Even More Jesus
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #191
Ranked #730
4.31 | pDev: 8.35%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Even More JesusEven More Jesus
Notes: A few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into the higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all -- it must taste rare!
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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can courtesy of Whyteboar. Batch #027 according to the stamp on the bottom of the can. Can label says it was "brewed in Stratford, CT," whereas Evil Twin's own website seems ro suggest it was brewed in one of the Carolinas. Sticker says Whyteboar paid $4.29 at a place called Horrocks Market, btw.

Pouring into a tulip glass, things looked quite viscousy. The color of crude, with about an inch of khaki foam perched on top. Said head wasn't particularly large but had impressive staying power.

Not as complex in the nose as I had hoped for. Initially quite like soy sauce, as it warmed, it came to resemble bitter, dark roast coffee, burnt sugar and unsweetened dark chocolate.

Taste is not significantly different from the nose. Maybe a little sweeter, but not by much. Alcohol isn't brash, but it hovers in the background like a quiet burley man with a baseball bat and a look of intent. Drinks like a massive, boozy version of a dry Irish stout. Odd, clove-like tang at the swallow. Altogether, considerably less complex than I was expecting.

Full bodied, with a mildly creamy mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not what I was expecting. Still don't know what to make of that clove-y finish. Grateful to have had the chance to try it, but now that I have I'm not sure I'll be beating a path to it again.

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woemad from Washington, Apr 12, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. 22 oz. bottle purchased 3/6/16, stored appropriately, and consumed on 12/7/19. Poured into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown to black, opaque, and a low level of visible carbonation. Forms a fairly persistent brown head, but eventually it succumbs to become a thick ring with some spotty foam.

S: Dark chocolate and breakfast-roast coffee, dark roasted malts and tobacco. Some sweeter notes of vanilla, caramel, molasses. But enough roast bitterness (and I suspect a fair amount of hop bitterness as well, though it’s hard to pick out) so that it’s not even close to overly sweet. Overall impression is chocolate-forward.

T: Dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nibs, and caramel. Lesser flavors of coffee and vanilla. Roasty malts with tobacco and a touch of char, but never smoke. Just a hint of dark sticky fruit – then covered in more baker’s chocolate, roasted malts, and sweet burnt caramel through the hang.

M: Nice thick, sticky body without being cloying. Low but perfectly befitting carbonation sensation. The alcohol is there, warming you as you drink, but extremely well-hidden for the hefty ABV listed on the label. I think I could solo dome 22 ounces of this without an issue. Well, there might be issues…but you know what I mean.

O: A really tasty beer. Sweet and dessert-like without being overly sweet. Bitter flavors that balance the sweetness but still manage to play nicely with the sweet flavors. Executed very well. One of the (somewhat) few times the Evil Twin beers have been worth the cost of entry. Admittedly, I have no idea what I paid for this three years ago. But this is darn good. Especially impressive complexity for a non-adjunct (or add-junk), non-barreled stout.

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4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am fastly becoming a fan of Evil Twin Imperial Stouts. These beer are some of the better stouts created in the industry. The beer is 52 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour of the beer produced a one in half fingers thick. The creamy thick head had poor retention. The head left no lacing on the glass. The beer's head was tan. The color of the beer is SRM 36, a dark brown to nearly black. I am disappointed in the appearance of the beer. I expected a more pronounced head on the beer.

The aromas in the beer are dark roasted malts, chocolate, medium roasted coffee, molasses, toffee, burnt sugar, caramel, figs, stone fruit, earthiness, and floral esters.

The flavors in the beer are figs, cherries, molasses, espresso, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, char, a hint of smokiness, molasses, anise, earthiness, a suggestion of bay leaves, and toffee.

The mouthfeel of the beer is dry yet bitter, but pleasantly bitter.

The body of the beer is dense, medium-low carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer has a different take on Imperial Stouts. Surprisingly this beer does not have that heavy malty sweetness that comes with higher alcohol beers. The beer's harmony sings in tune. Beers like this are why I am passionate about dark beer.

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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An all time favourite - had many times and always great.
Pours a thick motor oil black with short lived mocha head.
Aroma has molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, some coffee, a bit of char, and hints of licorice.
Tastes of sweetened coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, and molasses with a bit of espresso bittersweetness at the back.
Thick full mouthfeel - slightly boozy with creamy bittersweet finish.

