Even More Coco Jesus
Evil Twin Brewing

Even More Coco JesusEven More Coco Jesus
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #910
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,549
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 7.93%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
415
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Even More Coco JesusEven More Coco Jesus
Notes: Imperial Stout with coconut and maple syrup added.
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Photo of Antg8989
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black. Not too much head. No lacing. Aromas of alcohol and coconut and chocolate. Almost a chocolate pina colada. Taste is dark chocolate and coconut. Not as boozy tasting as the aroma would suggest, which is a good thing. Feel is light-medium carbonation. Overall, definitely worth a shot for chocolate/coconut lovers.

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Antg8989 from New Jersey, Aug 13, 2019
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3.05/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Canned & you could hear it sloshing in the can
I measured 330ml of jet black headless beer from a 440ml can
Aroma is mocha Locha ding dong
Tastes look me a really lacklustre chocolate vodka

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EmperorBevis from United Kingdom (England), May 02, 2019
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours like a milkshake into a Belgian narrow becher with a motor oil black body and a very dark brown, cocoa powder head. The creamy cap is thick, luscious and has good retention. A tiny ring remains after some time and only spotty lace is left on the glass.

S- This is a big one. Between the coffee, extra dark baking cocoa, charred barley, maple syrup and booze there is a ton in the aroma to please the nose. Extra dark chocolate fudge, toasted coconut and maple open things up suggesting quite a bit of sweetness before the intense roast of the grain, Italian espresso, brandy soaked raisin, toasted nuts, molasses, black licorice/anise and slight booze.

T- The coconut leads things off for certain before opening up to the darker things and the sweets. The grains give flavors from toasted nuts and brown sugar to blackstrap molasses, Italian roast coffee beans, burnt barley, chocolate malts, fudge and caramel. A hint of booze rounds things off with suggestions of vanilla sweets. Has a great dynamic between the rich toasted coconut and fudge, the sweetness and the bitterness from the grains.

MF- Thick and decadent body with a silky smooth consistency that is straight up creamy and chewy. The carbonation is at a moderately high level. Ends with a sharp charred bitterness. Warm boozy finish with some oily slickness on the taste buds.

I prefer this one over the base beer. The coconut is big but damn does it play so well with the sweetness, dark bitter cocoa, charred barley and booze. All in all it just has so many great flavors in brute force quantities.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Apr 05, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a BrewDog snifter.

Quick notes:

A: Creamy, dense opaque dark body with a very good looking dark brown head.
S: Aroma is huge on coconut, followed by chocolate and coffee.
T: Coconut flavour is bigger on taste than on aroma.
M: Body is high. Alcohol is perceived as high. Sweetness is high.
O: I should really start paying more attention to Evil Twin's beers.

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Photo of ajnepple
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz single can from Two Angels Liquors. Black appearance with a lingering brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, cocoa, mild coffee, light coconut and a touch of maple syrup. Similar flavor, rich, dark and roasted with moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Full body with smooth carbonation and a warming finish. Nice.

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ajnepple from Colorado, Feb 07, 2019
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3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black as motor oil—it really just doesn't get darker than this—with a finger's worth of coarse, mocha foam. Subdued aroma smells mainly of dark chocolate and booze.

The taste features a hefty dose of earthy, herbal hops and molasses up front, dressed with subtler notes of dark chocolate, hot cocoa, and maple syrup. Alcoholic heat delivers palpable warming in the throat, while time and temp reveal aspects of french toast, burnt marshmallow, and coconut en route to an ashy finish. Big body and moderate carbonation lend the substance you'd expect from a heavyweight stout like this. An overt stickiness lingers on the lips between sips.

Overall, this is quite comparable to the base EMJ, just with a desert twist. While the adjunct flavors are noticeable, they come across as less than refined, which nearly negates whatever additional character they bring to the table. With that said, this is still a flavor-bomb of a stout that would make most stouts quake in fear, so take my criticisms in the context in which they're intended.

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MaximalC from Illinois, Jan 20, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer poured with a dark black appearance and a large, dark brown head that dissipates quickly. Alcohol aromas are apparent but I could sense milk and dark chocolate with maybe the coconut that is advertised. The beer taste follows the nose with a nice bitter chocolate and booze taste. Silky mouthfeel. Overall, great flavors and mouthfeel.

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fitzy84 from Massachusetts, Jan 13, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of rich chocolate, molasses and toasted coconut. Big roasty flavor with a mild coconut sweetness. Chocolate and molasses taste too.

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zeff80 from Missouri, Dec 10, 2018
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BATCH #006
10:45

Brewed in Stratford, CT, Distributed by Twelve Percent LLC, Brooklyn, NY.

The pour on this is nice, pretty viscous, with a black color. A tan head of foam rises thinly to the top.. doesn’t bubble much, settles quickly. A thin ring settles and creates small tan islands on the surface.

