Even More Coco Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout with coconut and maple syrup added.

Added by Boccu on 06-15-2017

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#3,737
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
391
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
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6
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Photo of fitzy84
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of I_Like_Beer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mickyge
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Photo of desint
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rkarimi
4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11-5-18

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Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +10.2%
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 spinrsx
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from the LCBO for around $7. Way too much burnt/charred/black licorice type flavor

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
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 porters4life
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
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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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of ovaltine
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
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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Photo of BurtStL6
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thicker than other biscotties I’ve had.

Slight bit of maple at the end.

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Photo of Dave2234
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickFry9
3.03/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Even More Coco Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 391 ratings