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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 175
Hads: 1,234
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 207
Gots: 387 | FT: 63
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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 Jwburns75
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even More Jesus is a BIG brew from Evil Twin. 12% ABV and you feel every A, B, and V. Not that there is a huge alcohol presence in the taste, but there is an unmistakeable warmth in every sip. As the beer warms that warmth becomes a welcome addition, as EMJ is a tasty sipper to say the least. Pours a heavy black shade of pitch black. There is a soft small head that doesn't retain or lace in any special way - carbonation is fairly low. The smell is sweet and roasty, nice for the style. Taste is sweet, roasty, some alcohol presence. Rich mouthfeel. EMJ is a solid BIG stout, impressive in its assertiveness but probably not as enjoyable or memorable as something like Expedition or Ten Fidy (697 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Armsby Abbey 2015 Stoutfest. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a clearish dark brown with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps and legs.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, smokey malts, fudgy chocolate, light booze, faintly nutty.

T - Taste is smokey, lightly fudgy, semi sweet chocolate, molasses, faint milk chocolate, light roast.

M - Mouthfeel is thin, lightly carbonaed, ABV is hidden nicely.

O - Overall this beer was okay, really wasn't expecting it to be as smokey as it was. Still, nice to try it.

Serving Type: On tap (576 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin tan head
S: Very complex. Smoky, brandied cherries, melted chocolate, coffee, molasses and fudge
T: Starts off with chocolate, heads to a fig/molasses note, then to coffee/cherry, the finish is fudge then it ends with a smoky whisper
M: Full-bodied/smooth like liquid chocolate, there's alcohol present but not a detractor
O: A big, bold beer with enough complexity to make the requisite sipping quite enjoyable (473 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

tap at Armsby Abbey Stoutfest.

Pitch black long legs, light head, thick.

Nose Smokey, smoked campfire, roasty black malts, char, chewy fudge.

Taste again Smokey, smoked campfire, roasty char, smoked meat, briny, charred malts, bitter earthy hops, chewy char and caramel, light booze.sticky syrupy also.

Mouth thick syrupy mess, just a little booze though. (359 characters)

Photo of ohbeer89
4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

All of your usual imp stout flavors show up as well as an extra helping of molasses and some smokey notes which are especially prevalent on the nose. This should get extra points because it achieves this without the adjuncts that one normally sees in those sort of "kitchen sink stouts" that are aged on cacao nibs grown and picked exclusively by bearded monks and conditioned in vats that once contained Regis Philbin's favorite brand of hair cream. (450 characters)

Photo of cokes
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tar black. Though it's too dark too see anything, there is enough intrepid carbonation to feed a lasting tobacco brown head. The height and durability of it is remarkable given the strength of the liquid below.
The nose brings fudge brownies, bakers cocoa, carob, black rum, soy sauce, brown sugar, root vegetables, vanilla cream, and whispers of peat smoke. For what it is, the nose is a touch less assertive and not as aggressively boozy as I would have guessed. But it teases out its nuances as it nears room temperature.
It rolls over and coats the tongue with molasses, prune, dark chocolate, grilled sweet potatoes and carob. Irish coffee and smoke notes gather midway, but it never tends any direction other than sweet. Booze bring blackstrap rum, hints of a well-aged Islay, and a surprising lack of actual burn.
There is a great depth and width of flavor here. And most of it is laid bare initially. It's overridingly sweet (yet, miraculously non-cloying) nature begins as is touches the tastebuds and lingers well past the swallow. It's complexies are largely gradients of the same color. Cocoa sweet, latte sweet, dark fruit sweet, then boozy sweet. But it works, as smoke adds a shrouding counterbalance.
It drinks like slightly carbonated brownie batter, which actually prevents the sweet and the alcohol content from overwhelming, as they are spread out over time.
It's as unsubtle as its name, but it lives up to it. (1,455 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours brilliant pitch black producing an extraordinarily creamy 2” dark tan foam collar that grips the side of the glass, has some legs.
S: Chocolate, espresso, grain, dark sugars.
T: Dark chocolate, malty sweetness, dark caramel long bitter chocolate aftertastes.
F: very chewy, very fine soft carbonation, some graininess, warming
O: A well composed imperial stout that hits all the right buttons. (408 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch blackish, thin dense dark brown head fades quickly to a thin ring, few scattered dots on the glass. Mildly glass staining but not Zhukov. Smell: bacon, roasty, molasses, anise note, brownie batter. Taste: fudgey brownies, dark brown sugar, roast city, bacon, balancing hopping... lightly earthy, vanilla and anise notes. A real treat, gotta go make brownies with bacon in them. (386 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Gator Beverage. Nice little surprise when I walked in. This one pours pitch black with a very dark, half finger creamy head that settles like the top of a cup of espresso. Aroma of big peaty smoke, dark fruit, roast, chocolate fudge. Flavor follows with lots of smoked malts, roasty chocolate fudge, plenty of dark fruit, molasses. Big rich body, medium low carbonation, dry lingering smoke finish. Man, this is good. I've had double barrel Jesus, and assumed this was the base beer, but coming into this had no idea it was a smoked stout. DB Jesus had no smoke so I guess it was a different base. Really pleasant surprise as I love these smoked stouts when done right. This was done right. (702 characters)

