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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 203
Hads: 1,332
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 217
Gots: 420 | 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 sgkramar
2.48/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

32 oz growler, six hours after filled.

Look: dark, dark, dark brown, maybe black. very little head. Looks like used motor oil when pouring
Smell: Overlay of maraschino cherry in a sea of molasses, dark chocolate, and ... coffee?
Taste: whoa, way too sweet. flavors pretty much match the aroma. Almost a liqueur.
Feel: creamy, but almost with a slight grit feel. Not really pleasant to my palate.
Overall: I honestly couldn't finish it. So sweet I was feeling sick to my stomach almost immediately (or was that the 12% alcohol?). Definitely needs to back off on the sweet and add some bitter to give it better balance.

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Photo of champ103
2.61/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.85/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Came in a snifter.

3.25 A: Black color. Came without a head.

3.25 S: Rich and roasty. Solid porcine smokiness. Deep molasses. A good bit charred.

2.5 T: Charred and roasty. Dense without a lot of sweetness. A bit more bitter than I prefer. Deep roasted coffee.

3.25 M: Heavy body. Dense and syrupy. Good moderate carbonation.

2.75 D: Too damn roasty and unbalanced.

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Photo of CyberMonk
2.92/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Jsenay
3.33/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of oline73
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.46/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.


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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours black as a moonless night, with a dark tan head that settles way to soon and minimal lace, if any.

Smell is booze, dark chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and faint coffee.

Taste is follows the nose, sweet dark chocolare, coffee, vsnilla, with a good helping of booze.

Body is a bit thin for me, carbonation to little, pretty dry, and a sipper that drinks too much like its 12%.

Overall kind of disappointed with this one. Evil Twin Biscotti Break is much better for me. Thicker, less boozy, and more carbonated are my biggest complaints.

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Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 22 oz bottle into goblets.

A: Jet black and viscous. Good carbonation initially fades quick.

S: Chocolate and leather. Very subtle. Deep scents. Malty with a good amount of barley. Roasted.

T: Initially harsh with a leathery bitterness but the
chocolate comes through nicely after. Its unique. A lot of soy quality though and smoke. Biscotti break has better coffee qualities.

M: Slick and very oily. I want more stouts to be like this just not necessarily a fan of the smoke component. Nice and alcohol % nice here.

O: Definitely like imperial biscotti more but this has interesting qualities if you like smokier roasted qualities in a stout. I'd like some barrel here at the price point.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown; ochre head, foamy bubbles but nice brute density to it. Lace clings helplessly. Looks good.

Smells pretty strong. Syrupy notes but lots of smoke, espresso, touch of rosewater and tobacco as well. Impressive, not instantly lovely though.

Taste is quite malty, really. Caramel toffee with burnt sugar, praline, developing more roasty notes towards the back, but also a touch of plum and lychee, giving notable sweetness.

Full body, quite syrupy. Gets a big edge towards the back where it verges on injuriously sharp.

Yeah, caramelly and stouty; impressive but also would make a fine dessert pairing.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Monk's.

Very attractive beer, appeared jet black in the dark light of the bar, topped with a thick, creamy cap of mocha head, which retained well; a few dots of lacing and some unctuous legs on the glass. This is how I like my stouts to look. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate fudge, toasted oatmeal, boozy notes. In the taste, roasty coffee and dark malts, cream, dark chocolate, a lactose-like sweetness, toasted oats, a hit of neutral alcohol, and an ashy burnt marshmallow presence in the background. Overall bittersweet, with the roast balancing out the sugars. Medium body, a bit thinned out with booze, but still decent and not too hot. Pretty good overall, but nothing that really blew me away.

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Photo of Neekz_Brewz
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

This beer had a nice dark brown head that didn't go away instantly. The smell was rich but the flavors were insane. I felt I kept getting different flavors with this one. The first sip was like a sugar bomb but it mellowed out after a few sips. I got more chocolate dark fruit towards the middle and back of the mouth with a slight hint of coffee. However as the beer warmed up the bitterness of the coffee was overpowering. The mouth was was a very velvety slick feel. I had a 22 oz and I couldn't finish it. Overall good beer but not great.

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Photo of MichaelNeelsen
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bought and poured from a bottle into a wine glass at our Airbnb in Brooklyn, NYC.

L: Oily, lacy, semi-typical brown mocha head.

S: I get so little off the nose on this beer. Roasty malts but that's it.

T: Roasty! Malty! Good flavor.

F: Oily, slightly thicker than skim milk, a little bouncy.

O: This beer is the opposite of Evil Twin's From Amager with Love - all taste, no nose, instead of all nose & look, no flavor. I prefer this immensely.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A - black. Thick chocolate brown head of foam raises up from the initial pour. It starts to fizzle out once it settles and the foam color becomes lighter more like mocha.

S - aroma is a decadent array of desserts. chocolate. Brown sugar. Lightly roasted coffee with cream. Hints of vanilla and boozy cherry juice. As it warms it gains more roasty/coffee notes.

