Stillwater / Evil Twin - Even Less Jesus | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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Stillwater / Evil Twin - Even Less JesusStillwater / Evil Twin - Even Less Jesus

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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout with burgundy grape juice added.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 37
Reviews by acehart1:
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Upon the heels of "Even More Jesus", there's not much 'less' about Stillwater's collaboration with the "Even more" brewer as the taste is rich, decadent and smooth but with a fruity undercurrent to offer a playful sense.

Its espresso-dark pour looks much more like coffee than of ale as the stout layers into the glass. Its dense and patient cascade gives the beer a high mocha appearance, creme and all. Succulent chocolates, vinous tartness and smoldering woods all play a part in the beer's scent while its savory sweetness of fudge and brownie batter frame its initial taste.

While its boisterous sweetness is slow to relax, its lumbering dryness yields to a dark chocolate, cocoa and burnt nib character as the robust dark roast coffee flavors take command- bringing their own dryness which opens the door for the acidity of red grape, plum, prune and blackberry to peak through in not-so-subtle fashion.

As the ale finishes full and sweet, its balance of broad and burnt woodish spice and vinous alcohols counter its residual malt and carry the savory taste of sherry and port well past its finish. Sure, this relegates the stout to a long and savory session, but is highly decadent for those after-dinner digestives, easily replacing any dessert!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black as sin brew (couldn't help it), topped by a reasonable dark brown head. OK retention, fading to a bubbly rim and oily residue.

Huge notes of roasted barley and booze on the aroma. Some sweet and sour grape notes, but nothing I can distinguish from many regular stouts. Hint of sweet cream. Huge stout aroma.

Flavor is much sweeter than I would have guessed, with a very noticeable grape juice presence. Tons of roasted barley, but overall tempered quite well, manifesting with plenty of roasty and chocolatey notes. Slight banana-flavored yeast flavor.

There's a bit of a puckering with this brew. Very full bodied, leaning toward silky rather than chewy. Plenty of alcohol, but not too boozy. Lively with minimal sting.

This is an interesting, sweet and slightly tart stout with a fantastic mouthfeel. Very good overall. Probably not good enough for the price tag, however.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This stout is super good to sit back and sip on!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

A - Pours Black with little head
S - Raisins? Figs?
T- Tastes likes dark fruits, without reading the label I would have suspected some wine barrel aging; turns out to be grape juice.
M- Medium thick mouth feel with a boozy bite on the back of the tongue.
O - I'm a sucker for this kind of beer, dark with sweet ovetones. I really enjoyed it.

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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Appearance: Pours pitch black as you may suspect given that is it an imperial stout. No head when poured from a 22oz'er to pint glass. No retention on the glass except for a few wisps here and there as sipped.

Smell: You can definitely pickup on the burgundy grapes used in this brew, in fact it dominates the nose. A bit too much in my opinion but i understand that this is a hybrid brew of sorts and it is expected. You will find a faint cocoa/dark chocolate lingering on the back end.

Taste: The burgundy grape juice dominates this brew as we found in the nose. I found it to be a bit overpowering to what is possibly an excellent imperial stout, but again, I get what they are doing here and I respect that. Its just not my personal preference and I would prefer it toned back a bit. You will find the rich imperial stout characteristics in your aftertaste on this one though. It is tasty, but just could be a bit more balanced in my opinion. This did even out as the brew warmed.

Mouthfeel: Rich, full mouthfeel. I feel like the burgundy grape juice adds a bit of effervescence which is interesting. The brew coats your tongue with a resinous lingering taste that is very pleasant. Would make a great after dinner beer which is exactly how I am enjoying it.

Overall: Overall, I like this brew for the brewers attempt at being bold. I think it is definitely worth a try if you get your hands on some. I like that they went out on a limb and respect their creativity. Prost.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with nice brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with molasses is enjoyable. Taste is a mix between light roasted malt with some black chocolate notes with quite a lot of residual sugar notes and some molasses. Body is full with good carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Sweeter then I usually like my imperial stout but enjoyable nonetheless.

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Stillwater / Evil Twin - Even Less Jesus from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 186 ratings