Photo of SLeffler27
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours syrupy jet black with a short-lived, fine, dark-walnut foam that builds to a quarter inch before settling to a thin ring, leaving a dense coating on the Dogfish Head snifter.

Dark roasted malt with coffee, fudge, burnt sugar, and plum pudding.

Rich fudge with bittersweet chocolate tilts the balance towards sweetness without forgetting roasted bitterness. The finish is long and filled with chocolate. Warms spectacularly, becoming luxurious in every aspect.

A dense, luscious texture with ample alcohol just short of being hot. Carbonation is soft.

This is a nice sipping beer for long contemplation or deep conversation. This would easily compliment a cigar or float vanilla ice cream. A seriously luxurious beer to be savored with the best of friends or close family. (781 characters)

Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Strong but disguised well. Chocolate, coffee, raspberry notes. Very unique beer. Pours dark. Light head. Drinkable. Great aftertaste. Might just get a second. Hard not to try something different. Thanks Torst. (221 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a bottle locally, enjoyed from an orange triangle tørst wine glass.

a - brew pours none more black with a generous creamy tan foamy head that didn't hang too long, but left nice lace of where it once was.

s - nose is really nice with roasted black malt, some licorice and chocolate. really inviting with some soft fruity undertones.

t/m/o - so smooth and silky while still being full bodied and explosively flavorful. big deep chocolate licorice with a nice roasted glaze. tastes like a beer big and tastes like it is dangerously drinkable. a meal in a glass. fairly sweet with milk stout qualities. overall a nice stout from evil twin...not my favorite, but a solid offering. (696 characters)

Photo of sphmiel
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at iTap CWE. delivered in a goblet, quickly disappearing head. Roasted malty, coffee, cocoa aroma. Tastes of coffee and cocoa, dark fruits, molasses, and a hint of smoke. A lot going on here, almost too much. As others have noted, the ABV is well hidden.
A well crafted imperial stout. (293 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -23.5%
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. (179 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
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. (212 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a gorgeous, pitch black color with a quarter of a finger of dark caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Roasted malt and tons of dark chocolate. Notes of vanilla, caramel, burnt sugar, cherries, brownies, floral hops.

Taste: Amazing! Malty up front, quickly followed by tons of chocolate, vanilla and caramel. I also get slight notes of coffee, and oak. Finally, there is no hops bitterness to speak of, which I overall prefer. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smoooooooth! Virtually no carbonation. With an ABV of 12%, there is a definite strong presence of alcohol on the palate. A very pleasant alcohol warmth.

Overall: Damn, this is an awesome beer! Tasty as hell, and very comforting (as far as a beer can be comforting). Probably a bit too much on the sweet side for those who mind that, but I don’t so I love it! I’m definitely getting several bottles of this again! (1,117 characters)

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.67/5  rDev -13.6%
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. (703 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
4.57/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

. . . . Even. . . . More . . . . Jesus . . . .

