Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 279
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 6.1%
Wants: 31
Gots: 79 | FT: 12
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brystmar on 10-18-2012

Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.
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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from a 11.2 ounce bottle. This would be an expensive bomber.

A- Pours oh so viscous. Engine oil. Dark khaki, mocha-colored head. Foamy and thick before receding to a sticky lace over the pitch-black body. Quintessential Evil Twin (with special thanks to all the breweries they brew at). 5

Smells of dark cherries and prunes and boozy chocolate. Some sort of wine or sherry property too. Smells a lot like many of their other beers, which is good, but at some point I gotta cry foul. Is this just the same beer by a different name and packaging as so many other ET imperial stouts? 4

Burnt roast finish... First thing I notice. Dark cherries and sweet, caramelized malts are up front. A touch of boozy flavor that stick to the sweeter flavors. Throughout the palate there are subtle notes of coffee that eventually settle and chill on the palate. 4

Thick-bodied, viscous, and at times syrupy, this beer borders on a digestif. The finish is roast, a bit of burnt feel and bitterness. The brew lingers as a liquor would. 4

Expensive, indistinguishable from other ET imperial stouts, and yet a bit boozier perhaps. Good but far from worth the price. (1,171 characters)

Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: jet black pour. Minimal copper head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: strong toasted cocoa that puts anything else into the background. As most are saying, a faint roasted berry/fruit hidden away
Taste: powerful roasted chocolate with a smoky backbone. Not much else to report.
Feel: solid carbonation. Hides the ABV well.
Overall: very solid imperial stout. Will certainly drink again, but won't be racing back for another at its price point. Another solid, yet expensive, Evil Twin beer. (497 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful black beer, topped by a firm mocha head with fabulous retention and lacing.

Waves of roasted barley and overripe fruit and red grapes on the aroma. Perhaps a bit of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate from the roast.

Flavor is immediately sweeter on the palate than the aroma intimated; plenty of roast still comes through; big but smooth. Lots of grainy, roasted barley. Slight metallic tinge.

Lovely feel; thick and smooth, very low heat for the ABV, little foaming, no sting. Exceptional drinkability. (517 characters)

Photo of RichD
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a pitch black color with a small dark khaki colored ring that eventually gives way as I drink this.

S: The smell of roasted chocolate malts overpowers anything else that my nose could pick up. There is a bit of dark fruits packed in there, but it's not picked up immediately like the smoky chocolate is.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty well. Those dark fruits are present, but the smokiness and the chocolate mesh well together and combine for a deep flavor profile even though there isn't much else other than that.

F: I could not tell that this was 12%. This is a pretty thick stout, but that's what I like in my imperial stouts. Definitely felt like dessert. The carbonation was there, but it had just enough to make this enjoyable.

Overall: This being my first beer from Evil Twin, I was satisfied. This is a straight forward imperial stout and it's a very solid one. If you like the taste and smell of roasted chocolate malts then this is the beer for you. While I enjoyed it, I'm not sure that I'll be picking up another bottle at 8 bucks a bottle. Great beer nonetheless. (1,126 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with khaki head and no lace at all. Roasted, even coffeeish, aroma with touch of chocolate in smell. Smooth and silky yet sticky and sweet, balanced between roasted malts and a milk chocolate presence and at times it even seems to have touch of dark fruit like raisin or plum. Slightly dry finish with well hidden abv and very enjoyable. (357 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep thick and two finger tall very dark rich mocha brown head on top from the pour. Comes out quite viscous and slightly oily, with dark black walnut color and not a speck of light getting through. Head settles slowly to an almost milkshake like collar, with a nice top that is shiny but not too slick or oily looking. Excellent super dark looking brew.

Nutty and charring dark aroma fills the senses on first whiff. Velvety and rich creamy flavors fill the nose with a bit of spicy tones of clove and to some degree almost like a hot pepper. Dark cocoa powder, fudge sundae cake and roasted dark malts just come out rich and big.

Palate makes some nice pleasantries. Solid and almost easy drinking porter like feel, with a slightly milky texture on first sip. The nose leads on to give what the palate expects with some differences. Lighter chocolate roast, and a very interesting almost spicy chocolate pepper character. Aftertaste lingers with warm coffee qualities as well, and a mild tinge of tobacco sourness slightly. Almost charring woody smoke a bit too, with a lingering pepper like tingle as the beer warms up.

Real interesting, and I am liking this spicy angle to this beer with no added pepper like ingredients. Real fun and tasty stout. (1,318 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this second at our annual stout tasting -enjoyed chilled from the 1year old bottle in a glass.

The color is black opaque with medium tan head with tiny bubbles and no lace. The smell is strong with cocoa and moderately smoky malt aroma with slight yeast adding to the rich caramel aroma with low alcohol in the nose. The feel is great with big rich body and smooth feel with medium high sweetness and mild spice with gentle alcohol as it finishes semi-dry.

The taste is excellent with strong dark cocoa and toffee-mix with sweet roasted nutty flavor and mild caramel-like taste with a mild woody spicy quality mid palate with mild bitterness of dark roasted malt and hint of smoke with roasted flavor which is long with rich boozy intensity. Overall this is a very good Imperial stout with big malt complexity and rich roast with coffee in the taste even though there was none in the brewing process with lots of character and complexity easy to drink for such a high abv stout -this was my second favorite of the group of stouts we opened (1,048 characters)

Photo of von_kaiser
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy thick!! Half finger head, jet black and lining the piss out of my tulip. Dark chocolate coffee scent. Rich coffee taste. Thick lacy feel in my mouth. Wish more than coffee stood out. Solid sipping stout. Worth the try. (230 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ook: Looks like a imp stout ought to. Very dark, nearly opaque. Some deep ruby highlights when held to light. Thick creamy mocha head.
smell: Rich, chocolate, roasty coffee fudge. Decadent and smoky.
taste: Rich decadent coffee, dark fruit, and cream with a slightly bitter finish.
overall: An extraordinary imp stout in a time of extraordinary imp stouts. Well done. (368 characters)

Photo of KATCanada
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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. (469 characters)

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (262 characters)

Photo of halo3one
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
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 (258 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
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 (692 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (673 characters)

Photo of GallowsThief
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (1,044 characters)

Photo of Damian
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
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. (1,740 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
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. (293 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (617 characters)

Photo of kemoarps
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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! (1,455 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (383 characters)

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (1,450 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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.   (1,126 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (601 characters)

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.96/5  rDev -7%
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? (1,265 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
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. (631 characters)

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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
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