Even More Pecan Pie Jesus
Evil Twin Brewing

Even More Pecan Pie JesusEven More Pecan Pie Jesus
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,769
ABV:
12%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,714
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 7.13%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
184
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
91
Outstanding
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can with no clear born on date; into a snifter.
Appearance- black as the abyss with a thin pumpkin pie orange head that fades to a sticky ring along the glass; lacing is absent as with most big stouts.
Smell- butter pecan, burnt toffee, and dark roast coffee!
Taste - the notes from the nose are present, but are ultimately overpowered by coffee that has been sitting in the pot for around 2-3 hours.
Feel - considering the 12%, the boozy feel is minimal, but let it sit and hold out hope the pecan pie elements will show themselves...they really don’t.
Overall- the smell from the can and snifter give the pecan pie ambiance, but otherwise it is it’s EMJ predecessor (which is great, but don’t slap another name to the same beer and call it a day).

Jun 17, 2018
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From that first "Ooh my God" moment, the beer designers at Evil Twin has mesmerized us with layers of flavor, new combinations in taste and constant experimentation, and they do no difference when introducing their pecan pie inspires version of the ever roasty, toasty and lavish Even More Jesus imperial stout.

Even the pour of Even More Jesus oozes with a creamy abyss black tone before patiently pulling from a rich mocha stained mousse that floats densely above. The scent rolls onto the senses with the lavish roast, cocoa and nuttiness of the original stout, but with the sultry sweetness of praline, pecan and graham cracker on the front of the tongue.

The middle palate is quickly awash with the decadent sweetness of all things pecan pie but the stout components never back down, delivering a wallop of espresso, baker's chocolate, black walnut, fudge and kahlua to match the intensity of caramel syrups and candied pecan. Heavy whipping cream offers a milkshake consistency and taste to go along with the other pecan pie and tiramisu flavors for extra measure.

Absurdly rich, chewy, lavish and cloying, the beer doesn't pretend to be drinkable or easy on the palate. Its intent to beat the sweet tooth into submission. Spicy alcohol joins the woodsy bitterness late to take a slight edge off of the sweetness and to allow the stout to pull through at the end. This is not a beer to pair with dessert, but rather replaces dessert altogether.

Mar 05, 2018
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StJamesGate from New York

4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viscous jet + tan film; booze, nuts, ash, + fig; big chocolate, walnut whip, slight char, raisin, licorice, with big roasty end + fig jam comeback; clean with slight burn.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4

Big and deep. Some nuts, but not notably so. Not sure it stands up to the other EMJs.

Dec 21, 2018
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look: Looks like a imp stout ought to. Very dark, nearly opaque. Some deep ruby highlights when held to light. Thick dark mocha head that leaves some messy lacing.
smell: Rich, chocolate, coffee, pecan molasses. Decadent and smoky.
taste: Much like the nose. Rich decadent and creamy.

Mar 11, 2018
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pkalix from California

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 24, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and left no lace. The aroma reminds me of a slightly burnt pecan pie as I get booze, wood, roasted malts and a sugary nuttiness. Thick, sticky, get touches of boozy vanilla and wood as well as chocolate but basically it's pecan and nutty. Finishes thick and boozy and is an enjoyable sipper.

Mar 23, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a two inch, foamy, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of pecans, malt, molasses, and toffee.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt (present throughout), light toffee notes, tons of pecans (they didn't skimp), some molasses, light chocolate, and a little coffee as well. While this flavor borders on being one-note, it still manages to work. The pecans do tend to dominate the taste, but the chocolate and molasses offer good support. Oddly tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I don't think this is my first choice for a stout, but it is strangely likable. Worth a look.

Oct 15, 2018
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Apr 01, 2018
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Soneast from Wisconsin

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Jun 04, 2018
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Grinky from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2018
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kkmiller76 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 23, 2018
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mattmarka1 from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 15, 2018
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 19, 2018
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CHickman from New York

3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sadly this is by far the worst beer of the Even More Jesus series. It’s way too sweet with minor pecan accents and an odd chemical tastes that negates any of the nice sweet malty notes. Hard to describe, but too boozy, way too sweet and generally difficult to finish come to mind. Shocking really, as I love Evil Twin stouts in general.

Mar 24, 2018
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this brew. Sure, there is not a whole lot of pecan pie flavor, but it is nutty enough to justify the name. The look is magnificent, a creamy oily pour with plenty of fluffy head and sticky lacing. Taste is roasty, hazelnuts and coffee; the mouthfeel is undeniably thin but not unpleasant and overall the drinkability is superb for a 12% imperial stout. I don't get the booziness other reviewers point out.

Mar 26, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #004.
16 oz. can.

Moderate pour yields a dark tan head over a very dark brown, near black, body with fairly thick and sticky lacing. Nose of molasses and pecan with roasted malt and booze. Taste of pecan, molasses, and milk chocolate. Finish of bitter chocolate, toasted caramel, and booze. Nice feel and overall, a good dessert beer, but may be a bit too sweet for a lot of folks. Cheers.

