Evil Twin Even More Jesus (Port Barrel) | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus (Port Barrel)Evil Twin Even More Jesus (Port Barrel)

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jrenihan on 03-31-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Even more enjoyed at Torst on-tap. Just the right almost room temperature on a warm Spring day. Dark with spider lace. Roasty, a little woodiness, and complex. Smooth drinker, a serious supper. Port in the finish, even more so towards the sediment. Cocoa and coffee.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle. 'He doesn't look a thing like Jesus', especially sporting that port barrel there. Another coup by the Alberta import agent here, it would seem.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying black hole, full-stop, with a skimpy thin cap of equally fizzy and creamy dark beige head, which wisps away, to its credit, in slightly more than a mere moment, leaving a bit of big buck antler lace in spots around the glass as things duly drop away.

It smells of bittersweet chocolate, treacle, well-roasted coffee beans, fleshy black fruit - cherry, plum, and fig - woody and musty red wine, a further earthy dustiness, and subtle booze twinges. The taste is more concentrated cocoa nibs, dark baking sugar, molasses, licorice, bitter espresso, dark, gritty fruit, pleasantly softened caramel, vanilla, and hot red wine barrel notes, all well integrated and making nice with each other.

The bubbles are quite understated, and even AWOL at times, the body a sticky medium-heavy weight, surprisingly smooth, and creamy by the same metric. It finishes on the sweet side, the big chocolate malt, dark sugar, licorice, and extracted barrel notes seeing little counterpoint, only in the bristling alcohol.

Like the label marketing babble essentially says, take a great thing, mess with it, and hopefully make it even better (I'm not going for their 'godlier' angle). Well, at least they haven't screwed up an already heady and deadly tasty beer, they've only added a bit of red wine barrel essence, which actually dials things back a tad, to a degree not noticeable unless you are inclined to put the two offerings side by side. And then, mi amigo, even El Jebus can't help you.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black in color. Dark tan head.

This one is fudgy with chocolate, lots of oak, and some various dark fruit flavors. Roasted malts with hints of coffee. Some vanilla and caramel. The barrels adds some sweetness, but the port isn't overly potent.

Fairly well rounded. Full bodied. Ends roasty.

Enjoyable beer. Glad I got to try this one.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

330ml bottle poured into tulip 13/10/13, Torst exclusive? you can buy bottles in Alberta

A black as night with just a thumbnail of cola at the edge when tilted, the foams about as dark as I've seen and hangs around long enough to leave a couple partial rings followed by some random patches

S smells of sweet chocolate, molasses, dark coffee, sweet red vinous notes, smoke, dark chocolate covered candied cherries, prunes, faint booze but considering its 12%+ I'd say its very well concealed

T you get more port barrel then the nose, the coffee I could smell turned into burnt espresso, very dark chocolate, burnt brown sugar, raisins soaked in something I can't place, charred wood, tastes rich and complex

M silky and very thick, enough bubbles to keep it from feeling flat, just a little oily while its in your mouth and just a little grit after you swallow, not much heat and my lips are stuck together

O great stuff, rich and the port barrel adds a great deal of complexity and works well with such a big thick stout, almost like a shot of port was dumped in my glass its hard to miss the barrels influence

Drinking great today I'm not even sure if I'd want to age one but I suppose I should buy at least one more to throw under the stairs even with its massive price tag.

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Photo of corby112
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY.

Pitch black and opaque with a 1.5 finger dark mocha head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Impressive for the style and high ABV.

Very vinous with a strong port barrel character along with dark fruit sweetness and dry oak that slightly overpowers the complex malt character of the base beer.  There's still a sweet and roasted malt presence with hints of burnt toast, dark cocoa and robust coffee followed by dessert-like chocolate malt sweetness.  Nice port barrel presence but I prefer the malt crush of the regular version.

Full bodied with a strong port barrel presence.  Dry and vinous with lots of toasted oak and sweet, vinous dark fruit flavor.  Lots of grape, dark cherry, currant and other dark berries along with a prominent toast oak flavor.  Underneath, there is a nice balance of roast and silky malt sweetness.  Some smoke along with burnt malt, coffee grinds, oatmeal and bitter cacoa along with sweet chocolate and lactic creaminess.  Pretty complex and the port character gives this beer another dimension but the barrel aging takes away what I like most from the base beer.  Good but not as interesting or flavorful as the regular version.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Howlader
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jrenihan
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Torst in Brooklyn.

Beer is jet black with a moderately-sized tan head. Decent retention, good lacing.

Roast malt in the nose, along with oak and port.

Taste is very good. Port, oak, roasted malt, chocolate. The Barrel is strong but cannot overpower the monster that is the base beer.

Full bodied, moderate to low carbonation level. Heavy and thick. A bit sticky.

Overall, very good. Nice treatment of the beer.

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Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Jhfinn
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of LehighAce06
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of Prost76
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of kristougher
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Evil Twin Even More Jesus (Port Barrel) from Evil Twin Brewing
4.25 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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