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TooManyGlasses from Alberta (Canada), Dec 13, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz single picked up at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
BATCH#030 stamped on the bottom. Poured in to a Samuel Smith pint glass.

Look- Opaque and black as midnight. Solid mocha colored head that slowly fades to a thin layer of foam, light lacing. No carbonation streams visible.

Smell- Fudge, roasted malts, coffee, burnt sugar/molasses, dark fruit, dark chocolate and vanilla, licorice, a little alcohol, spicy/herbal notes.

Taste- Roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate, dried dark fruits (raisins and dates), caramel/burnt sugar, nutty and vanilla hints, slight spicy licorice/anise notes.

Feel- Full bodied with a creamy smooth texture. Lightly bitter finish, soft carbonation on the tongue.

O- Really tasty and easy drinking despite the high ABV, can barely detect any alcohol at all. Definitely going back to this one before winter ends.

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Mister_Faucher from Washington, Dec 09, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a can to snifter. (16oz is a large serving)
Completely black dark brn creamy head.
Smell is boozy with vanilla and chocolate, burnt coffee.
Taste is same with a warming boozy taste and intense roastiness.
Medium mouthfeel. I feel like it was drinkable for high abv.
Overall: I don’t feel like a stout expert at the moment, but I do feel this does check all the necessary boxes of a world-class imperial stout.
The description on the can is a bit ridiculous though.

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bret27 from California, Nov 29, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Drop mike.
a) Shards of lace climb the glass over a tan head and a fudge like black body.
s) Chocolate over roasty fire, charcoal, peat, smoke.
t) All the above. Brings complexity, enough bitter to balance the sweet, ABV well enough masked, and grows more complex as it warms. Marred slightly by old fashioned medicine chest?
f) Chunky, medicinal, but not cloying.
o) Needs to be blind tasted vs TenFidy, Rasputin, BourbonBarrel, and the best.

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Act25 from New Jersey, Nov 27, 2019
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3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

I expected to be more impressed. The taste is super roasted burnt coffee and 90% dark chocolate. Pours and looks like motor oil with a dark tan creamy head that lingers. Front is slightly sweet and finish is bitter and tad acidic. Expected more complex flavors with good balance. Basically not my taste and I did not finish it.

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opieo from Virginia, Jun 21, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this ages ago, as it was evident that either my can leaked or was prone to the angel's share as this didn't fill up my pint glass upon pouring it out. The writing on the bottom was illegible but thankfully, the liquid on the inside was decipherable as this was quite the enigma. It was an American Imperial Stout that looked, felt, and tasted like a very strong Porter but in the end, I still found this to be quite enjoyable and worth the effort to rate on here!

Quite a dark pour to this as the liquid looked like chocolate, with a mocha head topping it off. That took quite a while to settle as there was plenty of soapy lacing left behind once I started to sip this. Molasses, charcoal, figs, plums, booze, and brown sugar filled the nose as the taste contained all of those as well. Dry, sweet, and deep, this almost felt like a cordial rather than a beer but this still needed a chaser of water to fully enjoy. Nuts and bittersweet chocolate came in as this warmed up as the nuances were great but it was just a tad too dry for me to rate any higher.

Full of alcohol but misleading on the palate, this didn't feel like it was on part with other beers of it's sort that I've had recently. With little carbonation and a high amount of viscosity, this took a while to down but was well worth the effort. Had this been a bit less nutty and roasted, it would have been an excellent brew but as it was, I enjoyed this for all of it it's divine worth. The name was a bit blasphemous but the taste was heavenly for those who could take the time to appreciate this. I just hope that the angels enjoyed this as much as I did!

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, May 24, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark with thin medium-golden brown head that fades quickly. Smell the chocolate and maybe blueberry or other dark fruit. Tastes of rich and creamy dark chocolate...with roasted coffee, and a tinge of fruit. Has a pleasant bitterness after taste. Surprisingly not too boozy at all even though 12% ABV.

Boasts of being special...and for me...it definitely delivers...hallelujah!

