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Evil Twin Even More JCs | Evil Twin Brewing

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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: Limited (brewed once)

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


Added by superspak on 09-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,288
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
pDev:
4.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Mikexw
4.23/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a dark cola brown body, nearly black and quite opaque, one finger mocha head, good retention and bits of sugary lacing. Smell is fairly subdued, but I think it seems to come out a little bit more as it warms. Chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, a bit of espresso, light vanilla presence, more coffee and roast. The flavour pops with sweet vanilla and milk chocolate; the coffee adds in a bit of balance although this still ends up being quite sweet with all sorts of unfermentables. I suppose the lactose and vanilla are a big driver of that. Mouthfeel is full bodied, thick and chewy with appropriate carbonation. Still a sipper, but a nice decadent dessert sipper. Overall, a pricey can at $8 for a tallboy, but definitely a real dessert-heavy treat.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.71/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A rich and roasty malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee beans, toast, biscuit, toffee, and caramel along with yeast. Sweet scent of molasses, vanilla and lactose. Hints of dark fruit as well as some tobacco and leather. A really good rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, toast, smoke, biscuit, caramel, and toffee with some yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla, lactose, and molasses. Undertones of dark fruit along with some tobacco and leather. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and slick.

Overall: A great variant on a great stout. Big chocolate and coffee flavor with some nice vanilla and lactose sweetness.

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Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcflorian
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Damian
4.77/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
10/06/17
Served in a tulip

The beer poured an uber thick and oily, absolute pitch black. A finger-tall, immensely tight and frothy, saddle brown head topped the liquid and slowly fell to a lasting collar. Amazing retention given the high ABV. Thin streaks of lacing trickled down the glass.

The nose was a total mocha bomb. Freshly pulled espresso came to mind. Intense powdered cocoa notes. Perhaps some chocolate fudge. Big roasted malt presence. Vanilla was also apparent. Milky notes came through as well. Good dose of brown sugar-like sweetness. Touch of booze.

The flavor profile was very similar to the aroma. Huge mocha notes. Loads of espresso. Good amount of bakers chocolate. Roasted malts also came through strong. Big vanilla and milky lactose notes. More roast on the back end and the finish. There was an intense metallic quality initially, but it vanished as the beer sat. Some bitter, earthy hops appeared on the second pour.

Ultra rich, thick, creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, subtle effervescence that turned frothy and smooth on the palate. Moderately boozy. At twelve percent ABV, however, the alcohol was remarkably well masked.

Even More JCs combines the rich espresso and vanilla notes of Trillium’s Affogato imperial stout with the decadent mouthfeel and sheer intensity of the beers in Evil Twin’s “Even More Jesus” series. Overall, a fantastic collaboration that combines the best attributes of two amazing imperial stouts, and a terrific homage to our beloved local celebrity brewer.

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Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a filthy motor oil black with two fingers of dark caramel head. Head retention is okay with no lacing left behind. Aroma is dark and rich notes of toasted and roasted malts with an emphasis on the latter. A little dark coffee and vanilla bean at the back. Flavor profile is toasted and roasted malts with sweet vanilla beans swelling up behind the dark malts. A chocolaty, dark roast of coffee finishes the beer well. Mouth feel is thick and filling with a hearty, grainy, semi-velvety texture. Overall, a stout with a huge, filling presence, and yet never feels jumbled or over-done in the flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LAp
4.37/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A truly thick pour. Jet black, with a mocha head. Nose as it warms is classic Evil Twin stout, with faintly more vanilla (and about the same base level of coffee). When cool, the palate is highly analogous to past iterations of the Jesus series. As it warms though, the true thickness comes out, and the notes of vanilla, coffee, and chocolate start to dominate. The mouthfeel dominates this beer - thick and creamy, and one of the smoothest beers I've tried. Exceptional.

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Photo of stakem
4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tonymoore
5/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I never take the time to review beer, but this one is just off-the-charts amazing. The mouthfeel is so smooth and thick that's it's like a milkshake, and the rest...forget it. One of the best stouts to ever be brewed.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy cow. This is one of the best stouts I’ve ever had. Easily. Just the right amount of coffee. Just the right amount of vanilla. So balanced. Smells great. Poured a great head. Just an amazing drink!

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Photo of meanmutt
4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

sticking to the lacto-coffe-stout theme...just gonna throw this out there....jcs > affogato. A rich sticky stout that didn't have that extreme bitter coffee bite. Full bodied & moderately sweet. vanilla flavor was almost chocolate like (?). Enjoyed this one the most out of the even more stout series.

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Photo of avalon07
4.46/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a small amount of creamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not much lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, lactose, and a smoky quality.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of dark fruit (plums), a moderate shot of coffee (mostly in the finish), a tinge of lactose, some roasted malt, licorice, a good amount of chocolate and a light char. An incredibly smooth and complex flavor. While the coffee isn't as prevalent as I expected, the other ingredients more than make up for it.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: This is an exceptionally enjoyable, well made stout. Totally drinkable.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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