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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brystmar on 05-08-2012

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308
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1,732
Avg:
4.28
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19.86%
 
 
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Reviews: 308 | Ratings: 1,732
Photo of Vader444
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One pint can pour into tulip.

This was almost everything I expected it to be which was a rarity when sampling such acclaimed beers. My only slight niggles were that the mouthfeel was a touch thinner than I would have liked and the aroma did not quite match up to the richness of the taste. Overall an outstanding beer though; a dark chocolatey, burnt fruit delight. Definitely up there with the best I have ever tried. Cheers!!

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DARK with a frothy deeply tan head. For a beer with such a powerful taste, not much of a nose. Tastes richly inky, chocolate, a bit of coffee, and dark fruit. Texture is rich and creamy. But there's an alcohol burn that detracts from the complex flavors and makes this a really good but not quite great beer.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank at the bar out of a tulip.

Beer pours out like motor oil and is pitch black. Aroma is very chocolaty with a bit of dried cherries as well. Flavor translates over to the palate. Tastes like a chocolate covered dried cherries. Mouthfeel is super full bodied bordering on inky. Definitely a sipper. 95 points

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Photo of LuckFreeZone
4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a sixteen can and drank slowly. Very dark with an unusually thick, light brown, head for a stout. A very inviting look. I did not note any strong aroma. The taste was a bit dryer than I was expecting from reading other reviews, which is certainly not a bad thing, but very solid and with a backend alcohol finish. I did not note any aftertaste and the taste did not change much as the beer warmed (which seemed a bit unusual to me for a stout). Overall, I would say this was not overly-complex, but rather a straight ford and very well done stout.

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Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with 1 inch of black head. Smell is of roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, smoke, light licorice. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer, but I wasn't blown away by it.

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Photo of JColin
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can 1 pint. Batch #004 17:14
Duvel Tulip

A - Motor oil with a dark tan head. Lots of carbonation

S - Roasted malt, rubbing alcohol, boozy, dark fruit

T - Sweet and BOOZE

F - Chewy with a tobacco aftertaste, hot and heavy

O - A bit too heavy/boozy for me but I'd be willing to age one at give it another try

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured black right out of the bottle. tried its best to rise up a foam topper but it just never materialized. A half head of dark leather and sand - gritty and blocky looking.

Aromatics: Very easy on the nose, plenty of sweet caramel malts, and chocolate, coffee, and date and plum - all are fairly standard and noticeable..

Taste: I love stouts - and the flavour in this one is absolution outstanding. Like drinking an ex trick chocolate milk with a blast of espresso.

Feel: On the bottle it says ‘thick fudge-like body” and they weren’t wrong. It literally feels like soft and gooey fudge fresh from the oven. It has an amazing full rich buttery body and enough carbonation to excite the sides of the palate to keep the sensation train rolling. There is a somewhat boozy caboose backing it all up, but is merely a passing fancy, and at the end of the line everyone de-boards in a quick and calm and clean manner, nothing is left on board except a melted dark chocolate candy bar that some kid left to melt in the sun and sticks to the palate a bit.

Overall: Absolutely superb. Finally an Imperial Stout I can start to look for as a staple in my Stout shelf in the cellar. I do like better head though (and who doesn’t, amiright guys?! ;) LOL). But this one has it all for me just in flavour and ABV - I can overlook any other deficiencies really easily.

Pairing : I’d take this with me to the Keg for dinner - that's the only place I have been able to get steak that is well done Chicago style and the don’t over cook it. A great broiled fancy steak, but you need the char so make sure it is Chicago style. It was a very a sweetened finish too, so even trying out a spicy dish like Pad Thai with beef (not shrimp) and a good 6 thai chilies.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [5.00] The can lists the ABV (12.0%) it has some batch code that is useless to tell how old it is. The beer is motor oil colored and it looks thick. It forms a 3 finger dense mocha head. It looks great in the glass.

S: [3.25] Dark fruit, alcohol, charred wood.

T: [3.75] Alcohol really hits you in the face. It is front and center on the palate. Underneath there is dark fruit like plums and dates. There is also lots of sweetness and it leans in a bittersweet chocolate flavor as it warms.

M: [4.25] Nice thick and chewy body. Low carbonation but high alcohol feel.

O: [3.50] This is a booze bomb. I really wanted to like it but the alcohol note is drowning out the subtler scents and flavors. As it warms it gets better balance - but it is still harsh early on. I'd pass on this in the future and get something with 1/2 the ABV and twice the flavor.

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Photo of jooler
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look is like black sludge.
smell is of alcoholic coffee.
taste is pretty alcoholic. lots of coffee and some fig notes. pretty good but not as good as founders imperial stout.

