Double Barrel Jesus
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #43
Ranked #172
4.51 | pDev: 6.21%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
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Notes: 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 by MisfitIK-9:
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4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of Impfan
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pour is black as night, and as thick as tar mixed with motor oil. Aroma and flavor of rich, deep dark chocolate fudge brownie, raisin, fig, date, prune, cinnamon, vanilla toasted coconut, black cherry, molasses, barbeque sauce, marshmallow, leather, tobacco, and spicy rye in the finish. Balanced from beginning of sip through the finish. Body is way north of full, and it carries the aftertaste into a near eternal finish. If I could carp about any aspect of this beer, it would its drinkability, but I won’t, because the decadent richness is so all-encompassing that it’s like a glass of liquid heaven.

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Photo of superspak
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2900th review! 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled in 2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense dark brown head with solid retention, that reduces to a spotty lace cap that lingers. Some slight lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, fudge, licorice, dark bread, spicy rye, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisin, prune, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Fantastic aromas with incredible complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, fudge, licorice, dark bread, spicy rye, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisin, prune, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, fudge, licorice, dark bread, spicy rye, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, oak, raisin, prune, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of huge dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a world class barrel aged imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and quite smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. Very similar to Even More Jesus with some mellower deep roasted character and added rye and barrel complexity. An insanely delicious offering.

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Photo of Dope
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No bottling date but released in the last few weeks.

A: Pitch black pour with a small but very dense dark brown head. Despite the smallish head it refuses to die and sticks around forever. Great retention. Lacing is heavy, heavy but doesn't stick too well.

S: Oh yeah, mellow and smooth caramel. Lots of it. Thick, heavy fudge. Spiciness, must be rye whiskey. Hints of oak. Aroma isn't particularly strong or bold in anyway (low carbonation) but it sure is decadent.

T: Heavy, heavy, heavy bourbon up front with the thickest, most viscous chocolate ever. It's like drinking hot fudge out of the fridge, dipped in bourbon and rye whiskey. Lots of heavy caramel, spicy rye and loads of oak in the middle. Very sweet, very heavy flavors. Aftertaste coats the mouth like a chocolate oil slick with plenty of oak and a little rye spiciness mixed in. Oak seems to linger forever. Sweetness and heaviness hides the alcohol but there is just a hint of alcohol sting after each sip.

M: Incredible mouthfeel. Super heavy body, low carbonation. Thick, thick, thick. Honestly just a step away from room temp hershey's syrup. Or brownie batter. You get the idea. Weighty.

O: Interesting. I'm a big fan of Evil Twin stouts and this one does not disappoint. Great balancing act between the two whiskeys. Lots of chocolate to even it out a bit. Big, decadent and sweet flavors throughout. Mouthfeel is top notch, heavy heavy heavy. Wonderful but the strength, sweetness and thickness does make this one a serious sipper. Even after everything I've said, I think the base beer is still phenomenal and I have it rated ever so slightly higher.

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Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +10.9%
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 MNBeerGeek
4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark chocolate for days. Smells like dark fruit, oaky booze, dark roast malt, chocolate and hazelnut. Delicious upfront whiskey barrel flavor with loads of chocolate. The finish lasts for an extremely long time that rolls from chocolate to dark bitter malts and coffee with hazelnut. This looks and feels like motor oil, in the best way. Overall, this is so much better than I thought it would be.

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Photo of Tropheus
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pour a beautiful espresso color with a thin head which disappeared quickly. Has a sweet aroma with the scent of plums, raisin figs and a nice bourbon presence. Taste as described and the bourbon flavor is a little bolder but not to strong. Every sip leaves a Carmel color Tint on the glass. Had high hopes after reading reviews and seeing comments about DBJ worth every penny of my $25 and kinda wish I didn't trade my second.

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Photo of Zippermouth
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Snifter

L - Pours an impenetrable oily brown accompanied by an evanescent sliver of brown bubbles that trace a ring around the edge of the glass.

S - A rich, boozy aroma wafts from the glass. Abundant bourbon dominates the nose complimented by abundant notes of coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

T - The taste is prominently boozy, saturated with bourbon intensity that lends its characteristic spiciness to the flavor. Finishes sticky and sweet with a massive amount of coffee and chocolate. The deeply roasted malt presence fades into a subtle undercurrent of hopped bitterness.

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

O - Without a doubt, this is one of the crowning achievements of the prestigious "Even More Jesus" series from Evil Twin. Huge, loud and utterly delicious. An instant classic.

