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Evil Twin Even More Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brystmar on 05-08-2012

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4.27
pDev:
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from ABV. Batch 003.

A jet black pour with a dense, dark brown head, this looks great. The nose hits all the notes you'd want from an imperial stout. Thick, roasty with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, cream and milk. Hops are minimal here. The brown sugar sweetness is quite a bit more noticeable than some of the other, more bitter RIS's. The palate opens with a big sweetness and roastiness, grainy, bitter with a coffee grounds flavor present. This is followed a blend of sweet flavors - raw brown sugar, buckwheat honey, creamy, milky coffee, a touch of vanilla and some licorice. Full in body, softly carbonated, this beer has a long, sweet finish with dark caramel, honey and some coffee bitterness. Solid stuff

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Photo of Mongrel
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like liquid sex. Straight up old motor oil that somehow manages a velvety mocha head with excellent retention.

Unfortunately doesn't really smell like much. Maybe some licorice and sweet roasted malt.

Flavor-wise, this is one gnarly, burly brew. Like Ten Fidy with more of a dark fruit presence. Tons of char and strong bitterness. Reminiscent of campfire coals up front, but redeemed by a mildly sweeter, fruitier, almost syrupy mid-palate. Smoke and burnt marshmallow continues to envelop the whole flavor profile. Opens up towards the end to include some apple, grape and licorice.

Overall, a big ballsy stout that's not for the faint of heart. That's said, the bold flavors come together really well after a while.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as midnight oil with a rich coffee colored head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, plumb, raisin, and a heavy alcohol whiff.

Bitter sweet coffee, bitter chocolate, dark rich plumb, some raisin, molasses, caramel, and a good hit of alcohol. This is a big aggressive beer with delicious complexity. Sip at your own risk.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can Batch #003

Pours opaque pitch black with a dense creamy brown foam head. Smells like smoky dark roasted malts, some cola-like spice, dark chocolate, charred coffee, vanilla, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, mild booze, with earthy grass and pine. Tastes like luscious creamy dark chocolate, smoky dark roast coffee, charred toasty malts, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark toffee, with mild pine and earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and viscous with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really rich, creamy and luscious, super tasty imperial stout.

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Photo of teromous
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottom of the can says: "Batch #003 08:14"

Appearance: Black body with a medium khaki head. It has a thick fluffy head that has good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. It holds up very well for a 12% ABV beer.

Aroma: It has a rich (almost buttery) caramel flavor that smells very inviting. I get a strong alcohol aroma, which is no surprise, but for some reason it seems to work with the aroma in that it gives the caramel a bit of a liqueur scent. It reminds me a bit of butterscotch schnapps but it is not quite there (much less buttery and more of a caramel scent.

Taste: Up front I get that sweet caramel flavor mixed with a good dose of bitter charcoal. It reminds me a lot of how a Doppelbock tastes but with the bitter coal-like flavors of a stout. It is interesting. The end is slightly woody and has a bit of pine at first and then it reminds me of the taste of cedar right at the end. Off-and-on it will give me a bit of chocolate at the end as well. The more I drink the beer the more that chocolate goes away and the more it is dominated by the woody finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice thick mouthfeel. It has a bit of a sticky finish but the flavor is clean at the end. Moderately high bitterness from the roasted grains.

Overall: A very enjoyable beer. For me it just feels like a good holiday beer to drink around Christmas time. It is an outstanding beer that I would buy regularly and recommend highly.

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Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can -"Batch 003 07 : 40" - Printed on the bottom of the can

Pour black, large and lasting dark mocha head, reduces to a fine bubble film and scattered bits of lacing all up and down the glass..

Gobs of dark chocolate and coffee grinds on the nose

More of the same on the palate, coffee, dark chocolate, oooey-gooey-rich and chewy "death by chocolate" kinda brew.....delicious and well crafted

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Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a huge three-finger chocolate-colored head that's frothy and lasting, slowly dissipating to leave behind thick cappuccino lacing. Faint berries and a little coffee in the aroma. Fudge-like dark chocolate taste, with red wine and dark fruits behind. A little alcohol bite and some hop and dark chocolate bitterness on the backend. Thick and heavy mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Released concurrently in cans with a new batch of Imperial Biscotti Break, EMJ is a somewhat similar-seeming beer, being an imperial stout as well that nevertheless ends up being light-years away in terms of overall character and composition. I've always loved this beer (which shares the same recipe as I Love You With My Stout for the record; it's pretty much only considered a different beer as a joke), and to see it in a four pack of 16 oz cans alongside IBB is just phenomenal to me. Hope there's another batch soon. Anyway, enough gushing... on to the review itself.

Pours a terrifying, foreboding pitch-black color with a rim of dark mocha foam that laces absolutely gorgeously as it fades to a finger and a half. Even after 5 minutes or so in the glass, this beer's head is still actively bubbling and churning. Very dynamic, full-looking and ominous beer here.

