Bible Belt Even More
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #344
ABV:
13%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,546
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.09%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
192
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales. Brewed at Westbrook Brewing, Mount Pleasant, SC.

Even More Jesus aged on coffee, vanilla, chilies, and cacao nibs.
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was the first beer that I bought here in Jersey in quite some time as I finally got through my massive backlog from Other Half. Hadn't had anything from Evil Twin in ages but it's brew like this that reminded me of why I bought them when I saw this single can on the clearance rack at Joe Canal's in Parsippany. While the description reminded me of the Stone Xocoveza, this was a slightly tamer version of it with more chocolate and less spice. If that's your thing, you've found your match with this one!

Of course, this poured dark like espresso coffee with a thin, tan head that offset the liquid nicely. Only a thin and wavy ring of lacing remained near the top of my pint glass as I was a bit disappointed by what was left behind. Thankfully, everything else about this was lovely as the aroma was full of coffee, chocolate, molasses, rich cola sweetness, and vanilla extract. All of these burst forth in the taste as this was a warm, rich, and lovely beer that went down easily. Much of it had to do with it's slickness and hidden alcoholic presence with some dark cherry and bourbon stickiness rounding out the mouthfeel, as there was a lot to take in on the palate!

A bit of cinnamon and peppery spice and fire lingered once I finished this off as the darker and coffee notes were enough to smooth the rougher edges of this out and make it enjoyable. Despite it's considerable heft, I hardly felt the booze and didn't warm up much as I worked my way through this. Canned on 3/15/18, there wasn't any sediment in this or at the bottom as this felt as fresh as could be for something that sat on the shelf for so long. Loved this Stout as it easily deserved to be rated a bit higher on here, despite being in a category full of heavy-hitters. This was a lovely collaboration that was a dessert unto itself!

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Photo of travolta
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Jet black with an espresso color head. Normal retention and lacing.

Nose: Very pleasant nose which hints at what is to come. Dark malt with molasses, dry and dark roasted coffee beans, the sweetness of peppers.

Taste: The sweetness is not overly syrupy on the mouthfeel. A chemical vanilla taste that blends with a very faint pepper and alcohol heat. Finish stays around for a bit.

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Photo of Scotchboy
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Completely opaque stout pour with a dark brown head that fades away.

S: Roasty malt, and molasses and earthy pepper spice, hints of vanilla bean and faint dark chocolate, and a slight underlying dark fruitiness and coffee note is detectable.

T: A flash of vanilla sweetness melts into a very pleasant faint spicyness. Underlying dark fruitiness, espresso bean, and cacao nib. Alcohol is just present on the finish.

MF: Slick, sticky viscous body, very faint alcohol and dryness on the finish.

O: A good beer that I expected a bit more out of; the chocolate and coffee don’t come through as much as I wanted. Nevertheless a good stout.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated 04519 into a fancy Founder’s Barrel Aged Series glass. I love dark beers that look like espresso coffee. Always rich looking. The smell is lighter than I expected but rich is the vanilla and molasses. Taste follows the nose with hints of chocolate and slight heat on the tongue. Alcohol is hiding. The mouthfeel is velvety smooth and easy sipping. Overall a great enjoyable craft beer and collaboration.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Not much to look at, given the head never gets a chance to form up. Body is almost black as night.
Aromas of dark roast malt, dark cherries, dark chocolate, black forest cake; no bitterness or acidity, this is fruitier.
The taste is true to the aroma - quite fruity, again with cherries and black forest cake, pure dark chocolate. Again without the bitterness that often comes with a dark roast. Mild, warming alcohol heat, bringing to mind rum flavours. Only the faintest hint of chili in the finish. Slick feel, on the flat side in terms of carbonation, medium body. Despite the sweetness, it doesn't feel syrupy or cloying. Medium-dry finish.

Love the flavours on this, really well done, but the lack of carbonation doesn't excite the palate. To be fair, it could be factor of transport and storage at the LCBO. Even so, the flavour makes up for it.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this one from rutger this past summer. Cheers!

