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Evil Twin Even More Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Even More Jesus

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

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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Photo of zshaft
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

got this in pint can. pours jet black. super frothy head that leaves tons of lacing and makes you want to sleep on it is so thick brown and pillowy. nose is some booze and licorace with roasty scents in there as well. not to huge but nice. mouthfeel is nice and slick but not as heavy as I expected. taste is slight burbon maybe with notes of toffee and licorace giving
way to nice ending hops and a little alcohol
burn. overall a nice big stout. I was hoping for some coffee or more chocholate notes but instead got some hard booze. glad I tried it. reminds me of founders imperial but more burbony.

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Photo of a0lbudman
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Black color with a brown head that fades slow and leaves a heavy lace
S-Chocolate, bourbon, hops and sweet
T-strong bourbon taste with a bitter hop aftertaste that gives you a alcohol warming
F-medium carbonation and full bodied
O-It was real strong at first but then fades as it warms up

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Photo of do_ob
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can into a snifter. Pitch black in color topped with 1 finger of brown foam. Nose is mainly roasted coffee, along with cocoa, vanilla, and charred oak. Smells like Old Raspy or Ten Fidy. The taste follows, with strong coffee and moderate vanilla dominating. There's a strong dark chocolate kickback on the finish that separates this one. Heavy, dense, chewy.

Imagine Ten Fidy with more chocolate. That's this beer.

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Photo of K-Dog
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My 250th review. Decided to break out something I hadn't had yet that gets really good reviews. This was out of a 16oz can. Very nice dark creamy chocolate look. Pretty nice smell of roasted chocolate. Pretty boozy beer. Taste was of bitter chocolate. A little to bitter for me, was expecting to be more on the creamy side. In glad I only purchased the can for 6 bucks and not the bomber that runs about 19.99 here in michigan. I would have had a hard time finishing a big bottle of this. Overall really good bit was expecting this to be a tad better.

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Photo of Dakota_Homebrew
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in swifter.

L: Just as expected motor oil. Nice dark head. Not too big, but stayed long enough.
S: Dark fruit, a little smoke
T: Licorice, black cherry, dark dark chocolate, chewy, char, dark fruits, . Extremely heavy and a little hot. People say sweet and sugary but I didn't get too much.
F: Like I said a little hot and chewy. A small sipper beer. I couldn't take a big sip if I tried.
O: Haven't had a stout in awhile. It reminded me why I tend to love the darker beers. The beer took awhile to finish but that is more a positive than negative. Rich and dark. Lots of different flavors. A little hot for my liking, but overall a great beer.

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Photo of Karnivool1
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Darkest and thickest stout I've had. This literally pours like motor oil. Get a burnt taste right off the bat, then small licorice and then roasted taste, dark chocolate with smokey and sugary flavors following. Glad this is sold in cans now, although it was a little tough to finish 16 oz solo. Real good stuff though.

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Photo of beerman207
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've reviewed an imperial stout. Decided this would be a good one to get started with again.

L: Dark, black like death in the glass. Two or three fingers of dark tan foam fills the glass immediately. Little to no lacing but this thing just looks amazing. Pours out of the can like motor oil

S: Chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, maybe some licorice, some smoke

T: First flavor is burnt malt then some vanilla and even a little fig. Hardly any booze in the taste of this and it's 12% so nice job masking.

F: Perfect - Not too thick but a little chewy. Also has a medium carbonation in the balance.

O: This beer is fantastic and rivals some of the best Imperial Stouts I've had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of FFreak
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Used motor oil black with no head and obviously viscous as heck. Aromas of dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is at first delicious but quickly becomes overly sweet. Mouth feel is Full-bodied, uncarbonated, cloying. Overall, if I only had a 2-4 oz pour of this, I'd probably love it, but trying to kill a bomber or even a full pour would be impossible for me due to the sweetness and weight of this beer. Unfortunately, 3/4 of it went down the drain.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours like a black hole leaking 20W-50 motor oil. It's blacker than black, Spinal Tap black. Head starts medium brown and lightens a bit as it settles. Very fine lace. If a beer could look intimidating, surely it's this. This beer looks like what you serve when Henry Rollins or Chuck Norris comes by, and you don't want him to think you're a wimp.

