Evil Twin Even More Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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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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Photo of jaypaul522
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured bomber into sniffer. Great dark appearance with big head that lasted a long time. Smelled of malt and some alcohol. The taste is crisp, and very good with hints of sweetness. No too alcoholic tasting, and very satisfying. This beer had a great body, and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of EMH73
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with a thick, tan two inch head which is well retained with excellent lacing. Smell is of dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and toffee. Taste follows the smell. Mouthfeel is viscious and full bodied with moderate carbonation. An excellent stout, I look forward to seeing how well it ages.

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Photo of brentk56
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an engine oil black and is capped by a thick beige head; a full curtain of lacing coats the glass

Smell: Roasted and chocolate tones dominant, with hints of dark fruit, walnut and toffee

Taste: Roast, chocolate and dark fruit forward, with black raspberry and plum flavors developing; in the mid-palate, walnut and toffee tones and divergent dimensions with the bittersweet tones of Vietnamese coffee rounding out the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Big, rich, chocolatey and fruity; very impressive

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil with khaki colored head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with cocoa and roast.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2014 vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a motor oil thick jet black color with one of the darkest brown heads that I've seen, it pours creamy and velvety and stays for a while before settling into a ring around the glass

S- aroma opens up with lots of dark fruit along with black licorice. Beyond that, notes of mocha nut fudge brownie mixes with candied fig & nutty malts & a hint of caramel

T- taste follows the aroma up front with lots of dried fig & raisin and hints of licorice. The mid-palate brings deep and rich chocolate along notes of toasted walnut, caramel & brownies. The finish brings more dark fruits

M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a creamy chewy mouthfeel and a velvety smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol linger. This is a perfect mouthfeel when it comes to a high abv stout

O- an outstanding straight up imperial stout that is complimented by a perfect mouthfeel. ET always brews a winner when it comes to stouts

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Photo of q33jeff
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. Bomber to snifter.

Appearance: oily black, thick. Small fading head, but color is a solid brown.
Aroma: toasted barley, licorice, whiskey, wood. Taste: barley, wood, toffee, dark chocolate. Feel: smooth, silky, a bit flat.

Overall: Really nice beer. 12% is masked nicely. Aging the 2nd bottle.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours an opaque jet black with a 2 finger chocolate milkshake colored head that sticks around FOREVER. It finally recedes to a quarter inch layer across the top that stays for the duration. There are many webbed sheets of lacing as well. The smell is amazing and decadent. Rich chocolate fudge, coffee, roasted malts and a nice smokiness all blend together to form an amazing aroma. Taste is exactly the same. The sweetness from the chocolate and the smokey flavor intertwine wonderfully and the 12% abv is nonexistent. Feel is thick and viscous. It really coats the whole mouth. Overall this beer is absolutely world class. This is the best non BA stout I've ever had.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku glass.
A: Midnight black with a tight tan ring; no head.

S: Dark chocolate, anise, coffee, leather, dark fruits.

T: So decadent. Like bathing in a chocolate fountain. Rich, thick, roasty, sweet and deadly. Follows nose with a fudge-like texture. This one is a real sipper, to be shared and savored.

M: Medium with creamy/thick carbonation.

O: Glad I finally got to try this heavenly nectar. Take it slow. The 12% will sneak in and baptize you with chocolate love. One of the best Evil Twins I've tried. Very recommended.

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Photo of Xenoreactive
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Preliminary: Bottle was 6 month-aged.

Smell: Incredible. Fudge, pecan pie, chocolate, marshmallow, toffee, caramel, artificial sweetener, dark coffee and heavy lactose. This already seems like an incredible imperial.

Taste: Without even contesting, this is hands down one of the best imperial stouts around. The flavor consists of heavy cocoa and roast notes that are balanced by an overlay of sweetness that is unforgettable. Fudge, toffee, caramel, marshmallow, dulce de leche, sweet tobacco, mocha, praline, molasses, sweet grains and intense shit all come out. This is a godly flavor profile.

Feel: Syrupy and tangible. This might as well be converted into an ice cream topping at some point. Sincerely recommend to pair this with lighter vanilla and chocolate desserts considering how dense and viscous it is. An incredible mouthfeel.

Overall: Hands-down, the best imperial stout I have had with a barrel touching it. Had to purchase 6 more bottles to cellar. The flavors become more refined and the texture has a denser hold with age. Hold it as long as you can and enjoy with good company. На здоровье.

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Photo of drpimento
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

ve had this before, but this is the first time I pick up a little smoke in the taste. the aroma is like some super rich sick choco bomb dessert. Flavor's like nose plus has just enough bitter and tang to balance the sweet and round the palate. A masterpiece. Slurp.

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Photo of stortore
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a very dark brown, opaque, no real head with a slightly oily cling. Smell brings roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, a little coffee, a little smoke. Taste follows the nose, with more chocolate and no smokiness. Smooth, great body, a real tongue coater.

Not a complex beer, just lots of flavor. Great aroma, too. Very enjoyable. Just another great Imperial Stout from Evil Twin. Well worth a purchase.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Even More Jesus - on tap at Torst in Brooklyn. Review from notes taken at the time. What an amazingly viscous looking stout! The aroma is even more alluring, with what is quite reminiscent of black forest cake. The flavor is has a distinctly fudgy yet unsweetened cocoa taste in the foreground, with black cherries and malty sweetness. Roasty and rough, this brew packs a huge punch that is not at all unpleasant. Thick, velvety, palate coating mouthfeel, too. It was a great way to kick off a night of conversation and bar hopping.

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Photo of LADaveBN
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an inky jet black with virtually no head. Nose is roasted malts, dark chocolate and dried fruits. Some burnt notes. Taste is dominated by the chocolate, molasses, and fruits. Finish is a little sweet. Feel is chewy. Alcohol is not noticeable. Overall an excellent imperial stout. Sip slowly.

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

~2.5 year old bottle

A - Dark black pour with a dark khaki head that pours half a finger high. Low lace and retention.

S - Sweet nose with Belgian candied sugar, brown breads, dark dried fruits, and a touch of gingerbread.

T - Molasses, pumpernickel bread, dark caramel, touch of roast and smoke, soy sauce, a little woody balsamic, and dark brown sugar. Do I detect frankincense and myrrh?

M - Silky smooth, medium-full frame.

O - A solid, roasty and mildly sweet imperial stout.

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Photo of stephens101
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jet black with a respectable dark tan froth.

Smell is robust with loads of milk chocolate, coconut and vanilla.

Tastes of milk chocolate, dark fruits, singed pine, vanilla and cotton candy, all of which linger welcome on the palate.

Medium side of heavy but not weighty. Has a pinch of alcohol heat at the finish.

Such a silky smooth feat of human engineering.

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Photo of JonathanR
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very black color, like black abyss. Powerful caramel chocolate odor. Faint head. Less cream and more bite than evil twins biscotti but it is a very good bite. really, a better version of old rasputen. Same sugary flowery mid tone as some other great RIS. true to style!

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle served in a pint glass.

Roasty, liquid chocolate, dark malts, some coffee, smooth and delicious. I really liked this beer. It is a bit pricy. I would like to try the various barrel aged versions of this beer especially the Cognac Jesus.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.11/5  rDev -4%
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 -4.2%
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 +2.6%
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 +7.9%
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 +0.2%
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 +1.6%
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 -7.2%
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 +0.9%
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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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.