Michigan Maple Jesus
Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #290
Ranked #718
4.37 | pDev: 7.32%
Mar 29, 2021
Jan 01, 2016
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4.34 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 29, 2021
4.8 by lebrisa from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mdfb79 from New York

Too sweet to be great; cloyingly sweet and dominated by maple and molasses. Good but one note; would have liked more bourbon and less maple to be honest.

Jan 26, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pathman from Ohio

12/07/19 bottle @ home

Dec 08, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2016 vintage; drank 12/11/16 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark tan head; minimal lace.

Vanilla, bourbon heat, maple syrup & faint milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Maple syrup, vanilla & sweet milk chocolate flavors up front; strong bourbon heat notes on the finish.

Bold flavors here, but way too sweet & boozy; currently a mess, maybe time will help?

May 14, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle. No dating information found.
Opaque, black colored body. Pours with a minimal tan head which results in a swirling, bubble led partial cap and ring. Lacing spots tend to slide down into body.
Aroma is big alcohol, with dark roasted malts and slight maple.
Taste is dark roasted malts with flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow. Oak bourbon barrel is a component. There is a definite but slight sweet flavor of maple. Big bourbon and dark fruit in the aftertaste.
Medium mouth feel, with a slight syrup texture. Buzz on the tongue. Supportive carbonation.
Excellent barrel aged stout with the addition of sweet maple.

May 09, 2019
4.38 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York on May 06, 2019
4.33 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Apr 09, 2019
4.49 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut on Mar 21, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dcotom from Iowa

Poured cold into a long-stemmed tulip, an aggressive pour yields a thin head of dark tan over a deep mahogany colored body. No highlights, because it's lightproof. Aromas and flavors are very bourbon forward, with the beer settling into a nice balance at room temperature. The roasty malt character is not overpowering, no char, a little dark fruit, a smidgen of coffee and molasses, a hint of licorice, and faint notes of maple syrup lingering on the finish. There is also some tannic astringence and a bit of barrel sourness. Some alcohol warmth, but not as much as might be expected. This is IMO much better at room temperature than at fridge temperature.

Jan 07, 2019
4.47 by RyanTheLion13 from Iowa on Dec 28, 2018
3.96 by socon67 from New York on Sep 16, 2018
4.59 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania on Sep 11, 2018
4.24 by jvillefan from California on Sep 11, 2018
4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 20, 2018
4.19 by Kurmaraja from California on May 04, 2018
4.25 by fosters9 from New York on Apr 16, 2018
4.44 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Apr 13, 2018
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3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

12oz bottle thanks to Steve. 3 into the Jesus lineup. Dark black pour with small head that subsides to ring. More maple and booze, syrupy and sweet. Molasses and roast grains, thick and slippery. Mildly smoky.

Mar 29, 2018
4.55 by Jpb123 from Iowa on Mar 17, 2018
4.38 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Feb 28, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a goblet from 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Thick dark brown tinted black body with medium bubbles creating a subtle dark tan head rising maybe half a finger's length.

Smell: Deep warm brown sugar scent with whiskey notes. Strong and smooth at the same time.

Taste: Sweet toffee and light whiskey notes. You feel coffee and this chocolate feel which remains lingering on the palate.

Mouth: sticky brew and honestly the best characteristic of the beer. Medium carbonation which is a nudge light, heavy molasses at the end.

Overall: Definitely a must grab, if you crave quality this one you can't let go. Always Ina glass. Salud!

Feb 01, 2018
4.16 by nickfl from Florida on Jan 24, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by kitch from Hong Kong

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a minimal brown head and sparse lacing.

Aroma: Molasses, raisins, bourbon, brown sugar and chocolate with only hints of maple.

Taste: Sweet, dark fruit, raisins, char, light smoke, roasty malts, milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and booze with touches of maple (more so as it warms).

Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: Probably too sweet and boozy for me while not having enough maple flavours.

Jan 03, 2018
4.39 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 26, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Rristow from Ohio

Tasted from bottle. Pours jet black with dark brown head. Coffee, cocoa and some bourbon on aroma. Sticky, chewy thick mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa, toffee, maple syrup, bourbon, caramel. Not overly maple which is nice. Tasted against regular Jesus and double barrel and I think DB was best.

Dec 24, 2017
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5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

This is - on record - the best beer Ive ever had. While rating, I put effort into finding some area to fault this beer and couldn't. Anyone who rated this beer less then perfect (5) in any/all catagories either A) has a difficult time offering a perfect score to anything or B) doesnt know enough about craft beer. I've rated many - this one stands out as better then all.

Pitch black color with thin dark baige head. Smell offer bourbon & maple syrup but subtle on both. Neither smells were over-powering. Taste was perfectly smooth with again a great balance between maple & bourbon.

This was a quietly released beer that should be heavily sought after and demands should be made to produce again.

Dec 22, 2017
4.23 by pezhead_79 from Indiana on Nov 27, 2017
4.42 by maltznhopz from Nevada on Nov 05, 2017
4.25 by baggedlunch from New Mexico on Nov 02, 2017
4.3 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Nov 01, 2017
4 by PprBurke from Virginia on Oct 31, 2017
4.42 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California on Oct 26, 2017
4.5 by Jonnydrinker from Illinois on Oct 24, 2017
4.38 by curtis6290 from New York on Oct 18, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

12 oz. bottle.
Produced and bottled for Evil Twin Brewing at Dark Horse Brewing Co., Marshall, MI.
Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing. Wonderful nose of maple, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and bourbon. Taste mirrors nose but more intense with the heat from the whiskey and very sweet. Feel is a bit thinner than I was hoping for but overall a great Impy Stout. Cheers!

Oct 15, 2017
4.45 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2017
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3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a thick dark brown close to black color rimmed with a half finger's worth of tan foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Not much lace, somewhat concave and wispy.
The aroma had a huge thick maple syrup character flowing over sweet milk chocolate and some sweet portions of dark chocolate and then a light little bit of dark bread.
The flavor was mainly sweet through all of those prior mentioned aromas. Full maple sweet and milk chocolate aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt somewhat low. ABV felt good and strong as projected. Finish was a little cloying, but somehow I think I expected that with the maple syrup.
Overall, aromas and flavors were fabulous. I wonder if a little age might do this some good. Wouldn't mind coming back to with an aged bottle.

Oct 14, 2017
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4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pbparker from Minnesota

Accidentally opened this one night after having other barrel aged stouts and knew immediately I wished I had drank this alone and slow. The smell of maple immediately made me realize how unique this smelled. The flavor was sweet and chocolaty and while some may be overwhelmed by the sweetness (I wasn't) you can't deny how distinct and unique this tastes - and how I wanted more. Sadly, was my only bottle.

Oct 13, 2017
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4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BrotherDylan from California

This is one of the few beers in the world that delivers everything it promises to deliver. The maple, bourbon, and stout flavors are strong but balanced in a beautiful three-part harmony. The beer has earned its rating and is worth trying.

The mouthfeel and lingering flavor are probably the best part about this beer. The barrel woodiness and the viscous chocolate bourbon sugariness lasts for minutes in your mouth after each sip. It could easily be sipped the way a fine cognac or wine is sipped.

Overall, it is a perfectly balanced 12% abv maple bourbon stout .

Sep 22, 2017
Michigan Maple Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 457 ratings