From a 16oz can into a snifter
Imperial stout aged on coffee, vanilla, chilies and cacao nibs
The label reads 13% but there is a sticker on the side that says 9.3% ABV

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear black and yields a two finger, medium looking, slightly foamy tan head with very good retention. Jet black body with slightly higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly crackles down to a full wisp and clings to the glass. Slight wisp remains leaving touches of lacing on the glass as it empties.

SMELL: All the adjuncts are there. Roasted coffee aromas, chilies for sure, some vanilla cream, chocolate and roasted mlats. Bold and forthcoming, while nothing gets in the way. Nice.

TASTE: Roasted malts, coffee notes, some smoky chilies, sweet vanilla and milk chocolate up front. Flavorful for sure. Some chili heat and roasted flavors at the swallow, moving into a bold and lingering finish of smoky chilies, roasted malts and coffee flavors, sweet vanilla cream, chocolate, as well as a bit of heat at the back. Flavorful and well put together.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of heat at the back after the swallow and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. A bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is really, really nice overall. The sweet adjuncts are really nice and the coffee and chilies mesh very nicely together. Nothing is overpowering but everything is in the spotlight. Sweet with just a touch of heat, which really is the sweet spot for me. Really enjoyed this one and would gladly re-visit in the future. Give it a shot if you like nuanced chili stouts. Thanks again, rutger!

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a correction - initially under just “Bible Belt” - enjoyed Nov 2017 acquiring in Rochester NY at 1 Stop Bre Shop.
16 oz can - split with my wife - try to drink 16 oz of this monster! Pours a thick black with 1 finger mocha head. Aroma of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate. Taste follows - dark chocolate with espresso - hint of licorice, tobacco, molasses, exiting with a pleasant bitterness and very mild chili effect. Thick rich mouthfeel - hides 13% quite well but certainly some bozziness. Really good beer.

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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: Generic dark stout.
S: Very strong sweet, vanilla odors.
T: Very simple, smooth dark flavor. Nothing exciting but drinkable.
F: Chocolate notes at the end. Nothing exciting.
O: Very simple stout beer.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle, looks like the Prairie version

Appearance: Black as night, opaque with strong back light only showing ruby edges. Holds a thin collar of dark tan head that doesn't lace.

Aroma: Coffee grounds stirred into dark malt extract. There's a little hint of some complexity, a light chile pepper vegetal note, a spice, maybe cinnamon, maybe vanilla.

Taste: Sweet dark roasted malt, a bit of a Stout sour, some barrel toward the finish, the peppers come in for a touch of heat, the coffee kind of washes out a bit, which is surprising given the nose.

Mouthfeel: Medium heavy body, almost medium, low carbonation, oily, hot.

Overall: They took a big beer and said "MORE EVERYTHING". I can appreciate the banzai approach, but this is probably a little further over the top than it needed to be. There are lots of favors going on, so much that some just get lost. But hey, points for going big, I'm not going to water it down or anything, so I guess they shouldn't either.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Motor oil; chocolate-covered coffee beans, big cranberry, deep vanilla, and a gentle fruity chili hum; Fig Newtons, stale coffee, leather, vague cocoa; clean with a gentle finish.

4 4.75 4 4 4.25

Nose is insanely deep - I could smell it for years; loads of tart fruit. And there’s deep cigar start that leads to brandy + a chocolate truffle end - nothing sticks out, very well integrated. No sign of 13%, either. Yet it’s low on vanilla + cocoa. As good as it is, still less than the sum of EMJ and Bible Belt.

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Photo of cbutova
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Motor oil from the stubby 12oz bottle to a tasting glass. The cap is a dark tan hue and has a thick foamy texture but falls somewhat quickly to a small ring. Rare lacing spots.

S- The coffee here is insane but instead of artisan style roast it is pure dark roast burnt French roast grounds, not in a bad way. Beyond the coffee are hints of very dark chocolate, toasted nuts and a hint of chiles.

