I Love You With My Stout
Evil Twin Brewing

I Love You With My StoutI Love You With My Stout
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #688
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,929
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.33%
Reviews:
236
Ratings:
1,410
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
93
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I Love You With My StoutI Love You With My Stout
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Photo of Msp004
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle , close to 5 yo,
Pours black color with a minor tan head

Nose is roasted malts, bitter sweet chocolate and molasses.

Mouth is super complex, thick and rich. Sweet dark fruit, bitter sweet chocolate, black licorice and molasses with a smooth whiskey undertone. Very soft and thick with minor carbonation. Desert.

Dangerously drinkable. 12avb or higher now is simply masked in the complexity of the mouth.

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Photo of hman43
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: It pours very dark brown with a tan head. Head retention is moderately low.

Smell: There are aromas of roast and bacon like smoke. There are background notes of plum.

Taste: It has flavors of roasts and a bacon like smoke element. There are dark fruits at a moderate level most like plums. There is a hint of vanilla in the flavor.

Feel: It has a medium full body which is surprising considering the ABV. It has a smoky, roasty aftertaste. It has very smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, the aromas do not convey the complexity of the elements in the taste which is quite complex.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
2.92/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

2014 vintage; drank 12/9/14 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown hue with champagne bubbles throughout.

Big dark tan head; thick lace.

Cream, fresh earth & orange citrus nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Cream & orange citrus flavors collide, creating a sour milk taste at first; thankfully, chocolate & fresh earth notes emerge as this warms, making this drinkable. Still, not very enjoyable.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin Brewing "I Love You With My Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, contract brewed in Stratford, CT and coded "BATCH #014 08:11"
$4.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: An Imperial stout at 12% ABV, eh? OK. It's a very dark brown that appears black in the full glass but also reveals some dark reddish mahogany brown highlights at the base of the glass. The head is a finger-thick cap of tan but I can see that it's already dwindling. The aroma expresses dark malt with some dark fruit (dried plums, raisin), something like rum, some bittersweet dark chocolate, and a delicate spiciness that's reminiscent of star anise. It's interesting; it's not what I was expecting. By now the head has dropped to a creamy collar and some whisky 'islands' on the surface, and there's no lacing left behind. On to the flavor... it's not as rich as I thought it would be, nor as chocolatey or roasty. There's a sweetness to it like brown sugar, and that rum note comes through as well, perhaps from the combination of residual sugars and alcohol. It's got a medium-dark caramel note to it, just about at the point where when you're making caramel it looks reddish brown. The plum remains, and I get more fig than raisin although there is some raisin in the lingering finish. Most importantly I'm still finding that note of star anise, and I sometimes get a hint of black licorice as well. There's some roastiness to it but it's only slightly coffee-like. There's a touch of molasses in the finish as well, and an herbal note which I'll assume is from hops, and which is most likely where the black licorice is coming from. It's bitter, that comes out in the finish, but upfront it seems sweet. The alcohol shows, mainly in the finish as well. Along with the sugary character that's there it has an almost whiskey-like quality to it. It's interesting, and fairly complex. Unique. In the mouth it's only medium bodied but it does have a bit of a dextrinous side to it. As for the carbonation, it's low, but perhaps in conjunction with the alcohol there is a bit of a bristle on the tongue. Overall I like it better than "Even More Jesus", which is mentioned on the label. It's unique, and worth trying.
Review #6,530

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Photo of KooVee
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Batch #009.

Red-hued black colour. Brown-tinted foam is slow to appear at first when poured cold, but it has considerable staying power.

Aroma is almost exactly that of a treacle-based (Finnish) Christmas bread, with a bit of smokiness peeking in towards the end. Fits Christmas flavours in this part of the world perfectly (if your ham is smoked). A bit of alcohol amplifies the aroma.

Taste is not _quite_ as sweet as the smell would indicate, and a strong presence of alcohol rises to the fore. Something faintly similar to whiskey and rum in those notes. A matter of taste if this is coarse or suits the context. After the initial shock I quite like it, but my feeling is that this would benefit from even upwards from 5 years of aging so the alcohol becomes mellow and complex. There are roasted flavours but they play a second fiddle to the burn. Smokiness is still there in the retronasal. Feel is good and carbonation suitable, even if at the upper limit.

