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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 208
Hads: 1,394
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 22.01%
Wants: 218
Gots: 448 | FT: 60
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

October 26, 2015

22 oz bomber, snifter

A – Nearly jet black and thick, opaque. A luscious, deep chocolate brown head of about a half-inch with moderately short retention. Lacing like coffee sits on top throughout.

S – Milk chocolate is prominent, with spicy roasted coffee, brown sugar, a touch of soy sauce. Some rich fruit, perhaps alcohol esters, perhaps a bit of plum or muscadine grape. Hops are hidden, perhaps some pine or woody-herbal notes.

T – A lot of brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate chips, vanilla, all like an intense chocolate chip cookie. Soy sauce is more prominent in the flavor profile, but not unpleasant. Definitely some woodsy-herbal notes, fruity coffee as well, and a ton of hop bitterness brings up the back end and remains strong on the finish and aftertaste.

M – Low carbonation, just enough to tingle the tongue, with a mostly full body, though not as thick/heavy as it looks. A lot of sweetness from the malt profile, but very, very hop-bitter. Juicy, only a bit of dryness on the finish.

O – Another very good stout from Evil Twin.

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godley league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all - it must taste rare!" Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, available in 22 oz. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a thick, frothy creamed foam head of a rich chocolate brown color over a pitch black body. Retention is good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Medium roasted malt, caramel syrups, chocolate grains, tangy dark fruit and bitter coffee bean notes, some underlying sourness is noted and welcome. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Roasted barley grain, earthy coffee bean roast, chocolate and fruit syrups, moderately sticky, rich and complex, slightly tangy after the finish. Very robust and tasty, nicely balanced. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, moderately syrupy, smooth, lightly sticky, medium dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a medium frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium/heavy for the style, heavy overall. Balance is nearly even balanced sweet to earthy roast and tart. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) A nice and roasty but rich and sticky imperial stout with a great level of sweetness, complexity and balance. It falls right in line or even a notch above my expectations for the style, nicely balanced and very accessible with an incredibly sneaky alcohol content that perceives as much milder mannered than it really is. I recommend this and am certainly in consideration for the future Jesus variants which are incredibly popular and fast moving in this neck of the woods, understandably so. Even as a more accessible release, Even More Jesus is worth a try if you are new to the Evil Twin's series of beers. 4

Evil Twin Brewing's
Even More Jesus

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Photo of don1481
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Groppis in Bay View.

Appearance : pitch black w a very thin head that lingers. No notable carbonation.

Smell: slight notes of booze, chocolate. Some sweetness.

Taste: exactly like the nose. So tasty.

Mouthfeel: thick. Very viscous.

Overall: Heck yes. More please.

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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 VikingBeer
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even More Jesus

Rich, oily-black, and viscous, with a dense brown head that dissipates slowly. Fairly persistent lacing, and great, oily legs when swirled.

Aroma is intense, although not as potent as some big stouts. Big aromas of chocolate, Kenyan coffee, malt powder, oak, currants, raisins, a bit of cinnamony, peppery spiciness, and hints of rye whiskey dominate.

Taste is more intense than the aroma: a big blast of bitter chocolate and coffee, naturally, but also figs, prunes, oak, maduro tobacco, hints of pepper (red and black), pumpernickel, dark-roasted walnuts and pecans, a hint of rye whiskey (again) and char, a touch of herbs and a hint of candied citrus from the hops, and super intense malted- grain and malt-powder notes. I know, you're thinking "duh," but this beer really allows the malts to shine as themselves, standing out individually rather than just serving as the basis for the many more subtle flavors typically highlighted by stouts. Mouthful is huge, rich, viscous, and truly worthy of a high-gravity, sip-by-the-fire sort of beer. One of the best I've had so far from Evil Twin, and truly one of the best straight-up imperial stouts available, letting the expertly-blended base ingredients mix wonderfully without any added barrel aging or other trickery.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black, smells of roasted malts. Pretty mild and standard. But the taste is huge on chocolate. Like a chocolate milkshake. Mouthfeel is luscious and mouth-coating. Some sweet alcohol is coming through, which is supposed to give a russian imperial stout it's sweetness and bite.

