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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 34 | FT: 3
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brystmar on 10-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.
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Ratings: 232 | Reviews: 52
Photo of oldmankoch
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like drinking chocolate milk with dark chocolate syrup while eating fudge and biscuits.

Photo of KATCanada
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with slight dark tan foam. Very little carbination. Nose id coffee cacao bean and sweet moca. Very full and smooth mouth feel - VISCOSITY baby. Big chocolate hit and then the cacao nib hits along with the coffee. Super long finish. As it warms I get a charred taste sort of like a blackend fish crossed with some molasses. Very nice. Alcohol is very well integrated not feeling the heat. Had a KBS last night and while this is not as good, it's still solid.

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black and viscous. Deep and rich. No head, almost no lacing at all. Agree with hint of coffee, cherry. Charcoal, tar, espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco, leather? If you were in a cigar bar, you'd want this to accompany your smoke....and take your time with both.

Photo of halo3one
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black, no froth, almost no lacing at all

S - toffee, sweet, hint of coffee, cherry

T - charcoal, tar, espresso, dark chocolate, finishes with tobacco

M - smooth, heavy, low carbonation

O - blue collar man's beer, thick, heavy, bring a cigar and enjoy

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pitch black. It slides into the glass like the sneakiest of cat burglars at night. This one is so black it makes dark look light. Half a finger of a caramel color head.

S- Raw coffee, vanilla, and hints of chocolate rolls on a roasted malt backbone.

T- A mix of espresso, chocolate, and smokey, charred notes. The roasted character is quite strong as it borders on astringency. I love the fudge-like start, but the finish is somewhat of a let down.

M- This aspect is so damn impressive. You can cut this baby with a knife. Very little alcohol detected at 12%.

O- Not bad overall. Few stouts are this impressive in the look and feel. The taste isn't bad either.

$9 for 11.2 oz bottle

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, mocha, mild dark chocolate, vanilla and a bit of coffee. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a hint of sweetness, peaty smoke, dark chocolate, dark dried fruit, finishing malty, slightly smoky with a light hop bitterness. Medium, nicely creamy body, good mouth feel. A very pleasant dark, toasty and mildly smoky imperial stout with great balance and so densely flavorful that the ABV is barely noticeable. Superb. Pricey, but rewarding. Evil Twin sure know how to pick its participating breweries. This Spanish one knows its chops.

Photo of GallowsThief
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a bottle into my snifter. Grabbed this bad boy at Bobby’s Liquors in San Jose.

A – Black. Black and more black. Very small chocolate brown head appeared and then disappeared all at once.

S – Roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, espresso and toffee.

T – Heavy hitting roasted malts with a nice deep chocolate taste. Vanilla, toffee and molasses notes. Great smoky flavor all throughout but not overpowering. If you dig coffee this is your cup with a rich coffee bean flavor. Alcohol makes its presence known at the end but again not overpowering. Finishes off with just a tiny bit of sweetness.

M – Medium to heavy bodied with a nice creamy texture. Low carbonation.

O – This is good..very good. It is exceptionally balanced with all the favor palates shining through. Tastes just wonderful. The ABV is expertly hidden in here making it’s a dangerous brew. You just want more and well if you have too many you will be feeling it for awhile. Wish I would have bought a couple of bottles. Greta stuff.

Photo of Damian
3.76/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

Spectacular appearance. The viscous, pitch black, ominous looking liquid was capped by tight, creamy, bubbly, two-finger tall, mocha-colored plume. Amazing for any beer, never mind one that clocks in at 12% ABV. Tons of drippy lacing along the glass. The crown slowly dropped to a thick, bubbly mass of froth.

The aroma was solid. Some smoky, peaty notes were a bit of a surprise initially. Tons of deep, dark, charred malts. Quite ashy. Slight chalky yeast presence. Perhaps I had Scotch on my mind, but I also seemed to pick up some salty notes as well. Good dose of bakers chocolate. This reminded me a bit of burnt brownies. As the beer warmed, the nose turned sweeter. Brown sugar and raisins were noticeable.

Super roasty, charred malts dominated the flavor profile as well. Smoky. Peat smoked malts were apparent. Slightly salty. Hints of day-old espresso in the center. Somewhat woody as well. The finish was bitter and dry with subtle earthy hop notes. Like the nose, the flavor profile turned sweeter with time. Dark fruits were noticeable. Quite raisiny with a touch of brown sugar as well. Although not nearly as smoky or as peaty, I definitely saw similarities between this and Auld Yin, Evil Twin's Scotch barrel-aged imperial stout.

