Even More Jesus
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #572
ABV:
12%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,395
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 8.39%
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
1,766
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 11, 2022
Added:
May 08, 2012
Wants:
  253
Gots:
  685
SCORE
95
World-Class
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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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16oz can
batch #043
L: jet black body, frothy brown head
S: fudgy chocolate, roasted barley, earthy hops
T: baker’s chocolate, fudge, roasted barley, caramel, pumpernickel bread crust, molasses, tobacco leaf, ash & char, bitter earthy hops
F: full body, ample carbonation, alcohol is well concealed, finishes semi-dry and more astringent & bitter, which I appreciate
O: I love that this isn’t too sweet; it’s a really good Imperial Stout!
Sep 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by joran from Kansas

Sep 04, 2022
 
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black appearance with a long lasting chocolate looking head.
Body is slightly slick, oily,creamy ,dense,with light carbonation.
Aroma is lots of dark fruit,malt,roasted malt,coffee, dark chocolate,wood and a bit earthy.
Taste is very similar to aroma with some sweetness matched with coffee bitterness. Theres some tobacco thats stronger than the aroma suggested but overall a great tasting beer.
Overall this was a complex very flavorful satisfying beer
May 31, 2022
 
Rated: 2.21 by Avitra from California

Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a Nonic.

Pours inky black and opaque. Viscous. Excellent cola head that retains fairly well for the ABV. The lacing is superb given the booze level.

Aromas of bitter chocolate, cake batter chocolate, coffee, dark fruit (cherry and plum), raisin, date, vanilla, tobacco, and leather.

The flavors are strong and similarly complex. Semi-sweet chocolate on the tip of the tongue mixed with espresso coffee. Midstream delivers some molasses and a touch of cashew. But this is where the dark fruits really arrive. Cherry, plum. and just a touch of blackberry. The finish is char, raisin, anise, vanilla, and a touch of warming booze that is ridiculously well hidden. Sure, it skews sweet, but in the darkest manner possible, with the dark fruits really carrying the banner here.

The brew is obviously full bodied, and has a fairly long finish, but it's drying and decently carbonated. Somewhat "tingly" from the booze and astringency.

Evil Twin is a tough pour to find in the Dakotas, but I finally found this one in St. Louis and brought it home. The dark fruits in this brew are the star. The gimmicks seem to be limited to dark sugar, with other adjuncts left at the curb where they belong. A top flight AIS.
Feb 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.28 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by LunchMoney from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
There is a smokiness that makes the smell amazing. It adds such interesting complexity.
Unfortunately, the notes that create the smell are also there in the taste, but not in quite a good way. Those notes a little much. Still a great beer, but could be better without aspect.
Update: after the foam dies down, the smokiness is virtually gone.
Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.36 by RickS95 from Indiana

Jan 01, 2022
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Reviewed by sethmeister from New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From pint can marked 11:49:47 BATCH #040

Poured into my tulip glass this beer is a viscous near black with a bubbly brown head which drops quickly leaving patches of fluffy lace.

Scent is raisins, cherries, figs, chocolate and espresso. Lots of dark sweet fruit notes. Coffee beans.

Taste is sweet dark fruit - figs dates raisins - with a long bittersweet chocolate finish. Vanilla and molasses swirl in and out. Brown sugar. Fudge. Hints of smoke. Roasted coffee.

Mouth is oily weighty and thick.

Drinkability is very high for 12% ABV. No alcohol burn. In fact alcohol is all but imperceptible. I'd actually like another. Pity I have only the one.

Jesus this is good.
Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.35 by misteil from Ireland

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.39 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black as night. Dark brown foam. Chocolate malt aroma. Deep dark flavors. Cocoa, coffee, and smoke. It has a nice even sweetness that faded to a syrupy bitterness. Alcohol is mild. Heavy but not oppressive. A really excellent imperial stout. Even more Jesus? I'll take all the Jesus I can get.
Dec 04, 2021
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A high viscosity trip into the world of fortifying winter stouts. I love how this kind of builds on the tradition of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. No barrels, just superbly done traditional brewing. Ridiculously dark brown that wants to be called black liquid. Huge head that has no right to be so pronounced and long lasting. It leaves way too much lace for a beer of this abv. Nose is a bit of a surprise. Lots of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate as per the usual, but what I noticed is the mild sweetness that bends the brew towards coffee more than the more popular chocolate construction that many brewers favor these days. Taste follows suit. Deep, rich malt body with lots of roast and char. An undercurrent of bittersweet chocolate that quickly moves to a smooth, strong latte. Alcohol flexes mildly but is well integrated and not a center of gravity. Nice earthy bitterness that lingers and mixes with the coffee and char to really make for a pleasantly dry finish in keeping with the restrained sweetness that is this beer. Feel is thick and oily with a somewhat fizzy, mild carbonation.
Just what you'd expect as far as a RIS with a pleasant leaning toward the dryer, more bitter expressions of the style.
Dec 01, 2021
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Reviewed by draheim from Washington

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle (unknown vintage but a few years old) into a tulip. Pours an oily black with a 1-finger reddish mocha head. Looks outstanding.

Aroma is rich dark bitter chocolate, toasty malt, a hint of boozy sweetness.

Taste follows nose. Bitter dry cocoa powder, dark malt, sticky molasses, sweet warming booze.