Actually, I can see batch #014 as the latest one.. wonder how old this is then. It still has some quite sharp edges to it and I would lay it down for at least two years more. A sipper in the American vein.. bold and appealing but not particularly subtle.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An authentically American beer, without consecrations. Because I am a lover of Belgian beers, this type of beer is too hard for you. I recognize that this is a very good beer but it is too hard for me, too flat, too direct.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Taste: Boozy bite, dark roasted malt, molasses, bittersweet, dry finish. Raisins, dark fruit and molasses, semi sweet nose.
Black/brown, mostly opaque, tan head with delicate ringed lace. Medium/full body. Has a kick to it.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: silky black color with a 1/2 finger tan head

S: super rich chocolate, roasted malts, sweet malt, candi sugar, and alcohol. A touch of root beer at the end as well. Some leather and molasses at the end as well. An extremely rich smelling beer with nice complexity

T: big hit of alcohol upfront followed my sharp roasted malt. Sweet caramel and cola follow that. Dark chocolate powder and some molasses/root beer finish it out

M: heavier side of medium with mid carbonation

O: very rich tasting, but it has a lot of booze as well, expected for 12%. Sipper for sure

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Photo of YungAnejo
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

(Review is from cellar temp to room temp)
Got the 4pack of 12oz bottles for $16.99

Normal pour into snifter produces an inch of coffee brown head, solid black body unpenetrable by flash light, no lacing

Aroma at first is milk chocolate mixed with a light sweet toffee smell, as it warms it goes to licorice and plums, warm it brings out lots of phenolic leather notes, alcohol aroma is similar to a sharpie marker, personally it’s very inviting

Some pretty solid bitterness at first but the taste follows the nose almost all the way through, milk chocolate to licorice then to leather, no alcohol presence

Feel is smooth and heavy, low carbonation, coats the mouth with oil, slight alcohol burn. Definitely a sipping brew.

Overall one of my favorites from Evil Twin, I’d consider this a dessert brew since it’s so milky at first, highly recommend.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours deep black with a small head.

The smell is dark malt, chocolate, and coffee.

The taste is dark malt, char, tobacco, leather, and a little coffee.

Medium/thick feel with medium carbonation.

Overall this has too much char and leather and tobacco for my taste.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle.

Look is a dark ruby brown with a thin dark head that fades.
Smells and tastes great. Lots of roasted dark chocolate and smokey whiskey tones. A hint of dark coffee.
Smooth feel, decent carbonation and prominent alcohol warmth, especially as the glass warms.

Overall a very lovely stout!

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Photo of Holderness
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — 1,000 lumens passed through the glass reveals a very dark filtered amber body with a small tan head produced with well-aerated pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S — Booze, bittersweet chocolate, stone fruit, smoke
T — Dark chocolate, booze, roasty coffee, brown sugar. Simple yet well executed
F — Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. It’s not thin but the flavor palate is a bit dull.

83/100

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Deeply brown to almost black in color, it comes with thin foamy brown head that stays for a while before sinking to some lingering bubble sheet atop and leaving some spotty lace on the glass-side.

Smell of licorice, toasted wood, coffee, chocolate, roasted barley, spice, dark bread, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark cherry, grassy hop, and a bit of pungent booze.

The taste kicks off with strong roasted and toasted reminding of burnt wood, charred grain, with hint of coffee and chocolate. Big spiciness from both licorice and the obvious evidence of warming alcohol while sweetness begins to mingle with notes of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, dark cherry, as well as dark bread. There is a hint of woody barrel also with a little bit of soy sauce while bitterness is derived from both hop and roasted.

Rather full body with smooth mouthfeel and low to moderate carbonation, the feeling is thick and well-rounded with a very dry finish. Good big Stout.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving: On tap


Pours a thick pitch black with a thick tan finger of head. Middlin' retention; web-like lacing. There is a thick sticky aroma of cocoa and greasy roast nuts. The flavor follows with roasty and light molasses coating your mouth in flavor. A thick, rich, velvety and sticky feel that expertly verges on too much without completely crossing over. Out eventuality wears a bit but it is a BIG beer sho I guess that's to be expected. Another great stout from these folks and one that I'd gladly have again.