Oct 08, 2018
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a fine, half finger medium brown head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, chocolate and nuts with a hint of licorice and dark dried fruit. Flavor of dark toasted malt with light char, molasses, pecans, dark chocolate, drip coffee. Pecan flavor becomes more clear and authentic in the finish, which has lingering light char and coffee. Nice medium body with moderate creaminess; silky. This tasted pretty much as I expected it to. I'm a big fan of the base stout and the pecans appear as vague nuts in the aroma, but true pecan flavor as it finishes. Complex with good coffee and chocolate notes as well as nice dark malt char. ABV dangerously well covered; but still has a big kick at half a glass. Very nice and the pecan addition was well handled. Looked, smelled and tasted great.

Jul 14, 2018
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I personally love the regular Jesus but dislike the coconut version. Hopefully this one will be better in the same vein as Imperial Biscotti Break.
A - Pours as expected just a 1/4 inch of foam atop a very dark brew.
S - Slightly chemically produced pecan pie aroma kind of musty but full of sweet sugars and nutty goodness.
T - Well it smells better than it tastes just like the coconut version it has a very weird flavor with some sweet and nutty flavors and some smooth bittersweet chocolate taste.
M - Pretty slick and smooth for the 12%

Overall will have to stick with Imperial Biscotti Break since it has the perfect ratio of sweetness to nutty flavor. This beer is kind of a mess.

Mar 29, 2018
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 18, 2018
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 29, 2018
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another week, another EMJ/IBB varietal... seems to be the way of the Evil Twin project these days. I've long been a huge fan of both of these big stouts, and their presence in affordable 4x16 oz can format made them even more desirable to me. Now that there are new variants coming out pretty regularly, I can see myself throwing a ton of money at Jeppe now and in the near future!

This pours a pretty typical (for ET) imperial stout pour with an immense, brutal looking mocha-colored head sitting atop an oily-black beer. Some sticky lace seems to appear as the foam fades down to a thin-ish ring of bubbles in my glass, but it's not really tiered or patterned at all. Overall, the initial pour is really imposing, as expected, but it loses a little bit of its luster after five to ten minutes in my glass. Kind of nitpicking, but this isn't my favorite looking ET stout. Still pretty great though, honestly.

The nose reminds me of my very first brush with a similar beer: Clown Shoes Pecan Pie Porter. Way back in the day, that was one of my initial experiences with flavored stouts, and I loved it. It's long been a beer I have followed and checked in on yearly to see how the brewery changes it. This is very reminiscent of the past few years' batches of that beer, but without any barrel-aging involved. The sticky pecan element is incredibly concentrated in the scent, along with some notes of dried pit fruit and ethanol. It's a tad bit harsh, in my opinion (maybe time will do this one some justice?), but very reminiscent of pecan pie for sure. I get a little bit of brown sugar, amaretto liqueur and the molasses element stated on the can, but this is very biased toward exactly what the label says.

On the tongue, this was initially really harsh... much moreso than I thought the nose was, to be honest. It has opened up quite a bit in the past fifteen or twenty minutes though, and now I'm enjoying it more. The pecan extract is rather intensely pushed toward the front of the tongue, crowding out a lot of the subtler malt notes and dark fruit that EMJ is typically known for, but I also felt similarly about fresh cans of Even More Coco Jesus, so this will likely smooth out with a few months in the cellar. It's a total sipper, though, as it stands now. Flavors of pecan-infused simple syrup, hazelnut, molasses and roasty malts with a light buttery note toward the finish and a rather hefty warming hit of ethanol. Pretty good stuff, and I'm excited to see if it gets any more well-rounded at about, say, three months.

The feel is, as expected, really thick and fudgy with a sugary and fairly-sweet-leaning disposition. Low carbonation overall, intense depth of flavor and a long-lasting finish with a surprisingly high bitterness to it... nice stuff here. A good addition to the family of EMJ/IBB variants. Just wish it were a little smoother, but I think time will help it out with that a bit. We shall see!

Apr 30, 2018
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Howlader from Canada (AB)

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 24, 2018
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dubnation from Kansas

3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter; Batch#004, no can dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky brown head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, nutty pecan, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, cherry, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast malts, molasses, pecan flavoring, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, nutty pecan, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, cherry, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, nutty pecan, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, toasted dark/brown bread, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and roast/toast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast malts, molasses, pecan flavoring, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and minimal acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, fairly sticky/chalky, and slightly slick balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 12% after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic flavored imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast malts, molasses, pecan flavoring, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV with the mellowly bitter/charred/drying finish. Not as amazing as the base beer as expected, but still really impressive. Very well balanced rich malt complexity, molasses, pecan flavorings, and solid earthy hop presence. Not overly sweet from lingering bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering. Very similar base beer complexities going on, with added flavorings.

Jun 30, 2018
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desint from Belgium

3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2018
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