corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pitch black and opaque with a two finger, frothy mocha colored head. Really dark head head on this beer which itself is darker than some stouts. Almost as dark as the head on Dark Lord. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/collar. Glass is left coated with sludgy legs and soapy lacing. Perfection.
Slightly smokey, roasted malt aroma with silky chocolate malt and fudge-y cake like sweetness underneath. Slightly boozy with hints of smoke, ash, burnt sugar, toast, oatmeal and espresso bean.
Luscious, viscous mouthfeel that makes it taste/feel like a boozy, roasted chocolate beer milkshake. Slightly hop forward with resinous pine needle flavor but the malts are the star with a nice balance of dry roast and silky sweetness. Dry burnt sugars, toast, smoked malt, oatmeal and coffee followed by fudge, silky chocolate, caramel and hazelnut. The high ABV is very well masked making this beer somewhat dangerous. Perfectly balanced with piney hops and boozy sweetness countering the complex malt bill. A truly impressive take on the style. gschrade (1092) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2015
I had this at Global Brew. Pours black with a brown head. Taste chocolate, dark fruit, a little boozy. I thought this was good. I could sip on this again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone UrbanCaveman (193) - Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2015
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. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Draft. Pours midnight black with very thin head that lingers at the edges. Sweet chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee. Nice balance of sweet and bitter. Good mouthfeel. A bit hot.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2015
draft sampler that poured a dark brown to almost black with mocha head. the aroma was deep roasted malts, hints of dark fruits, chocolate and mild hints of coffee. the flavor is more of the same and deeper in complexity. the roasted malts and chocolates with chocolate deep and rich. loved this one today. quite smooth and full of flavor.
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Rated on 10-30-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires (Fort Wayne, IN) This on tap beer was served with a very small light brown head that is fully lasting, opaque dark brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. This beer’s flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This is a very good sipping beer indeed! It is very enjoyable to drink and rate. The flavors come together very nicely and make this beer worth trying and a beer I would partake in again. tandembrauer (1485) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2015
On tap at What’s Brewing Beer Festival 2015, Stavanger. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, smoke, dark dried fruits. Tastes sweet, some sour notes. Smooth mouth feel. Nice dessert beer. nearbeer (5417) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2015
650 ml. pours opaque ebony with a lasting creamy film on top. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, cookie dough, char and soy sauce. Flavors of chocolate, soy, prune, dark toffee, booze, char, prickly green herb and iron. Some wooden hop in the long finish. Heavy body is a little bit boozy. Pleasant low-medium carbonation. StilleStorm (1529) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2015
DWFAWB; Poured small, black with a creamy bobble and lacing tan head. Nose is moderate to heavy, roasted malt, alchol, coffee, chocolate, dried dark sweet fruit and light campfire. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a lasting roasted, warming finish. Body is full, texture is sticky to creamy, carbonation is flat. HappyHandsClub (32) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Using Straight To Ale Laika as my base standard for Russian Imperial Stout, in order to rescue this ’rankly’ sweet desert imperial stout, so sweet with so much sediment settled in the bomber which is near impossible to loosen, I suggest in order to introduce an amount of hops on the back end & to thin the desert character, blend in a glass 1L tankard ONE 12oz bottle of Sierra Nevada Torpedo to ONE 22oz bomber of Even More Jesus. Then a more normal charactered Imperial Stout is obtained. Suds will have to settle in the glass, so the final 4oz of Torpedo can be poured into the final bit of Even More Jesus bottle to release the sludge from the bottom to obtain best body and taste for this blend.
Evil Twin Danes are notorious for sugary desert beers. I was thinking to blend Even More Jesus with mega-hops Molotov Cocktail, but with it’s citrus & tropical jellied candy character, it would not cut the Even More Jesus sweetness. Sierra Nevada Torpedo does the trick & miraculously makes for distinct smoothness midway & introduces hops on the back end which are non-existent in stand alone Even More Jesus due to overpowering sugars, coffee & chocolate which eat up any hops if there were any to begin with.