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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 203
Hads: 1,333
Avg: 4.27
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 217
Gots: 421 | 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 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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Photo of Daniellobo
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich stout, pretty hefty and with a long lingering range.

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown capped bottle. Simple design with a brown background, golden lettering over a radial grey pattern. Side paragraph notes main characteristic, and intent. Shows 12% Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Dense black pour, rich creamy head, medium retention and surface memory with spotty lacing.

S - Roasted nose, coffee, fruity hint...

T - Hefty switch, long orated notes, ash, bitter dash, small caramel with plenty of roasted coffee, bitter chocolate… Fruity companion next to the bitterness, notes of dark fruit are there but under a thick layer of malt...

M - Full body, medium-low carbonation, bitter range, very creamy, long lingering finish with a warming finish.

O - Very nice flow and a sipper of note if one likes a stout like this. Probably a great brew for the cellar.

Notes: Truth of the matter is that Evil Twin is coming up with remarkable brews hitting a notable quality bracket. From the few I´ve tried the malty offerings seems to shine on another level than the hoppy range… Still the pricing, import and all, make these brew a bit prohibitive to revisit often.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Very dark mocha foam settles to a thin collar, some wisps, and a few specks of lace. Body is pitch black and opaque.

S - Dark chocolate, licorice, some sort of cane sugar, dark fruits, dark pumpernickel-esque breads, chocolate cake and fudge.

T - The taste has a lot of yeasty dark bread, with dark chocolate cake, and a bitter anise and char finish. Less sweetness than in the aroma, with a touch of dark fruits and a hint of umami.

M - Medium-full body, with lower carbonation. Lightly sticky texture yields to a lightly dry finish. Alcohol is fairly well-hidden at 12%.

D - Pretty nice stuff, with a good balance of roasty, sweet, and bitter flavors. Very rich, but fairly easy to drink for the ABV - had no problem finishing my 6oz. I'm surprised how much of a house flavor Evil Twin has even though the beers are brewed around the world. Pricey, but worth trying once.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Maudite snifter. Pours pitch black. Thin film of brown foam dissipating to a ring around the glass. Rich aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, booze. Flavor is intense toasted malt, chocolate, dried dark fruit, coffee and a hint of smoke. Finishes with burnt coffee and chocolate. Rich and delicious. Heavy bodied with excellet creaminess. This is an excellent imperial stout. Glad I got the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head dissipates quickly to a thin layer that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – I could smell this from a distance. Coffee, chocolate, molasses, brownie, a hint of cherry, and a booze I can’t quite place – perhaps a sweet anise liqueur. Really nice!

Taste – Chocolate, coffee molasses and the sweet liqueur I noticed in the smell.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, somewhat syrupy, lightly carbonated, and smooth. A mild alcohol bite from the 12%abv that compliments the taste.

Drinkability – A very intense stout. Similar to the Aún Más A Jesús, but with an extra sweet liquor flavor (anise?). One of my all time favorites!

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Photo of cvm4
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black dark, lovely one finger tan head.

S - semi-sweet chocolate, molasses & toffee.

T - Starts off with dark chocolate, develops into an expresso bases and finishes with sweet chocolate.

M - Heavy feel, good carbonation, really sticks & coats the mouth.

O - A great beer here but a tad sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of birchstick
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours black with a thin, chocolate head on it

S -nose is sweet chocolates, molasses, soy. It's almost how I picture the base beer of bourbon county stout.

T - starts off with sweet dark chocolates. This moves to molasses and toffee flavors. The chocolates come back and dominate. A bit of espresso/coffee also come up, but chocolates are the dominant flavor on the palate.

M - full and smooth body

D - really solid stout. Tons of flavor is packed into this beer. Thanks to bsuedekum for providing this one. Definitely worth a shot!

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Photo of zac16125
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Even More Jesus
11.2oz bottle into a snifter
No born on date

Let's see if it tastes as 'rare' as the bottle claims.  Props to Evil Twin for their humorous labels and giving a satire shout out to their own 'rarity '.

A: Pours a very viscous, opaque, absolutely jet black with 1.5 fingers width of thick, dense, dark chocolate milk colored head.  Probably the prettiest looking stout Ive seen since my last Zhukov.  Leaves tons of really cool looking lacing all the way down the glass. Pretty much the perfect appearance in a stout.

S:  Smells of smoked meat (weird i know), cedar chips, a wood burning fireplace, and hints of black coffee and vanilla.  Really one of the more unique smelling stouts Ive had to date, but I think thats why I like it.  

T: Follows the nose, cedar chips and other burning wood.  I cant even call it 'roasty', its far beyond that.  Some sweetness comes out after the first couple sips, but its mostly upfront with the smokey, charr flavors coming on at the finish of every sip and really dominating the palate profile.  Bakers chocolate and bitter black coffee comes out at it warms.  Packed with flavor but pretty one dimensional.  

