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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

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 297 | Ratings: 1,679
Photo of scotorum
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with a two inch thick medium brown head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild black coffee and dark chocolate primarily.

t: Follows the nose with moderate to heavy hop bite and smoky notes at the finish. Alcohol is also prominent initially but the flavors cover it pretty well later.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Inevitable comparisons to Founders IS and Old Rasputin not to mention Stone RIS leave this one a solid competitor in appearance and taste. EMJ is also more powerful ABVwise than any of the others yet covers that nicely. Dangerously easy drinking and also like the new can issue of Biscotti Break a very good value. I've seen both of them in the $13-15 range for 64 oz. (compare to Founders IS at $13/48 oz. and Stone at $10/22 oz. Old Raspy at $11/48 is the only one of the three competitive pricewise.

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Photo of dd43
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nuclear fudge bomb. The predominant flavor in this beer is a deep rich fudge quality. The other chocolate note is that of a dusty sort of dark mint chip, like what you'd find in mint chip ice cream. Big brown sugar aroma in this beer, and the flavors while sweet like molasses and caramel are not overwhelmingly so. No fear of this being one of those diabetes beers. Roast bitterness is preset in the mid swallow, the finish brings an acrid coffe hit that tames the sweeter ride this stout begins with. Pouring the beer in a glass, I remarked at how inky and light impervious this beer was. Even the head was a very dark and foreboding bubbly brown, much darker than milk chocolate.

Alcohol is present in the nose of this beer, and it becomes more prominent as the brew comes to room temperature. Believing that it might be too hot right out of the gate, I let this beer "age" at fridge temperature for about 9 months and it tasted extremely fresh and vibrant when I tried it. Would love to aquire another bottle for a special occasion.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours - jet black looks like motor oil in a good way!! Nice thick mocha head excellent lacing.

Smell - Roasted malt, Chocolate and little hint of coffee. There also is a hint of caramel and some oak as well.

Taste - Nice roasted malts and coffee, some dark bitter chocolate, a little bit of booze. The taste on this thing is amazing!!

Feel - Full heavy creamy feel, excellent coats the mouth slightly dry on the back end.

Overall - This is one amazing beer, I love the feel and the taste!!

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Photo of LAp
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz tallboy poured into a wine glass. Nose from the can is chocolate fudge, cocoa nibs, and highly roasted coffee. Pours a motor oil black with a creamy 1 finger dark mocha head rising and even coating the surface. Noed from the glass, the same notes present as from the can, but with a heavier emphasis on light chocolate. Palate is molasses, chocolate, and heavy malt. These give way to a backend that kicks with a hint of coffee and the faintest trace of smokiness. Though the description of this beer boasts dark fruit notes, they are limited - this beer pays homage to a more savory big-malt and big-coffee/chocolate style.. This is the epitome of a thick, creamy stout, with all the right flavor notes to make a robust, big beer. It is the quintessence of the style. Outstanding.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a snifter.

Jet black with 2+ fingers of creamy brown head. No light penetration.

Roasted barley, molasses, chocolate syrup, caramel, and espresso.

Roasted barley, dark chocolate syrup, and Sumatra coffee. Molasses, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel, and raisin. Light roasty, piney bitterness.

Full bodied, silky, smooth, chewy, sticky, and oily with a medium-light bitterness.

Rich, smooth, and well balanced. Hides the 12% abv very well.

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Photo of PerfecTool
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very nice take on a stout. It's extremely dark in color with a creamy mouthfeel. My only complaint about the beer is the "sludge" I've found in a couple of bottles. Probably just a fluke in production...

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Photo of RacerX5k
2.65/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Everything i hate about Imperial Chocolate Stouts shows up here. But at $5 for 16 oz can I had to buy 2. Hard but drank both ... not on the same day. Maybe the most black beer I've seen. Aroma is black chocolate, not bad but certainly not good. Taste is black. Black chocolate with way too much black licorice makes this a very harsh drink (for my palate). Too black. Did I mention this is very black? Pass.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything.

Smell: A little soy, chocolate, tobacco, leather, charcoal, caramel, molasses, toasted, and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: A nice blend of above aromas. Light chewy and bitterness in there. Nice way alcohol too.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, creeamy, medium to full bodied, light bitterness, light chewy notes, warm alcohol, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty Imperial Stout. Super smooth and delicious. Definitely worth a revisit.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Absolutely pitch black in the glass.
Smell - Chocolate, coffee, molasses, toffee
Taste - Follows the nose. Chocolate, coffee, sweet molasses/toffee/caramel, roasted malts
Feel - Creamy, sticky, mouth coating, this is 12%?!?! Really?!?! Couldn't tell....

Overall - This beer absolutely blew me away! Wonderful flavor, wonderful mouthfeel and it came in a can!!! Perfect!

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Photo of snilsen13
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It looks great (very dark nice lacing) and has a strong nose. Alcohol is prominent, even in the nose. Taste is grainy. The mouthfeel is sticky and a little prickly, could be much smoother. There is a lingering sweet and bitter flavor of unfermented wort. This beer isn't "finished" it could had been a better 14%er if the yeast could had done their job, even at the expense of more alcohol in the flavor and nose. It's an impressive beer for its size, but not really that great for what beer can be. There are slews of 12%ers that trump this effort. Average in its category.

This beer drinking community seem increasingly amateur the longer I drink. Laughable that this is considered "world class".

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1 Pint can from Noble Grains NYC on the UES
Pitch black with a solid tan head that dissipates to a thick ring along the rim, smell is sweet and boozy with a hint of bitter chocolate, taste is sweet burnt caramel up front followed by warming booze and very bitter chocolate that lingers on the tongue, this beer is full bodied, well carbonated, and finishes sticky. A boozy and bitter no f***ing around stout from Evil Twin.

