Even More Jesus
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #173
Ranked #723
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of JohnnyI
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

. . . . Even. . . . More . . . . Jesus . . . .

With Westbrook brewing this right around the corner for Evil Twin, I could not resist this Christmas treat. Is this a godly inspiration, or scurrilous sacrilege? I may not want to know the answer to that. But I do intend to find out! All I can say is this brew better be divine, because it pours as dark as the abyss. Any light that goes in is never coming back. Akin to the motor oil in my first Fiero that went an impressive 2 years without being changed or seizing the engine. The head is an inch of dark coffee foam that settles quickly, leaving behind a trace of chocolate lacing and an inviting ring of dense bubbles around the perimeter. The aroma is complex. Salty soy sauce and rich dark fudge. Hints of black cherry mocha with Jordan almonds. The alcohol is surprisingly well-masked but the vapor does emanate from the glass (warning that you are about to indulge in something sinful). The flavor is intense. It coats the entire palate with an explosion of deep roasted coffee, semi-sweet cocoa, rum-soaked figs, and an acrid char. There is a graham-cracker breadiness that hides beneath the smoky veneer.This is incredibly delicious. I feel as though a campfire, replete with smores and an evening of happiness, has just poured in to my mouth. The texture is black velvet cream, with an understated yet fine carbonation. Merry Christmas. I will be saying my prayers tonight... for Even More Jesus.

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

"Ooh my God" and "really" are the first things to come to mind with the very first taste of this luscious and viscous stout as those savory chocolate, coffee and creamy-sweet flavors wash over the palate- each wave setting the taste buds into a sultry trance like no other.

The pour alone tells the senses that we're in trouble. Its ultra dense creamy character struggles to separate the mocha-rich head from the milk chocolate-like creaminess underneath. As the bark-brown beer stratifies, its froth is like meringue as it caps the beer with a stubborn mousse. Each sip of the beer layers ring upon ring of foam on the glass in classic Belgian-like fashion.

Its incredible nose and early palate is awash with wholesome chocolate, coffee, and toasted toffee goodness. Its a perfect bridge of where Stout meets bittersweet chocolate- full with candied walnuts, malted milkshake, heavy whipping cream, and a pep of fudge. As the Stout marches across the palate, it turns meekly from sweet creaminess and into dark masculinity- equipped with smooth earthen bitterness, cocoa richness, and Kahlua.

Ridiculously thick, chewy, and highly viscous- the malty weight of the beer is felt loud and clear. Similar to sucking a milkshake through a straw, this beer drinks similarly as the marshmallowy textures are creamy, rich, and full. A modest transition to warmth only signal a light bitter woodish dryness as the taste of coffee and chocolate continue to play out on a firm pillow of malt.

Even More Jesus is an incredible ale that's truly a meal in a class. Yet it's its balance that proves the point with each seductive sip, one right after the other. The beer really puts you in a trance.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
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 ttroha
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle shared with a friend. I’m not lying when I say this: We played beer pong with this beer at a Halloween party. Yes, that’s right. The beer pours a black with a toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, and dark roasted malts. Very delicious. I don’t recommend playing beer pong with it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Here comes the expensive beer. Thanks corpulent. Pours black. Tan head, 1/2". Aroma of chocolate and coffee.

A mix of sugar, dark fruit, bitterness, roasted malt, fudgy chocolate going on in the taste department. Hides the alcohol pretty well, but then sugar bombs tend to do that. Ultimately, this is one of those big ass stouts with all kinds of adjunct feels to it. Of course, its Evil Twin so its significantly more expensive than your more local option for such a beer. Its a good beer, make no mistake. Problem is, I bet there are several examples in whatever region you are, that are just as good and close to half the price.

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
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 extra thick 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 NyBeerBro
4.67/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into pint glass from a 16 oz. can purchased at Whole Foods while visiting Georgia.

Look: Black as a moonless night . Small, medium/dark-brown head with nice lacing.