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grinreeper from New York, May 19, 2019
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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Batch #010.
Black colored body, with mahogany back lit edge. Mocha brown head, pours about one finger and stays around as bubbly cap. Leaves behind some scattered spots of lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted malts with char, molasses, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee.
Taste is dark roasted malts with dry dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, char, and molasses. Burnt sugar at the end. Has a dry finish. There is some semblance of black licorice from the dark sugar, dark fruit, and char.
Thick mouth feel, with syrup and mouth coating aspects. Good carbonation.
This is a dark, thick stout that expresses very little sweetness, but is blunt and dry. Higher ABV% expresses more in a warmer throat, instead of a mouth burn. The vapors of the alcohol are part of the aroma experience.

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

A-Pours a dark color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has chocolate and coffee hints
T-The taste follows the nose with chocolate and coffee flavors
M-A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A good Stout

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VABA from Virginia, Apr 21, 2019
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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

YUM!!!!!!!!!! another scotch ale that is just good. Straight up good! Sweetness, balanced out by smoothness. The flavor is still pretty balanced out by the richness. There is not a lot of terrible sweetness at the end of this one. I will for sure be back to this one in drinking this one! Comparable to central waters!

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JimboBrews54 from Michigan, Apr 08, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Nose is roasted and chocolate malt flavors but not too intense. The chocolate malt flavor dominates, but there’s also moderate levels of roast, anise, milk sugar, banana, and booze flavors. Most of the flavors are nice and should make a great imperial stout, but it’s boozy and I get slight tannin and phenolic tangs on the back of my tongue. Body is well balanced. An intense, mostly tasty Imperial Stout experience.

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omahawk from Nebraska, Apr 06, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy pours into a snifter with a motor oil appearance and a very, very dark brown one finger cap. Decent head retention and thin but plentiful sheets of lace.

S- Dark chocolate is massive off the top and heavily roasted, burnt grains are also huge. Milk chocolate also comes to mind with licorice, ash, smoke, toasted nuts and basically all things blackened. Blackstrap molasses sweetness in the end.

T- Blackstrap molasses leads things off with a massive amount of heavily roast barley and licorice/anise. This beer has a ton of flavor and most of it is from the intense blackened barley with some yeast influence. A bit boozy and sweet but still balanced with 88% dark chocolate, baking cocoa, milk chocolate, massive anise, brandy soaked raisin, charred nut and straight black grain flavors.

MF- A huge brew. The body is incredibly thick and fudgey with a high level of carbonation. Texture is creamy and oily and it ends with a strong roast bitterness.

Gotta respect and love stouts that don't need adjuncts, barrels or right now "pastry" flavors to pop off. Roast barley and blackened grains are just saturating and each sip shows off those flavors so well with minimal interference from booze or yeast.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Apr 04, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a huge, thick cinnamon head.
Nose is molasses, rich chocolate, toasted malts.
Taste is rich dark chocolate, coffee, dark roasted bitter malts, caramel and toffee sweetness, a touch of alcohol warmth.
Lingering bitter roasted malt,
Dark chocolate

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Photo of GuyFawkes
2.5/5  rDev -42%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Canned spring 2016; drank 6/7/16 @ the Yarchives.

Inky black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE dark khaki head (careful pouring!); a thick, frothy curtain of lace.

Booze heat, mild banana, faint milk chocolate & odd macro lager notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Bitter dirt, mild banana & faint milk chocolate flavors up front; macro lager yeast & astringent booze heat notes on the finish.

A bizarre, unpleasant monstrosity. Gross.

