Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Double Barrel JesusEvil Twin Double Barrel Jesus

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly 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 and by all means aged in barrels and blended into a this very unique and rare tasting version standing in front of you.

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Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 565
Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.1/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looked and smelled awesome. Taste... just far too hot and boozy. The alcohol heat is exacerbated by a mouthfeel that's a bit thinner than optimal. Nice flavors -- char, roast, caramel, bourbon...but I didn't experience the "fudge like body" as described, and most flavors were drowned out by the booze. Didn't finish my glass. Just not my thing.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

At this point I feel that Evil Twin can really do no wrong. Their stouts are crammed at the top of my personal top beers list (and that list probably now has to make room for one more barrel aged addition). Keep 'em coming ET!

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Photo of winningwes91
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has 3 levels. Barrel, fudge and dark fruits. A very warm beer. It sneaks up on you and lets you know that it's 12%. Awesome thick mouthfeel. A definite step up from the original.

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Photo of kerry4porters
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big boozy stout yum nice fudgyNess to it with a heavy barrel slight smoky flavor and an incredible barrel aged stout nose delicious beer all around would love to try it again

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.98/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Pours thick and black with no head
S: Holy shit! Huge bourbon, chocolate, vanilla with an overall sweetness.
T: WOW! This is crazy good! Huge vanilla, chocolate and bourbon all blended perfectly together.
F: Super thick and coating, but just not quite as thick as Foolery, but very close.
O: Top 5 beer of all-time!

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Photo of jrnyc
4.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I sat on this beer for 8 months or so before I drank it. Even considers trading it. So glad I didn't. This beer is flat out awesome. So very smooth and drinkable. Near the top of the class.

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Photo of KaeF
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smells like coffee, tastes like coffe, chocolate, vanilla, creamy, little boozy in the end, decent stout, really like it! Nice stout, the barrels give it just the right depth.

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Photo of Apatschinn
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a TG Chalice. Unknown year but I'd imagine 2015.

L: Pours like old motor oil. Has a brown head that sticks around for a bit. Swirls thick!

S: Biscuits. Smells like chocolate covered breakfast food. Awesome.

T: Smoke and a ton of fudge. Barrel is up front but doesn't overpower the sweet malty goodness. So far so great.

F: Thick.

O: I've been waiting for 2 years to try this one and overall I'd say confidently that it's one of the best stouts I've had. Don't drink bad beer, this one's for real.

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Photo of aleigator
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thicker, motor oil black color with an immediately disappating small, dark brown head.

Very Bourbon forward on the nose, with a multi layered spiciness to it, which gets balanced by burned malts and bitter chocolate. The prominent barrel characteristics feature an apple sweetness, blending into cinnamon and flowery, caramel coated vanilla.

Drinks truly smooth, while producing an oak covered barrel bite during the finish, with a subdued, fitting, lower carbonation, featuring the beer's complex body in a perfect fashion.

Tastes of soft whipped cream, warm oak, and a big load of milk chocolate, which slowly turns more and more into a bitter chocolate direction, backed up by dried tobacco and burned malts. Sweet toffee, fudge and mousse au chocolate provide a nice, balancing sweetness, getting amped up by the spicy, yet pleasantly integrated barrel. This creates a breathtaking, well accentuated complexity, with a chocolate coated Bourbon bite prevailing. Finishes with its initial smooth chocolate qualities, with some alcohol soaked apple peel and lots of cinnamon cutting through, among cream soothed glazed toffee.

A truly extreme beer as for spicy, dry Bourbon gets challenged by utmost creamy, smooth chocolate, exhibiting an intriguing interplay with almost charred, lingering malts. This holds up to its well build taste diversity, uniting far reaching contrasts on the palate, mostly due to a soothing cream smoothness, calming the potent Bourbon bite, and the omnipresent malt bill perfectly well.

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Photo of fx20736
4.51/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 750ml bottle, late 2015/ early 2016. Served at cellar temp in a Duvel tulip.

Look: Black with a thin cinnamon colored head that almost totally diappears

Smell: Rich cocoa, roasted barley and Bourbon

Taste: licorice, chocolate syrup, burnt marshmallows, Booze is so well masked and woven into the flavor

Feel: a little syrupy

Overall: the only thing separating this from BCBS is this one has a somewhat pedestrian mouthfeel. Otherwise, this is an awesome BA Stout

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Photo of jhawkvol
4.71/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really thick with almost no head. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like bittersweet chocolate with nice bourbon barrel character. I liked it best just slightly warmer than fridge temp. It was more bitter than I prefer at room temp. I really like Even More Jesus but this is a significant upgrade. Phenomenal and underrated stout.

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Photo of spoony
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 650 ml bottle to a snifter. No date on the bottle, but this one has been in my cellar for about a year.

A-The beer is heavy and syrupy looking out of the bottle. A short, walnut colored head fades quickly leaving no lace and just a sliver of foam. The beer is a good looking deep-brown color with a nice sheen on the top. It is mostly still.

S-The aroma is a heady mixture browny batter and fudge, with hints of cherry, plum, raisin, some burnt sugar and caramel, mild whiskey spice, and plenty of alcohol heat. This thing is big and the flavors layer nicely on top of each other.

T-The taste is pretty similar to the smell. In addition to the dark fruits and whiskey notes, I taste a chocolatey fudge, lightly bitter coffee notes and cream that suggest a cappuccino. The finish is long and the lingering sweetness reminds me of whiskey and sherry.

M-The body is huge, heavy, and chewy. Lower levels of carbonation. If you like your beers thick, this is your jam, but I find it to be a little too much.

O-This is a really good beer. There is a lot going on here, but the flavors integrate well with each other and it never tastes busy or convoluted.