Smell: Heavy dark malts, booze, dark chocolate aroma

Taste: Bursting with flavor. Grabs hold of your taste buds and assaults them with a wonderful flavor. Sweet and savory

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

Overall: Fantastic, a world-class imperial stout if there ever was one.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 003. Pours dark as Satan's heart. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Quite outstanding rich nose of molasses, caramel, dark fruits (plum, raisin), light roast and even lighter char and chocolate.

Rich heavy full body that is very creamy and coats the tongue. World class carbonation / body balance that opens the complex flavors up. The middle is nicely effervescent and the finish hits just the right mark of prickliness.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding and more complex than the nose. Had the alcohol remained completely covered, it would be world class. Char and roast lead with tobacco and leather lurking underneath. These add notes of coffee as the middle approaches. The middle is a rich sweet explosion of caramel and molasses that is balanced by a moderate bitterness derived from both roast and herbal hops. As the bitterness ebbs, plum and raisin arrive over bakers chocolate. The finish begins as a slow fade of mostly caramel but here alcohol comes uncovered...both in flavor and astringency. This astringency leaves a bit of heat and implied dryness. The lingering finish is that of astringent alcohol and prune.

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Photo of cokes
4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tar black. Though it's too dark too see anything, there is enough intrepid carbonation to feed a lasting tobacco brown head. The height and durability of it is remarkable given the strength of the liquid below.
The nose brings fudge brownies, bakers cocoa, carob, black rum, soy sauce, brown sugar, root vegetables, vanilla cream, and whispers of peat smoke. For what it is, the nose is a touch less assertive and not as aggressively boozy as I would have guessed. But it teases out its nuances as it nears room temperature.
It rolls over and coats the tongue with molasses, prune, dark chocolate, grilled sweet potatoes and carob. Irish coffee and smoke notes gather midway, but it never tends any direction other than sweet. Booze bring blackstrap rum, hints of a well-aged Islay, and a surprising lack of actual burn.
There is a great depth and width of flavor here. And most of it is laid bare initially. It's overridingly sweet (yet, miraculously non-cloying) nature begins as is touches the tastebuds and lingers well past the swallow. It's complexies are largely gradients of the same color. Cocoa sweet, latte sweet, dark fruit sweet, then boozy sweet. But it works, as smoke adds a shrouding counterbalance.
It drinks like slightly carbonated brownie batter, which actually prevents the sweet and the alcohol content from overwhelming, as they are spread out over time.
It's as unsubtle as its name, but it lives up to it.

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

~2.5 year old bottle

A - Dark black pour with a dark khaki head that pours half a finger high. Low lace and retention.

S - Sweet nose with Belgian candied sugar, brown breads, dark dried fruits, and a touch of gingerbread.

T - Molasses, pumpernickel bread, dark caramel, touch of roast and smoke, soy sauce, a little woody balsamic, and dark brown sugar. Do I detect frankincense and myrrh?

M - Silky smooth, medium-full frame.

O - A solid, roasty and mildly sweet imperial stout.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Bold, boozy, molasses, darkest black and chocolate malts, Some tobacco notes with a viscous mouth-feel. Dark toasted smokey malt, pipe tobacco, molasses nose. Black, opaque, with a delicate vicious head to glass. Full body. Bitter coffee bean notes at the end of glass.

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Photo of Mdog
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
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 Just-the-sip
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm sorry but this beer is a MUST. I've got some age on mine. Probably 6 months which really changes the flavor. Look is black as night with a cappuccino head. Beautiful. Smells of chocolate, woody toasty, maple, coffee. Taste is of chocolate and coffee brown sugar. Has a marshmallow feel to me. Very thick. Just how I like my stouts. Again, a must have for any stout drinker. Hides the abv exceptionally well. Drink with caution.

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Photo of hopflyer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can pours nearly fully opaque, dark tan head.

Smells of cocoa, coffee roast.

Taste is cocoa powder and dark coffee, a little charred wood flavor. Some booze picked up once it fully warms but very little.

Pretty thick, viscous feel, but silky. Low carb. Slight roasted malt bitterness lingers along with sweet chocolate. Excellent.