Bitter, roasty coffee comes out on the nose, with an emergence of hops as well and some slight hints of oxidation. Some sweet, dark fruit emerges as well, along with just a shadow of what I imagine was once a really good balancing maple aroma.

Some oxidation has definitely started, but this beer is still holding up well. Overly bitter roasty coffee characterized it, but a lot of warm, stinging booze is a surprise here. Once that initial punch fades, I’m still getting some residual vanilla from the coconut extract as well as trace amounts of tin from the can and oxidation. The sweet, bold maple syrup character has mostly faded, and although time has created an imbalance of flavors, this is still very drinkable.

Smooth, creamy, boozy. Warming throughout, and a sticky finish. Some residual bitterness, but the mouthfeel on this is still good.

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WickedBeer from Alabama, Nov 26, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ve been working my way through the line of Evil Twin offerings .
I had to simply go 4.25 across the board for me personally rating this one .
I was hoping for more of the maple and coconut to come through in smell and taste, but it was really not that far off in most aspects of their Imperial Biscotti Break. This one is more expensive , so I assume that is the ingredients cost .
Evil Twin produces another great beer once again and I still highly recommend it .
CHEERS !!

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BIGPOPPAS from New Jersey, Nov 24, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can to a snifter at about 58F. 12%ABV.

Pours an apparent jet black, with a gorgeous 2 finger foamy brown head. Head slowly thins in the middle, leaving a good thick collar. Body has a stickly, syrupy cling to the sides of the glass with a twirl. Impenetrable to light.

Nose is deep rich cocoa, mocha, roasty, and a hint of bourbon booze if you really dig. Almost a faint blueberry note. No... maybe chocolate covered cherries? Yes.

Palate is huge, balls-to-the-wall rich, thick chocolate, heavily roasted malt, some vanilla, a touch of bourbon, cane sugar, a fruity thing going on that I cannot quite place, and a touch of alcohol at the very end. I have a cut on the inside of my lip, and I can definitely feel the sting of the booze, and a little heat going down, just above my stomach. Not really getting any maple character or even any coconut, really, which is disappointing, but minus that, the base beer is great where it counts. A definite sweetness. Although I can feel the heat of the ABV, it is surprisingly well hidden from the flavor. It's big, and it drinks big, but it doesn't taste like it's projected ABV which is a big score.
Edit: coconut finally showing up to the party in the way back end/aftertaste.

Mouthful is luscious. Thick and syrupy. It doesn't taste like maple syrup, but it certainly feels like drinking maple syrup. Viscous and sweet and thick and oh so chewy. It is as full bodied as you can get. Full and heavy. Carbonation fights through the viscosity, but it's definitely there as much as physically possible. Carbonated syrup. Huge points for feel.

Overall, wow, what a killer imperial stout. This is a gem. A dessert in a bowl to close the night with. Definitely a slow drinker, but all the better to savor the luscious chocolate syrupy goodness. A maple syrup stout? I don't know about that...
A chocolate syrup stout? Absolutely.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Date: Batch #008, enjoyed on 09/22/18.

Appearance: This might just be one of the darkest beers ever. Pours ridiculously dark and thick with a two fingers of dark brown head.

Aroma: Oddly enough, the coconut is the first thing to jump out, then there is the classic Even More Jesus charred malt aroma, followed by a decent but not overwhelming sweet maple aroma that counters the bitter roast very well. There is also beautiful notes of dark chocolate, burnt rich molasses, caramel, and ground coffee beans.

Taste: Oh yeah, finally a maple stout that doesn't feel like your just drinking straight maple syrup. The huge burnt, or more accurately charred malts really do a wonderful job of controlling the sweetness. For such a huge adjunct imperial stout, Even More Coco Jesus is incredibly well balanced. The maple is big and sweet, but the bitter coffee like roast is there in even an bigger quantity. Wow, this is candy for adults, think high cacao percent dark chocolate pancakes with just about two tablespoons of real maple syrup and a cup of black coffee. The only real downside here is that the big beer is so flavorful that the delicate raw coconut flavor gets a bit covered up, its still there and identifiable, I just wish it was a touch more pronounced. As the beer warms, everything intensifies and a pipe tobacco quality comes out. Certainly not too sweet but it is incredibly rich. This is simply one of the best beers I've had, a dessert beer done correctly. Jeppe, is producing some of the most wonderful and underrated beers on the market. If like me, you liked the idea of Funky Buddha's Morning Wood, but found that actual beer to be a sugar comma inducing nightmare, then be sure to give Even More Coco Jesus a try.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Taste: bold, chocolate, toasted malt, maple and coconut sweetness, boozy kick, intense malt bomb. Same with the nose. Black, opaque, with dark brown head foam, thick and stick lace. Full body. Complex and tasty.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.29/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with limited retention and light lacing. Aroma is overpowered with coconut notes with some residual sugar notes also perceptible. Taste is also totally overpowered by the coconut notes with loads of residual sugar which ends up being somewhat gross. Other flavours such as black chocolate are hard to distinguish. Body is pretty full with light oily texture and good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol notes. Lack of balance between flavours with too much coconut notes for my taste.

