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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 203
Hads: 1,336
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 216
Gots: 423 | FT: 65
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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 Impfan
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black as midnight pour, thick tan head, nose and flavor of bitter chocolate, coffee, smoked meat, cedar shavings, roast, graham cracker, clove, nutmeg, sandalwood, mandarin orange, tangerine, strawberry, raspberry, apricot, plum, tobacco, leather, raisin, fig, date, and prune. Insanely complex with an absolute motor oil consistency. Even bigger than Dark Lord, and far more balanced and delicious with an eternal syrupy, bittersweet finish. OMG! My new favorite RIS, hands down.

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Photo of Cosborne
4.99/5  rDev +16.9%
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.

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Photo of Gratefullawyer
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow....Out of the bottle at one of Americas Great pubs the Avenue Pub In NOLA

Upon drinking this I believed I had reached Nirvania....went to the top of my personal list

But I must confess I love big over the top stouts.

You can smell the chocolate, molasses and coffee and then you can taste them...

The beer is smooth and mouthful...and if I could I would start every day with it instead of coffee
I knew nothing about it until I tasted two weeks ago.

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Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head dissipates quickly to a thin layer that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – I could smell this from a distance. Coffee, chocolate, molasses, brownie, a hint of cherry, and a booze I can’t quite place – perhaps a sweet anise liqueur. Really nice!

Taste – Chocolate, coffee molasses and the sweet liqueur I noticed in the smell.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, somewhat syrupy, lightly carbonated, and smooth. A mild alcohol bite from the 12%abv that compliments the taste.

Drinkability – A very intense stout. Similar to the Aún Más A Jesús, but with an extra sweet liquor flavor (anise?). One of my all time favorites!

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event.

In comparison to the Even More Jesus I would say this has a tiny bit more smoke flavor while the Even is a little bit smoother and slightly more vinous.

Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of dar482
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a dark black color with tons of beautiful lacing. Very thick. A big brown head.

The aroma has this huge fruit aroma. Almost of musty and fermented grapes or berries, raisins. Caramel sweetness, milk chocolate.

The flavor follows with sweetness up front of candied sugar, brown sugar, caramel. Then onto roasty malt, bitter chocolate, brownies. There are tons of fruit esters that follow. Dark plums, raisins.. The finish is very clean with lots of chocolate and some coffee bitterness.

The mouthfeel is huge and luscious.

One of the best imperial stouts on the market.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An imperial stout at $14.99 and 12% ABV. Poured into a chalice.

The pour and the aroma made me salivate! OMG – Great! Well balanced across the roasted malt, ABV and the bitterness/sweetness. Almost like a chocolate milkshake albeit made with no milk and no chocolate and its beer. Hides its ABV well. A beer that changes substantially as it warms. 4.75

A – Pours a black with a reddish brown one-finger head. Slightly viscous. Great lacing. 5

S – Roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, slight sweetness, a bit of alcohol as the beer warms. 4.75

T – Roasted malt, malted chocolate, minor bitterness balanced with some sweetness, very minor notes of dark fruit and whiskey. 4.75

MF – Smooth, creamy (not velvety), medium-heavy, with a slightly dry finish, a bit of a bit in the finish as well. 5.0

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

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Photo of Magbas
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

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Photo of RollBounce
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Had at a tap take over on cask and draft. Cask smells more smokey and a little like bacon. Draft Is an incredible beer. Smells of the candy sugar Smoke and and wine flavor That I can't figure out. One of the best beers I tasted in a long time.

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Photo of IPA35
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle for the American market, bought from the De Molen webshop.
Poured with all the yeast.

Pours a very very dark brown, viscous.

Look pitch black in the glass with a dark mocca head that fades quickly.
Some carbonation visible as the foam is gone.

Smells very rich and complex.
Big roasted malts (British in a way), dark fruits (plums, dates, figs, raisins you name it) and coffee. A pretty big overall caramel/toffee sweetness. Vanilla. Burnt notes.

Tastes very good. Very sweet, Chocolate but also dark fruitiness. Yeah, delicious chocolate coated dark fruits (raising for example). Some burnt woodiness in there too. Pretty dry because of that. Coffee too, and dark (rye) bread. Good bitterness to balance the sweetness.
Very complex. The alcohol is noticable but it is pretty well hidden and adds to the beer.

Great mouthfeel on this one, more like creamy chocolate milk than beer. Rich and creamy.

Overall a really nice, very big imperial stout. Recommended.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
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!

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Photo of virginia_lurker
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
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

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of Damian
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank on-tap at Tørst, Brooklyn, NY
Served in a wine glass

Dark, shimmery, oily, brown/black appearance. The liquid was topped by a creamy, one-finger crown of mocha colored froth. Streaks of drippy lacing coated the glass.

The nose was rich and robust. Strong roasted and chocolate malt notes. Dark fruits. Good dose of espresso. Some brown sugar sweetness.

The taste was similar to the aroma but more complex and intense. Loads of roasted and caramel malts appeared on the front end. Tons of dark chocolate. Intense dark fruit notes. Raisins and plums came through strongest. Hint of vanilla. Touch of roasty bitterness on the finish. At 12% ABV, the alcohol presence was remarkably well hidden.

