Evil Twin Even More Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black and fudgey with the darkest tan head I've ever seen. Nice and foamy and laces well. Smells sweet and roasty with traces of bread and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malts and extra sweet black strap molasses. Feel is thick, oily, creamy, and coats the mouth between sips. Balanced and carbonation is hidden by its richness, and alcohol warmth is present. Overall, this is outstanding imperial stout, but for the price tag of one can, I can think of a few brews I'll reach for first. Cheers!

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of tan head, but it dissipates. Shows some sticky leg.

Big boozy & roasted aroma. Taste is dark rum, licorice, black strap molasses, tobacco, bakers chocolate, coffee and a little soya sauce. Good bitterness, with plenty of warmth, without being too hot.

Fairly full body has a light residual sweetness, modest acidity and a drying alcohol finish.

This is a sipper, and a bomber is a bit much.

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Photo of fx20736
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4 pack from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 02/23/17. Poured into a Duvel tulip at a cool temperature,

Look: Obsidian black, sandstone head, scant lacing.

Smell: Rich chocolate, hint of coffee.

Taste: dark chocolate, touch of licorice. Some fusel heat.

Feel: slippery, pleasing.

Overall: phenomenal, a top notch imperial stout,

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a half inch of tightly compacted creamy brown head. The aroma is not too pervasive, but I'm getting dark roasted barley, a lightly smoky note, and chocolate. I'm tasting loads of dark roasted barley and some bitter piney hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is thick and viscous.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this little jewel up at the shop for $4.99, big bang for my buck! This brew reminded me of an oil change as I poured it into my snifter and left a two finger head. Dark brown frothy crown for the head with good lacing, body is darker than the mines of Moria, impenetrable to light. First smell I find the high alcohol content, but a good amount of dark fruits, chocolate, and even a burnt wood scent. Something sweet is buried in there as well, I will call it molasses. The taste is very roasty and rich, coffee notes encompass the brew along with a slight burnt taste which is polished off with the sweet sensation of molasses. Not extremely boozy for a 12% abv stout, but decadent and smooth.

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Photo of tlema1
3.59/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: deep deep brown with a thin tan head
S: toasty, coffee, roasted malts
T: rich, sweet , boozy, toffee notes
F: way too hot for me, should have let this one age a few years
O: too hot for me to enjoy

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Photo of Zythophile
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: none, but more than a year
Palate Contaminants: none

Color is very dark, with a reddish-brown meniscus. No head at all.

The smell is coffee and dried dark fruit, like prunes and figs – and they're thick if that's a thing for smells. Molasses, as well. Graham crackers as it warms up a bit.

The coffee isn't present in the taste, but the dried dark fruit flavors certainly are. I half expect to bite into an apocryphal wasp. (Note: The crunch y things in figs are seeds, not remnant wasp exoskeletons.) The molasses flavor takes on a scorched character, which reminds me of a high quality rum. The smokiness is at a good level. Finally, there's some rye flavor in the background.

The weight is just right, although I wish it had a little more carbonation. The aftertaste is that smoky rum flavor, and it's moderately strong.

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Photo of Biggtriksta
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured pitch black with about a finger of thick, frothy, dark brown head. This beer looks like sludge in a glass. It looks incredible. Absolutely no light coming through the glass.

S: Amazing. Chocolate, coffee, almonds, nutmeg. It has a sweet beginning that is followed up with some smooth roasted aromas. Very dark and very decadent.

T: Leans more on the dark, roasty side than the sweet side. Bitter coffee nearing being burnt. Overall, solid, but I think I enjoyed the smell slightly more. Finishes with a hint of sweetness, but not quite as much as the smell.

F: Smooth, rich, creamy, and decadent. Big frothy start from the head that evens itself out nicely and finishes with just the slightest of alcohol burn. Very thick and viscous.

O: A very impressive beer. Not to sound like a band wagoner, but this would be the perfect beer if it was barrel-aged. That being said, as a standalone, this beer is phenomenal and perfect for a cold winter's day.