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Phyl21ca from Quebec (Canada), Oct 09, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Near black body capped with a thinner tan colored head. Boozy aroma with roast and chocolate. Big dark cocoa flavors meld with caramel, maple, roasted barley, and faint maple and coconut hanging around in the background. Full creamy body, cocoa lingers on the palate. Overall, very solid beer here. I would have liked the maple to come through a bit more.

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barnzy78 from Illinois, Oct 01, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Expensive.
Now that I've got that out of the way, let's look at what we have here. As I am not keen on straight up stout, I have to go for the flavoured ones and there are plenty of great ones to choose from (KBS, Peche, Dragon's Milk).
So how does this stack up?
No head retention but superb nose. Really nice. But the taste is way too bitter and your lips will keep sticking together from the overenthusiastic amount of sugar. Nice mixture of coconut and maple syrup but it doesn't quite put this over the top for me. Definitely worth the try though.
Although it's expensive.

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Cramshawbar from Ontario (Canada), Sep 14, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-21-18 for $4.99. Batch #009, no date.

Beer poured black with a very nice tan head with the initial pour.

Nose is roasted malts and cocoa forward.

Taste is cocoa forward, roasted malts, some coconut. Hopping is just enough to hold off cloying. Finish is boozy and warming.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and very smooth.

Overall a solid beer and enjoyable to try.

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arizcards from Arizona, Aug 04, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

EVIL TWIN EVEN MORE COCO JESUS IMPERIAL STOUT WITH MAPLE SYRUP AND COCONUT ADDED 7/30/18

Batch #008, no date. Fourpack bought on sale for an irresistible price on 7/28/18..

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with an inch and a half brown head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Maple syrup and cocoanut.

t; Follows the nose accompanied by some black coffee from the roasty malt and considerable lingering bitterness and alcohol.

m: Medium to full, very good body and moderate carbonation tingle.

o: Another unique effort by ET, with a different taste resulting from the combination of additives. Stronger tasting than Biscotti Break, the high ABV so evident one might think it was barrel-aged. Perhaps this was why it has been retired after a short run despite quite high marks from many.

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scotorum from Massachusetts, Jul 31, 2018
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4.51/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can from batch #001 in July 2018. Revisited and given higher ratings in December 2019 with a 16 oz can of batch #10.
A: black, opaque body with a short but semi-durable tan head.
Aroma: dark roasted grains, sweet coconut and hints of coffee and raisins.
Flavor: Mildly sweet with toasted coconut, faint maple syrup, raisins, dates and chocolate. The flavor doesn't linger in the aftertaste as long as I wish.
Feel: Smooth, full body and medium-light carbonation. Warming but the ABV is pretty well hidden.

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chinchill from South Carolina, Jul 14, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love it as a sipping beer but a little too alcohol forward for my taste. Very tasty and the coconut isn’t too strong, which is fine with me. So worth trying and a departure from most dark beers.

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hof_1991 from Wisconsin, Jul 14, 2018
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4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great but almost too much of a good thing. One sip was fantastic. One can was too much. Almost cloying. Very think and sweet and rich and cocoa-y. Perfect beer to pair with a fresh bright dessert

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tkdchampxi from New Jersey, Jul 06, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown/black color. Small tan head that disappeared quickly.
Chocolate aroma. A little coffee, a little coconut.
Same for the taste. Dark chocolate, slight hit of coffee and coconut.
Big-bodied. Not particularly boozy.

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lordofthewiens from New Mexico, Jul 04, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Black with a finger of cinnamon head that settles to a ring. Lacing follows beer down the glass.
AROMA: Dark choc/fudge/brownies, molasses, maple is there, a little alcohol, and coconut there, too. Smells rich.
TASTE: All there! Alcohol just shows up at the finish, and almost seems whiskey-like.
FEEL: Rich and thick, average carbonation, and sticky.
OVERALL: Superb!

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matcris from Arizona, Jun 26, 2018
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3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown or black with about two fingers of brownish head. Head breaks leaving a thin collar, some minor lacing.

Smell is led by cocoa and coconut, I also get a touch of leather, some coffee and roasts.

Flavor is much like the nose perhaps with the coconut leading over coffee. The chocolate is also there. There is a definite booze taste.

Feel is full weight and medium carbonation. Booze is there, and the finish is a bit syrupy.

I think this is a good beer, but I found that the coconut was not as promised. It's there, but not enough. Just a touch more and it would have scored better.

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polloenfuego from Ontario (Canada), Apr 10, 2018
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4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Jet black with really nice tan foamy head and very sticky lacing.
N: Coconut (Very Soft), chocolate, malt, burnt sugar, and vanilla.
T: Follows the nose, very nice coconut and chocolate notes with a burnt feel that is just amazing.
M: Medium
O: This has to be one of my favorite beers, just amazing stuff.

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Even More Coco Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 415 ratings