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Photo of Moradin
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: it pours so dark that it doesn't let any light out, thin layer of deep brown head
S: smells roasty and a little boozy, coffee ground
T: taste like roasty, dark chocolate, darck cherries and dry coffee finish
F: thick and chewy, dry finish with medium astringency, can't feel the booze
O: great imperial stout, gives the best opening up and warming up. decadent

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Brewing - Even More Jesus (Batch #005). 12% ABV. 16oz can poured into a snifter. (Reviewed 9/4/16).

Look: Pitch black body, with a pourus mocha head.

Smell: Cocoa nibs, graham crackers, dark malt, plums, figs, and a slight boozy aroma.

Feel: Heavy, chewy, thick bodied with a small amount of carbonation.

Taste: Spot on with the aroma. Some alcohol is noticeable up front, but is lost within the sweet cocoa, graham cracker, malts and fruits.

Overall: A liquid brownie describes this pretty accurately. One of the best stouts I've had for a while.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Two finger brown head, solid black body.

Smell: Black cherry, dark chocolate, plum, molasses, a little bit of roast.

Taste: Same as above. More roast than the smell.

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation, warming alcohol, sweet and creamy upfront.

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Photo of Mdog
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Totally black, big brown head. Poured like motor oil.

Smell: Sweet, some chocolate.

Taste: Sweet, chocolate, some dark fruit, molasses, a bit of booze. Thick mouthfeel.

Overall: A big impy stout in cans for about $12 a 4-pack, not bad. The beer is good, too. Hits most of the big stout markers: more on the sweet side (that's a plus for me) instead of the roasty side, chocolatety, a little boozy but not too much. Pretty good stuff.

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Photo of ForceForGood
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can:

Look: Dark as the night! Reminiscent of old engine oil. Head is very thick, brown, and lasting.

Smell: Sweet molasses and brown sugar. Coffee and chocolate are present. At 12%, it smells boozy too.

Taste: Much like the smell suggests, it is abnormally sweet, countered by the alcohol. Flavors of molasses and dark chocolate highlight initially, with a boozy finish.

Feel: Thick, syrupy, oily, really full bodied. Leaves your mouth feeling sticky and dry. Overall very tasteful, but definitely non-sessionable!

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

jet black, thick dark brown head, that eventually fades. nice strong bold aroma of bitter chocolate and espresso. sharp flavors, a bit of smoke with the roasty malt flavors. a little boozy. oily, slick mouthfeel, medium thickness.

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Photo of kculrich
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, batch #005, undated. Served in a pint glass.

Looks exactly like pouring motor oil. A half finger of profoundly ugly brown head dies back quickly leaving a thick, viscous ring and thick lacing around the glass.

The nose and the taste are inseparable, all prunes and raisins, bittersweet chocolate, cold coffee and tobacco. Plus some soy sauce and smokey grains on the palate. Finishes fast and clean with no hint of booziness.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, verging on syrupy without ever crossing the line.

I have finally met a stout which is too heavy for me to enjoy. It's delicious but, if I drink this whole can, I'm going to die.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The color looked dark brown when pouring and black when poured. The head formation was brown, but settled down into a deep khaki color. The aroma was deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains. The taste was not as hoppy as many beers of this style, which allowed sweet flavors like cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, dates, and vanilla shine through. The finish was a little warm, but nowhere near feeling like a 12% ABV beer. The feel was quite silky, and there was very little astringency . This was quite easy to drink for an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger tan head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast, and biscuit with yeast. Sweet scent of molasses. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, dates, and prune. Also some hints of leather, tobacco, and earthy hops. A really good rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted malt with rich notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast, and biscuit along with yeast. Sweet notes of molasses and syrup. Dark fruit notes of fig, raisin, cherry, dates, and prune. Some notes of leather and tobacco along with earthy hop bitterness. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and somewhat syrupy. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A really great Imperial Stout. Good rich roasty malt notes with some nice dark fruit undertones.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good stout. Pours pitch black with a very thick brown head. There is a ton of lacing, more so than I am used to with stouts and especially this abv. Aroma is woody, heavily roasted and even some tobacco. Taste is woody/coffee/very dark chocolate. Feel is not as silky as some, but lightly carbonated and not as thick as you would expect, making this fairly easy to go down. It's a warming beer. The alcohol presence is there, but it's not overpowering especially at 12%. Overall, a very straightforward stout. A great example of the style minus the sweetness. I can only imagine what this tastes like aged in bourbon barrels. A perfect beer to end the night.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned
Black bodied with nice thickish tan head
Full on espresso with chocolate syrup with butter fudge
So you have that flavour with some earthy bitterness
The mouthfeel is where it's at
Its the solI'd foundation of a superbly layered huge ale