Smells like malt, cocoa, licorice. So far it seems a lot like Ten Fidy. Which, of course, is high praise. Maybe this could be subtitled "twelve-nuthin."

Taste is sweet, intense, licorice, molasses, hints of honey or corn syrup, more licorice. Damn, it's just a bit too sweet for me to actually enjoy. Pushed it just a bit too far. But, for me, no.

Mouthfeel is rich, awesome. Perfect carbonation, fine, not overdone.

Long finish, perfectly consistent, actually rather subtle considering the rest of the beer.

There's some good stuff in here, but it's just too damned sweet. I tried to like it, tried to convince myself, but no: A few sips and it goes in the sink.

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Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly, if you like Imperial Stouts, this brew is in the world class arena. I've drank a ton of excellent imperial stouts.. NONE were more intense, thick, chewy and substansial than this one.. Amazing fudge, char, coffee and a perfect bit of sugary sweetness. It's rare that malts were brewed so (nearly) perfectly..

Even More Jesus is World Class.. And then some.. Magnificent!...

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch fuckin' black color. The head is a finger high and dark tan in shade. Retention is fabulous, aided by the dense, creamy texture. It leaves almost a solid wall of lacing on the glass, too.

This smells like roasted heaven. The first whiff of the aroma leads to a ton of dark chocolate, but the roasted malts build as this opens up. There are additional touches of piny hops, smoke, espresso, and really dark caramel. I think some stone fruit esters would send this excellent aroma way over the top, but it smells killer regardless.

The taste of the beer opens up with plenty of smoke. Dark chocolate and heavily caramelized sugar rounds out the middle, leading to an espresso-laden crescendo. Hops also close the palate fairly assertively, blending very well with the umami and roast flavors. This seems to feature a few shouty yet balanced notes, with additional subtleties lying in the background. All in all, a textbook example of a Scandinavian-style imperial stout.

My mind boggles how such a thick, creamy beer can be so agile on the palate. The hops and roasted malts are earning their keep when it comes to this stout's texture. Carbonation is fairly gentle, being obscured by the fullness.

This shit's like Storm King on steroids. Of course, it's still remarkably easygoing for its gravity - to the point of being dangerous, in fact! Now that this is in cans - and somewhat reasonably priced - this will become a go-to for me in the future.

4.27/5: Well, it's not quite as good as Jesus...but it isn't far off, either

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Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thick chocolate velvet ness that sticks on ones palate like glue op paper. With just a touch of smokey-ness to make it interesting. Man what a brilliant beer and that without any barrel aging.

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Photo of beercam
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Somehow even more jesus from evil twin - Big fan of this here guys. Read up;

L: Beautiful can. Has me believing. What year is this?? Upon a confident pour, the head was a raging, dark, deep, turbulent brown universe, settling eventually into a noble fizzy halo round the glass for the entirety of the drink. Fucking nice, if you’ll pardonnez le frenche. The strangest, faintest lacings left on high. Liquid is jet black.
S: Mocha. I smell mocha. I also smell charcoal, a sort of char, woodsmoke. Definitely alcohol. I’m interested.
T: Liquid leather. A deep, creeping fruit emerges in and after the sip. But before this, at the front of the sip, is baker's chocolate, a railroad sort of metallic taste, an presence of the finest fresh-roasted coffee beans, and a sooty active carbonation, all kick off the flavors in a very heavy, wet, nimble way. More to come on that later. After a time, literally strawberries emerge. Mango. Guava, a very distant, exotic hop. In the end come up again rustic, smokey tones that play out slowly. Lingers exquisitely. Starts like the spark of a match, rides like the flame of a candle, then sets like the sun. FINE AS WINE. Haha, finer! A true stout.
F: F: Its viscosity is over-hyped! Just saying what I feel about what I got. Seen thicker from such breweries as OB’s, SA’s, even san diego’s Stone! But stop right there, and please allow me to say that this thing’s viscosity is very high. It is thick, frothy, oily. It’s about level with perhaps St George’s Cavatica in terms of thickness and some other ways. Its mouthfeel is an absolute smorgasbord, with smooth, ashy, oil-slicky, nearly lager-y exhibition. In this respect, it has a sort of expanding feel on the mouth, it feels like a marshmellow! I know, it’s a lot to sip on, but its after-effects feel especially amazing; just don’t underestimate the excellent post-sip experience on the palate!

