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: 33 | 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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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 Sammy
4.09/5  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.

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 thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (semi-proper!). Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, caramel, wood, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, roasted malt, caramel, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and earth. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was quite a bit going on in this one as far as robustness and complexity. I have had the other version of this in the past and this one compares pretty well. This one actually might be a little more robust on the dark chocolate aspect. While this is definitely a heavy hitter on the ABV aspect the other flavors going on here definitely do a good job of masking some of it, but doesn’t completely. A really well done brew that I’m glad I got the chance to try.

Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. A sizeable oily looking pour, thin layer of light brown on top. Stuck to the glass just a little bit.

Aroma, big peaty malt, smoke, vanilla some roast. A tinge of booze.

Taste, big roast and smokey malt. A charred chocolate. Finish like chewing on a chocolate covered coffee bean. A minimal herbal type hop presence. It is big and bold.

Near oily slick, but there is a nice level of carbonation. Not nearly as boozy as the aroma led me to believe. No problem drinking this myself, but you need to be ready for a heavy roast malt and coffee.
The only problem with these Evil Twin brews is the price point.

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.

Photo of jegross2
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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 Beer-A-Lot
4.43/5  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.

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 metter98
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is absolutely jet black in color and poured like the consistency of motor oil, eventually foaming a bit at the end to produce an eighth of a finger high mocha-colored head. This died down into delicate lacing covering the surface and also left a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts in the nose along with some notes of coffee beans and hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but much more balanced and has a light amount of bitterness. Hints of burnt malts and licorice become evident as the beer warms up. Only slight traces of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels a bit shy of full-bodied on the palate and coats your mouth a bit; a low to moderate amount of carbonation is present. There are some slight hints of warming from the alcohol and dryness towards the finish.
O: This beer has a great balance between the malts and hops and hides its alcohol especially well considering the strength. It's quite bitter for such a strong stout, which negates any stickiness. As such, it is a very drinkable imperial stout.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Founders snifter. The pour is extremely dark and viscous with no light getting through. The head is medium tan, big, rocky, majestic and has pretty good staying power. On the nose I smell lots of chocolate sweetness, an oaky,earthy, musty woodiness, some nice toasted malt aroma, and a slightly bitter burnt fruit note like a good Russian Imperial Stout. So far, I'm all in!

Very full-bodied, delicious stout! First of all, the feel is to die for. This thing is thick and creamy and just heaven on the palate. The flavors are really intense and satisfying. Sweet, chocolatey toasted malt, nice vanilla-laced dark fruit, a bit of espresso, rum-soaked black forest cake, creme de cacao. The flavors are wonderful. The booze is definitely present and this beer brings some heat in the back of the throat as you swallow. A definite sipper.

I haven't been this impressed with a stout since I had Founders Imperial Stout for the first time. This stuff is terrific! If you don't like boozy stouts, then proceed with caution. But if booze + sweet = elegant dessert on your palate OR if you like big, malty, bittersweet Russian Imperial Stouts, you have GOT to try this.

Photo of mendvicdog
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event.

Just such a rich smooth smoky smell and flavor. Complex but never offputting.

In comparison to the Even More Jesus I would say this has a tiny bit more smoke flavor while the Even is a little bit smoother and slightly more vinous.

Definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of oline73
3.92/5  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.

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 dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark brown at the edges when held up to the light and slightly thick looking (like oil). The beer has an eight of a finger tall very dark mocha head that quickly fades to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, and coffee.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts with some notes of chocolate and coffee. There are some lighter notes of burnt malts and licorice. Some light flavors of alcohol. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers briefly.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy and coats your mouth with some light alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable really big stout which is something I very much enjoy - there are wonderful flavors and aromas with good complexity. Also, this beer is a righteous looking stout - dark and thick. The flavors are well balanced and it goes down rather easily for as big as it is...

Photo of BrownNut
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black, very thick and viscous looking, produces a thin chocolate colored head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Roasty aroma, coffee and chocolate, also a very considerable earthy, peat/tobacco aroma, very interesting.

T- Big coffee and roast bitterness, chocolate sweetness, some char and booze.

M- Full-bodied, thick, viscous and velvety.

O- A solid stout, very easy drinking for 12%, it's a bit pricey, but probable still worth checking out.

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 Rickythejeweler
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, thin mocha head, minimal lacing.

S - Smoked malts, tobacco, brown sugar, hint of alcohol, roasted barley, cocoa, earth, leather.

T - Smoked malts, espresso, dark grains, tobacco, roasted malt, vanilla bean , milk chocolate.

M - Viscous, low carbonation.

O - World class, I prefer this version to the Even More Jesus version.

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 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 cvm4
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pretty thick and has a very black body with a brown one finger head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light molasses and faint licorice.

T - Devine! You could eat this for dessert. Bitter dark chocolate through and through with a background of coffee. Secondary flavors are vanilla, molasses and booze.

M - Full bodied with a low carbonation. Smooth beer that seems thick on the tongue.

O - I'm very impressed. This is a sipper that was crafted with excellence in mind.

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 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
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