T - thick double fudge brownies up front. A dusting of granulated sugar. Mild roasty-ness going into the mid palate. Cherry juice and tingly booze give the beer a depth of character. The roasty coffee comes through more on the backend leading to the finish and lingering along with some booze and chocolate.

M - full bodied. Chewy texture. Carbonation is medium but closer to the higher side. Bubbly and tingly on the palate.

O - love how thick and chewy this beer is. Definitely one of the biggest mouth feels on a stout i've had. I would have liked to have had a bit more complexity from this but this is still a solid effort by evil twin.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, very smooth and the abv is undetectable. however the molasses flavor was very strong almost to the point where i tasted soy sauce, which is a quality i don't care for in Stouts. still a very nice beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store and brought to share with my girlfriend's family Christmas eve. Fitting, right?

Pours a deep, dark, jet black, with a half inch mocha head, and a little bit of lacing. Looks kind of oily.

Smells like rich chocolate, some smoke, and a bit of coffee.

The taste is similar. This is a very "hot" stout, in that the booze kind of takes over at points. There's some great flavors- lots of chocolate, a bit of licorice, a good amount of dark fruits- cherries, raisins, plums, etc, but it's all a bit tempered by the fact this beer can't hide it's alcohol all that well. Maybe it will improve with age.

Thick, syrupy, viscous body, almost a little too much. Coats your mouth supremely, so sticky. Low carbonation, barely any.

This has some great flavors, but some technical issues due to the overly syrupy sweet body, and the hot booze temperament.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tumbler.

I just didn't get enough Jesus the first time around... Anyway, this stuff pours a very dark and bleak black-brown topped by a finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises deeply-roasted malts, dark molasses, coffee, light chocolate powder, and a firm sense of booze. The taste brings in more of the same, the booze mixing with some of the roast to make something akin to a whiskey character. The body is a light hefty, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, this stuff definitely took a page from Mikkeller's Black series, given the depth of roast and heft of booze, but it still works, a strong and enjoyable drink for those who really like their stouts to pack a wallop.

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Photo of bifrost17
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a brandy snifter

Got this beer as a birthday present a few months back, thanks Brett.

A: Pretty awesome. Opaque, like any respectable imperial stout should be, no light around the edges of the glass at all, jet black through and through. Rivals Ten Fidy for one of the darkest heads I've ever seen on a beer. Head dissipates pretty quick, but sticks around as a nice little ring around the edges of the glass.

S: Really sweet up front. Sweet milk chocolate, followed by leather and tobacco. I get some alcohol notes on the back end. Reminds me a lot of Lil' B.

T: The taste kind of follows the nose with the sweetness up front. Seems to be pretty dominated by sweetness, faint notes of roasted malts, and maybe some dark fruits...The finish has a pretty nice warming sensation from that 12%. Leaves a nice dark chocolate tasting bitter aftertaste.

M: Mouthfeel is great. Full bodied, thick, creamy, viscous. Light carbonation, but it really works well here. The beer really coats your mouth, feels like it leaves a film on your tongue.

O: This is only the third Evil Twin beer I've had, Lil'b, and Imperial Biscotti Break being the others. Even More Jesus isn't quite up there with IBB for me, but still a really solid imperial stout. I'd recommend this beer to you if you've got the money to spare and are looking for something new. Keep up the solid work Evil Twin.

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Photo of Enish266
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Andy. Thanks!

A - pitch black, 1/4 head after pour with mocha head that leave minimal lacing

S - caramel sweetness and light booze aromas

T - dense, thick and creamy. Roasted malts and burnt sugar dominate and coat the tongue till no end. 12% abv is evident and warming. Dates and molasses fill the mid-palate and brown sugar finishes nicely.

M - smooth with low carbonation. Sticky and lingering.

O - Tasty stout that reminds me of Hr. Frederikson but a little more viscous.

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Photo of n2185
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with half a finger of dark brown head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S: Roasted malts dominated with sweet chocolate milk notes along with some aromas of vanilla and cocoa powder. Not much going on, but what's there is nice.

T: Roasted malts first and foremost here as well with semi-sweet chocolate, some bitter char, a bit of vanilla, and a molasses-like finish that is sticky and with a decent alcohol warmth.

M: Super viscous body with low carbonation, this beer is sticky and smooth.

O: A good imperial stout overall. I'd like a little more balance and less booze and sweetness, but what's there is nice.

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Photo of morimech
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had Sept. 27
Poured into Chimay Chalice

Thanks to KNS wine out of CA for having a great selection, purchase included 2 bottles of EMJ

A: A dark brown/almost black. Almost zero carbonation, just a small ivory haze forming on top of the pour. A very syrupy texture.

S: Scary. Alcohol first with a bit of coffee and chocolate

T: Now I understand the name. You take a sip and say "Jesus," but then you want even more Jesus. A lot of alcohol burn but a very well blended stout. I'm not a coffee drinker so while there was a bit of coffee on the palate, toasted malt and and chocolate.

M: A beer meant to be aged, I'm sure my opinion-which is very high of the beer-will improve after a few years on the second bottle. Somewhat flat given the minimal carbonation, not the best combo with all the alcohol heat.

O: A very good IS. That adjective will probably change to excellent after some age.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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