Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing
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2.59/5 rDev -39.6%
On tap at The Gin Joint in Charleston, SC
A: Pours an opaque, jet black color. A one finger tan head tries to rise, then fizzles out in a second. No lace, and looks like ink. Dead, still, lifeless.
S: Light roast and coffee, but overwhelmingly soy sauce like in the nose. Sweet and very, very sugary.
T: Follows the nose with a sticky soy sauce flavor that overwhelms. Sticky, brown sugar and molasses. Solvent, ethanol like alcohol. Burning hot.
M/D: A full body that has almost no carbonation. Sticky, resinous, oily, and like motor oil. Very hard to drink. This is so solvent and unpleasant to drink.
Not a fan. This was harsh and not very enjoyable for me. Stay away.
06-21-2013 14:49:52 | More by champ103
2.9/5 rDev -32.4%
This really wasn't all that good. The taste was a weird mix of oiliness, sweetness (too much), and a strange maltiness. Nose was interesting, and there was very little head, but overall I didn't even want to finish the 4th of a bottle I had while sharing it. Was expecting more.
08-02-2013 09:53:09 | More by CyberMonk
3.25/5 rDev -24.2%
The pour is black in color with a small tan head. Not a big fan on the nose. heavy on char, smoke, and roasted malt. A bit of alcohol, too. Some burnt sugar and mild dark chocolate. The flavor is also quite smokey and charred, maybe some ash. Burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses give a bit of sweetness. Lots of coffee and a bit of dark chocolate.
08-07-2012 18:02:43 | More by womencantsail
3.28/5 rDev -23.5%
Served from bottle into tulip
A - Tar black with no carbonation or lacing.
S - Burnt cedar, camp fire, caramel and toffee.
T - Burnt marshmallow. Charred wood. Rough and hard to drink, split a twelve ounce bottle between a buddy and it was still hard to get through.
M - Very thick, the subtle carbonation helps get through the oily smoky finish.
O - After finishing barely six ounces, I felt as if I had been inhaling camp fire fumes for hours. I couldn't get into this one. I was much more impressed with Auld Yin than this offering by far.
07-11-2012 04:21:13 | More by Jsenay
3.45/5 rDev -19.6%
I had this on-tap during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sample glass.
Appearance: The beer pours almost black with a layer of tan head. The head fades away rather quickly.
Smell: Right away I'm getting some roast and a mild hop bitterness. The sweetness shows up behind the bitter notes with a hint of dark fruit in the mix as well.
Taste: Sweet right off the bat, but it takes a very bitter turn rather quickly. Roasted malt notes that taste just a bit burnt. I'm also getting some coffee and a hop bitterness in the finish. The malt sweetness is there throughout the whole sip, but bitter flavors win the day.
Mouthfeel: The body is syrupy with tingly carbonation and a dry finish. I would have liked the carbonation to be a bit stronger given the thick body.
Overall: For me, this beer was too bitter. I thought it was well done assuming that's what they were going for, but it's not really my thing. I would have liked more balance.
11-06-2012 22:34:48 | More by oline73
3.45/5 rDev -19.6%
1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with stylish understated label art and pry-off pressure cap (unbranded) acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $17.00 (ouch!) and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I loved imperial biscotti break. 12% ABV confirmed. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC.
A: Pours a gorgeous rich tan-brown colour head, one finger in width. Amazing mocha creaminess; wow. Fantastic thickness. Shiny soft complexion. Even consistent thick lacing coats the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty respectable given the high ABV; about 1-2 minutes - forgivable.
Body colour is an opaque jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Love the colour and the appearance overall. Wow.
Sm: Rich chocolate, unrefined sugars, molasses, roast, dark malts, chocolate malt, dark fruit (dates in particular), marshmallow, cream, and maybe a hint of fennel.
Not getting any yeast character, hop character, or alcohol off the aroma.
Overall, it's a pleasant aroma - and surprisingly light. Not the most evocative, but the notes are there if you really look deeply.
T: Dark chocolate, chocolate malt, marshmallow, unrefined sugars somewhere between pimoncello and a darker molasses-like sugar, treacle, subtle caramel, molasses, vague dark fruit (definitely dates, but I don't get much in terms of plum or fig), a kiss of fudge, light buried truffle, dark malts, and very buried roast. On the sweeter end but by no means cloying. Pretty well balanced, with interesting complexity and some subtlety to the execution. I quite like it. Certainly a rich flavour profile.
Depth of flavour is above average. Intensity and duration of flavour are average for the style, but high overall.
Not all burnt or charred. No smokiness. The label claims it has a note of coffee, but I'm not getting that at all from the taste - which is a bit odd. Just a bit of alcohol does come through. No yeast or hop character does.
Mf: Silky and creamy. Wet. Unrefreshing. A biteen gooey. Slightly overcarbonated, but it's forgivable. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Not harsh, gushed, or biting. Nicely thick. Sticky. Chewy.
Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable; I'll have little trouble killing this bottle alone - and that says something at 12%. A solid stout from Evil Twin, but I do prefer Imperial Biscotti Break. It's a tasty beer well worth trying for fans of the style, but I find it falls well short of the greats.
By the time I poured the last of it into my glass, there was a turd-like clump of wet yeast left in the bottle. So it seems to be bottle conditioned, and development with age should be anticipated.
Constructively, the sweetness and richness undercut drinkability. And better beers in the style have a lot more going on in terms of complexity and subtlety, whilst attaining a better execution of balance.
08-06-2013 02:56:43 | More by kojevergas
3.48/5 rDev -18.9%
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.
11-08-2012 01:27:46 | More by SpeedwayJim
Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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