T- Again, the coffee beans are utterly insane and it follows the aroma with that Italian and French roast uber dark burnt bean flavor, almost oppressively uber dark roast beans. Beyond that comes some very toasted nuts, dark fruity chocolate, burnt roast barley, vanilla bean sweetness, green chiles with that raw vegetal pepper skin flavor, cherry truffles, tobacco, toffee and bitter candied raisins. That all being said, the dark roast coffee flavor is so over the top.

MF- Oily and slick massive bodied brew. The carbonation is on the moderately low side. Ends roasty and super bitter. The texture is foamy and somewhat creamy.

Another Bible Bomb Prairie 13% big old stout with a ton of adjuncts. This one brings a massive heaping pile of super dark roast coffee to lead things off with plenty of cocoa, toasted nuts, roasted grains and chiles to balance it out.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a gobelt glass from the bottle.

Appearance: deep dark brown body with a dark tan head rising lightly maybe quarter of an inch.

Smell: as a heavy oak and whiskey aroma accompanied with chocolate and vanilla, dissipates slightly quickly but it is an addicting aroma I guarantee you.

Taste: sweet complex beer consisting of whiskey and coffee very hard to let go become super addicting after the first sip.

Mouth: Sticky beer coming off with a medium to Full carbonation.

Overall: I seriously have been drinking this for a couple years and have totally skip on doing a beer review, with that being said I say if you see this Pierre buy it drink it don't share it and buy it again. Salud!

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Photo of teromous
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the bottom of the can: "2634-2635 05/04/18 09:50"

Appearance: The body is black and the head is very short and brown. It has minimal head retention and it fades quickly. No lacing.

Aroma: There is a strong aroma of coffee and chocolate cake batter. It smells a bit like tiramisu. There is an aroma of alcohol as well.

Taste: It tastes like coffee at first, then it picks up some chocolate in the middle. It has a bit of a carbon flavor towards the end.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a big body that is lightened up a bit by this alcohol thinness.

Overall: The can claims this is an "IMPERIAL STOUT AGED ON COFFEE, VANILLA, CHILIES, AND CACAO NIBS." The cacao and coffee come through, but not the vanilla or chilies. Although it is missing some flavor the beer is still very tasty and I would recommend it.

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Photo of mschrei
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Note-I’m not sure if I’m drinking this one or the Prairie/Evil Twin one because there are two different entries. Whatever....

A lot going on in this beer. Dark with thinning edges, mild lacing. Strong chocolatey scents with mild coffee and chiles in the background. Taste is mostly chocolate with mild coffee, vanilla, and chiles. Slight oily feel with spicey and alcohol burn.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2019-06-26 in Columbia, PA from a 16oz canned on 2017-10-09

A - Opaque dark brown with a 1-finger brown head that drops fairly quickly leaving very light lace

S - Rich espresso, licorice, dark roasted malt, vanilla, earthy spice

T - Espresso latte, medium roasted grain, earthy spice, moderate roasted bitterness. 13%? Surely they’re joking.

M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Creamy and rich.

O - A really well done Imperial Stout. Rich, dessert-like and satisfying.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with what seems to be a batch number printed on the neck but no dates. Served in a Rastal harmony glass.

Appearance: The two finger, dark tan head stays around for a very long time and goes down into a thin ring that stays until the end. It leaves a lot of lacing all over the glass. It's a deep, black color with some very dark brown showing up on the edges when help up to light.

Smell: It's a dark and musty smell of fresh coffee beans, raw cocoa, vanilla, nutmeg and roasted malt.

Taste: It starts off bitter with a strong, dark chocolate note, roasted malts and coffee. There's a bit of sweetness in the finish with some brown sugar and vanilla but it stays mostly dark and roasty throughout. The chili spiciness kicks in as an aftertaste once you stop drinking.

Mouthfeel: It's heavy, silky smooth, rich, creamy and oily with medium carbonation.

Overall: A rich, chocolaty stout with no real alcohol presence on the nose or palate despite the big 13% ABV; which makes it dangerously easy to drink.

