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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Aún Más A JesúsEvil Twin Aún Más A Jesús

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.

(Beer added by: brystmar on 10-18-2012)
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 15:05:58 | More by Damian
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.28/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 18:41:54 | More by HuskyinPDX
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:51:59 | More by jzeilinger
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kemoarps

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:58:27 | More by kemoarps
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:12:25 | More by Georgiabeer
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 23:27:26 | More by JoEBoBpr
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
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.  

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 04:40:25 | More by corby112
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 04:29:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
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?

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 01:30:37 | More by ThisWangsChung
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.48/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 21:29:20 | More by bluejacket74
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CERVEZALANDIA

Spain

4.44/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 17:44:35 | More by CERVEZALANDIA
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 02:41:22 | More by Alieniloquium
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 21:05:51 | More by Immortale25
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 03:01:37 | More by ThePorterSorter
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dogfishandi

New York

4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 22:02:39 | More by dogfishandi
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.24/5  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!

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 16:24:59 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 01:59:50 | More by Gushue3
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dar482

New York

4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2013 04:11:49 | More by dar482
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head dissipates quickly to a thin layer that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – A strong scent of coffee, chocolate, molasses, brownie, and heavy malt. Excellent.

Taste – Chocolate, coffee, molasses, and lots of malt. This is a strong tasting, very delicious stout. Awesome!

Mouthfeel – Creamy, somewhat syrupy, lightly carbonated, boozy, but smooth.

Drinkability – This is similar to Even More Jesus, except this is maltier, while the Even More Jesus has a sweet liquor type flavor (anise?) which is also very good. Both are excellent, but to me this is more of a “classic” stout. As of this review, this is my all time favorite beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 05:39:28 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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BrownNut

Florida

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - 4.0 - Black, with a small, dark, fizzy head that dissipates quickly.

S - 4.25 - Very nice. Kind of a smoky note with sweet chocolate

T - 4.25 - Very dry dark chocolate note, almost to a powdery degree. Substantial black malt char to give it backbone and bitterness, yet still nicely balanced against the chocolate. The smoky note almost reminds me of the smell of the initial fire of a smoke bomb from childhood, except an appetizing version of that. That's a little strange. Mild warm booze fumes waft up the throat after swallowing.

M - 4.25 - Somewhat heavy body, viscous.

O - 4.25 - Very enjoyable. Robust flavors, rich texture, mature composition. Very pricey even for a single 12-oz, but otherwise a real winner.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 03:15:26 | More by BrownNut
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Incredible imperial stout. The aroma is mostly chocolate malty and it is irresistible. Black fudge appearance, with 1/4" retained head. Smooth as silk, long roast chocolate finish. Great drinkability. Alcohol well hidden. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 04:17:44 | More by Sammy
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Beer-A-Lot

Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in pint.

A - Pitch black, pours thick. Very nice.

S - Fantastic aromas, huge yeast flavors.

T - Delicious. Tastes of burnt coffee, just the right amount of bitterness. Super balanced flavors with alcohol.

M - Full bodied, rich, creamy, fantastic mouth.

O - This is just outstanding, as I expected it to be. I will drink this again and again. If you like imperial stouts, don't miss this.

Serving type: on-tap

02-04-2013 17:41:17 | More by Beer-A-Lot
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oline73

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a goblet.

The beer pours a black color with a half finger of thick tan head. The head sticks around quite nicely while you drink this one. The smell is full of intense roasted malt with a dark fruit note underneath. There are some hops in the nose, but the roast definitely dominates. The intense roast carries over to the taste, which seems to be normal for Evil Twin stouts. The hops combine with the roast to create an intense bitterness. The chili heat shows up in the back end of the sip. The body is on the thick side with smooth, tingly carbonation. I liked this more than I remember liking the base beer. The peppers made this one more interesting. I'd have more if the situation arose.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 01:28:35 | More by oline73
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.35/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle shared by Chris. Thanks.

Pours a dark black with a dark mocha head. Smokey, peaty aroma of ash, dark chocolate, roast, and char. Flavor starts with a mild chocolate and roast malt presence before descending into the depths of char and smoke, burnt coffee and powder. Viscous, thick body with soft carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:33:59 | More by yourefragile
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jegross2

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing out of Denmark. Major thanks to Edgar Chavez for sending me this bottle as part of his amazing Christmas/Channukah BIF box!
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a thin layer of tan head that settles to a pencil thin ring around the glass. Some oily lacing oozes along the side, but no lacing/retention otherwise. 3.75/5

Smell: Dark chocolate, mildly "burnt" roast, non-fresh (but not "stale") hops, buttery almonds, caramelized brown sugar, oak and a light amount of something vaguely anise-like and cherry-esque that reminds me of Cuvee Delphine. Hint of soy sauce and coffee too. The aroma is big and bold; you can whiff it a foot or two away from the glass. 4/5

Taste: The first thing that strikes me about this beer is that it finishes with an intense dose of immensely dark chocolate that tastes like this chocolate bar. Upfront is dark fruit, cherry, caramelized brown sugar, burnt roast and very faint coffee. The "upfront" flavor reminds me a lot of Marshall Zhukov and Black Albert. In comparison to the nose, there is not much hops and the anise is barley detectable unless you are searching for it. Some five seconds after these flavors hit your tongue, the dark chocolate/cacao flavor washes them away and supplants them entirely with a big, thick, bold, dry and delicious pure chocolate finish. As the beer warms up, a little bitter coffee flavor sneaks into the finish and a little more of the roast and anise come through on the palate. This beer is pretty complex, and I like the way the flavors from the finish and the "upfront impression" complement each other in a non-blended way that makes this beer seem like I am drinking two separate stouts. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, minimal carbonation. Slightly sweet with a modestly bitter, dry finish. 4.5/5

Overall: An excellently crafted, gypsy-made imperial stout that far surpasses everything that Mikkeller, Evin Twin's (evil) twin brother, has put out to date. Prost!

Recommendation: The beer is quite pricey, but arguably delivers. This is not a beer that I would hoard at its price point, but it's one I would recommend nonetheless trying (and maybe sharing with a friend).

Pairings: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Cost: $12 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 04:06:46 | More by jegross2
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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
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