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

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 Bum4ever
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy tan head. Laces quite a bit.

Smells of coffee, toffee, chocolate, with some sticky spiciness.

Taste is rich. Dark chocolate, some light coffee, molasses, general sweetness, and a burning sensation from the high ABV. Mouthfeel is light with below average carbonation.

A sweet, savory and drinkable 12% stout. A fun (perhaps overly so) beer.

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Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Heeenrik
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of madi
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a dark khaki 3 finger head, honestly never seen a head this dark, body is pitch black, prominent lacing
S: dry, roasty, and of dark chocolate, some rather prominent alcohol notes, it's a bit hot
T: immediate dark fruit and chocolate followed by a strong, somewhat peppery, bitterness, with a milky, sweet note too, a good bit more umami than i think is necessary
M: very dry, surprisingly so
O: okay complaints first, I don't ordinarily have a problem with this but I think it's actually too boozy for its own good and too bitter for it's own good, I don't love this but give it a year or so sitting back and I might could be convinced

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at Provisions Market on 04/26/17.

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Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

part of a 5oz flight at Champs in Altoona yesterday.

looks pretty evil. black, black, with a coffee with cream colored head. good lacing.

Aroma is predominantly of dried fruits and molasses. it is also very apparent that this is a high abv beer.

taste is a battle between molasses, alcohol, and dried fruit. molasses and alcohol win out over dried fruits. I would have preferred it the other way around.

close to full on the mouth, booze on the finish. Wondered for a while if this was the Maple Syrup BBA version, but not according to the description. I had the same issue with another Evil Twin beer.

Overall, not unpleasant, and the dried fruit was appreciated. The alcohol less so.

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Photo of sholcomb1122
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, oily appearance. Modest tan head.
Chocolate and coffee aroma. Tobacco.
Great taste. Bittersweet chocolate, espresso. Nice char.
Big-bodied. Dry.
Nice beer.

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Photo of digitalzombie
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Black as tar and used motor oil. In the glass, it has a HUGE brown head, with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, espresso, tobacco, beef broth, soy sauce, caramel, earth, burnt toast.

T: Massive dark chocolate, espresso bean, cacao nib, and burnt toast; huge roasted bitterness, mixed with caramel/chocolate sweetness, and meaty/savory brothiness. A bit of vanilla as well. A huge mix of roast and chocolate flavors with umami, bitterness, and sweetness.

F: Full-bodied, pretty well-carbonated, smooth and oozing. Not super chewy or milkshake-like, but definitely full-bodied and creamy.

O: A top-tier imperial stout. World-class. Stands head to toe with Founders Imperial Stout and Ten Fidy. Amazing.

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Photo of flaskman
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark brown/black into an IPA glass with a nice deep head and good lacing. Smells sweet. It tastes like roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses. Very well balanced for such a strong beer. The mouth feel is thick and at times is sticky on the lips. Tastes great on the front and the back end. A very good stout. It's on sale at 9.99 a 4 pack. I will go buy 8 more cans tomorrow and put them away for the fall.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Motor oil pours from a pint can, nice beige head

S - Good complexity, cocoa, coffee, almost vinous, earthy notes, a bit boozy, almond

T - Balanced all along, follow the smell with a light acidity. Nice bitterness. Semi-dry.

M - Chewy, melted marshmallow, astringent. Great, great mouthfeel

O - A BIG but balanced beer. I really love its astringent roasted character. Reminds me of Noa Pecan Mud Cake but how I'd have liked it. Glad I've got an other can.

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

Dark black with a thin brown edge and a thick, creamy mocha head that recedes slowly.

Smell is chocolate fudge even from afar, with a little charred wood and potent molasses, as well as a hint of toasted coconut.

Taste is that strong molasses up front and heavy roasted dark malt following after, nearing hickory charred wood or even bacon but not quite. Deep dark chocolate swirls into the mix, with raisins, in this exceedingly full bodied, nicely rounded and frothy brew that is also tangy and crisp but with a thick fizz.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours like motor oil with a finger of fine, mocha foam on top. Mild aroma suggests dark chocolate, brown sugar, dates, molasses, prunes, and a hint of booze.

The taste features a hefty slap of booze and earthy hops up front, followed by a crescendo of brown sugar, molasses, and roasted malt. The initial onslaught subjugates the sweetness to such an extent that it's difficult to decipher cold. Warming reveals maple syrup and undertones of dark fruit. One thing's for sure--the flavor is BIG. The body is equally massive, with a viscous, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, this is an unabashedly bold stout that pulls no punches. A slow sipper to be sure, and perhaps even a bit more than the uninitiated are prepared for.

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Photo of Purp1eOne
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Strohm
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spark3148857
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Completely opaque deep, deep near-black brown. Waves of booze hit you between whiffs of mocha, espresso, burnt caramal. Taste is not much different although more muddled. Definitely more vanilla in the mouth than on the nose. Finish? there is no finish, this beer sticks in your mouth forever.

Nota Bene: I was overly ambitious and tried to drink a whole bottle by myself. I got pretty drunk. The effects of alcohol probably elide the true complexity of this beer.

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,957 ratings.
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