While the flavor profile was excellent, the mouthfeel was simply the highlight of this beer. It was thick, rich and oily with a super frothy and smooth cabonation. Plush and pillowy soft.

Take an amazing beer and served it at a beer bar that has the most advanced draft system in the country, and you wind up with pure magic in a glass. What a truly memorable experience.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours classic motor oil black with very little head. The aroma is complex to say the least. The laundry list I pick up include dark chocolate, soy sauce, sprouts, molasses, whiskey, cinnamon, raisins, coffee, tobacco, and I don't even know what else. The flavor carries dark chocolate first, followed by molasses, a slight vegetal and soy sauce taste, and a rather boozy finish. This beer has so much going on. A beautiful slow sipper.

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Photo of DelMontiac
4.65/5  rDev +8.9%

Shared this bottle with ole Hank on cold ass December afternoon in Northern Oklahoma. I let this sit in the cellar for several months so it would be nice and ready for Winter.

Pours that lusty overused motor oil black with a single finger of dark chestnut foam. Lacing was scant for such a big stout. Love the aromas - dark chocolate, burnt toasted marshmellow, vanilla bean, sweetened coffee, and booze. Flavors are so sweet. Almost too much sweetness amplifying the chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark toast, and simmering brown sugar confections. Full bodied silky smooth feel is heavenly. This was not a cheap beer, but I should have taken two of them home anyway. Won't hesitate to purchase this again.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saved for Christmas - Pours from the bottle a dark brown with a reddish brown finger of head that leaves after a couple minutes. Big aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, dark fruit and coffee. The taste follows the aroma closely, but the smokiness of the malt is more prominent. The booze is hidden so well. Creamy, thick, chewy mouth. This is so well put together; complex without anything being overpowering. Excellent stout.

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Photo of pjkelley82
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of dmgeng
4.63/5  rDev +8.4%
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

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Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature after spending a couple hours on a cold marble windowsill adjacent to the glass on a 50 degree day.

Appearance: Pours as your standard lightless void of nothing, as with most stouts. Forms just over a finger of fizzy, short-lived hickory brown head, which is a brown cap in short order. Almost no lacing occurs in my snifter.

Smell: Chocolatey first and foremost, all baker's dark and mocha. Burned molasses and blackened grain are also present, and a boozy sort of smell like a Bulleit rye.

Taste: Again, chocolate hits right up front, both 80%+ dark and mocha, and it stays present through the entire tasting experience. Alongside it comes some blackstrap molasses, plum, and black cherry, with notes of a lightly-roasted coffee floating in the background. Far off in the distance, there are vague hints of dark soil, of the organic-rich "chocolate cake" topsoil variety, and just a touch of an oaky boozy flavor. Here and there, shadows of an orangey citrus and several types of freshly ground pepper flicker by. The finish is sweet molasses, dark chocolate, and light morning-blend coffee. The ABV is expertly hidden.

Mouthfeel: Like drinking congealed oil, but much more appealing than that description makes it sound. Smooth, full, and sticky, with just enough carbonation to be present without intruding.

Overall: This is a tasty stout. I don't know that the price tag is entirely justified, as I've had cheaper stouts operating in the same league, but I have no real complaints about how this one is put together. It vaguely reminds me of a less-earthy Ten FIDY.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a very thick black pour with 2 fingers of dark brown head which seemed to not dissipate at all.. this is simply fantastic looking. dark roasted coffee, cigarette ashes, dark chocolate, licorice.. this beer just smells dark and delicious.. hardly a hint of alcohol on the nose. a ton of sweet malty notes try their hardest to mask a 12% dark as night profile! lots of black licorice flavor, dark roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, molasses.. this is a delight to drink.. had this on tap at torst, and that pouring system they have over there made this the perfect stout. a full body motor oil thickness, creamy mouthfeel with a modest amount of carbonation for the style.. the carbonated end makes this somewhat easy to drink, which along with the very well masked abv can be a very dangerous thing!

truly a fantastic stout - for any fans of in your face (heavy) beers.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Just motor oil thick coming out, and creating one of the darkest heads I've ever seen. Big dark chocolate colored head, maybe two fingers tall, and quite creamy looking. It settles to a solid thin creamed collar and simple top. Body is black midnight and completely shunted and opaque. Nearly looks like liquid thick chocolate in a glass, aggressive and impressive.

A real varied and complex nose. Tobacco notes and sweet roast. Hints of light smoke and embers. Bitter dark cocoa and chocolate. The smoke notes is coming out larger and is really nicely played in here. Really like this angle, not for everyone though. Virtually no detecting sweetness, and a thick aroma, just great.

Palate just brings the goods. The near perfect mouthfeel is toned down by a lighter body than the big aromas indicate. Still a big coating of thick chocolate washes the palate but is easier to cut through with some lighter fruit contrast. Big notes of dark chocolate which is controlled in sweetness with lots of fudge and nice sugars. Big milkshake quality, with a hint of fruit sourness slightly to match the chocolate. Hints of roast coffee linger on the finish, but most of the flavors hit in the mid palate. Luscious. Smoke dissipates quickly under a wash of large malt and sweet roasted base.

Overall people can complain about how much these ET beers cost, but when the goods are delivered they get delivered real well.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.