Even More JCs | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.32/5
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with lactose and with vanilla and coffee added

A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer maker rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to become such a divine hero you need crazy juice skills, a fake Minnesota dialect and a cool and exotic sounding name like Jean-Claude - it's even more JCs - an affogato style imperial stout.

Added by superspak on 09-10-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
162
pDev:
6.94%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black as a starless night with much effervescence & fingers of cocoa colored head. Vicious, a litle lacing

S: A little roastyness, a little dark fruit, boozeyness once warm, plus vanilla & cocoa

T: Carob, a little molasess, a kiss of booze, lactose dryness, plus a little of the advertised coffee & vanilla up front. Vanilla, a littlle mocha & not much else as this warms , super dry. Finishes lactose dry with sweet vanilla & cocoa

MF: Medium body, subtle carbonation, thickens a bit as it warms

Decent take on the style but not wowing me. Drinks easy enough for the ABV

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Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black color, with a dark tan highlight and a thin tan head that settles rapidly. This is what I think of when I hear the phrase "dessert beer." It's sweet and decadent, with a syrupy mouthfeel, huge flavors of vanilla and coffee, and notes of dark chocolate. Be warned - this is a sipper and a little goes a long way.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelchesterHamfist
2.69/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"Affogato" style in the sense that you may drizzle this over a dessert. It pours beautifully and smells alright, but this viscous artificial sweetness is not an imperial stout or an ale of any kind, it's a 16oz can of coffee liqueur syrup.
Evil Twin has a few nice brews but it seems the hype-beasts and adjunkies have beer peer pressured each other into a world class can of Kahlua.

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Photo of Teames95
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Stunningly thick and rich imperial stout. Best even more series variant I’ve tried. Bags of coffee and syrup loaded on top of a super heavy mouthfeel make this a challenging beer to solo but the intensity of the chocolate coffee roastiness is divine

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boccu
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hyolqoo
4.69/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of woodchip
3.57/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank at House of Beer, Krakow.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Very dark brown color, half finger brown head, amazing lacing, light carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla.

T: VERY sweet, chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee.

F: Full bodied, full flavored.

O: This beer is ridiculously sweet (lactose overdose) but it’s pretty good.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.49/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichD
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of captainkrad
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 16 oz. can into a tulip glass. This brew pours out pitch black and looking thick as motor oil. Forms a beautiful one finger width crown that is mocha in color. Great crown retention and very frothy. That's one thing I love about Evil Twin stouts, they always seem to deliver a nice crown. The smell is coffee and some sweetness like vanilla or cocoa. Roasty and slight hints of tobacco. The taste is roasty coffee that turns into some vanilla and caramel notes. Can tell the lactose is in there. Mouthfeel is thick and how I expect stouts to be. Overall, I can always trust Evil Twin stouts. Thanks again.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/22/2018 so two months old when reviewed. Poured from 16 oz. can into stout glass. It pours almost jet black with an immense cap of foamy, mocha-colored head that dissipated slowly leaving some thin lacing of like color. The nose features roasted malt, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, earthy char, and nuts. The taste is a lot sweeter than the smell would indicate. But it has everything you'd want in a big stout: chocolate, both freshly-brewed and burnt coffee, dark fruit, char, tobacco, vanilla, and nuts. Somehow, Evil Twin has managed to include every taste I like. It has a perfect stout feel: thick and chewy with great viscosity. The carbonation is moderate and it seems to drink below its 12% ABV. That's okay because Even More JCS is most definitely a dessert sipper. It's too rich and sweet for casual drinking and it would overwhelm most food pairings. Still, if you accept it for what it is, it's outstanding!

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Photo of EMH73
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin ring of tan head that leaves no lacing. Smells and tastes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, smoke, char, roasted malts and licorice. Medium to heavy bodied, medium carbonation, thick and creamy mouth feel.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into snifter

Three finger brown foam cap , settles to a solid brown layer over black motor oil

Aroma of coffee , roast malts and vanilla

Taste is sweet, coffee , vanilla

Creamy sweet mouthfeel , Affogato style indeed

Delicious beer

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Photo of Negrelly
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Even More JCs from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 162 ratings