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Photo of Eddieeight
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thick and dark
Smells like raisins dates figs dark fruits
Tastes like them too. A hint of cinnamon. Equal parts sweet and bitter.
Feels medium bodied
Overall it's good but it doesn't stand out for any reason in any unique way. Decent stout.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown color with a nice looking off white to tan foamy finger-ed head that dissipated within a good half minute. Moderate lacing clings nicely around the glass. The smell starts off with sweet milk chocolate roaming into subtle roasty coffee bean and then entering into some black licorice. The taste pretty much copies the aroma and ends up leaving a big roasty to sweet sticky milk chocolate to black licorice aftertaste. The finish is also a bit sticky. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body. It’s a sipper. Carbonation runs really light allowing a big sticky roastiness to cling to my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a nice Double/Imperial Stout that I would have again.

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Photo of degueulasse
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This very chocolaty beer pours a dark brown (almost black) with a slight head. It smells like rich chocolate and oak. The chocolate remains in the taste, but as it warms over time, it starts to take on notes of sweet caramel and red cherry. It's a very good beer, maybe even great, but it doesn't taste like anything I haven't had before.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Creamy khaki brown head, good lacing. Smells a bit boozy with brown sugar, dark chocolate, dark malts, and a bit of cinnamon. The booze is well masked in the taste, with the dark malts leading the way as well as a bit of burnt coffee beans and the slightest sweetness.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with milky brown head. Lacing coats the glass in sheets. Smells like maple syrup and toffee. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, and nearly burnt malt give this thick brew boast wonderfully rich flavors. Brown-sugar sweetness in the finish. Full-bodied.

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Photo of JonSchwartz
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham. I realize I'm rating it lower than others. Its bitterness and its lack of creaminess are knocks, for me, in an imperial stout.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy milk chocolate head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Roasted malt and dark chocolate lead the way, earthy, touch of spice, and a little dark sugar sweetness.

T: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, a hint of anise, a bit peppery and almost minty, and a little toffee sweetness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, with just the faintest hint of alcohol.

O: A bit one dimensional, but still a nice imperial stout.

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours ink black with a deep beige head atop that settles slowly into a creamy-like mass.Coffee roast and vanilla stands out most in the nose,some alcohol dipped fruits in there as well.Bitter chocolate intertwined with caramel/vanilla upfront on the palate with more sweet alcohol and just enough roast in the finish to keep it from being cloying...but only barely so.It's big and packed with alcohol and flavor,it's thick and creamy and quite a brash impy stout.

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Photo of Shanex
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a teku glass

Pours a brownish 2 fingers head fading quickly. Has both chocolate and coffee aroma with a clear coffee finish. At 12%, this imperial stout will whack the shit of you. It's heavy stuff, but pretty good. Cheers!

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Photo of Vader444
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour into tulip.

Grabbed 8 of these when I found them in a local shop. After the first 3 I kinda regretted it; I found the smell and flavours to be really muted and one-dimensional. Nothing like the Even More Jesus clone it purportes to be. Then I let one warm for a good while and poured half a bottle at a time. This really opened this beer up and it was transformed into a rich chocolate-fudge decadent stout with an amazing mouthfeel; the difference is incredible. I think I may even prefer it to EMJ. 4 more bottles to make my mind up. Cheers!

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Photo of buschbeer
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a snifter
2014

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of tan head that leaves a leaves a little lacing.

I smell roasted malt and anise right away. I get some hints of chocolate and coffee. It smells pretty mellow with a couple years on it.

The taste begins with roasted malt with a little chocolate. The anise flavor comes on strong in the middle then subside leaving a coffee finish.

Thick, viscous mouthfeel

It reminds me of Bells Expedition Stout. It is very smooth, and the mouthfeel is perfect. This is a very solid beer from a renowned brewer. It is definitely worth a try.

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