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Photo of Gajo74
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can it pours an opaque and motor oil dark color, nearly jet black but with a tint of brown. A mocha colored creamy head soon subsides to reveal a collar and some lacing.
A creamy and milk chocolate like sweetness hits the nose, followed by a dark fruit aroma that is both zesty and slightly tart. This is comprised of chocolate malt, coffee like roasted malt, raisins, plum and even cherry. I can also detect the alcohol.
Sweet, rich, vinous and chewy. Full bodied; definitely a sipper. The creamy sweetness of the chocolate malts is prominent. However, perhaps even more striking is the almost tart fruitiness that provides an interesting contrast; I seem to pick out the cherry flavor most prominently. Also, the alcohol content cannot be understated; there is a bourbon feel, sweet and slightly spicy. There is a slight hint of bitter from the espresso roast and the hops. However, this is overall a sweet and dessert like drink with a high alcohol warming.
Decadent, lush and in your face. Not something to session on for sure, nevertheless, a great drink to treat yourself.

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Photo of KevCan
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought a 4-pack of 16 oz. cans at Whole Foods in Arlington, VA. Can says Batch #005 09:07. Poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Pitch black with a small, medium/dark-brown head.

Smell: Heavy dark malts, booze, dark chocolate

Taste: Massively flavorful. Immediately grabs hold of the tongue and assaults it with flavor. Sweet, sour, savory, and bitter at the same time. Smokey malts, sweet chocolate. The 12% ABV is very well-hidden.

Feel: Very thick and syrupy, low carbonation, sticky residue.

Overall: Fantastic, a world-class imperial stout.

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Photo of threeviews
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16oz can (Batch #003) into an Evil Twin "Bing" Glass.

A - Pours absolutely pitch black with a 1-2 finger mocha head with head retention that rivals a 12% ABV stout

S - Notes of molasses, licorice, dark dried fruits (figs, dates, cherry) and ashy, burnt wood

T - Dark fruits followed by a bitter/acrid chocolate bitterness. Intense roast coupled with a good dash of ash/smoke is what consumes the palate.

M - Creamy carbonation makes this gargantuan stout seem less than its strength. However, the body is thick and is squarely heavy on the palate.

O - A well-made and intense stout that defines the style and would certainly please the most stringent of the Russian czars ...as a matter of fact, this beer is similar to those familiar with Evil Twin 'I Love You With My Stout.' For a 4-Pack of 16oz cans for ~$12 the value is simply outrageous. Although I enjoy Imperial Biscotti Break (also in cans) more, Even More Jesus is a unique and wonderful take on the style.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Was so excited to try this, and it didn't disappoint at all. Poured sorta hard from a 16oz can (weird format for this, I thought) into a snifter. Only filled it about half way so I could give it a good swirl and also to take it in two hits over the course of a couple hours. Pours jet black, completely opaque with a finger thick (at most) of a brownish, chocolatey colored head that doesn't last too long or leave lacing really, but as it swirls in the glass, the foam sticks to the side of the glass and falls slowly showing ogmff this beer's thick and luxurious body. Smell is of sweet caramel, dark malts, burnt sugar, and ever so slightly of alcohol. Taste is a kick in the face of sweet malts, caramel, coffee, marshmallows, vanilla, and even though it's not aged, it gives a slight oak character. Loving this from the first sip. Feel is very full-bodied, thick and luxurious, coating the palate and leaving the flavor long after swallowing. Overall, damn near perfect and something I'd recommend to damn near anyone, save maybe the faint of heart.

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Photo of damndirtyape
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, batch #005. Date stamp 09:22. Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pitch black, poured out with a color of motor oil. Initial thick dark brown head that died back to a ring at the edge. Some thin strands and small islands of lacing noted which slowly slide back down the glass.

Smell: Roasted malt, raisins, licorice, a hint of boozy chocolate.

Taste: Molasses, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, an occasional hint of raisin, some dark fruits that taste like they've been sitting in alcohol for a bit, coffee, brown sugar, and a spicy boozy finish that has just a hint of some pine and other hop bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: Nicely thick and creamy. Prickly carbonation and some warming alcohol at the finish. My tongue is tingling a bit awhile after each sip.

Overall / Drinkability: Definitely a slow sipping beer to savor. Went very well with a chocolate and peanut butter brownie, and was a great slow sipping experience all by itself. One 16oz can is plenty for an evening, but I think this beer would have been fine to save for the winter rather than at the end of a summer day. I like how this stout doesn't just rely upon chocolate and coffee flavors from the malt and it instead focuses more on some of the other "dark" fermented sugar flavors. It gets even better as it warms up. I will have to pick this up again and age it a bit and see how it turns out. An excellent stout.

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