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 don1481
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Groppis in Bay View.

Appearance : pitch black w a very thin head that lingers. No notable carbonation.

Smell: slight notes of booze, chocolate. Some sweetness.

Taste: exactly like the nose. So tasty.

Mouthfeel: thick. Very viscous.

Overall: Heck yes. More please.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter at room temperature after spending a couple hours on a cold marble windowsill adjacent to the glass on a 50 degree day.

Appearance: Pours as your standard lightless void of nothing, as with most stouts. Forms just over a finger of fizzy, short-lived hickory brown head, which is a brown cap in short order. Almost no lacing occurs in my snifter.

Smell: Chocolatey first and foremost, all baker's dark and mocha. Burned molasses and blackened grain are also present, and a boozy sort of smell like a Bulleit rye.

Taste: Again, chocolate hits right up front, both 80%+ dark and mocha, and it stays present through the entire tasting experience. Alongside it comes some blackstrap molasses, plum, and black cherry, with notes of a lightly-roasted coffee floating in the background. Far off in the distance, there are vague hints of dark soil, of the organic-rich "chocolate cake" topsoil variety, and just a touch of an oaky boozy flavor. Here and there, shadows of an orangey citrus and several types of freshly ground pepper flicker by. The finish is sweet molasses, dark chocolate, and light morning-blend coffee. The ABV is expertly hidden.

Mouthfeel: Like drinking congealed oil, but much more appealing than that description makes it sound. Smooth, full, and sticky, with just enough carbonation to be present without intruding.

Overall: This is a tasty stout. I don't know that the price tag is entirely justified, as I've had cheaper stouts operating in the same league, but I have no real complaints about how this one is put together. It vaguely reminds me of a less-earthy Ten FIDY.

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Photo of VikingBeer
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Even More Jesus

Rich, oily-black, and viscous, with a dense brown head that dissipates slowly. Fairly persistent lacing, and great, oily legs when swirled.

Aroma is intense, although not as potent as some big stouts. Big aromas of chocolate, Kenyan coffee, malt powder, oak, currants, raisins, a bit of cinnamony, peppery spiciness, and hints of rye whiskey dominate.

Taste is more intense than the aroma: a big blast of bitter chocolate and coffee, naturally, but also figs, prunes, oak, maduro tobacco, hints of pepper (red and black), pumpernickel, dark-roasted walnuts and pecans, a hint of rye whiskey (again) and char, a touch of herbs and a hint of candied citrus from the hops, and super intense malted- grain and malt-powder notes. I know, you're thinking "duh," but this beer really allows the malts to shine as themselves, standing out individually rather than just serving as the basis for the many more subtle flavors typically highlighted by stouts. Mouthful is huge, rich, viscous, and truly worthy of a high-gravity, sip-by-the-fire sort of beer. One of the best I've had so far from Evil Twin, and truly one of the best straight-up imperial stouts available, letting the expertly-blended base ingredients mix wonderfully without any added barrel aging or other trickery.

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Photo of raynmoon
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jet black, smells of roasted malts. Pretty mild and standard. But the taste is huge on chocolate. Like a chocolate milkshake. Mouthfeel is luscious and mouth-coating. Some sweet alcohol is coming through, which is supposed to give a russian imperial stout it's sweetness and bite.

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Photo of JOrtiz
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of charlzm
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed on October 25th, 2015 from a bottle with no date. Poured into a Teku glass.

Beer is a 9/10 black/brown ratio. Only a very thin medium brown head forms after a vigorous pour and rapidly diminishes to the thinnest ring around the edges of the glass.

Aroma is molasses and coffee and a touch of alcohol.

Flavor is sweeter than expected and less complex than the nose. Brown sugar, sweet pitted fruit, booze and restrained bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a little thick and smooth but very still and slightly hot with alcohol.

More carbonation and a bit more going on in the palate would be appreciated.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lilamae
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Evilyak
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

pours black as black jesus, which doesn't really make sense until you pour this one and then you're all like "wow, if jesus were black and a beer, he would totally look like this".

or not.

thin, tan head on this guy. no lacing.

smells like how you'd expect. coffee, burnt sugar, something roasted, and maybe a hint of fruit.

taste is the same.

mouthfeel is wicked smooth, and for 12%, you'd never know.

i could pound these all night, and not regret it. wicked brew here.

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Photo of OKbrew89
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap and poured into a stout glass. Pours pitch black with a thin, tan head that slowly recedes leaving a thin ring of lacing at the top of the glass. Smells like roasted malt, strong coffee, and alcohol. The ABV comes through immediately. Taste is dark, roasted malts with coffee, dark chocolate, and oak before a boozy finish that matches the nose. Low carbonation and full body that tries to hide but doesn't completely mask the alcohol.
Very nice imperial stout that lives up to its name. Layers of tastes, an aromatic reminder of it's ABV, and a well done body make a great beer. Not too intense and glad I found it on tap.

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Photo of zotzot
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice and smooth and creamy and chewy maybe some vanilla

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Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tastes like black licorice with booze. Definitely drinks smoothly for the abv though. The mouthfeel was medium, somewhere in between KBS and BCBS. I would drink it again.

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Photo of Nunya
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsh420
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VictorsValiant
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rawfish
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

very big beer here. one to be shared. thick, rich, molasses, not to sweet and very little heat. would love to see what time does to this beer. highly recommend and would have again. cheers!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours inky black with a nice deep mocha head. Molasses, fudge, booze, dark chocolate. Pushing into soy sauce range. Taste is equally boozy. Heavy fudge and dark chocolate sweetness. Molasses and dark fruits in the finish. Roasty bitterness. Heavy with low carbonation. Boozy, but not overly so. At first I didn't think I'd be able to finish my glass, but the sweetness never becomes cloying. Excellent.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
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