Nose has lots of brown sugar, dark fruits, roasty notes, coffee, dark chocolate and freshly-made fudge. Incredibly well-layered with a lot of ethanol present as well, which is fine for the style. I actually have always felt that this touches a bit more on the Russian Imperial-style side of things more than the drier, "hoppier" and/or roastier American-style double stout profile in general, as it really does contain a lot of plum, licorice root and bitter chocolate notes alongside some vague ashy elements and even some light smoke. There's a lot going on here, for sure. Almost a perfect imperial stout nose in my opinion.

Flavor is similarly ashy and tobacco-laden as is predicted by the smell, but there are a lot of layers of toffee and chocolate malts here, combined with a sticky, resinous hop note in the finish. Dark roast coffee and light wisps of smoke pick up in the middle of the palate as well. Finish brings a lot of plum, raisin, brown sugar and molasses before closing with a drying, lingering sensation of smoke and earthy, slightly pine-y hops. Great tasting beer, just slightly less fulfilling than the intense nose would lead you to believe. Definitely no knock against this one, however as it's one of Jeppe's best stouts. Pretty much any criticism I have about this should be taken as nitpicking.

Feel is fudgy, thick and dominating with a fullness of flavor to rival many classic imperial stouts, both "Russian" style and strictly Americanized. Carbonation creates a pillowy sensation and never comes off as too rough or harsh. As mentioned previously, ethanol is certainly perceived here but I feel that's actually a strength of this one... it lets you know that this beer doesn't mess around or beat around the bush. This is a grown-up stout with a big, burly, complex flavor profile and compares very favorably to many classics, especially at the better price point it has begun to occupy more recently due to format/brewery/distribution changes. I'm absolutely 100% for this, and I await even more Even More Jesus in my fridge (and cellar!) soon.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed tulip.
Pours jet black, inky. Small layer of deep caramel colored head.
Aromas are complex with chocoalty sweetness mixing with deep roasted notes.
Flavors is complex as well. Some smoke along with chocolate and coffee.
Mouthfeel is good but could be thicker for me.
All in all, complex and expertly crafted.

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Photo of scotorum
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EVIL TWIN EVEN MORE JESUS IMPERIAL STOUT 6/12/16

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with a two inch thick medium brown head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild black coffee and dark chocolate primarily.

t: Follows the nose with moderate to heavy hop bite and smoky notes at the finish. Alcohol is also prominent initially but the flavors cover it pretty well later.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Inevitable comparisons to Founders IS and Old Rasputin not to mention Stone RIS leave this one a solid competitor in appearance and taste. EMJ is also more powerful ABVwise than any of the others yet covers that nicely. Dangerously easy drinking and also like the new can issue of Biscotti Break a very good value. I've seen both of them in the $13-15 range for 64 oz. (compare to Founders IS at $13/48 oz. and Stone at $10/22 oz. Old Raspy at $11/48 is the only one of the three competitive pricewise.

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Photo of dd43
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nuclear fudge bomb. The predominant flavor in this beer is a deep rich fudge quality. The other chocolate note is that of a dusty sort of dark mint chip, like what you'd find in mint chip ice cream. Big brown sugar aroma in this beer, and the flavors while sweet like molasses and caramel are not overwhelmingly so. No fear of this being one of those diabetes beers. Roast bitterness is preset in the mid swallow, the finish brings an acrid coffe hit that tames the sweeter ride this stout begins with. Pouring the beer in a glass, I remarked at how inky and light impervious this beer was. Even the head was a very dark and foreboding bubbly brown, much darker than milk chocolate.

Alcohol is present in the nose of this beer, and it becomes more prominent as the brew comes to room temperature. Believing that it might be too hot right out of the gate, I let this beer "age" at fridge temperature for about 9 months and it tasted extremely fresh and vibrant when I tried it. Would love to aquire another bottle for a special occasion.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - jet black looks like motor oil in a good way!! Nice thick mocha head excellent lacing.

Smell - Roasted malt, Chocolate and little hint of coffee. There also is a hint of caramel and some oak as well.

Taste - Nice roasted malts and coffee, some dark bitter chocolate, a little bit of booze. The taste on this thing is amazing!!

Feel - Full heavy creamy feel, excellent coats the mouth slightly dry on the back end.

Overall - This is one amazing beer, I love the feel and the taste!!

