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Evil Twin Even More Jesus - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 188
Hads: 1,282
Avg: 4.26
pDev: 8.69%
Wants: 211
Gots: 396 | FT: 64
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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 chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.79/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

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Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyI
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

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Photo of RollBounce
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

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Photo of DelMontiac
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%

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.

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Photo of mabermud
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Photo of Magbas
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

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Photo of ttroha
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of MagicJeff
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Inky, darkest brown body; mocha head that is retained throughout drinking.

S: Dark chocolate; slight soy

T: Dark, dark chocolate, slight coffee mid taste; Not really picking up soy in the taste, but pick up some in the after taste

MF: full bodied and honestly a chore to drink a bomber by one's self

O: I think I drank this too soon; would like to see the dark chocolate and tannin-like feel subside a tad; maybe it was just too warm out today; either way a solid brew and I would love to have this during a holiday

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black, pretty much no head.

Aroma: Booze, semi sweet chocolate and mild roast.

Flavor:More chocolate, light roast and a touch of soy sauce.

Mouthfeel: Medium chewy, booze seems to thin it out a bit.

Overall: Great brew, similar to "love you stout", though I prefer the later.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light coffee notes and some residuals sugars is well balanced and extremely enjoyable. Taste is an incredibly well-balanced mix between some black chocolates notes with light fudge notes also noticeable with some light roasted coffee notes that is offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is full with creamy and oily like consistency with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very enjoyable treat.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Even more jesus (12 abv 4, 8, 9, 5, 18)

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades over a slow amount of time leaving a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a coffee and caramelized sugar smell with a very strong showing of chocolate and vanilla giving an overall rather nice mocha like smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of a good deal of roasted malt and some aromas of a more crème like smell, producing a rich and tasty smelling sweet mocha espresso smell.

Taste – The taste starts out strong with sweet chocolate and coffee flavor infused with a good deal of caramel sweetness. As the flavors advance creamy tastes come to the tongue with flavors of crème and vanilla both entering the taste profile. Along with these comes even more espresso with a strong showing of some candied sugar and a bit of a more molasses and a bit more burnt sugar/caramel taste. Some very light dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin peek their way into the taste, but in comparison to the other flavors, these are super light. In the end the mix of very light booze, chocolate, sugars and coffee ends up leaving a delicious and rich coffee infused chocolate cake flavor to linger on the tongue. Oh so satisfying!!

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The super thick body is fantastic for all the very roasted and dark as well as sweet flavors of the brew and mixed with the lighter carbonation create a thick and mouthcoating feel that baths the tongue in all the glorious and rich flavors of the beer.

Overall - This is one damn fine and rich imperial stout with tons of chocolate cake and coffee like flavors which coupled with the big rich flavors of the brew make for a very nice sipping stout.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Shared at a 10K review beer tasting; drank from a Hill Farmstead stemmed snifter.
Thanks to rejtable (RB) for the bottle!

Pours deep and black, with a nice short mocha head and loads of lacing. I found the nose to be the best part of this beer, big dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, pruney fruits, coffee and lots of hot alcohol. On the palate, it's still quite nice, again, roasted malts, espresso, molasses. Big in the mouth with just enough carb. Tasty!

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Thick midnight black, resembling used motor oil with a medium at best carbonation. Somewhat thick head rising to over a finger's length coming off a dark tan.

Smell: Oh my god so potent, like sweet coffee....you smell roasted sugar as well.

Taste: Complex, bitter but not hoppy. You feel the cocoa espresso feel coming off the brew like as if it were to be your perfect dinner dessert. Dark chocolate undertone with a a slight pinch of caramel you have yourself a hit.

Mouth: Medium carbonation and after taste whether you like it or not sticks likes gray on cement.
Overall: Wow, absolutely mind blowing and can absolutely put this in my top ten stouts. I could wish for a little more molasses but the coffee more than makes up for it. You see it, grab it and try it....for any stout fan it will definitely not disappoint.