The mouthfeel was moderately thick and slick. Smooth on the palate with an ultra fine and mild carbonation. Almost a touch flat.

Flavor-wise, the most impressive aspect of Aún Más A Jesús was how well well it hid its high ABV. Although I can see many people liking this beer, it was far too ashy and bitter for my palate. Also, at $11 a bottle, there are numerous better options available.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 11.4.13

A - Pours a motor oil black with a very thin dark brown head that is gone instantly.

S - Oak, chocolate, booze.

T - Bitter coffee and some chocolate, drinks very easy.

D - Low carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Easy drinker for the high ABV. Lots of coffee notes.

Photo of jzeilinger
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pitch black with a dark toffee colored head that's creamy, thick, and sticky. Very, very, sticky foam lacing - cotton candy-like in appearance.

S - Dark bittersweet chocolate malt, coffee, toffee, char, and light smoke. Nice and bold overall.

T - Even better than the nose. Dark chocolate roast, some hints of chocolate fudge, coffee beans, char, smoke, some roasted toffee, leather, light tobacco, and a moderate lingering dark chocolate bitterness.

M - Full medium body without being too heavy or syrupy, lip smacking sticky.

O - Ranks right up there with the better stouts I've ever had. Nicely done.

Photo of kemoarps
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I think it's fairly obvious why I'm drinking this beer on my birthday. Yep, I am the second coming.

Pours black as sin, with a creamy little ring of espresso foam around the edge. Not much up there, but it lazes around, taking its time, leaving its scrawl across the glass as the level drops.

Again: rich, deep, inviting. I get a creamy alcohol lead, with an almost acrid coffee grounds type characteristic, though it's much smoother than that typically presents. Sweet, burnt malts toast the nostrils, with dark dark chocolate fudge vein running deep.

The flavour follows the same outline, though presented a little differently. It leads in almost disarmingly thin and sweet, but that only lasts maybe a split second before the thick chewy rich creamy (notice a theme?) burnt malts dance across the stage. That sinfully rich chocolate fudge stream meanders through drawing the finish down to a smoothe easy homecoming. The finish is decidedly acid black coffee, with that creamy sweet fudge from before acting as enough of a chaperone to bring it home safe and sound. 12% is hidden fairly well, though I find myself sipping this one anyway, just because I don't want it to disappear so fast. Also, it's so rich and creamy that small sips are still plenty satiating.
Very glad I grabbed this earlier today. I wanted to grab an Aun Mas a Cafe Jesus as well, but they sold out before I finally pulled the trigger. Oh well. At least I got to try this one!

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very nice beer. I don't think I like it as much as the cafe version, but that's just personal preference. This one pours just as viscous and inky black, with no head. The smell is all licorice, but the taste adds massive bitter chocolate and roasted notes. Silky in the mouth, but with a very long finish. Quite dry, very little sweetness here at all. A fine imperial stout indeed.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a gorgeous pitch black oily liquid. Amazingly deep and dark. I could get lost starring at this brew. So beautiful. There is a nice thin brown colored dense head that recedes pretty quickly and leaves a nice brown little ring around the glass. So so sexy.

Aroma starts off with some nice strong yet approachable fresh ground coffee aroma. Yummy and fresh as opposed to spent grounds smell that other coffee brews have. Strong espresso bean notes as well. Slightly burnt and roasty. There is some nice fudgey cocoa notes also perceived in the nose. Slight sweetness and dark cocoa bitterness with some mild molasas and carmel notes in the nose.

The flavor is similar to the nose except the coffee roast and burnt notes are more intense. The coffee is so fresh and intense but in a good way. Roasted and fresh strong espresso notes start things off and gets helped out by some nice dark chocolate bitter-sweetness as well. The fudge and coffee notes dominate while some slight dark fruit and caramel sweetness lies around the background. Mouthfeel is delicious slick and slightly oily but with a good carbonation that helps keep you wanting more. The 12% is felt somewhat in a slight boozy heat as the brew finishes. Overall this is an amazing brew. The coffee notes are intense and fresh and the dark malt notes give teh brew some good dark bitter-sweet chocolate fudge notes. Well done Evil Twin.

Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours viscous, pitch black and opaque with a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring.  Spotty lace left behind.  

Sweet boozy aroma with a decent amount of floral hops, burnt sugars and roasted dark malt.  Subtle earthy pine needle followed by sweet, fudge-y dessert-like chocolate notes and deep roast.  Chocolate, coffee bean,  caramel, toffee and alcohol sweetness along with burnt toast, oatmeal and smoke.