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GuyFawkes from Illinois, Mar 17, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing "Even More Jesus"
1 Pint can, seemingly contract brewed @ Two Roads Brewing Co. in Stanford, CT and coded "BATCH #027 18:06"
$4.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's blacker than oil pouring from the can. The head is a dark tan, and maybe even brown, but surprisingly lighter than I'd expect. The body is completely opaque. The aroma is oddly limited as well, I's think with a beer this dark it'd be screaming at you but it's not. I'm finding baker's chocolate and black licorice. OK, moving on, the flavor also has a black licorice note to it. It's herbal, and I guess with the dark malt that creates the licorice note. I'm not sure I like it. That's not to say it's bad, just that I don't care for it. I am surprised it's not a little richer though, and basically one-sided. Yeah, that might be enough Jesus for me unless it opens up once it warms a bit... ... ... ... OK, so 5 minutes later, let me try it again... well it smells the same... ahh, and I think there is more chocolate to it, and some additional sugar, including raw sugar,molasses, and some medium caramel. It's opened up but it still seems less complex than one might expect of an Imperial stout. It's well-brewed, I'll give it that, but not very well constructed in my opinion. It's all about intensity, and lacks the finesse of a great beer. Oh well, at least the bitterness level is right and there are no fermentation flaws. The alcohol doesn't show any more than it should, which is just to let you know it's there. How strong is this? 12%, that's even stronger than I thought it would be. In the mouth it's distinctly full bodied and oily-smooth; no complaints there. Looking back, the head retention was good, even very good, but there wasn't much lacing left behind. Overall I understand why people are drawn to this, and I do think it makes a good cigar beer or evening reading beer, but I doubt I'd pull it out as a standard wanna-have-a-strong-stout beer.
Review# 6,519

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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania, Mar 13, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I wasn't going to pick this beer up, sadly, because the can looked cheesy - despite what Beeradvocate said. I'm glad I did. It's excellent. Great classic tasting stout. Nothing incredibly special, but everything tastes right. What every stout should (at least) strive for. To me, it symbolizes the stout benchmark. It can be, and is exceeded, but damn it's good.

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

This is a great, solid imperial stout ESPECIALLY at the price ($4/16oz. can). Right there with all of the other good non-tricked out, non-pastry stouts out there, but basically half the price or better. Love the thick, full feel. Definitely one to stock up on.

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BayAreaJoe from California, Jan 19, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A beer to enjoy over the course of Jan. 1 2019.
I don't know if I've ever had a blacker beer. I saw no highlights beyond black when held to a light. Wonderfully dense dark head over that black body. Really nice pour.
The aroma was surprisingly tight, but I'll see if it opens up as it warms. As it does it's rich maltness with strong dark fruit.
Rich full flavor, but not as complex as I expected. A nice blending of richness, smoothness, malt sharpness, hoppy and dark malt bitterness and hits of sweetness. Full rich malt feel too. Much lingering on the finish. The fruit opens up in time.
This is solid but not exceptional.

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garymuchow from Minnesota, Jan 01, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's Jesusmas today! Pint can served in my favorite Chimay chalice. Strikingly pitch black, with only tinges of brown when held up to the light. Like Jesus. Not much in the way of head formation, this is more of an oil slick. Also like Jesus. Aroma is roasty and brings the smell of molasses. Flavor is grainy and burnt -- conveying the contours of blackened and roasted malt to my tongue. I can almost feel the gritty barley on my tongue. There's some unsweetened cocoa in the flavor, but this beer primary raison d'être is to showcase roasted barley for Imperial Stout lovers like myself. This is our gift.

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hreb from Washington, Dec 26, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a pint can…Pours tar black with a thick beige head. Strong, sweet smell with notes of coffee, caramel and roasty malt. Feel is thick, rich, and full bodied. Complex taste with hints of chocolate, strong coffee, plum and maple syrup. Very good for sipping.

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CollinaTiger from South Carolina, Nov 23, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Jet black with rich tan head and thick lacing.
N: Chocolate, coffee, malt, and smoke.
T: Getting lots of dark chocolate, some coffee, sweetness from malt, some smokey char, and figs.
M: Full.
O: This is a stellar stout, very good and perfect for the winter months by the fire pit!

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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Viscous, oily black in color. Poured with a thick, creamy, dark beige foam with very good retention. Dark roasted malt aromas with rich dark chocolate and earthy hop notes notes. Full bodied with medium low carbonation. Thick, creamy feel through the middle followed by intense boozy warmth. Intense dark roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors followed by medium hop bitterness. Bitter , dark, burnt malt flavors on the back end that transition to expanding boozy heat that gets prickly near the end. Finished with dark roasted malt and dark chocolate notes and an intense boozy bite that lingers a bit. A unapologetic , intensely malty and boozy brew. Lots of roasty malt and, well, booze. Definitely a sipper.

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IronLover from Pennsylvania, Nov 06, 2018
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