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Photo of gopens44
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I got a little aggressive on the pour, which generated a massive brown bronze head that left behind a clingy, sticky lacing. Nose is plenty full of molasses, followed by hints of chocolate, fig and a bit of alcohol nose heat. Taste immediately brings fig, hotness and a little molasses. As this warms up a bit more, some dark chocolate begins to work it's way in. What I am tasting is really full and begs of plenty of contemplation. Mouth feel is a major factor as soon as I take the first sip. Thick, syrupy and full. Like drinking an alcohol laden molasses fig cake batter or something. Finish is dry with only a touch of sweetness left on the tongue. In a world where a lot of stouts seem mailed in, this one is a well thought out work of mastery

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Photo of JRed
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkest brown with brown foamy head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, earth, and cinnamon. Tastes of dark chocolate, cinnamon, coffee, cola, earth, some pine, and booze. Thick in body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

My brother gave me a four pack of tall boys of this and a bottle of 2015 Lucky Bastard in the Rye (for cellaring) for Christmas. I love my brother. Poured into my Duck Rabbit snifter.

Jet black with no highlights and a dark brown head. Nose is hops, chocolate, and coffee. A thick, heavy texture helps hide the mammoth abv. What gets throiugh is masked by serious hop bitterness,, dark fruit, espresso coffee, cocoa powder, and baker's chocolate. This is the definition of a slow sipper on a winter's night, which it is. Enjoyed with some raw dark chocolate from Whole Foods.

Twelve percent stouts aren't for everyone (my dad for example, who has grooved two to four pilsners every night that I have been alive and almost certainly before). I could honestly do with a little less booze, so this probably won't displace Old Rasputin in my heart of hearts. However, if you like big beer, this is simply outstanding.

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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had 1/14/17 at Adam's house. Great layers of flavor starting with roasted, chocolate malts and anise. Has a thick, almost chewy, molasses, or fudge like body.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Looks awesome coming out of the can, like oil gushing from a Texan well. Pitch black oil with 3 fingers of beige, orange tinged head.

Smells fruity and floral, like molasses and caramel and tar and black liquorice. A hint of alcohol as well.

Brown sugar, molasses, tobacco, tar and caramel, floral notes, as well as fruity notes. Alcohol is well hidden.

Thick and oily body, with moderate, slightly foamy carbonation.

Got in Albany, NY, and drinking it in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Really good brew, awesome name!!! All round amazing.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich cacao, dark chocolate, roasty, umami, bitter chocolate, dark fruit

Similar to Marshal Zhukov with the savory rich character. Almost a light smokiness as well

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 OZ can; drank only a few weeks after it appeared on the shelves. This tasted a lot like North Coasts' Old Rasputin. Not bad, but I expected more out of a 12% ABV beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.4/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a thin, oily black with a very faint lacing. Aroma was very off for me - there is some distant roasted malt, bitter baker's chocolate and wet oak, but there is a raw astringent smell bordering on the dreaded nail polish though it doesn't quite reach that level, but it certainly throws it off. Taste is a little better - very heavy on bitter cacao notes with some dark malt & a tad of vanilla - but still has a bit of wet cardboard / wood flavor. Maybe it was just a bad batch cause I have had the aun mas a Jesus - same recipe brewed at a different location - and it was noticeably different. Not awful but floats around mediocrity at best.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black from a can, big frothy head that lingers and then coats the glass with a dark brown film.
Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, coffee.
Taste is dominated by heavily roasted flavors.
Thick, chewy, oily texture just coats the mouth.
This is one fabulous beer, highly recommended.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Pitch black in color with very rich fluffy tan head with excellent retention, it just slowly dissipates to everlasting foamy layer covering the surface and leaves numerous intricate and sticky lacing patch all along. Gorgeous.

In a nose, milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, licorice, some roasted with subtle astringency, vanilla, caramel, toffee, charred nut, brown sugar, a little smoke, dark bread, hint of dark fruits, cherry, and a little alcohol trail.

Boom, the palate instantly soaks with generous dose of sweet/milky/creamy chocolate, espresso, mocha, vanilla, toffee, caramel, nut, licorice, and brown sugar. It is quite sweet overall with a bit leverage by roasted and burnt profile as well as suggestion of dark fruits and cherry. Subtle sweet and warm alcohol at the end together with all those chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors persistently rolling in.

Full body, rich, with silky smooth mouthfeel and rather low carbonation but it is crisp enough to carry all the things well inside the palate, very dry finish.

Bold, rich, complex and very tasty chocolate/coffee Stout with complicated notes of dark fruits and cherry to get it more exciting.

