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

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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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Gbeau3234
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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 Patlee3324
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of josephwa
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beercam
4.82/5  rDev +12.4%
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 McBraniel
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pants678
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
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 cdub70085
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gutbuster
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -6.8%
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 paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Betolito
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soco89ziegler
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +9.1%
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 ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shopk
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
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 rodlavers
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,081 ratings