M/D: Very smooth. Full bodied, thick syrupy mouthfeel, appropriate carbonation.  ABV is well masked but the flavor profile makes the drinkability fairly low.  

O: Overall, well I dont know what to say.  I can't decide if I love it, or want to drain pour it!  I tend to lean away from the roasty/smoke heavy beers, but this one just draws me in because it is such a massive beer and seems to pull off those flavors  better ( or at least, most certainly  bigger) than all other beers Ive had.    By far the biggest char/roasted/smokey flavor Ive had in a beer.  If thats your cup of tea, this may be your holy grail.  I prefer more chocolate/espresso/bourbon notes in my stouts, but I certainly respect this for what it is.  An interesting brew that Id definitely recommend to those who like big beers.  

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Photo of czfreeman
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice.
Super thick, black tone.Light head, that is nearly black itself. Low carbonation.
Smell is heavy on the dark roast notes. Bourbon, oak chips, smoke, high alcohol phenol's, french roast coffee. Dark chocolate, dried figs, molasses, tons of booze and syrupy sweetness.
Very heavy on the char on the flavor. Boozy, bourbon, hot in the throat. Lots of balance from the thickness of the body.Tobacco, molasses,vanilla bean and heavy coffee.
Thick body.Viscous, but not cloying.The AbV and the bitterness keep the thickness in check and really creates a nice sipping beer.
Its good, but IMO not spectacular.I would lay this one down and try it later on if I get my hands on another bottle.

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Photo of TK5150
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours black with a one finger dark brown head. Alcohol legs and great lacing remain on the sides of glass. Beautiful imperial stout.

S- Licorice, chocolate syrup, roast, fruity esters. sugar.

T- Licorice, chocolate syrup, brownies, burnt charred flavor, cherry, coffee, and alcohol. The only thing to improve is the burnt, charred character and the slight heat. A balance between sweet and intensely roasted.

M- Massive mouthfeel. Heavy full body that feels like liquid chocolate. Very smooth.

O- What a complex, beast of a beer. This could even sit in the cellar to take the slight edge off the heat and roast. Impressive stuff.

Edit: After aging this beer for 4 months, I had another bottle. It did not age well in those 4 months. I think this beer was best fresh. I did not end up finishing the beer. I've never seen a beer make such a change in such a short amount of time.

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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 Gratefullawyer
4.95/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow....Out of the bottle at one of Americas Great pubs the Avenue Pub In NOLA

Upon drinking this I believed I had reached Nirvania....went to the top of my personal list

But I must confess I love big over the top stouts.

You can smell the chocolate, molasses and coffee and then you can taste them...

The beer is smooth and mouthful...and if I could I would start every day with it instead of coffee
I knew nothing about it until I tasted two weeks ago.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, milk chocolate, and alcohol. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly great brew. It has to be said that the appearance of this brew is something to behold as it is everything you would want from a beer from this style. The aroma follows suit closely as well with a nice touch of balance with alcohol, roastiness, and sweetness going on. The flavor on the other hand was dominated by roastiness and alcohol in my opinion. It is definitely a case of too much in such a short period of time. I can see why this one has a cult following currently as it is quite good in all aspects. Definitely worth your time trying and/or seeking out if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of Mavajo
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a dark brown milky head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is big bitter hops and dark chocolate. It's intense, but a very standard "RIS" aroma -- nothing too interesting here.

The taste blows it up though. The bitter hops show up here, mixed with bitter dark chocolate, lots of caramel and a touch of roastiness and licorice. There's lots of sweetness here, but it's bitch-slapped into place by a healthy dose of hops. I'm not getting the fruit that others are reporting. The roasty bitterness doesn't linger on the palate, which I appreciate.

The mouthfeel on this is sublime. Incredibly thick and creamy, with an appropriately subdued carbonation. Honestly, there's only a handful of beers in the world with a better mouthfeel than this. Unbelieveable.

All in all, this is one stellar stout. I also tend to think it would be more appropriately classified as a Russian Imperial Stout, as opposed to American Double.

I'm personally not a huge fan of hops in my stout, so I plan to pick a couple more up and lay them down in my cellar for a couple years. Aging beers tends to be a bit overrated, but I really think this is one that will grow to suit my tastes even more after a couple years.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a snifter. I don't want to admit how much I spent on this beer.

A: Absolutely pitch black, opaque even on the pour with a finger of dark brown head. Great retention - this is a very nice looking beer.

S: Roasted malts and licorice up front with a bit of dark fruit in the background.

T: Strong burnt malts dominate the flavor with hints of dark chocolate, licorice, and raisins. Bitter hops balance the intense sweetness from the beer.

M: Very thick mouthfeel with great carbonation.