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Photo of far333
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown with a chocolate brown head that rises up a half inch high and settles out slowly to a frothy cap. Low aroma of cocoa and marshmallow, a hint of coffee. Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, a little ashy, mix of cocoa and espresso, some cola, and a hint of leather. Very rich and complex. Full and rich mouthfeel, finishes a bit tannic. Really good beer.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle stored appropriately in the cellar for ~8 months. Dark black pour with a brown-corduroy-pants colored head that lasts. Aroma is charcoal, fudge, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, cherries, dark roast coffee grounds, charcoal and bitter chocolate. Thick and sweet and heavy on the palate. Huge beer in every way.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 6-oz. draft (listed as 6, more like 8)
Glass: Clear snifter
From: Pub 365 at Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $8.00
Purchased: Dec. 15, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 15, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: N/A

Went to this place with the intention of trying and reviewing two barrel-aged stouts. This was after eight 4-oz. tasters each at Craft Haus and Bad Beat. Decided on Even More Jesus and Bomb! over a Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James. Did not know anything about this beer beforehand. Phone had died, so was doing this review on chicken scratch on basically a napkin. Also was a rushed review.

Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy tan head when I got it. World-class layered lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled mocha, chocolate milk, espresso, toffee, caramel, pecan and hazelnut. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted mocha, espresso, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, cocoa, pecan, maple walnut and hazelnut. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was a very good imperial stout. Would love to try it again. (Overall - 4.25)

4.19 | 93 | A-

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Photo of snaotheus
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a tulip.Batch #004 17:59 is printed on the bottom of the can.

Pours black with a surprisingly dark head. Head is creamy and thick and fades slowly. Carbonation exists, but it's fine and slow. Smell is dark cherries, a little smoke, chocolate.

Taste is bright cherry up front, then super bitter roast coffee.

Mouthfeel is super thick, very satisfying. Overall, excellent beer.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

473ml (US Pint) can into a Spiegleau Stout glass. Paid £5.50 for a single.

Pours a completely opaque, pitch-black, viscous oily body that remains unchanged when held to the light. A three-finger in height, rocky, dark-tan coloured head with excellent retention slowly reduces to a patchy film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of sticky soapy lace.

An incredibly rich and intense combination of heavily roasted dark malts, bittersweet baking chocolate and dry, earthy powdered cocoa comprise the majority of the nose upfront. Underneath, subtle hints of sticky dark fruit, cherry, liquorice, and vaguely woody impressions are perceptible to a lesser extent, while fresh-ground espresso and a brandy-like alcohol become apparent towards the finish. Taste follows suit, managing to eclipse the nose in intensity and complexity of flavour. Big, bold, dark roasted malts lead, while copious amounts of bittersweet dark chocolate and cocoa are present by the bucket load from start to finish. Mid-palate, traces of sweetness manage to break through, revealing ripe cherries, sticky plums, figs, dates and woody black liquorice. Lighter toasted grains follow, along with a vaguely fudge-like impression and raw demerara sugar profile that adds just enough relief, without deviating from the intense dark-roasted structure. In the mouth, a robust, chewy full body and perfect levels of present, but soft and fine carbonation combine to give a hugely slick and smooth feel, coating the palate with rich, oily viscosity. Towards the back-end, faint espresso, char, wood-smoke and tobacco join intense lingering dark roast and bitter earthy cocoa to form a complex and lengthy finish. On the very end, hints of perceptible, but well-hidden alcohol and a suggestion of vanilla dry the palate with gentle warmth, lightly felt in the throat and chest.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Rich, robust and complex, it’s hugely chocolaty and indulgent without being overly sweet. At 12% ABV, alcohol is incredibly well-hidden, but still prevalent. While I feel this detracts very slightly from taste towards the back-end, it also serves as a reminder to slow down and sip and savour what is in the glass. A wise precaution considering the large serving size and the fact that I tend to get very little done after putting one of these away! Recommended.

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Photo of smartypintz
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour oil black, some head, but goes away really quick. Chocolate and coffee come through big time on the nose. Creamy taste with cocoa, coffee, dark dark malt, and a touch of vanilla. Overall thick mouth, but leaves quick. Super good drinker, but nothing out of the park.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Solid beer.

Good look, tight carbonation, light brown coffee colored head, beer has LEGS.

Smells ashy, coffee and bitter chocolate.

Taste is toasty bread, coffee and cacoa. Bit of ashy bitterness that is slightly off-putting. With a thick heavy mouth feel that's great.

Overall good stout. Nothing mesmerizing but true imperial stout style with big flavors.

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