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Photo of Neekz_Brewz
3.75/5  rDev -12%

This beer had a nice dark brown head that didn't go away instantly. The smell was rich but the flavors were insane. I felt I kept getting different flavors with this one. The first sip was like a sugar bomb but it mellowed out after a few sips. I got more chocolate dark fruit towards the middle and back of the mouth with a slight hint of coffee. However as the beer warmed up the bitterness of the coffee was overpowering. The mouth was was a very velvety slick feel. I had a 22 oz and I couldn't finish it. Overall good beer but not great.

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Photo of John_M
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

The beer pours a blackish brown color with very good head retention and lacing. The head on this beer is rich, thick and dark... this beer looks impressive. On the nose, I get milk chocolate, malt balls, vanilla, and a hint of coffee. The flavor profile replicates the noes pretty closely in this fairly sweet beer, and I'm impressed by how well the alcohol is integrated into the flavor profile. Drinkability is impressive, as the alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile. You can tell it's up there, and a little bit goes a long way, but this is one delicious beer.

Very, very impressive, especially at the $16 price point (at least that's what we're paying here Eugene.

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Photo of mnredsoxfan69
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

I poured this into a stemless wine goblet from a bomber. Dark black, opaque liquid filled the glass with a half a finger of quickly disappearing head that left a ring around the edge. In the nose I smelled molasses and bacon which followed on the tongue. A truly lovely combination that tripped over my tongue like silk as the alcohol warmed my mouth and belly. Oh, my this is good stuff. A truly superior imperial stout.

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Photo of barczar
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bourbon dominant in aroma, caramel, vanilla, with roast, smoky, with some soy. Flavor is chocolatey, bourbon, with dark cherry fruitiness, and a smoky finish.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.09/5  rDev -4%

Poured a black body with minimal head and lace.
I like my darker beers (porters and stouts) to have sweetness thanks to a sweet tooth of mine and this doesn't disappoint in the aroma as there is a chocolatey/toffeeish aroma and some roasted coffee malts although more sweet.
Beer is real smooth for a dark, heavy beer and also real sweet as the chocolate malts (and little bits of toffee/dark fruit) are the dominant taste profile as the balance is kept from roasted coffee malts but they are in the background.
Beer is not overly sweet, I should clarify, but has enough sweetness to please a "sweet beer" fan like me but also enough of a dry, coffee edge that most people will want to have this beer even if they don't like sweeter stouts/porters.

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Photo of lighthabit
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

gift from a customer, have no idea where it came from.
sublime, subtle, smooth, deceptive.
nice to see a well done imp stout . . . like yin, only better.
smell is slight, sweet, not strong.
taste is scary smooth for this abv. only thing keeping one from having way too much is it is rich, almost dessert-like.
feel is silky, smooth, hint of heat lingers after it's gone.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: As black as black gets. Hard pour rouses two fingers of dark brown head. Great retention. Lacing coats the glass in a thin sheet that slowly slides back down into the beer, leaving only thin jagged rings.

S: Burnt sugar, dark caramel, burnt marshmallows, confectioners sugar, chocolate syrup, touch of leather. Brandy-like esters. Char. By the smell of it this will be a huge,sweet, and viscous beer.

T: Burnt sugar, char, chocolate sauce, brownie batter, burnt marshmallows. Carob and unsweetened cocoa. Irish coffee. Brown sugar. Tootsie rolls. Hints of charcoal and ash. Subtle brandy and port wine. Considering the overall sweetness of the beer, it's actually surprising that it manages to dry a bit into the finish. Chocolate truffles, chocolate sauce, and nutty roast on the finish.

M: Thick and creamy with a slight viscous feel. Silky and gliding. Weight presses down gently, and not with any heft or sense of sludge. Very lithe in the mouth for such a big beer. Slight soothing warmth.

O: Goddamn. Evil Twin has really perfected the art of making huge beers that just defy logic and gravity. Sweet but never cloying, big and rich in body but never heavy or sludgey, 12% abv but with no overt potency or heat. Too easy to drink for its massive size, and it sneaks up on you quickly. I think some sugar additions must've helped this out. A very controlled beer overall, and too easy to drink.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.