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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 70
Hads: 312
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 6.34%
Wants: 34
Gots: 97 | FT: 14
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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 Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.96/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | 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! (724 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
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. (1,132 characters)

Photo of mendvicdog
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours absolutely pitch black with two fingers of medium brown, dense foam.

S: Dark, burnt malts dominate. I get tobacco, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, toffee, and prunes. This is a kitchen sink stout, but in a good way. I can only imagine how many specialty malts are in this one. As the beer warms, I get significant roast.

T: Dark chocolate and hop bitterness is supported by burnt sugars, toffee, and prunes. Balance between sweet and bitter is nearly perfect, this beer has many flavors on both sides that contribute to its complexity. Like the aroma, I get some roast as the beer warms, particularly in the aftertaste. Booze is evident, but it certainly doesn't seem 12%.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

O: This beer is extremely complex and extremely tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I just wish it wasn't so expensive. (887 characters)

Photo of Robomunky
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A side by side with Even More Jesus. Bitter dark chocolate. Kinda smoky. Pitch black, very thin head. Smells smoky. Very viscous. So good. I definitely prefer this one. Joy. (173 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
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. (833 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
4.53/5  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. (1,576 characters)

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (345 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of dark brown head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, biscuit, grains, yeast, and smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and cream. Dark fruit hints of raisin and plum. Subtle earthy hops. A really solid dark and bold aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt forward taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, toast, biscuit, smoke, grains, and yeast. Dark fruit undertones of raisin, fig, and plum. Sweet taste of molasses and cream. Light earthy hop notes in the background. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and syrupy. Alcohol heat is hidden well.

Overall: A very good take on an Imperial Stout. Big in your face roasty malt notes with some nice dark fruit underneath. (1,158 characters)

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin is one bad mother-stout-maker. Like Even More Jesus, Biscotti, the other A Jesus beers, this one is rich and chewy. A slow roll of dark chocolate from the front end to the back end. A delicious stout that only grows in complexity as it warms to room temperature. Coffee notes, a dark roast, but all slathered in thick fudge-like chocolate. (349 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)

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 BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As some folks believe that Jesus is black. If so, the fine folks over at Evil Twin show that black Jesus may not be enough- for those occasions, they bring us Aun Mas Jesus!

The limited Christmas time release pours with lighter carbonation than usual and causes an inky black appearance. A light swirl leaves tawny bronze legging on the glass, looking much like brandy. Casual bubbles climb to the rim of the snifter and form an espresso-like creme. Dainty in its foam stance, yet masculine in color and texture- its obvious that this is no ordinary stout.

A culmination of roast, sweet, and booze rise to the nose with a strong, succulent, and complex scent. Rich espresso is again reaffirmed, but unexpected elements of sherry, port, and merlot add a vinous and fruity set of aromas to the roast. Complementary notes of chocolate, walnut, and light smoke keep the waves of aromas coming.

The first sip of the stout curls onto the tongue and saturates the taste buds with savory sweetness of port wine, bittersweet chocolate, and seared toffee. Its lush taste is aided by vinous esters of red grape, dry sherry, and tannin-rich oak. Cherries, raisins, and plumb layer onto the roasty and winy taste and ensures new flavors with each sip. A forgiving finish of burnt embers bring on notions of smoke and wood extend deeply in the gullet and melds right into the next savory sip.

With its low carbonated creaminess, the beer seeps into the mouth, again like port wine and satisfies the need for both sweet and savory textures. Its oily coat clings to the mouth and draws out into a long bittersweet finish. Brandy-like alcohols ensure a spicy-warm aftertaste with mild wood bitterness.

"Even More Jesus" is a highly satisfying stout that's not for the faint of heart. It's an extremely complex ale but not complicated. It's both aggressive and forgiving, robust and soft, spicy and silky- it's everything you want in a beer named for Jesus, and maybe even more! (1,965 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 nickfl
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of deep, dark, orange-brown foam on top of a completely opaque, black body. The head settles very slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Dark, sweet malt with notes of chocolate, espresso, and vanilla.

T - Thick, oily chocolate up front with notes of fudge and espresso. Some charred caramel and licorice in the middle, which leads into a finish of dark fruit, old leather, and smoky, spicy dark chocolate.

M - A thick, oily body, moderately low carbonation, and a surprisingly well balanced finish.

D - Very complex and flavorful, but also unusually balanced and drinkable for a beer of this strength. The rich, intense dark chocolate takes the lead but it is supported nicely by a range of sugar, spice, fruit, and even some woody notes. This is absolutely worth the price if you can find it. (831 characters)

Photo of Chris912
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Black, ink black. Dark toffee mocha head which doesn’t last. Some lacing, not much. Little effervescence
S- chocolate, fudge, cafe espresso. Fudge is most prominent, no boozy smell present.
T- Again, fudge and espresso. Dark chocolate.
M- Mouth coating, Thick, velvety, Finishes nice & smooth.
O- Great easy drinking imperial stout. Lasted about 45 minutes and the flavors crept out over that time period. Would buy again, but at 10-14 bucks a bottle, hard to stomach (the price, that is). (495 characters)

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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. (399 characters)

Photo of CERVEZALANDIA
4.43/5  rDev +4%
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. (260 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 deadonhisfeet
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (1,191 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (516 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 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 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 Gushue3
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (729 characters)

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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
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