Evil Twin Even More Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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:
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!

Added by brystmar on 05-08-2012

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386
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

so often these huge imperial stouts either have chocolate leanings, wood leanings, coffee leanings, tobacco leanings, dark fruit leanings, smoke leanings, or something like that. not that they are one dimensional as a general rule, but that one of those common flavors tends to be more prominent than the rest, if the others are there at all. sometimes its one or two together, but in this crazy beer, its all of them, exploding on the firsts sip and getting more dramatic as the beer warms. sweet and harshly alcoholic though, i think this beer could use a little more time to mellow out and develop. that said, the flavor profile is all of the above, with cocoa seeming to be the thread that knits the rest of them together, but this is powerfully flavorful, intense as can be, and thick and blacktop sealant. how much of this could someone be reasonably expected to drink? a bomber could kill a man. six ounces even felt like quite a bit. neat to have it side by side with the even less jesus that has grape grape juice added. i dont think it needs anything but time, mellow the booze out a taste and its pretty darn impressive beer. yet another black beauty from evil twin!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This poured out is an oily black color with a light brown head on top. The retention and lacin is thing but decent. The smell of the beer had a lot of roasted chocolate and some musty aromas. The taste had some burnt coffee-like flavors with a subtle sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is thick oily and lightly carbonated. Overall it's a pretty solid stout, decent but not great.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Photo of metter98
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with just a thin ring of mocha-colored bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits in the nose along with some hints of brown sugar.
T: Like the smell, the taste is rather complex with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar and roasted malts and has a light amount of bitterness. Notes of dark fruits are most evident towards the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied and rather smooth on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation. Warming from the alcohol is apparent in the finish.
O: Despite its strength, this beer lacks any noticeable malty sweetness and retains a nice amount of bitterness and roasted flavors, which help to keep it drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. "He doesn't look a thing like Jesus..." And neither does this, other than the fractured English babble in the marketing spiel about mortality, godliness, and the typical qualities of a big-ass stout.

This beer pours a beautifully cascading black hole abyss, bereft of highlights and that thing called light, with three hefty fingers of densely foamy, tightly bubbly, solid brown head, which leaves some agreeably frenetic paint-splash lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks away.

It smells of sweet roasted caramel/toffee malt, well-ripened black fruit, thick, gooey dark chocolate, dark tropical sugar, milk-tempered coffee, and a further dry smokiness, all soused by a brandy-like booziness. The taste is more sweet, sugary caramel malt, a hint of treacle, a drunken plum and prune fruitiness, heavy chocolate pudding, over-sugared black coffee, a withering smoky astringency, and bristling warming alcohol.

The carbonation is tame, and frothy by the same measure, the body a heavy, dense, somewhat oily affair, with an attendant smoothness that belies the big ABV, not to mention the subtle malt-shop creaminess. It finishes on the veritably sweet side, the chocolate, creme caramel, and thick black fruit puree holding fast against the baying booze.

One hell of an Imperial stout, all those dessert-esque qualities doing a right good job in sublimating the well-elevated ABV. Even more this, and even more that, but I'm still at a loss in figuring out how they managed to work Jesus' name into all of this. Oh, right - people do that all the freaking time. Damned good beer though.

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3.46/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with stylish understated label art and pry-off pressure cap (unbranded) acquired at a SoCal bottle shop for $17.00 (ouch!) and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I loved imperial biscotti break. 12% ABV confirmed. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC.

A: Pours a gorgeous rich tan-brown colour head, one finger in width. Amazing mocha creaminess; wow. Fantastic thickness. Shiny soft complexion. Even consistent thick lacing coats the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty respectable given the high ABV; about 1-2 minutes - forgivable.

Body colour is an opaque jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Love the colour and the appearance overall. Wow.

Sm: Rich chocolate, unrefined sugars, molasses, roast, dark malts, chocolate malt, dark fruit (dates in particular), marshmallow, cream, and maybe a hint of fennel.

Not getting any yeast character, hop character, or alcohol off the aroma.

Overall, it's a pleasant aroma - and surprisingly light. Not the most evocative, but the notes are there if you really look deeply.

T: Dark chocolate, chocolate malt, marshmallow, unrefined sugars somewhere between pimoncello and a darker molasses-like sugar, treacle, subtle caramel, molasses, vague dark fruit (definitely dates, but I don't get much in terms of plum or fig), a kiss of fudge, light buried truffle, dark malts, and very buried roast. On the sweeter end but by no means cloying. Pretty well balanced, with interesting complexity and some subtlety to the execution. I quite like it. Certainly a rich flavour profile.

Depth of flavour is above average. Intensity and duration of flavour are average for the style, but high overall.

Not all burnt or charred. No smokiness. The label claims it has a note of coffee, but I'm not getting that at all from the taste - which is a bit odd. Just a bit of alcohol does come through. No yeast or hop character does.

Mf: Silky and creamy. Wet. Unrefreshing. A biteen gooey. Slightly overcarbonated, but it's forgivable. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Not harsh, gushed, or biting. Nicely thick. Sticky. Chewy.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable; I'll have little trouble killing this bottle alone - and that says something at 12%. A solid stout from Evil Twin, but I do prefer Imperial Biscotti Break. It's a tasty beer well worth trying for fans of the style, but I find it falls well short of the greats.

By the time I poured the last of it into my glass, there was a turd-like clump of wet yeast left in the bottle. So it seems to be bottle conditioned, and development with age should be anticipated.

Constructively, the sweetness and richness undercut drinkability. And better beers in the style have a lot more going on in terms of complexity and subtlety, whilst attaining a better execution of balance.

B-

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4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an engine oil black and is capped by a thick beige head; a full curtain of lacing coats the glass

Smell: Roasted and chocolate tones dominant, with hints of dark fruit, walnut and toffee

Taste: Roast, chocolate and dark fruit forward, with black raspberry and plum flavors developing; in the mid-palate, walnut and toffee tones and divergent dimensions with the bittersweet tones of Vietnamese coffee rounding out the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Big, rich, chocolatey and fruity; very impressive

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3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: The beer pours almost black with a layer of tan head. The head fades away rather quickly.

Smell: Right away I'm getting some roast and a mild hop bitterness. The sweetness shows up behind the bitter notes with a hint of dark fruit in the mix as well.

Taste: Sweet right off the bat, but it takes a very bitter turn rather quickly. Roasted malt notes that taste just a bit burnt. I'm also getting some coffee and a hop bitterness in the finish. The malt sweetness is there throughout the whole sip, but bitter flavors win the day.

Mouthfeel: The body is syrupy with tingly carbonation and a dry finish. I would have liked the carbonation to be a bit stronger given the thick body.

Overall: For me, this beer was too bitter. I thought it was well done assuming that's what they were going for, but it's not really my thing. I would have liked more balance.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light coffee notes and some residuals sugars is well balanced and extremely enjoyable. Taste is an incredibly well-balanced mix between some black chocolates notes with light fudge notes also noticeable with some light roasted coffee notes that is offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is full with creamy and oily like consistency with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very enjoyable treat.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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