Viscous and full bodied with a really nice balance of earthy hops, boozy sweetness, sweet chocolate and dark roasted malt.  Earthy, resinous and piney hops provid a nice bitterness that compliments that roast and counters the dessert like sweetness.  Grassy pine needle bitterness up front, but not too much, followed by boozy heat, chocolate, caramel and toffee.  This is coutered by smoke and a robust roasted coffee bean presence along with some dark chocolate, oatmeal, burnt sugars and toast.  Plenty of alcohol sweetness but the high ABV is excellently masked.  Never would have guessed 12%.  Really complex and definitely a sipper but it's deceptively drinkable.  

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle split with my wife tonight. Served alongside the coffee version.

The beer is near black. Opaque and viscous. Small, oily beige head in a filmy layer rests atop the beer. The aroma is huge. Didn't even need to get my nose near the glass. Chocolate and dark roast initially, followed by vanilla and a touch of alcohol. What little alcohol there was in the nose is virtually nonexistent in the flavor. Masterfully hidden. Big and bold stout. Rich and robust. A slow sipper one could easily drink too quickly. A beer I would thoroughly enjoy having again and one I'll be looking for in the future.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Portion of a 11.2 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. From two day old notes.

A: Pours a pitch black color. It definitely has a good thickness coming out of the bottle. Sadly, there isn't much head at all...maybe a thin tan-colored film.

S: Very whiskey forward. I'm not sure it's barrel-aged - don't think so - but that tone is unmistakable here. Allowing it to open up will reveal chocolate, molasses, char, dark fruits, oak, and smoke. The aroma has good complexity, I must say.

T: The sweetish whiskey opening turns to a charred smokiness on the midtaste. The finish is fruity and chocolaty, with good length. My only real complaint is that it's not really complex, especially next to the aroma. Still, it's got superbly hidden alcohol and a very enjoyable flavor profile regardless.

M: The long finish is loaded with whiskey qualities, yet without any discernible heat. Certainly nothing to suggest it's 12%. Its thickness is medium, enough to give it good drinkability without feeling insubstantial, and the rounded, soft texture fits it flavor profile to a T.

O: A super-solid imperial stout that, by proxy, is the best Spanish beer I've ever had. Okay, it's the only one really, but are you gonna be the one to suggest that Estrella Damm is superior to this?

Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a quarter inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. There's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is great, the brew smells like roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some vanilla, burnt/charred malt and some coffee. Nice mix of sweet and bitter flavors in this stout. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's thick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Pretty good stout, I wish it came in a bomber because the small bottle left me wanting more of this brew. $7.99 a bottle.

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Cervezalandia and Tap from Torst ( Brooklyn).Awesome Imperial Stout.Very dark.Medium brown head with cream.Roast malts,choklat.Smel with choklat, brandy and other licuors, also dark fruits.Strong flavor but Is very easy to drink.Top Imperial Stout.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Not much head. Thin mocha collar. Glass staining. Great body.

Smell - Molasses and bucket of black patent malt. Definite alcohol presence. Slightly fruity.

Taste - Sweet and boozy up front. Less roast. More caramel. Sharp alcohol bite in the finish. Some chocolate and alcohol blended together in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium bodied. Slightly acidic.

Overall - I remember enjoying Even More Jesus a lot more than this. Missing some of the roast I remember.

Photo of Immortale25
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Cigar City snifter at Tryst in Delray Beach, FL.

A- Pours a totally opaque black color with pretty much no head, just some light brown bubbles and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Tiny specs of lacing stick to the glass.

S- Just all dark roast and some booze. There's also a faint hoppiness detected with some short, sharp sniffs.

T- Incredibly smooth considering the ABV with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla and molasses. Some char comes through as the beer warms. Definitely a sipper but it could be drunk quickly if one has a palate for high gravity stouts. The hops also start to show up as the temp rises.

M- Unexpectedly thin with low carbonation and a hefty body.

O- Very straightforward and certainly worth the $17 for an 11.2 oz bottle. Evil Twin's beers may be pricey, but damn are they great.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I allowed this beer 1/2 an hour warming from fridge temp.
The beer pours a motor oil black with a thin blanketing of dark tan head that fades into a thin halo with modest lacing. The nose is very potent and distinct of slightly roasty malts, ethanol, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Seriously, it has a very pungent nose. The taste is relatively malty and sweet upfront with a pleasantly roasty, boozy afterburn. Honestly, I can't say I've had many imperial stouts quite like this beer. The mouthfeel is thick and malty, sweet, with a slight bitter chocolate roastiness in the finish. Pungent, interesting flavors and a big ethanol burn make this an evening sipper. I'm glad to try this beer and think it provides a relatively distinct alternative to most american made imperial stouts...although at a price.