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Photo of charlzm
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed on October 25th, 2015 from a bottle with no date. Poured into a Teku glass.

Beer is a 9/10 black/brown ratio. Only a very thin medium brown head forms after a vigorous pour and rapidly diminishes to the thinnest ring around the edges of the glass.

Aroma is molasses and coffee and a touch of alcohol.

Flavor is sweeter than expected and less complex than the nose. Brown sugar, sweet pitted fruit, booze and restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a little thick and smooth but very still and slightly hot with alcohol.

More carbonation and a bit more going on in the palate would be appreciated.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours black as black jesus, which doesn't really make sense until you pour this one and then you're all like "wow, if jesus were black and a beer, he would totally look like this".

or not.

thin, tan head on this guy. no lacing.

smells like how you'd expect. coffee, burnt sugar, something roasted, and maybe a hint of fruit.

taste is the same.

mouthfeel is wicked smooth, and for 12%, you'd never know.

i could pound these all night, and not regret it. wicked brew here.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap and poured into a stout glass. Pours pitch black with a thin, tan head that slowly recedes leaving a thin ring of lacing at the top of the glass. Smells like roasted malt, strong coffee, and alcohol. The ABV comes through immediately. Taste is dark, roasted malts with coffee, dark chocolate, and oak before a boozy finish that matches the nose. Low carbonation and full body that tries to hide but doesn't completely mask the alcohol.
Very nice imperial stout that lives up to its name. Layers of tastes, an aromatic reminder of it's ABV, and a well done body make a great beer. Not too intense and glad I found it on tap.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like black licorice with booze. Definitely drinks smoothly for the abv though. The mouthfeel was medium, somewhere in between KBS and BCBS. I would drink it again.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

very big beer here. one to be shared. thick, rich, molasses, not to sweet and very little heat. would love to see what time does to this beer. highly recommend and would have again. cheers!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours inky black with a nice deep mocha head. Molasses, fudge, booze, dark chocolate. Pushing into soy sauce range. Taste is equally boozy. Heavy fudge and dark chocolate sweetness. Molasses and dark fruits in the finish. Roasty bitterness. Heavy with low carbonation. Boozy, but not overly so. At first I didn't think I'd be able to finish my glass, but the sweetness never becomes cloying. Excellent.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a motor oil black color. Has aroma of chocolate, coffee and a bit of a boozy smell. A creamy flavor of the aromas. A very smooth mouthfeel. This is a quality stout overall

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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 Budlum
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This produced barely a quarter inch of brown head atop the thick deep black body. Aromas of dark chocolate, milk sweetness which is balanced by faint charred wood. There is no mistaking that this is a big imperial Stout. The flavors match the nose with huge milk Stout sweetness, milky chocolate, and dare I say a frappucino. I know this is an imperial Stout, but it has so many milk stout flavors that I begin to wonder. The huge 12.0 ABV is completely masked, but this is still a shipping experience. The body is deep, thick, and velvety.

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Photo of Buck89
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Looked like motor oil with a shy tan head that lingered. Not much in the aroma, with some coffee, burnt toast and caramel. Taste was as expected with rich coffee, chocolate. toast, vanilla and some dark fruit. Full-bodied with a sticky heavy finish. Alcohol warming on the back, but less than I expected from a 12% brew. Very nice.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very thick, dark brown body that settles into the glass with only a ring of brown bubbles as the head. Aroma is rich and deep; char, vanilla, burnt coffee, dark fruits, unsweetened chocolate. Flavor is a balance of roasted, almost charred/smokey malts and sweetness in the way of dark fruits and bitter coffee. The feel is rich and full bodied, very smooth as a sipper. Carbonation is medium/low. Overall a big imperial stout that is complex and rich. The flavors are not the best for my tastes, but this is definitely a quality brew.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A rich beer that leaves me wanting more. Usually these big rich stouts are a one and done due to the sweetness and thickness. This was not one of those. Wood, chocolate, smoke, coffee, hints of vanilla all meld seamlessly in this beer. Worth the price to drop on a bottle and experience for yourself.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