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Photo of LAp
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy poured into a wine glass. Nose from the can is chocolate fudge, cocoa nibs, and highly roasted coffee. Pours a motor oil black with a creamy 1 finger dark mocha head rising and even coating the surface. Noed from the glass, the same notes present as from the can, but with a heavier emphasis on light chocolate. Palate is molasses, chocolate, and heavy malt. These give way to a backend that kicks with a hint of coffee and the faintest trace of smokiness. Though the description of this beer boasts dark fruit notes, they are limited - this beer pays homage to a more savory big-malt and big-coffee/chocolate style.. This is the epitome of a thick, creamy stout, with all the right flavor notes to make a robust, big beer. It is the quintessence of the style. Outstanding.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Jet black with 2+ fingers of creamy brown head. No light penetration.

Nose
Roasted barley, molasses, chocolate syrup, caramel, and espresso.

Taste
Roasted barley, dark chocolate syrup, and Sumatra coffee. Molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, and raisin. Light roasty, piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, silky, smooth, chewy, sticky, and oily with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
Rich, smooth, and well balanced. Hides the 12% abv very well.

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Photo of PerfecTool
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice take on a stout. It's extremely dark in color with a creamy mouthfeel. My only complaint about the beer is the "sludge" I've found in a couple of bottles. Probably just a fluke in production...

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Photo of RacerX5k
2.65/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Everything i hate about Imperial Chocolate Stouts shows up here. But at $5 for 16 oz can I had to buy 2. Hard but drank both ... not on the same day. Maybe the most black beer I've seen. Aroma is black chocolate, not bad but certainly not good. Taste is black. Black chocolate with way too much black licorice makes this a very harsh drink (for my palate). Too black. Did I mention this is very black? Pass.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: A little soy, chocolate, tobacco, leather, charcoal, caramel, molasses, toasted, and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: A nice blend of above aromas. Light chewy and bitterness in there. Nice way alcohol too.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, creeamy, medium to full bodied, light bitterness, light chewy notes, warm alcohol, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty Imperial Stout. Super smooth and delicious. Definitely worth a revisit.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Absolutely pitch black in the glass.
Smell - Chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee
Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolate, coffee, sweet molasses/toffee/caramel, roasted malts
Feel - Creamy, sticky, mouth coating, this is 12%?!?! Really?!?! Couldn't tell....

Overall - This beer absolutely blew me away! Wonderful flavor, wonderful mouthfeel and it came in a can!!! Perfect!

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Photo of snilsen13
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It looks great (very dark nice lacing) and has a strong nose. Alcohol is prominent, even in the nose. Taste is grainy. The mouthfeel is sticky and a little prickly, could be much smoother. There is a lingering sweet and bitter flavor of unfermented wort. This beer isn't "finished" it could had been a better 14%er if the yeast could had done their job, even at the expense of more alcohol in the flavor and nose. It's an impressive beer for its size, but not really that great for what beer can be. There are slews of 12%ers that trump this effort. Average in its category.

This beer drinking community seem increasingly amateur the longer I drink. Laughable that this is considered "world class".

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Pitch black with a solid tan head that dissipates to a thick ring along the rim, smell is sweet and boozy with a hint of bitter chocolate, taste is sweet burnt caramel up front followed by warming booze and very bitter chocolate that lingers on the tongue, this beer is full bodied, well carbonated, and finishes sticky. A boozy and bitter no f***ing around stout from Evil Twin.

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Photo of mattmarch
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, rich, chocolaty and roasty.
Pitch black pour.
Bittersweet chocolate and roasty malts coffee and savory beef jerky. Good hop balance too.
Oh yeah, this is even more Jesus.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with and an medium sized tan head

Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Hints of molasses as well.

Taste follows the nose with a perfect level of sweetness.

Mouthfeel- The best part of the beer. Thick and creamy. The creamiest beer I have ever had. This is a perfect cold weather beer. I will revisit it in the fall and winter.

Evil Twin is awesome and they have made an awesome stout. One of the best.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I was surprised I had not reviewed this yet as I've enjoyed several bottles.
A - Pours black with a small tan head.
S - The aroma is molasses and coffee.
T - The flavor is sweeter than most Imperial Stouts. More molasses than anything else. Not bitter at all.
M - Perfect mouth feel for an Imperial Stout. Thick and sticky. Like motor oil. Carbonation is low.
O - This is an outstanding Imperial Stout and I will buy more soon.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black, very dark brown. Khaki colored head with great sticky retention.

The most dominate smell I get in the nose is leather and dark fruit. The chocolate and coffee is more in the background to me. Almost getting an interesting beef jerky scent, with roasted malts to compliment it.

Bitter chocolate initially with the taste and toffee. sweet dark fruit in the middle. Getting some cherries, plums and figs that compliment the smoky booziness in the back end.

Mouthfeel is velvety, not much carbonation. Oily and moderately thick.

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Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

l: midnight brown, mocha head, solid size and retension
s: chocolate, roasted malts, coffee
t: on par w nose - very nice
m: nice and thick like an imperial stout should be
o: amazing imperial stout - worth a visit

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.