Photo of dogfishandi
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle at about fridge temp poured into a snifter.

Pours out an oily thick midnight black color with a thin dark mocha colored head. The head doesn't really last, only keeping a thin ring around the edge, but some thick dark brown legs are left all over the sides of the glass after a swirl. Keywords: black, oily, thick.

Deeply charred, bitter roast, bitter dark dark chocolate, some warm booziness, almost port or bourbon like in a way, that seems to blend in so nicely, really compliments the beer, hints of chocolate cake and as it warms hints of dark fruits.

A really nice tasting impy stout. Burnt bitter roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate, sweet burnt sugar, dark caramel, chocolate brownies. nuances of tobacco, dark fruits. A bit of a warming effect that works well with the beer, but in no way is it overly boozey. Finishes with a really nice deep bitter dark chocolate flavor that really lingers and almost tastes like German chocolate cake at times. As it warms the chocolate flavors are just amazing. What a complex stout!

Amazing mouthfeel. Thick, sweet, oily, viscous, smooth and velvety. A lower carbonation which obviously works well.

Maybe one of the best non barrel aged stouts I've had, so I can only imagine how heavenly this would be in a barrel. It's hard to pick a better one between this and imp. biscotti break, I would almost say this is better, because although I love the coffee in biscotti, I'm not a huge fan of the toasted malt notes, where this is straight deep dark burnt roasted malt. Buy this if you can, well worth the cash.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sometimes I enjoy matching the abv of my beer to the time of the day and I can't think of anything that's better than an Imperial Stout on a spring Saturday afternoon.

Also, another RSVP in Portland, ME special, $8, rather than the $12 I've seen in some reviews.

A-Absolutely Sludgey motor oil. Plops in the glass with an intimidating viscosity. Alas though, this beer could not complete the near impossible and actually have a full head rest on the crazy thick body. whisker thin mocha? head, its so thin the color is hard to pinpoint.

S- Roasted Malts and molasses, plum raisin background, some cold coffee way in the back.

T- Molasses hit first here followed by a rush of roasted malt that seems to slam the brakes right on black patent before heading into some of the coffee you could just barely get in the nose. That sudden jolt of harsher roasted malt though is your only warning this is a big boy beer. Though sweet, there is hardly any burn or notice of a 12% brew. Honestly reminds me of vintage DFH WWS, but not nearly as sweet.

M- Did I mention this was thick? the appearance of the pour lived up to the hype, huge chewy mouthfeel.

O-This was damn good. I honestly wouldn't have been disappointed had I paid $12 either, at that price though I am not a repeat buyer. If I see at 8 again, yeah I'll buy one for the cellar. For my personal taste though, I prefer a little less black patent like roastiness, but I'm sure some of that could disappear with age. Good bier!

Photo of Gushue3
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a viscous black into the glass and a small head forms. Head doesn't stay around too long and no lacing is left. Body is lively and leaves thick brown spots on the glass when swirled around.

S- Big roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and smoke round out the nose.

T- Smoke upfront that's followed by bitter chocolate and an earthy bitterness. Nice char and roast in the middle that leads to woody finish. Flavor is really nice and has lots going on

M- Thick and viscous with lower carbonation and feels right on the money for the style. Perfect cold weather sipper feel. Slick, oily finish

O- Really nice stout. Feel is incredible and taste has lots going on. I wish i had got another bottle to see how time treats it.

Photo of dar482
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at the opening of Torst in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

It pours in a pitch black color with a thin head with some lacing. The aroma is amazing, big bitter chocolate, slight coffee, just amazing and inviting.

The taste is gorgeous. It has a smooth bitter chocolate flavor with some coffee. The sweet and bitterness is balanced. It almost has a vanilla creaminess to it from the carbonation.

The mouthfeel is perfect. Big and around, but then it just finishes off so perfectly. I want to emphasized how good it is. It just cuts off the tongue after a smooth easy finish and you want to have more. That is dangerous for 12% ABV!

With some chocolate flavor or heavy stouts out there you get an aftertaste and the throat and mouth just close up to drinking more, this has none of that. There’s no sheen or finish on the tongue.

The comparison I can make is Alesmith Speedway Stout and maybe Brooklyn Chocolate Stout. However, unlike Speedway, it lacks a booziness. It just is smooth all around.

Balance, drinkability, mouthfeel, this beer just does it. The best Imperial Stout I have had next to Bourbon County Brand Stout.

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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.