O: Evil Twin is up to some sssssshhhthtufffff here… this one got to me, and, to me, proved it. What are you up to, my Evil Twin…

Keep cherishing, keep drinking, keep livin’. Thanks for reading! Check back soon.

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Photo of pants678
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with a brown head.

Marshmallow and malt.

Notable sting on the finish. Marshmallow and something like 90% cocoa chocolate and a nice toffee underneath. Super bitter/sandy/dirty, a tad dry, a real superlative treat. The real knock is the zero in the sweetness department.

One of the most viscous beers can remember. Edging on too thick, really.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, Batch #004 printed on the bottom of the can. Finally getting around to reviewing this one from Evil Twin; acquired a single can from the local beer shop.

Poured to a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a thick dense oily black liquid - one of the thickest, blackest beers I've ever seen poured from a can. Conjures about a finger of extremely dark dark dark mocha brown head that lingers as a nice surface skimming, and leaves minor spotty lacing.

S - A mostly smooth, creamy aroma. Notes of dark barley roast, chocolate, vanilla, cream, subtle yeasty "beer" type smell.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth, dark, rich, roasty, & creamy. Notes of dark burnt barley roast, coffee beans, notes of char, smoke, chocolate, & leather. Subtle notes of sweetened dark fruits do appear - cherries, figs.

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Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz tallboy can into a clear glass tulip. Batch #003 stamped on the bottom of the can.

A: Black with 2-finger chocolate cake batter head with good retention but kind of disappointing lacing.

S: Burnt caramel, roasted dark coffee, prune and raisin, and smoke with some lingering licorice.

T: Flavor is intense as hell with huge roast and dark chocolate and smoky coffee flavors followed by a huge bitterness. There is a lot of licorice in the finish which I don't care for but a lot of people will like. Some accents of vanilla and medium caramel throughout as well. Too smoky and bitter with too much licorice for my taste but I can see how a lot of folks will like this brew.

M: Full and then some with a tacky and sticky coating feel.

O: Intense to 11 with no holds barred for sure.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious beer. It pours thick and black with a brown head that was three fingers with an aggressive pour. The aroma is full of scents that bust you right in the nose like molasses, coffee, cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. The taste is similar to the smell with molasses, licorice, bitter chocolate and charred malt. It is sweet but balanced with the bitter chocolate char and molasses. Nice thick and creamy mouthfeel with a nice level of carbonation. Really fantastic beer.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blacker than night. No light whatsoever passes through this beer. Even the smoke head is such a dark brown it is almost black too. To my nose the smell is tanned leather (and alcohol). The high ABV makes for an incredibly complex and strong flavor, sweetness, leather, dried fruit (and alcohol). It's a fine offering, although at this ABV I'd prefer a Prairie Bomb!

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

The bitter / dry / savory aspect of this that many cite as a critique is exactly why I love it. All the thick chewiness of much sweeter stouts but with the added complexity of tasting leathery, very slightly smoky and meaty, rich dark chocolate, molasses, charred grain, tobacco, deeply chocolatey ... like chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans at times.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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