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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#588
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
2,002
pDev:
8.39%
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Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can -"Batch 003 07 : 40" - Printed on the bottom of the can

Pour black, large and lasting dark mocha head, reduces to a fine bubble film and scattered bits of lacing all up and down the glass..

Gobs of dark chocolate and coffee grinds on the nose

More of the same on the palate, coffee, dark chocolate, oooey-gooey-rich and chewy "death by chocolate" kinda brew.....delicious and well crafted

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Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a huge three-finger chocolate-colored head that's frothy and lasting, slowly dissipating to leave behind thick cappuccino lacing. Faint berries and a little coffee in the aroma. Fudge-like dark chocolate taste, with red wine and dark fruits behind. A little alcohol bite and some hop and dark chocolate bitterness on the backend. Thick and heavy mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Released concurrently in cans with a new batch of Imperial Biscotti Break, EMJ is a somewhat similar-seeming beer, being an imperial stout as well that nevertheless ends up being light-years away in terms of overall character and composition. I've always loved this beer (which shares the same recipe as I Love You With My Stout for the record; it's pretty much only considered a different beer as a joke), and to see it in a four pack of 16 oz cans alongside IBB is just phenomenal to me. Hope there's another batch soon. Anyway, enough gushing... on to the review itself.

Pours a terrifying, foreboding pitch-black color with a rim of dark mocha foam that laces absolutely gorgeously as it fades to a finger and a half. Even after 5 minutes or so in the glass, this beer's head is still actively bubbling and churning. Very dynamic, full-looking and ominous beer here.

Nose has lots of brown sugar, dark fruits, roasty notes, coffee, dark chocolate and freshly-made fudge. Incredibly well-layered with a lot of ethanol present as well, which is fine for the style. I actually have always felt that this touches a bit more on the Russian Imperial-style side of things more than the drier, "hoppier" and/or roastier American-style double stout profile in general, as it really does contain a lot of plum, licorice root and bitter chocolate notes alongside some vague ashy elements and even some light smoke. There's a lot going on here, for sure. Almost a perfect imperial stout nose in my opinion.

Flavor is similarly ashy and tobacco-laden as is predicted by the smell, but there are a lot of layers of toffee and chocolate malts here, combined with a sticky, resinous hop note in the finish. Dark roast coffee and light wisps of smoke pick up in the middle of the palate as well. Finish brings a lot of plum, raisin, brown sugar and molasses before closing with a drying, lingering sensation of smoke and earthy, slightly pine-y hops. Great tasting beer, just slightly less fulfilling than the intense nose would lead you to believe. Definitely no knock against this one, however as it's one of Jeppe's best stouts. Pretty much any criticism I have about this should be taken as nitpicking.

Feel is fudgy, thick and dominating with a fullness of flavor to rival many classic imperial stouts, both "Russian" style and strictly Americanized. Carbonation creates a pillowy sensation and never comes off as too rough or harsh. As mentioned previously, ethanol is certainly perceived here but I feel that's actually a strength of this one... it lets you know that this beer doesn't mess around or beat around the bush. This is a grown-up stout with a big, burly, complex flavor profile and compares very favorably to many classics, especially at the better price point it has begun to occupy more recently due to format/brewery/distribution changes. I'm absolutely 100% for this, and I await even more Even More Jesus in my fridge (and cellar!) soon.

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Photo of AdrianC31
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed tulip.
Pours jet black, inky. Small layer of deep caramel colored head.
Aromas are complex with chocoalty sweetness mixing with deep roasted notes.
Flavors is complex as well. Some smoke along with chocolate and coffee.
Mouthfeel is good but could be thicker for me.
All in all, complex and expertly crafted.

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Photo of scotorum
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

EVIL TWIN EVEN MORE JESUS IMPERIAL STOUT 6/12/16

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 +0.2%
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 Rizzy17
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
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 cubbyZilla
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fearfactory
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a snifter.

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

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

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

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

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

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Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PerfecTool
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -38.2%
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 -1.2%
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 AngEo
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayRanger
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
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 AirBob
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,002 ratings
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