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Photo of Arjen
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can @ home, possibly not too fresh, but with beers like this I don't consider that a problem. Jet black colour. Big dense brown head with short retention. Aroma's: roasted malts, coffee, some fruit (from the chillies I suppose). Retronasal the chillies are there, with some coffee/mocha, dark chocolate, roasted malts just light sweetness. Flavour is moderate sweet, roasted, with light bitterness. Alcohol feel is moderate considering the strength. Drinks deceptively easy as a matter of fact. Medium bodied. Just a hint of chili heat. Long finish with roast, cocoa and light bitterness.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle poured into a snifter

jet black motor oil, one finger creamy brown foam cap, recedes to a thin layer

aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, tobacco

taste is roast malts , chocolate, coffee,

smooth mouthfeel, low sudsing, has slight coffee bitterness after taste

good beer

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased a 16oz can at Arrow Wine for $7.99. Poured into a small stemmed tulip. Canned on 3/15/18.

A lesser variation of Prairie Bomb. Don’t worry about the chilis, the pepperiness quickly fades. Too sweet to drink even an entire pint, but enjoyable. 3.75

A – Pours black and opaque, slightly viscous with a two-finger mousey light brown head. Reminds me of a milkshake. 4.75

S – Aromas of milk chocolate, hot chili peppers, dark sweet malts and coffee with faint hints of licorice. 4.25

T – More milk chocolate than dark chocolate, hints of chili pepper but very mild and not really in the finish, roasted sweet malts, very low bitterness. There’s coffee in the taste as well, but much more prominent in the aroma. 3.75

MF – A heavy bodied beer with a creamy coating sweet finish that ends with mild bitterness on the back of the palate. 3.5

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Photo of REVZEB
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good pastry stout, taste the same as the original. The beer has a dry chili pepper and cocoa lead, with the vanilla, coffee, chestnut, and smoky malt supporting. Sneaky strong, doesn't feel heavy enough to be 13%. Little thin in the body. Nice dessert beer for hotter nights.

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Photo of kitch
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 1 pint can, canned on 22nd September 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that had pretty good retention while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, cacao, coffee, with hints of vanilla and a splash of booze.

Taste: Rich milk chocolate, vanilla, roasty, coffee, light smokiness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, velvety, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Nice easy drinking flavours means it doesn't feel like 13% ABV. I'm not getting much (if any) of the supposedly chili though. A slightly heavier body would also have helped it even more. But really, I'm just nitpicking now.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown/black color with a tan two inch rapidly receding head. Some spotty lace.
Aroma of booze, chocolate, vanilla, and chilies.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, late heat from the chilies.
A big-bodied sipping beer.

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Photo of sesh
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Beatiful dark pour. Near black color with a brown head. The head of the beer is very thin compared to most imperial stouts however. 4.5/5

Smell: Smells like your typical imperial stout with a bit of coffee. The ABV gives it a nice sweet smell. There is something lacking that I can't put my finger on though... it's sort of generic smelling but not in a bad way. Also you can smell some spice from the peppers which is always a plus. 4/5

Taste: Very sweet. I believe a lot of this comes from the alcohol content but it is a good beer. I wish the coffee taste was stronger. I was also excited knowing that peppers were used in the production of this brew but I really don't taste them. This is a decent but semi-mediocre stout IMO.

Feel: Very thin. One of the thinnest imperial stouts I have ever had. Probably the weakest part of this beer.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a black appearance and a dark brown head. Cocoa and cream milk aromas are strong with a hint of booze near the end. The beer has a little spice in the end with a thick chocolate flavor. Very creamy and silky. Overall, great mouthfeel and aromas.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can in a snifter. Canned on 11/8/17.

Full on black, opaque, in color. The head forms like a chocolate malt on top, 1F , and fades to a film leaving modest lacing.

Dark cocoa nose on a dark chocolate liquid. Some vanilla, roasted coffee, malted milk, sweet chiles.

Liquified dark bitter chocolate, 70% cocoa. Flavored with strong coffee, vanilla, caramel, and chile. Not sweet or boozy.

Full smooth body brewed for sipping. Nice chocolatey coffee finish.

Strong and drinkable, the abv catches up. The 13 months of age mellowed the alcohol.

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