Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing
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District of Columbia
3.35/5 rDev -21.9%
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.
01-20-2013 23:33:59 | More by yourefragile
3.73/5 rDev -13.1%
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.
01-16-2014 15:05:58 | More by Damian
3.78/5 rDev -11.9%
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
05-16-2014 03:50:30 | More by Bosoxfan20
3.83/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
06-04-2013 02:41:22 | More by Alieniloquium
3.88/5 rDev -9.6%
Pour is nice and dense, not Cigar City dense, but for sure on the thicker end of the spectrum. thick brown colored head.
The nose is roasty with some sweet chocolate, a dose of vanilla, and you heard it here first, campfire toasted marshmellow. All the kids will be noting smores from here on.
Some componants of the flavor are awesome, the rich silky chocolate with a coffee tone to it, and a powdered chocolate with campfire smoked marshmellows. pretty nice all around if you dig a hint of smoke, it is a low contribution in the overall scheme of flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium all around, i expected it to feel denser, but it does not.
Good beer with a high price.
3/C = Average
11-27-2012 05:40:52 | More by ChadQuest
3.93/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
01-22-2013 01:28:35 | More by oline73
3.96/5 rDev -7.7%
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?
07-08-2013 01:30:37 | More by ThisWangsChung
Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
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