Really good chocolate and coffee dominated stout with some smokey char thrown in all wrapped in a full body.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
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 The_Beergery
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Highly anticipated 650 ml bomber from the 2015 vintage. The thick viscous stout pours a murky opaque black brown topped off with the slightest of tan coloured froth. Teh aromas are not as overwhelming as expected, but there are distinct notes of coffee, dried fruits lending it a certain boozy character almost like a bourbon barrel-aged stout,as well as caramel. The tastes only partially follow the nose, as there are more distinct notes of dark chocolates and dried fruits, and less of the coffee and roasted malts, which made it sweeter. Has an oily and slick mouthfeel, viscous and heavyweight, coating every nook and cranny in the mouth.

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Photo of CMEG
4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A typically amazing stout from Evil Twin! between he and his brother, every creation is a taste treat. Pours almost black as oil. Thick with a moderate dark brown head. The aroma meets expectations - coffee, perhaps a hint of licorice and a bit of chocolate. Despite the high ABV, not boozy - full mouth feel, slightly sweet on the front end with a nice slightly bitter finish. This beer is great with food. ENJOY more than one!

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Photo of I_am_durk
4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Black as motor oil, with a similar mouth feel- but in a good way. A little bit like drinking a s-more: smoky, chocolaty, a little burnt. I dream about this beer.

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Photo of Chris1907
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This stuff is absolutely amazing. If you want an amazing thick stout look no further. Can hardly wait to try the double barrel version. Unbelievable. Yum.

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

We have ourselves a big boi here, my peeps. Dark, all kinds of dark, like baby mama kind of dark, here. Damn thang is deep and luscious like Selina Gomez pre Justin Bieber.

As a whole, it’s good. Not the best, no where near FIS, but still pretty good.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a pint can with no clear born on date; into a snifter.
Appearance- shadow black, dark, foamy, thick mocha head that recedes to a sticky thin layer that leaves some sticky lacing!
Smell- dark chocolate cake, fudge, hints of coffee and light bourbon!
Taste- pan of fudge with a heaping mug of dark roasted coffee laced with Irish cream!
Feel - big, bold and boozy with a semi sweet dry finish!
Overall- scores with me at around $3.50/pint; may not quiet be at the highest level, but give me a 4 pack of pint cans at this price vs an over priced bomber of some of the other big boys, please and thank you!

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

In a can bought from Systembolaget, Sweden at the release date, April 21 - 2017.
This beer has been resting for almost 10 month.

The beer pours thick, black with a brown, three finger high head.

Nose: Cream, dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, rye, grain, coffee, brown sugar and dark syrup.
Taste: Smooth taste of dark chocolate, espresso, oak, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, molasses and raisin.
Mouth: Full almost chewy body! Thick and smooth. A high bitterness that stays on the tounge.

Absolutely fantastic! The 12% ABV is there but I cant't say it's boozy. Just warming and smooth!

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku glass.
A: Midnight black with a tight tan ring; no head.

S: Dark chocolate, anise, coffee, leather, dark fruits.

T: So decadent. Like bathing in a chocolate fountain. Rich, thick, roasty, sweet and deadly. Follows nose with a fudge-like texture. This one is a real sipper, to be shared and savored.

M: Medium with creamy/thick carbonation.

O: Glad I finally got to try this heavenly nectar. Take it slow. The 12% will sneak in and baptize you with chocolate love. One of the best Evil Twins I've tried. Very recommended.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Black as tar and used motor oil. In the glass, it has a HUGE brown head, with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, espresso, tobacco, beef broth, soy sauce, caramel, earth, burnt toast.

T: Massive dark chocolate, espresso bean, cacao nib, and burnt toast; huge roasted bitterness, mixed with caramel/chocolate sweetness, and meaty/savory brothiness. A bit of vanilla as well. A huge mix of roast and chocolate flavors with umami, bitterness, and sweetness.

F: Full-bodied, pretty well-carbonated, smooth and oozing. Not super chewy or milkshake-like, but definitely full-bodied and creamy.

O: A top-tier imperial stout. World-class. Stands head to toe with Founders Imperial Stout and Ten Fidy. Amazing.

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