Even More JCs | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 186 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of tjarnoldi1972
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greywulfken
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice black pour - actually opaque on the pour and in the glass - kicked up a few fingers of dark cascading brown foam... Aromas bring plenty of coffee, chocolate malt, and vanilla to the nose... Taste is a sweeter than I like - sugary vanilla and chocolate and coffee with sweet cream and molasses... Feel is full, soft and sticky, has a bit of a saccharine aftertaste - but that could just be me reacting to the high sugar content - don't know why they needed to add lactose to it... So, if you're into a real sugar bomb of a stout, you'll be delighted, but for my tastes, a bit over-the-top... 3/22/18 canning - maybe it was less sweet fresher? I dunno...

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Photo of pants678
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black, white foam.

Malty, little smoky. /

Lactose covers the coffee IMO, hard to distinguish it from vanilla, too. Finishes with some bite from the coffee. Still enjoyed this as a pastry/milk stout.


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Photo of TylerJ
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Jet black with rich tan head and sticky lacing.
N: Malt, vanilla, coffee, sugar, and smoke.
T: Big flavors of vanilla, coffee, malt, slight char/smoke and some burnt sugar.
M: Medium
O: Very nice beer, loved this one.

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Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of arizcards
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 16 oz can from the Craft Beer Hop Stop on 6-21-18 for $9.99. Canned on 4-10-18.

Beer poured black with a solid off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose is mild roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla - the makings of a fine dessert beer.

Taste follows the nose, vanilla, chocolate, lactose meld nicely with a large mildly roasted malt base leading to a sweet beer. Finishes with a light touch of coffee astringency and hops to keep cloying sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully creamy from the lactose addition and full from the sizeable malt base.

Overall the best Evil Twin beer i have had to date!


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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Above average body with very low carbonation.
Aroma was milk chocolate,vanilla, coffee and roasted malts
Taste was definitely milk chocolate first followed by vanilla and then coffee. Flavors were strong and I didn't need to try and figure out what I was tasting.
Overall it was an excellent beer. The abv is well hidden at first but really intensifies as it warms up

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Photo of golf4collet
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tvenne
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful black viscous appearance
Smells like a dessert...vanilla coffee aroma
Feels rich sweet full and filling with residual sweetness
Taste is as good probably better than smell with sweet coffee with vanilla almost syrupy dark malt base with lactose lingering creaminess of vanilla and roast of coffee with slightly sweet finish
Overall a great sweet strong stout with coffee and vanilla

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as dark as a moonless night. Thick dark mocha head that lingers and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and sweet dark fruit. Flavor follows the nose, sweet with the vanilla more prominent. Feel is thick and creamy, wonderful. Overall another home run from Evil Twin.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.87/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teromous
3.25/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The bottom of the can is hard to read, but it looks like it was stamped with: "2512-2513 08/25/18 10:41"

Appearance: It pours like black oil into a black body with a very minimal khaki head. It stands shortly then fades to a ring.

Aroma: I get a bit of burnt wood and a fairly strong scent of molasses. There is an alcoholic presence to the aroma that is mild. There is a light bit of cocoa.

Taste: There is a nice chocolate flavor to the beer followed by a bit of hazelnut. The flavor is consistent throughout the drinking experience. After drinking the beer for a while it develops a very faint coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is oily and smooth with a very full body but feeling a bit thin towards the back of the palate. It is a slow-sipper. It has a sticky finish around the lips and on the palate.

Overall: The label on the can states that this is "BREWED WITH LACTOSE AND WITH VANILLA AND COFFEE ADDED." The vanilla never shows up to the party and the coffee is only really present in the aftertaste. If lactose is involved it hasn't aided the mouthfeel and simply gives the beer a sticky finish. The beer, as a whole, is better than the average American Imperial Stout but it doesn't offer much more than what is available on the market. What it really has going for it, is that it is "12% ALC BY VOL" (as indicated by the label) and that it has some flavor to it. Overall It isn't a beer I would recommend seeking out or even buying, because if this is available then there are other (better) Evil Twin beers on the shelf.

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Photo of WickedBeer
4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/20/17, 16:39.

Pours viscous and dark, cold so it has some time to warm and transform. A small tan head of foam settles quickly into the beer.

A nice trifecta on the nose of sweet dark fruit, subtle dark roast, and chocolate. The addition of lactose gives a nice vanilla tail and rounds out a very good balance.

Sweet chocolate, roasty coffee, and a pretty apparent nuttiness all greet the palate right away. The coffee lingers nicely and creamy lactose prevents an overly bitter finish. Very nice.

Creamy, medium carb. So damn smooth, with a warm, sticky finish. Really good mouthfeel on this beer.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A big viscious stout that feels like an imperial stout, but drinks like a milk stout. Very sweet, with a ton of vanilla, some fudge, coffee, hazelnut, licorice, and grape. Result is a rich, sweet, roasted, and smooth stout. Oh yeah, and that 12% abv? Dangerously hidden! Dark black with nut brown foam.

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Photo of russpowell
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
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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Even More JCs from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 186 ratings