualities, and coffee grounds. No sign of alcohol.

Big bold flavors. Some burnt and smoky qualities. Roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, tobacco, dark fruit, earth, and wood. Bitterness comes from the roasted malt but this is one sweet stout. A little bit of alcohol heat and flavor in the finish.

Thick and full bodied. Feels like cream on the palate how it coats the taste buds. Chewy. There is life in the body but just enough carbonation to keep things from languishing on the palate. Perfect big stout body.

A lot to take in with this beer. Too sweet for me and I do not really like the Belgian qualities in my stouts. Does possess some outstanding qualities though.

Photo of gillagorilla
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's (from notes)

A: Mocha head with decent lacing.

S: Sweet malt with lots of raisins.

T: Roasted coffee with dark chocolate and sweet malt. No burn even at 12%.

M: Quite smooth with just a bit prickly.

O: Excellent melding of flavors.

Photo of TofuDC5
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: First stout I've drank with a chocolaty head; 1-finger. Even after froth settles, it remains a brown shade. Beer itself is very dark; black.

S: Heavy on the mocha with a hint of licorice and maple syrup. Some citrus tingles the noes

T: Like eating a dark chocolate bar; sweet but not overpowering. Hint of coffee, but more chocolate. Licorice and citrus as an aftertaste.

M: Thick, creamy, and malty. Bitter hops come later but doesn't last.

O: I want more. This stout tickles my senses. It's quite strong too, but misleading because there's not much alcohol taste. *thumbs up* a very nice beer. Cheers!

Photo of pjkelley82
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Evil Twin makes some exceptional stouts. Had this beer followed by the Double Barrel version in a mini horizontal. Taken from notes.

Poured from bottle into tulip glass..

A-pitch black and semi oily. 1/2 in. Dark brown sugar colored head Ring left thruout. Incredible lacing. Lots of legs.

S-Fudge brownie, light roasted coffee, molasses, Dark Fruit, slight anise.

T-double fudge brownie, chocolate, molasses,, coffee, some dark fruits, a general sugar sweetness to it as well, slightest tinge of boozy, very slight. Well hidden.

M-smooth and silky, super sticky, light carbonation with slight warming.

O-just absolutely delisious. Lots of thier stouts are a lot alike with slight variations but thats not a bad thing. EMJ had more coffee and was stickier than thier other stouts and less roasty bitter. A delight. Would recommend.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch brown frothy head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice, it smells like chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit (cherries, raisins), coffee, dark bread, and some molasses. The brew tastes like milk and bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses, roasted malt, and coffee. This is a very sweet tasting brew! It's certainly one of the sweeter imperial stouts I've had recently. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew a lot, it's another one that I would definitely buy if I see it again. $9.99 a bottle.

Photo of Rutager
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thank you to wordemupg for this and all the other killer beers!!

Appearance. Pours very thick and very black. Not much for a head besides a light brown collar. Looks ominous.

Smell. Bakers chocolate, some dark fruits and espresso, brown sugar and dark roasted malts.

Taste. Big bakers semi-sweet chocolate, a little bit of dark fruit and espresso, and some smooth dark malts.

Mouthfeel. Very full body, low carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic stuff. Big flavour and mouthfeel but smooth and drinkable considering.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,108 ratings.