Even More JCs
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 7.16%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
215
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
95
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Notes: 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.
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from some website a while back.

From a 500ml can into a snifter
Brewed at Westbrook
Brewed with lactose and with vanilla and coffee added

APPEARANCE: Pours our clear black and yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy, dark tan head with great retention. Black body with some carbonation evident. Head slowly recedes to a full, thick, creamy cap, then down to a splotchy, swirly ring and wisp. Ring remains leaving touches of lacing down the glass as it empties. Good looking stout.

SMELL: Plenty of lactose sugars, vanilla cream, milk chocolate with hints of roasted coffee on the nose. Butterscotch aromas as well. Bold and plenty lactose forward.

TASTE: Lactose sugars, vanilla cream, butterscotch and toffee sweetness, then some creamy coffee at the swallow. A touch of alcohol too. Bold and lingering finish is full of lactose, butterscotch, vanilla cream and milk chocolate sweetness, coffee flavors and some roasted bitterness on the palate. Flavorful with plenty of lactose sweetness.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body and medium carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate, goes down sooth with a bit of a burn and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. A touch of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is a really well-made beer, like a lot of these Even More Jesus variants are, though I will admit the lactose is perhaps a touch stronger than I’d like, which probably gets in the way of the coffee additions, which I would definitely appreciate more. Regardless, the engineering on this is great and it’s plenty aromatic and flavorful. If you’re a lactose stout fan, you’re be pleased with this one. Give it a shot if you have access to it. Cheers!

May 09, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 3/22/18, had 2/25/19.

Pours near black and opaque, with a half inch head of brown foam and light foamy cling. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, malt, chocolate, cocoa, some lactose, malted milk balls, light caramel, some molasses, a little raisin, light smoke. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, malt, lactose, cocoa, light caramel and smoke, a little molasses and fudge. Some bitterness midway through the finish. Smooth, creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

All the add- ins show wonderfully, every sip is a new adventure. Not as roasty as Even More Jesus, but that’s not a negative as this has a great feel. Truly like a coffee drink, wish I had more than the one can. Buy this if you can.

Mar 14, 2020
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Dr_C from Colorado

4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Simply amazing stout. Smells of coffee and chocolate. In the mouth it is thick, heavy and smooth. Sweet with coffee, vanilla forward and a hint of bitterness on the back end. One of the best stouts I have ever had.

Dec 22, 2019
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Dark molasses looking beer. It smells like molasses and very sweet. Alcohol is hidden in the aroma. Sweet, chocolatey goodness. No alcohol noticed in the taste. Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy but not a bad thing. Smooth meet smooth. Delicious and over the top. Homerun Eviltwin. I dig the sweetness on my tongue. Canned 04/10/18 so it's got some age on it. Reportedly Retired. Bummer. Should have bought two.

Oct 25, 2019
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jcruelty from California

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Is luscious chocolate oil stout somethin just makes the booze ooze. Boozy oozy juicy... um... is there a story behind this? Is it the evil twin making fun of Mikkelle? Maybe

Jul 29, 2019
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Arjen from Netherlands

4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can @ home. Pours like motoroil, thick and pitch black. A brown head that disappears quickly. Aroma's of roasted malts, ground coffee, molasses. Vanilla comes out retronasal, with sweetness, chocolate and considerably less coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet, molasses, light coffee, lots of vanilla. Chewy, full bodied. Alcohol feel on the other hand is quite moderate. Long finish, sweet and with some coffee roast. Nice but very sweet.

Jul 01, 2019
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bobhits from Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Dark black color, true black not the normal brown colors you get with lighter stouts. One of the most dense and creamy heads I've ever seen and lacing for days.

Overall the beer is what was advertised. The highlight is the insanely creamy mouth feel. There's also a nice aged somewhat sherry like note I get that really puts this one together.

Jun 29, 2019
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Falcon91Wolvrn03 from California

4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head dissipates quickly to a thin layer that leaves a light lacing on the glass.

