Even More Jesus
Evil Twin Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #235
Ranked #819
4.31 | pDev: 8.35%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
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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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izraelc from New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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scootny from New York

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
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 lang 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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draheim from Washington

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
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
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BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev -7.2%
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
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
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
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skisonic from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
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
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.18/5  rDev -3%
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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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
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
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
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
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Jet black color, one and a half finger brown head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, alcohol. Nice!

T: Chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, lots of alcohol. Tasty!

F: Full bodied, tons of flavor.

O: World class imperial stout, on the boozy side.

Sep 15, 2020
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Ohknows from Nevada

3.98/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a jet black color with a brown head.

I like the smell and look of this beer, the taste in my opinion was not as good as the smell or the look. I understand the ABV is high, but I can taste the alcohol at the end. Over all, awesome beer.

Aug 01, 2020
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just1cho from California

3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

*Poured into a Teku glass from a 16oz can*

The first thing that stuck out to me when I poured this into my glass is how carbonated it looks for such a high ABV beer with lots of rising bubbles. The head on this was a mocha dark brown almost khaki-like, a finger thick, and was nice and pillow-y. Of course, this was pretty pitch black as I would've expected.

On the nose, I got note of Sumatra coffee, bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, licorice, smoked/charred wood, and a bit of a smoked pork/meatiness. The aroma was fairly balanced with all of the mentioned notes.

The taste followed the nose. This beer was for sure very complex, roast-y, earthy, heavy on the char taste, and big notes of burnt malt character. I like how this tasted complex and bold, but I wasn't a huge fan of the taste. This also had a very bitter aftertaste to it and was very lingering and strong.

The feel of this beer was for sure the best aspect of this stout in my opinion. The full-bodied fudgy mouthfeel of this beer was very nice, satisfying, and amazing. Like I suspected from the carbonated look of this beer, this was also very carbonated. The bitter aftertaste mentioned before was very strong, bitter, and lingering. People might not be a fan of that, but I didn't mind it.

I'll be aging a couple of these to see how the complex flavors on this beer age with time. The best way to describe the flavor of this beer would be big, bold, earthy, bitter, and burnt.

Jul 04, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured black with two-knuckle, mocha foam head. Lasted a while and had some lacing.

Sweet and full, rounded out with bitterness. Coffee, cacao caramel and some marshmallow, some whiskey.

Silky, smooth and creamy, coffee-like bitterness. Warming and boozy.

Sipped on this for a while, enjoyable and leaves a nice buzz. Somehow doesn’t overpower in any department except bitterness.

Jun 15, 2020
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woemad from Washington

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.

Apr 12, 2020
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macrosmatic from Florida

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.

Mar 29, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

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.

Dec 16, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

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.

Dec 13, 2019
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Mister_Faucher from Washington

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.

Dec 09, 2019
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bret27 from California

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.

Nov 29, 2019
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Act25 from New Jersey

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.

Nov 27, 2019
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opieo from Virginia

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.

Jun 21, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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!

May 24, 2019
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grinreeper from New York

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!

May 19, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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.

May 15, 2019
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 2241 ratings