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4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
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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Photo of BMMillsy
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%

Bottle from trade. Excited about this one. Pours pitch black and thick with a half finger dark brown creamy head on top. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate covered raisins, whiskey and oak, molasses, anise. Flavor follows with anise and dark fruits, chocolate, sweet molasses, and a long vanilla bourbon finish alongside a hint of cocoa powder. Really really smooth, not at all boozy, thick and rich, low carbonation. Really easy drinking and a beautifully made BA stout. While it’s on the fruit and molasses side of the flavor profile than I like, there’s no question that this a beautifully made brew. Would have it any time. Right there with Uncle Jacobs with a somewhat similar flavor profile. Yum.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a BCBS snifter from a 22oz bottle.

Pours a gorgeous deep dark viscous black liquid. There is a nice quarter inch tan head that forms and is pretty dense. It recedes quit quickly down to a nice thin film.

Aroma starts off sweet. Notes of molasses and some slight burnt caramel. Gorgeous notes of bourbon and some nice deep sugary honey. Nice notes of boozy heat are present in the nose. Slight notes of roasted malt with mild coffee and some nice milk chocolate notes are present. Overall aroma is pretty sweet.

Flavor. Wow. Pretty amazing. Starts of with notes of sweet molasses and caramel. Very sweet notes of Bourbon with slight honey notes and slight vanilla spice from the wood. There are delicious notes of cocoa powder and bakers chocolate with some nice moist chocolate cake notes. There are some underlying notes of mild coffee roast as well as some nice dark bitter chocolate. The brew is very complex. The flavors are well crafted individually; they are vivid, silky and hearty but above all they are blended together so well. There are some delicious underlying notes of almond and some coffee as well wrapped up by some delicious Bourbon sweetness. Mouthfeel is perfect. Lower carbonation with great velvety richness.

Overall this is a winner. I haven't had a ET stout that was bad. The mouthfeel is flawless and the notes of chocolate and bourbon and sugary/caramel sweetness are outstanding.

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Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick as 40 weight motor oil, black with 2+ fingers of light brown head. Pretty good head retention & lacing, nice viscosity to this, stays effervescent

S: Much plum, black currants, leafy hops & carob, some oakyness, faint boozey notes

T: Plum, slight coffee notes, a bit of booze, raisins & baker's chocolate up front. Some caramel mixes in along a trace amount of molasses, then raisins, plums & oaky dryness, slight pruneyness. Finishes dry, boozey, with plums, carob & a bit of figgyness

MF: Firm carbonation, warming, medium bodied, smooths out a bit once warm, turns sticky

A big bruiser, but no real flaws, wished the Bourbon Barrel would've came through a bit more. Not bad, but was expecting more... Well worth a go if your wallet can stand it...

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.66/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Black as night, with a creamy top forming of supper dark brown mocha chestnut color. Creamy collar and nice top. Virtually identical to it's bourbon biscotti brother, the head might even be darker dramatically. Aggressive, shocking, and dramatic looking.

Nice soft oak warmth and spiced fruit aromas. Hints of boozy whiskey warmth like kirsch. Some nice charring notes but with a fruit dominance and heat that is very controlling but overbearing. Some warmth brings some peppermint like candy.

Palate brings the goods in spades. Creamy and fudgy mouthfeel with cherry warmth and brandy like sweetness. Rye spicy forward a bit with a hint of sharp rye whiskey dryness and sharp berried fruit too. Palate feel is not as fizzy and more creamy, but doesn't bring much bourbon tones. Controlled warmth with dark chocolate and more fruits on the finish.

It's alot like biscotti bourbon but goes for a fruitier, boozier and drier quality. It definitely comes across more whiskey forward also, leaving some of the notes of oaked effected caramel, butterscotch and vanilla behind somewhat. Either way it is remarkably well made.

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Photo of Apatschinn
4.84/5  rDev +7.3%
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 jaydoc
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZenBiscuits
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rspauldi
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -11.3%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Medium khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Whiskey and fudge. More fudge than whiskey, though. A little wood. Slightly fruity.

Taste - Fudgy. NIce whiskey. Lots of rich chocolate. I can't discern barrels. Just lots of whiskey. Some bitter coffee in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - Simple, but huge stout. Great flavors.

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Photo of Tertullian007
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmericaGWShark
4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jampics2
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of TJRoar
3.96/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrunkAl
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of millelacsmark
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerandboards
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

Double Barrel Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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