so often these huge imperial stouts either have chocolate leanings, wood leanings, coffee leanings, tobacco leanings, dark fruit leanings, smoke leanings, or something like that. not that they are one dimensional as a general rule, but that one of those common flavors tends to be more prominent than the rest, if the others are there at all. sometimes its one or two together, but in this crazy beer, its all of them, exploding on the firsts sip and getting more dramatic as the beer warms. sweet and harshly alcoholic though, i think this beer could use a little more time to mellow out and develop. that said, the flavor profile is all of the above, with cocoa seeming to be the thread that knits the rest of them together, but this is powerfully flavorful, intense as can be, and thick and blacktop sealant. how much of this could someone be reasonably expected to drink? a bomber could kill a man. six ounces even felt like quite a bit. neat to have it side by side with the even less jesus that has grape grape juice added. i dont think it needs anything but time, mellow the booze out a taste and its pretty darn impressive beer. yet another black beauty from evil twin!

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

Looks like your classic strong stout. Smell is pretty smokey, with a blast of chocolate, vanilla,treacle (molasses as the americans call it) oak and bourbon. Taste is a much stronger treacle, bitter chocolate, tobacco, leather and smoke up front but then slips away back into a sweet finish. Its thick with a great feel, i would best describe this is a slightly poorer version of dogfish head palo santo or bc barleywine, which isnt a criticism, its a great stout but not quite as refined as those two.still, g or fans of sweet stouts, this really is very good.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour yielded a nice thick tan two finger head. Pitch black and opaque color. Aroma was huge, with cocoa, chocolate, coffee, molasses and some light fruity smells. The flavor had so many things happening, much like the aroma, with the molasses more prominent, and a very light chocolate flavor, as well as some sweetness and a bit of alcohol. The mouthfeel was very thick and creamy - just so nice. It was also a bit hot from the alcohol. Overall, this is one superb beer, but then again, most of what Evil Twin puts out is great to outstanding.

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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 NizzleEGizzle
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: black as pitch, but they do say that the night is darkest before the dawn. A minuscule coffee cream head that fled after a minute or so--and this is after a straight poor into a stem glass.

Smell: high point of the beer to me. Earthy coffee grounds, milk chocolate, burnt molasses. Warm, rich, and full. Also a head nod to soy sauce but it works well on the nose, hidden and working in concert with the dominant players.

Taste: that burnt molasses on the nose turned into a mouthful of velvety syrup, awkwardly battling with a bitter undercurrent I couldn't quite place (perhaps closest to a mouthful of roasted cacao nibs). It was hard to feel out other flavors passed the syrupy sweet, but I did get a little slap of oakie notes, as well as lesser versions of all the stuffs detected in the nose. Some umami.

Feel: chewy, but a burn of alcohol lingers with each lip smack. Not overly carbonated, but could've used a bit more carbonation to lighten some of that syrup.

Overall: a good beer, but a significant step down from some of its less hyped--but far easier--to get brethren (looking RIGHT at you beautiful balanced Speedway Stout). Not an easy beer too drink, but not in a challenging, interesting way. Too intense, and at the same time a tad too flat.

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Photo of docoman
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was expecting little more flavor, enjoy Biscotti Break and Doughnut Break porter more. Still very good, but considering it's more $$$ than Biscotti Break/Doughnut Break, I would rather drink those 2.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - jet black beer, initially has a nice mocha head but it fades quick and doesn't leave much lacing, cool bottle
S - Big dark malt nose, chocolate, smokiness, coffee, burnt marshmallow, caramel
T - Smooth chocolate, roasty bitterness at the back of the throat. Umami wholesomeness, milky caramel. Some coffee, vanilla. This is definitely a solid imperial stout.
M - alcohol covered perfectly, aftertaste is roasty bitterness, dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is real heavy - think chocolate/hot fudge milkshake in beer form.
O - price point is a little high, Expedition stout is a better value. I guess this one's rarity gives it more appeal to some. On par with Imperial Biscotti Break.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.