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:
#619
Reviews:
424
Ratings:
2,067
pDev:
8.39%
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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

Photo of Hayden34
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of AlarmClock314
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, no date, batch #4. Pours jet black with a larger sized dark brown head which lasts a while; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, earthy hops, molasses, char, cocoa, and light coffee. The taste follows with mostly roasted malt, molasses, and char with some hops, cocoa, coffee, and some dark fruit. Moderate bitterness, dryness, and sweetness. Alcohol is completely hidden. Above average body and average carbonation. Overall, it's a heavy hitting IS packed with lots of roasted flavor and complexity. Good balance, but more on the bitter/dry spectrum.

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Photo of jsf14
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kell50
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BFCarr
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a big beer with aggressive and complex tastes. Coffee is dominate but there's also a lasting sweetness. Dark fruit is detectable, but just a touch.
Pours black with a 0.5" brown head. Smell is roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is excellent. A must try if you like Imperial Stout.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow what an intense beer such deep darkness with what you expect in an imperial stout with perfect foamy mocha goodness. Smell is excellent mixes of liquid smoke, cocoa powder and coffee roasts throughout. Love the taste its not over the top sweet but it is just enough to cut through the high ABV. Smokey good, Cocoa powder and milk chocolates with just the right amount of coffee twang and dark chocolate. Goes down ow so smooth especially if you let it warm for 5-10 minutes. Another great beer which I will have to buy a couple along with the imperial biscotti break.

Bonus points for ponders of this high octane Goliath for a very reasonable cost!

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pezhead_79
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have yet to find a bad stout from Evil Twin. This is a little hot out of the gate, and just keep warming as you drink. I'm overjoyed that they are selling their beers in cans now.

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Photo of diemilio
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,067 ratings