Even More JCs | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.35/5
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142 Ratings
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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#982
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
142
pDev:
6.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
32
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of MacMalt
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -0.7%
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 +4.4%
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 +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durlta
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Black, pours almost no head, and not much for lacing.
AROMA: Lots of molasses. Some dark chocolate, mild coffee, lots of vanilla, licorice, and tobacco.
TASTE: Same as aroma with an intensified licorice note. Alcohol hidden very well in aroma and taste. Very nice, but very sweet, although there is a bit of bitterness to it, as well.
FEEL: Plenty of carbonation, quite sticky, dry on finish, full body, and a bit creamy.
OVERALL: Very tasty, big licorice, creamy. There is a minor annoying sweet vibe on the finish that lingers, like an artificial sweetener. Very flat looking in the glass.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jmar25
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high mocha-colored head that died down, leaving a short tan head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla are present in the nose along with notes of licorice. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of vanilla and finishes with notes of licorice, roasted dark malts, chocolate, and coffee beans.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied, smooth and creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The lactose coats your mouth.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of aromas and flavors but its real highlight is the drinkability and it seems more like a beer that is 8% abv than something that is 12% abv.

Serving type: can

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Photo of VoxRationis
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom Sam Adams pint glass; canned on 12/20/17.
A: Pours a rich black color with a greater than one inch, solidly brown head, excellent retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of coffee, vanilla, honey, and molasses. Almost a woodsy note.
T: Sweet and very reminiscent of a coffee ice cream shake with chocolate syrup. Vanilla, molasses, and honey notes clearly present. Lactose not clearly present, which I take as a plus. Bitterness just right for the effect.
M: Full bodied with delicious carbonation. Creamy, almost silkily so, syrupy, and smooth.
O: Just a Wow! A treat for an stout aficionado. Absolutely delicious.

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Photo of Vivs85
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bruno74200
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black body with a nice brown head

Smell of vanilla, coffee, chicory, molasses

Vanilla ice cream upfront and coffee all over the place. Insuline-friendly dose of brown sugar. Roasty

Sillky, ice cream like mouthfeel, fine carbonation

Overall, a tasteful brew but an overly sweet one which isn't a plus for drinkability

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Photo of mig100
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Khaack
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.53/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has sweetened coffee, vanilla and cake like notes. Taste is bittersweet with lots of confectionery notes like vanilla, chocolate syrup, some coffee bitterness on the finish. Medium plus body, medium carbonation. Quite smooth and sweet.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a snifter this is a black beer with a small tan head. There is a small bit of lace.
Sweet vanilla, chocolate, and a little coffee in the aroma.
Imagine eating a marshmallow dipped in bittersweet chocolate, then chasing it with a shot of espresso. That's what this beer tastes like.
Thick, heavy beer. Very sweet, so if you don't like that, this beer is not for you. The 12% ABV is very well hidden.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerman2017
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Even More JCs from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 142 ratings