From the Brewery:
“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
12% ABV Imperial Stout
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. It has the prototypical Imperial Stout look: opaque jet black body, thin brown head with minimal retention, and little visible carbonation. Little lacing is left on the glass, and the alcohol legs are obvious when swirling it in the snifter.
Aromas of black licorice, bitter dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, toasted coconut, and a kick of alcohol are present. The aromas are bold and meld nicely.
I Love You With My Stout has a thick, syrupy body that finishes incredibly sweet with loads of residual sugars. It seems the very high gravity finish helps conceal the 12% ABV, as it’s not nearly as present in the mouthfeel as it is in the aromas. Flavors of slightly scorched/cooked sugars, caramel, black licorice, bitter chocolate, and roasted malts.
The biggest impression this beer leaves is how immensely sweet it it. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out if it finished with a final gravity north of 1.040. It is almost too sugary for my taste, but I find it quite enjoyable regardless. It is quite well put together. Overall, a quite enjoyable Imperial Stout that is definitely a sipper. I even would have preferred to split this 12 oz bottle with another due to its sweet, syrupy nature. 8.25/10
Eval Twin Brewing – Brooklyn, New York
Contract brewed by Two Roads Brewing Co. – Stratford, Connecticut