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Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L: Pretty dark brown, hints of black, dark leather tan head that sticks around like BBBB
S: Chocolate, roast, bourbon, cinnamon
T: Honey, cinnamon, bourbon, coffee, burnt sugars, roast, chocolate fudge
F: Creamy, thick, perfectly smooth
O: A perfect beer in my eyes.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2015 vintage
Roughly 6 months since bottling (no bottle date)

Appearance- Pours a black color, opaque, viscous and oily. Thin layer of chocolate colored head, incredibly dark, dissipates to a very fine layer. Lots of sticky alcohol legs on glass, coats like a layer of film.

Aroma- Sweet bourbon, astringent oak, spicy earthiness. Tons of chocolate, rich fudge, vanilla, creamy sugar, and caramel. Mocha type aromas, mild coffee.

Taste- Dry oak, chocolates. Dry cocoa, mocha coffee, mild nuttiness. Sweet bourbon, some spiciness. Fudge brownie, chocolate cake batter, creamy sugar, sweeter dark fruits, tons of vanilla and toasty coconut.

Feel- Full bodied, very creamy, slick and sticky, coats the mouth. Can feel dry at times, and other times feel creamy and smooth w/ sweetness. Moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall- Intense and rich flavors, very dessert like with tons of sweetness. Bourbon and barrel characteristics are so up front and raw, like the beer was just emptied from the barrels. However, the base beer is just as strong and flavorful that there remains a great balance. Truly enojoyable sipper, one of those beers that is just a treat to try.

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Photo of bentnorton
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - A very thin amount of mocha head that dissipated very quickly.
S - smells great, lots of bourbon and chocolate
T - very similar. Bourbon up front, super smooth, and lots of sweet Malts and chocolate in the finish.
F - good amount of carbonation. Very creamy.
O - definitely my favorite offering from evil twin. It's expensive, but it's probably worth it.

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Photo of mothman
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with no head. Rich dark chocolate, dark dried cherries, molasses, coffee roast, massive bourbon, and vanilla. Big oak. So much flavor. BCS level good. Ends roast/dry. Thick, motor oil. Rich. A little hot, but not in a bad way.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours super black with a little brown head that doesn't still around for long. S: Rich dark chocolate, some bourbon vanilla. T: Dark chocolate, some vanilla and some wood. Get a bit of the booze on the flavor. M: After the BCBS I just had, this is a little bit thinner, but not by much. O: ET makes amazing stouts and this is no exception. Lots of deep chocolate flavors and some nice barrel flavors on this.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a taster.

L - Pours an opaque black like used motor oil. Looks thick and decadent.

S - A rich, boozy aroma from the glass. Lots of bourbon in the nose complimented by notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

T - The taste follows the nose....I get alot more chocolate/fudge than I thought. Tastes like a bourbon soaked brownie washed down with some coffee.

M - Decadent and creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue and throat and leaves sticky residue to linger upon the palate.

O - Easily a favorite of mine by Evil Twin. This is what a barrel aged stout should be.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Initially ticked this one after having a 3oz pour, revisiting after having a bottle. Poured into a nonic:

Appearance: as black as it gets. Totally opaque black, the typical "motor oil" look. Carries a small, dark-brown head that actually sticks around for awhile. Beer is visibly heavy....just looking at how dark the head is gives away that this one is definitely a bruiser.

Aroma: I got a lot of leather and char as the dominant smells, along with a lot of bitter dark chocolate. So much power in the nose. Sometimes I describe lighter beers as having elegant or subtle scents on the nose, but this beer is a punch in the face when it comes to stout aroma. Layers of char, barrel, chocolate and more decadence. Lovely.

Taste: fair amount of heat here, which I love in a barrel-aged stout. The heat is buttressed by sweetness, however, with layer upon layer of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla-y bourbon flavor coming through. It has a distinctive flavor that I always get in Evil Twin beers that I haven't really been able to put my finger on, but it is delicious nonetheless.

Feel: thick and viscous, it definitely delivers in terms of the double barrel experience. Really nice, especially as it warmed a bit.

Overall: at $25 or more, it's tough on the wallet, but it is delicious. Wish it was available in 12oz bottles so I could enjoy it more often, but I suppose I'll still buy it when I see it on the shelf. Excellent.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good beer though overrated IMO. Prominent flavor is soy sauce. Don't get me wrong, it's good though I'd take regular BCBS over this every day of the year. Actually, I like Aun Mas Jesus better than this. Beer is good, expectations failed.

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Photo of boothbeer
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Pours nice dark brown, almost black. Small head, and not over carbonated. Aroma is of chocolate and dark fruit with nice bourbon and vanilla. I was happy that the dark fruit aroma did not carry into the taste, as I prefer a more roasty stout. Does have lots of chocolate and roast with a nice blend of bourbon. This was still drinking a little hot though with some alcohol heat in the finish. Nicely done. Great stout

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Photo of itsThatBoyE
4.77/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick, smells just amazing, bourbon, chocolate, barrel. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, enough sweetness to even the dark chocolate bitterness. Not sure I explicitly get the rye, but the fact that it is super balanced might be evidence enough. Lovely, worth the pricetag.

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Photo of Getalegup
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like motor oil, thick with little foam.
Flavor is so yummy, full of chocolate and booze. Just awesome. Palate is thick, oily.
Overall, this is one of the best I've had.
Jeppe should make a vanilla and a coconut version of DBJ, if it isn't already in barrels.

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

You're a little too hot now. I'll give this a thorough review in a year or 2. Jesus! The appearance and scent on you are phenomenal! Well done so far, evil twin!

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4.94/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Where to begin.. I think I shall choose free form prose:

Dark. As my soul. Velvet coated in molasses which drips so divine. The blackest bourbon barrel aged brew I've had in months. Evil Twin. I love thee.

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