I saw this beer on the tap list at Upright Brew House a few weeks ago, but unfortunately never made the trip down while it was still available. Fortunately, I was able to pick up a single bottle at Whole Foods in Columbus Circle (tremendous beer slection there!) as well as a few more Pumkings. Evil Twin has been hitting it out of the park lately with an incredibly diverse mix of products. This is the second ET beer I've officially reviewed (Imperial Biscotti), though I have tried several others, including Imperial Doughnut Break, Hipster Ale, Bikini Beer, Yin, Yang (reviews coming soon), a collaboration with Jack's Abby and a few more. If you find their stuff, pick it up, especially if it is available by the individual bottle.
On Evil Twin's website, the founder of the brewery says this about the beer:
“When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a sense this stout is like a metaphor for freedom - the sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence.”
- Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, Brewer and founder of Evil Twin Brewing
Served chilled from a 12 oz bottle and poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a deep black color with a one and a half finger tan foam head. Smells are malty, roasty, and boozy with hints of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Carbonation is light with a full body. This beer tastes incredibly boozy and sweet, with roasted malts shining through. You can taste the espresso, caramel and chocolate. Finishes somewhat bitter and boozy. This beer is really intense!
Buy this beer immediately.