Michigan Maple Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.37/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 01-01-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#436
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
442
pDev:
7.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jpb123
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duncian
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of nickfl
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.92/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of shelby415
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maltznhopz
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of baggedlunch
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curtis6290
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of pbparker
4.64/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of BrotherDylan
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 .

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Michigan Maple Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 442 ratings