Smell – Coffee, chocolate, Bit O' Honey, vanilla, and brownie. Very nice!

Taste – Espresso, chocolate, brownie, vanilla.

Feel – Slightly less creamy to me than their Even More Jesus, but I like it that way. Nicely carbonated, and very smooth.

Overall – A very delicious stout.

Jun 21, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Basically tastes like a candy bar in a can. Smells like milk chochlate, tastes like milk chocholate, almost like a milk chocholate milakshake with a lot of sugar. Amazing

Jun 02, 2019
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a motor oil black with a town finger tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and molasses.

T - The taste coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruits and some light char in the finish.

M - Full body with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - This is a big rich stout. This is definetly a slow sipper with the flavors being very rich.

May 18, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can collected at Whole Foods in Brooklyn NY, split 2 ways ... served in my Evil Twin balloon glass. Pours an oil thick black with fine thin brown head. Aroma is a vanilla caramel chocolate bomb with some clear sense of the booze in the glass. Taste starts sweet - vanilla, chocolate, hints of sweetened coffee, caramel - definite booziness retronasal - cookie dough.
Thick smooth mouthfeel with no bitterness - a touch of booziness on full body. Great - though 4-6 oz may hit the sweet spot on this decadent stout.

May 06, 2019
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very much a milk stout in character, this thick creamy treat is a wonder to behold. One finger coffee creamer head on a black viscous liquid. A sweet sipper of vanilla icecream, espresso and fudge. It's almost too much. Second only IMO to Treehouse's: All That Is And All That Ever Will Be.

May 05, 2019
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gregy55902 from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 4/10/2018. Just too sweet for me - and I haven't minded the other evil twin / mikkeller lactose beers until this one. If the sweetness was dialed back a bit this would be a great stout. However, perhaps a fresh can would have had a bigger coffee presence to balance out the sweetness.

Mar 31, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Stamped on can bottom is canning date of '10/06/17'.
Black colored body, with mahogany back lit highlights. Two fingers of a dark tan head settles back to an active partial cap and ring. Leaves behind some blotchy lacing.
As described, the aroma features dark roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla.
Taste is sweetened by the added lactose, and has the flavors from the dark roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. Free from bitterness.
Medium plus mouth feel. Texture features plenty of smoothness. Good carbonation.
A sweeter imperial stout but one with lots of flavor and pleasurable mouth feel.

Mar 31, 2019
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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota

4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can dated 4/10/18 poured into New Belgium snifter.

Deep slick black with a 1/2 finger of beige head fading to a fingernail with moss on top.

I'm getting fudgey aromas with oatmeal cookie. Some slight fat chocolate milk.

Flavor lives up to the nose! Lots of lovely fudgey chocolate milk and oatmeal cookie, with slight vanilla, molasses, and coffee/burnt brownie ends.

Feel is thick and out of this world creamy, with a slick, coating feeling. If you've drank chocolate milk out of the jug, you'll know what this beer feels like. It just sort of seeps in like milk sugar and stays after the finish. Enough carbonation still remains through the profile though, and I don't know how they do it.

Overall, what a kick ass beer! It does get a little cloying but I wish I would have grabbed more when they were available. I think a return in 12 oz format would be ideal, as those last 4 ounces were a bit tiresome and overly sweet.

Mar 20, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3/22/18; drank 5/24/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a nice dark khaki head; minimal tree-rung lace.

Chocolate syrup, light roast coffee bean & cream notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Chocolate syrup, vanilla & light roast coffee bean flavors up front; maple syrup notes on the finish.

Sweet, for sure, but bold & interesting. I'd have another...

Mar 17, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
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...

Jan 05, 2019
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pants678 from California

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Syrupy.

Dec 21, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Dec 02, 2018
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arizcards from Arizona

4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

Overall

Nov 13, 2018
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
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

Nov 04, 2018
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
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

Oct 24, 2018
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Oct 23, 2018
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teromous from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Sep 23, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Sep 22, 2018
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