Even More Jesus by Evil Twin

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Beer Name: Even More Jesus

Brewer: Evil Twin Brewing, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Date Sampled:  14th November 2016

ABV: 12%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

After three consecutive fruity IPAs/DIPAs it was time to enjoy something a little more apt for the seasons.

Around a month ago I had my first exposure to an Evil Twin beer, when I tried and was blown away by their Imperial Biscotti Break. Since then I've been on the look out for more of their beers and was overjoyed when I spied this can on my last trip to Bitter Virtue (I picked up one other Evil Twin beer but that's being saved for another day). I'd seen a few a Instagram reviews of Even More Jesus Imperial Stout and had a fair idea that it was a beer that I'd enjoy.

I was not wrong!

From the moment you start to pour it you know it's not to be trifled with; jet black with a thick consistency that is close as a beer is ever going to get to being 'gloopy.' It has a rich caramel coloured head although this doesn't hang around long.

The nose is bursting with wintery flavours; black treacle, dark chocolate, caramel and dates, with just a hint of floral hoppiness at the edge.

As it hits your tongue there is an initial spark of digestive biscuit (Graham Cracker) sweetness, but that does not last long. From here it is all thick black treacle, a slight hint of vanilla and a lovely bitterness that, because of the crude oil consistency, coats your taste buds and hangs around for a long time. As I'm sipping it and the beer warms up it is starting to open up slightly and the further I get into it, the more of the original aromas in the nose follow through into the taste.

Even More Jesus is not subtle; it is a boozy masterpiece that tastes all of it's 12% ABV and I love it.

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