O: This is a very intense beer. The burnt malt flavor is extremely strong with great flavors of chocolate, licorice, and dark fruits in the background. A bit intense, but good.

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Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black as midnight pour, thick tan head, nose and flavor of bitter chocolate, coffee, smoked meat, cedar shavings, roast, graham cracker, clove, nutmeg, sandalwood, mandarin orange, tangerine, strawberry, raspberry, apricot, plum, tobacco, leather, raisin, fig, date, and prune. Insanely complex with an absolute motor oil consistency. Even bigger than Dark Lord, and far more balanced and delicious with an eternal syrupy, bittersweet finish. OMG! My new favorite RIS, hands down.

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Photo of avalon07
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was a massive, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing. Basically, this is how a stout should look.

S: A strong aroma of coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of espresso, dark chocolate, a hint of dark fruit (plums, maybe?), malt, and light hops in the finish. A big, powerful, complex, enjoyable flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is an incredibly well made, drinkable beer. Not a session beer for sure, but a fantastic piece of brewing.

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Photo of Aml42000
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Black as night, and it pours extremely thick-Iike motor oil. Quickly disappaiting dark tan head. Moderate lacing in the glass.

S- Roasted malts present themselves as scorched nuts and coffee grounds.

T- Intense, bitter chocolate and espresso bean. Some dark fruit emerges on the mid palate. Very difficult to capture everything going on here.

M- Like drinking a bitter milkshake. Highly viscous and an almost tannic sensation appears after swallowing.

O- Intense Imperial Stout. Very rich and thick and it easily serves as dessert or a nightcap. Another unique offering from Evil Twin.

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

A - Extremely dense, dark black, with thick chocolatey-brown head that sinks extremely slowly and leaves ample lacing. It's a beautiful stout.

S - Sweet chocolate, prunes, and figs, with a fair amount of roasty, slightly smoky malt that balances the sweetness. There's also a fair amount of booze.

T - A nice combination of semisweet chocolate, a touch of smoky burnt sugar, and plenty of dark fruits. There's a fair amount of complexity, but all the flavors balance each other well.

M - Kinda like a chocolate milkshake -- quite thick and very smooth, with minimal carbonation and almost no hint of alcohol.

Overall, this is definitely quite good, but it doesn't quite breach the barrier of "great".

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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 gford217
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle.

Pours pitch black with a small but thick mocha head that sticks to the sides of the glass on the way down.

Aroma is big on bakers chocolate, coffee and caramelized sugar. There is also a bit of dark fruit but the heavy roastiness of the black malts stand out above the sweetness.

Taste is like a big thick coffee, chocolate milkshake. Some sweetness, lots of roast, hints of espresso beans. Bitterness from the roast and semi-sweet chocolate linger in the finish.

Mouthfeel is absolutely decadent, like a milkshake. Thick, smooth with decent carbonation and heavily roasted.

This is an excellent imperial stout, one of the best I've have in a long time. There is a great balance of roast with chocolate and a seriously thick feel. Works on almost every level.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This is the darkest beer I have ever had. Pitch black, two fingers dark brown head, nice spotty lacing.

S - Smoked malts, rich chocolate, some hops come through, alcohol fumes, brown sugar, tobacco, vanilla cream, hint of plum.

T - Burnt sugars, coffee grounds, black malts, bitter hoppiness, dark chocolate, charcoal, hint of anise as it warms.

M - Full bodied, low carbonation, syrupy/smooth.

O - The more dark beers I try from Evil Twin the more I like them, Keep it up, Jeppe!

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Photo of FreshHawk
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black with a small to medium sized, tight, smooth, frothy, dark cafe colored head. Nice retention leaving a nice ring of lace.

S - Bold flavors with bittersweet chocolate being the strongest. A bit of milk chocolate and cream accompany that. Touches of mocha and sweet brown sugar.

T - Like the nose, it is bold and flavorful. Lots of bittersweet and milk chocolate. Some fudge and mocha coffee. A bit of dark roasted coffee. Touches of dark fruit and a whisper of anise.

M - Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Thick, creamy, and chewy. Coats the mouth beautifully.

D - Wonderful sipping beer. Bold and flavorful with a beautiful body that stands up to the flavors. The glass emptied faster than I expected from sipping it. Alcohol is non-existent.

Notes: Another great stout from Evil Twin. Bold and flavorful. Loads of chocolate along with ome other nice flavors. The body is gorgeous on this and leads to it being a wonderful sipper.

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Photo of metter98
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with just a thin ring of mocha-colored bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of brown sugar.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather complex with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malts and has a light amount of bitterness. Notes of dark fruits are most evident towards the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Warming from the alcohol is apparent in the finish.
O: Despite its strength, this beer lacks any noticeable malty sweetness and retains a nice amount of bitterness and roasted flavors, which help to keep it drinkable.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.