Mouthfeel is slick and coating, on the heavy side of medium.

Overall a rich sipper of a dessert beer for Thanksgiving.
Nov 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.7 by hophugger from Virginia

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a thick, syrupy black with 2 fingers of bubbly caramel head. Quickly dissipated to a ring with some residual lacing. Aroma is molasses, roasted malt/grain, oak, and vanilla, with som chocolate backend. Taste follows suit with a bitter front fading into chocolate and raisin notes, a sweet body and an alcohol bite on the finish. Body is full and thick, very oily but not velvety. Good beer.
Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.77 by PaulMcartney33 from Florida

Jul 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.12 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jun 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Belthorm from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by Zanico from Ohio

May 30, 2021
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Reviewed by blazerkor from Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It smells like molasses and yeasty bread.  A deep bready sweetness.

The first thing that hits my tongue is a burnt bitterness but that is followed by the malty sweetness of dough.

It's thick and slick in my mouth like a smooth syrup with prickly carbonation.  The finish is sweet for a moment and then long smoky bitterness.

Overall it's an interesting Stout. The thickest I've had and with such a strong taste I'd say it's a little too much Jesus.  Still it is good and would be perfect in an 8 oz pour.  I give it a 5.2 out of 6 but don't overindulge.
May 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.56 by Sjohnson8585 from Colorado

Mar 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Mar 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by ajdemma from New York

Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by skisonic from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a completely opaque shade of the deepest, darkest cola brown you've seen, like the shadow cast by his feet of clay. Keeps a thin, chalky brown head, like where his head of wool would lie. Smells evokes deep berry, warmth, nuttyiness, malt. A thick, heavy body like sins weighing on a mans soul. Roasty, pungent yet smooth, bitter and sharp like a crown of thorns.
Jan 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.32 by HairyLeggedBiden from Minnesota

Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap in Caldwell ID. Served in a snifter.

A: Extremely dark, dense, and opaque black pour with a dark mocha-colored head.

S: Roasty, dark, and inviting; plenty of coffee roastiness, hints of cocoa, dark sugars, dark fruits, espresso, mocha. Touch of booze.

T: Yeah, this is really nice. Roasty malt, and lots of it, with impressions of espresso and even char/faint smoke. Leans into that Roasty/bitter profile but there are pleasant notes of dark caramel and dark fruits buried in there as well.

MF: Big; dense, and almost chewy.

O: Really delicious; I don’t think there are adjuncts in here, and if so, this is one of my favorite non-adjunct non-barrel-treated stouts. Just a roasty malt bomb.
Dec 10, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Review #1497, done blind, ie before reading the can or any reviews below etc.
This was step-2 of a 5-step/5-day high%, and increasingly so, approach towards my 1500th review planned as a thumping 15.4% De Molen beer.
L- Pours silent. I've noticed that as I work up past c11% that you can raise the pour to say 20Cm to encourage some head - that hesitates at these high ABV%s (x-ref surface tension etc) - and the poured beer makes no splashing noise at all. It's really striking and quite odd. Meanwhile it has a 3mm very dark tan head and no point checking if I can see a halogen torch through this as I won't with that head colour. Ie, this is an unusually and seriously black 'black beer'.
S- Coffee, liquor and smoke.
T- Smoke right on the front, liquor in a big wave in the middle, coffee, deeep-roastedness, and smoke build increasingly (>massive) into the finish. Liquor keeps jabbing back and slapping my palate.
F- I get mega-rich here, but I don't mean sweet by that, thank gawd. This beer feels massive, the liquor edge, or should I have 'section' as it's so big it's nakedly zing-slamming my palate. This to me is a slow-sipper, winter-warmer kind of beer. Plan on tasting no other detail in other drinks after one of these though.
O- This beer is SO massive that to me it's arguably crossed into novelty territory. I'm enjoying the experience but it's not one I'd need to repeat. You know, like firing a .577 rifle, a hell of a lot of fun to try, but once is enough for most. 'And lo it came to pass that I had to assign ratings, and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth'... aka HTH do I rate this beer. It's a MASSIVE statement, impressive for height of pungency it has scaled etc.' but I don't think I'd wish to drink it again. Hmmm...

-- Now to read the can! ... Wow, no ingredients listed, at all, weird.
'1 Pint' - US Pint of course; surprised they didn't have to give the metric/ml volume to sell this in the UK. BB: bought from TremblingMadness/York £7.20
Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.46 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.26 by bottmfeedr from Texas

Nov 22, 2020
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can.

Pours opaque black with a thin tan head. Strong char leads the nose with burnt chocolate and coffee grounds. Full bodied with an oily, slick mouthfeel . Roast, char, acrid malts on the palate with plenty of bakers chocolate and booze on the palate. Finishes sweet and roasty with lingering booze-drizzled coffee beans.
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.62 by StoutsAllDay from Iowa

Oct 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by obrike from Texas

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz pour at BrewDog Franklinton:
L - black with a thin head
S - coffee and malt, hints of molasses, toffee, dates
T - great blend of the malt and coffee.
F - light carbonation, medium mouthfeel
O - very good beer, fairly well balanced and flavorful. Not as full bodied as I’d like
Oct 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.98 by AllOfTheCats from Wisconsin

Sep 27, 2020
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