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Photo of mattmarch
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark, rich, chocolaty and roasty.
Pitch black pour.
Bittersweet chocolate and roasty malts coffee and savory beef jerky. Good hop balance too.
Oh yeah, this is even more Jesus.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with and an medium sized tan head

Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Hints of molasses as well.

Taste follows the nose with a perfect level of sweetness.

Mouthfeel- The best part of the beer. Thick and creamy. The creamiest beer I have ever had. This is a perfect cold weather beer. I will revisit it in the fall and winter.

Evil Twin is awesome and they have made an awesome stout. One of the best.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I was surprised I had not reviewed this yet as I've enjoyed several bottles.
A - Pours black with a small tan head.
S - The aroma is molasses and coffee.
T - The flavor is sweeter than most Imperial Stouts. More molasses than anything else. Not bitter at all.
M - Perfect mouth feel for an Imperial Stout. Thick and sticky. Like motor oil. Carbonation is low.
O - This is an outstanding Imperial Stout and I will buy more soon.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black, very dark brown. Khaki colored head with great sticky retention.

The most dominate smell I get in the nose is leather and dark fruit. The chocolate and coffee is more in the background to me. Almost getting an interesting beef jerky scent, with roasted malts to compliment it.

Bitter chocolate initially with the taste and toffee. sweet dark fruit in the middle. Getting some cherries, plums and figs that compliment the smoky booziness in the back end.

Mouthfeel is velvety, not much carbonation. Oily and moderately thick.

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Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

l: midnight brown, mocha head, solid size and retension
s: chocolate, roasted malts, coffee
t: on par w nose - very nice
m: nice and thick like an imperial stout should be
o: amazing imperial stout - worth a visit

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Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Catch up rating from Saturday's RIS bottle share. As it turned to Sunday morning, we all turned to Jesus, even more Jesus. Not much else to add to this one, a top notch RIS, thick, chewy body, tons of chocolate notes, woody roast grains, and a pleasant warmth in the chest. All spells a superlative drink. Cheers!

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Photo of jwc215
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle:

Pours black with a light brown head that becomes a wisp. No lacing, but has wine-like "legs".

The smell is of rich dark chocolate, slightly burnt brown sugar, toffee, some vinuous notes, espresso beans.

The taste is of chocolate, dark sugar, molasses, toffee, dark fruits and a hint of red wine. Some licorice peeks through as it progresses. Alcohol presence is in a warm, comforting way (no "burn"). Rich and complex. Long, dark malty finish. Sweet, but not sticky.

It has a full, rich (but not too thick) velvety body.

Rich and complex, quite a bit going on, but all comes together wonderfully. Alcohol well-integrated, making it "too" easy to drink. This is an amazing brew. Certainly worth seeking out!

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Photo of TheBrosy
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a nice caramel head that stays.

Smell: Beautiful aroma of chocolate and coffee. Very slight alcohol smell as well. Some fruity esters are noticeable

Taste: Chocolate and coffee flavors are well balanced by alcohol sweetness. Some of the caramel is also detectable. Hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Rich malty body that is delightfully creamy. Medium carbonation.

Overall this is one of the best American Imperial Stouts I've had. For such a big beer alcohol-wise, it is remarkably balanced. Very few adjutants seem to be used, sometimes less is more. Brilliant brew, definitely recommend.

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Photo of Dactrius
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice stout but I definitely prefer the versions with a few adjuncts. The 12% ABV is pretty well hidden but it still tasted stronger than the 17.2% Bozo we drank next to it. A beer I'd happily drink again but wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of Bleer
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer, poured from a bomber into a snifter. Jet black, tan foam, really pretty in the glass. I love that this beer is a big biting boozy coffee explosion in the mouth. Sharp at first taste and bitter at the end. Great beer.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin big stouts are always outstanding. This one does it with sublime malty sweetness.

It opens black and thick, with a thin fine head and unusual blotchy lace. The aroma is a beautiful sweet malty smell that doesn't stop being charming.

The taste is a sublime mess of malts. They meld together all sweet and barely having any bitter counterpart. The aftertaste has a bit of residual bitters.

This is another truly great stout from a master. Art. It is a sublime pleasure to drink this half growler.

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

Bottle > Tulip Glass

A - Pitch black with a two finger dark tan head, little lacing.
S - Deep aroma, lots of roasted malt, dark fruits, roasted chocolate, lots of coffee.
T - Very rich, deep and complex, chocolate, coffee, fig, cherry, roasted malt, smoke, sweet caramel.
M - Velvety smooth and thick, very rich and deep
O - Great imperial stout, very complex beer, love how deep this is.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black, bold body, tan colored foam head, no lacing but lots of tiny carbonation bubbles. Fudge, alcohol, dark fruits, and that classic, distinct, Evil Twin phenolic sugar. Bittersweet chocolate, roast coffee, thick fudge, dark fruits, plus sweet and burnt sugars. Mostly thick, coats the palate well, and has a sticky feel. The 12% is non-existent and masked real well. Overall, just another amazing stout by Evil Twin; though I admit they're not for everyone. Tread lightly and enjoy!

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - I hate using cliches like used motor oil, but that's what it looks like.

Smell - There is a rich chocolatey nose with some bitterness

Taste - This is like liquid fudge. There are black jelly bean notes and tobacco. The overall profile is slightly bitter. The chocolate grows more bitter at the end. The after is sweet dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel - I was expecting more thickness but this coats the tongue quiet nicely.

Overall - The beer exceeded epectations. This is very good. .

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