With Westbrook brewing this right around the corner for Evil Twin, I could not resist this Christmas treat. Is this a godly inspiration, or scurrilous sacrilege? I may not want to know the answer to that. But I do intend to find out! All I can say is this brew better be divine, because it pours as dark as the abyss. Any light that goes in is never coming back. Akin to the motor oil in my first Fiero that went an impressive 2 years without being changed or seizing the engine. The head is an inch of dark coffee foam that settles quickly, leaving behind a trace of chocolate lacing and an inviting ring of dense bubbles around the perimeter. The aroma is complex. Salty soy sauce and rich dark fudge. Hints of black cherry mocha with Jordan almonds. The alcohol is surprisingly well-masked but the vapor does emanate from the glass (warning that you are about to indulge in something sinful). The flavor is intense. It coats the entire palate with an explosion of deep roasted coffee, semi-sweet cocoa, rum-soaked figs, and an acrid char. There is a graham-cracker breadiness that hides beneath the smoky veneer.This is incredibly delicious. I feel as though a campfire, replete with smores and an evening of happiness, has just poured in to my mouth. The texture is black velvet cream, with an understated yet fine carbonation. Merry Christmas. I will be saying my prayers tonight... for Even More Jesus. (1,458 characters)

Photo of MartzMimic
4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saved for Christmas - Pours from the bottle a dark brown with a reddish brown finger of head that leaves after a couple minutes. Big aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, dark fruit and coffee. The taste follows the aroma closely, but the smokiness of the malt is more prominent. The booze is hidden so well. Creamy, thick, chewy mouth. This is so well put together; complex without anything being overpowering. Excellent stout. (421 characters)

Photo of RollBounce
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Had at a tap take over on cask and draft. Cask smells more smokey and a little like bacon. Draft Is an incredible beer. Smells of the candy sugar Smoke and and wine flavor That I can't figure out. One of the best beers I tasted in a long time. (243 characters)

Photo of DelMontiac
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%

Shared this bottle with ole Hank on cold ass December afternoon in Northern Oklahoma. I let this sit in the cellar for several months so it would be nice and ready for Winter.

Pours that lusty overused motor oil black with a single finger of dark chestnut foam. Lacing was scant for such a big stout. Love the aromas - dark chocolate, burnt toasted marshmellow, vanilla bean, sweetened coffee, and booze. Flavors are so sweet. Almost too much sweetness amplifying the chocolate, vanilla, toffee, dark toast, and simmering brown sugar confections. Full bodied silky smooth feel is heavenly. This was not a cheap beer, but I should have taken two of them home anyway. Won't hesitate to purchase this again. (713 characters)

Photo of mabermud
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a tap. This opaque liquid has a sweet, chocolaty, roasty aroma. Taste is superb, deep and complex. A near perfect balance of roasted malt, sweet lactose, bitter chocolate, and coffee. The mouthfeel combines well with the other attributes. Smooth and silky. Overall, this is a very well-crafted beer, and a nice treat. (335 characters)

Photo of Magbas
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

A roasty aroma pours out of this beer the instant it's open. A big beer that somehow even at 12% pours like engine oil and drinks smooth. Some Evil Twin beers are hype, this one is not. (185 characters)

Photo of ttroha
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Bottle shared with a friend. I’m not lying when I say this: We played beer pong with this beer at a Halloween party. Yes, that’s right. The beer pours a black with a toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Very delicious. I don’t recommend playing beer pong with it. (362 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: Looks like a imp stout ought to. Very dark, nearly opaque. Some deep ruby highlights when held to light. Thick dark mocha head that leaves some messy lacing.
smell: Rich, chocolate, coffee fudge. Decadent and smoky.
taste: Rich decadent coffee, dark fruit, and cream with a smoky finish. Damn.
overall: An extraordinary imp stout in a time of extraordinary imp stouts. Well done. (385 characters)

Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.