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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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511 Ratings
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 61
Gots: 103 | FT: 22
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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: random846 on 05-25-2013

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Ratings: 511 | Reviews: 75
Photo of pat61
4.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Deep dark brown under a 2” dark tan to brown finely bubbled foam collar that clings to the glass providing thick cluimps of lace.
S: coffee, dark chocolate, dark malt
T: Big creamy start – a hint of malt and then a big coffee rush – it alternates briefly between espresso and mocha with some higher alcohols and some esters sitting between the coffee and the chocolate action. Suggestions of dark cherries.
F: Big and chewy with very fine and soft carbonation and soft warming on the finish.
O: The coffee and the chocolate are very well balanced and the rich texture makes this very easy to drink.

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Just too much bitter coffee flavor for my taste.

Photo of tylerstravis
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This has the most perfect look of maybe any beer I have had with a great feel. Good smell and taste, but I was really looking for more coffee with this. I doubt I will get this again, there are better coffee stouts for cheaper.

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter to a viscous black beer topped by a three finger dense tan head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with a definite slight hop oil aroma
T: taste is surprisingly hop forward with some pine oil flavors.; there's also some roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. the swallow is roasted malt, charred wood, chocolate and coffee.
M: this is a big and fairly full beer in the mouth but it isn't chewy. Carbonation is soft but the beer isn't undercarbed. the finish on this beer is surprisingly refreshing from the amount of hops but the beer turns dry a few seconds after the swallow
O: this is an interesting and complex offering from Evil Twin and like the rest of the beers he does this one is top notch. I thought it would be a little more coffee forward and while the coffee is there it seems to be that the hops shine a little brighter. could be an older bottle as well as there is no bottling date.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Whoops, this bottle got lost in the back of the fridge, not a problem for a robust stout, but hope it still has its coffee character. Poured into a Reuben's Brew small snifter. Pours pitch black appearing opaque in the glass with a thin, persistant light brown head with nice lacing. Aroma of dark toaste malt, chocolate and quality coffee, hints of black pepper, grassy hops. Man, this is flavorful. Rich chocolate, sweet toasted malt with light char, latte coffee, hints of dark dried fruit; finishes like a coffee liqueur chocolate with light hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I recall really liking all the variants of this series, but this really is remarkably flavorful. I don't know if I lost anything keeping it this long, but this is so good that it hardly matters. The coffee element is well integrated, but distinctive. Just delicious, a beer I could drink the rest of my life, happily.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.77/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Can't beat the look. This one has plenty of pretty to pass around. Oil black. No light penetration. Head is a big, robust, brown clump of fizzled froth. Randomly assorted lacing remnants. After letting the head settle, I agitated it by swirling the glass and the head darkened by several shades. Cool. Aroma is rich but not gargantuan. The coffee is also not the sole performer. Lots of fudgy chocolate and roast (not necessarily coffee to me). Light char. Flavor has a surprising amount of dark fruit notes. Bitter coffee and burnt roast. Burnt brownies. Alcohol heat. Cocktail bitters. Long, bitter finish with booze. Thick, viscous body. Lighter carbonation. Pretty tasty. Wasn't worth the price for such a small serving. I think I paid $11 for a 12 oz.

Photo of T-34-85
4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amazing stout.

Pours a thick black with a thin foamy head and lacing of small bubbles along the sides of the glass as the beer is consumed.

Very bold coffee presence in both the aroma and flavor. Also, a substantial level of roasted malt body and sweetness. A high ABV that is well masked and balanced with the beer to avoid the boozy effect.

Nice Level of carbonation with good mouthfeel.

A good, strong, sipping stout, and a must have beer.

Photo of Roguer
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark black beer topped with a thick, dark brown head. Decent retention and nice lacing.

Huge aroma thick with roasted barley and coffee; dark fruit and grapes, a bit of booze, a chocolatey roast note.

Flavor follows, hitting right up front with a massive wave of roasted barley, followed quickly by a smooth coffee note. The finish is a nice dance between the two, with just enough sweetness for an easy drink, but not so much that it becomes a dessert stout. Slight overripe fruit up front.

very bitter but not astringent. Moderately dry finish. The 12% ABV is incredibly well hidden; you can tell it's a big beer (medium-full bodied), but there's no unpleasantness. Smooth, somewhat lively.

A fantastic breakfast stout if ever there was. Very easy to drink, and well representative of a solid coffee stout.

Photo of Ready4aHeady
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice stout-- not for the faint of heart, like bitter chocolate meets black starbucks coffee!

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.02/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells like black coffee but tastes like charred toast with a weird rubbery flavor in the finish. Very bitter and sorely lacking in sweetness. Medium-bodied and quite dry. Either I had an off bottle or I just don't care for what they did here.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty creamy head. The head sticks around longer than the other Evil Twin Jesus beers I’ve tried. Leaves lots of nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – A strong coffee scent, roasted malts, chocolate cake, and a touch of vanilla.

Taste – Coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. This has a nice strong taste which I really like.

Mouthfeel – Very creamy, somewhat syrupy, lightly carbonated, and lightly boozy. Perfect feel for the style.

Drinkability – This is somewhat similar to my all time favorite beer (Aun Mas A Jesus), with coffee, and without molasses. Another absolutely OUTSTANDING stout from Evil Twin!

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours super dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark brown head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, and roast/smokey earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of big coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and moderately slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial coffee stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of big coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Photo of helios7
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

Very coffee forward with a lingering bitter finish. Like drinking black coffee. Great.

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz. Bottle.

Oh, Cafe Jesus! I'd like for a mintute to state that Evil Twin knows how to nail an Imperial Stout or two..or three. This one is no exception. Enough of my banter, time for the review.

First this brew pours insane! It was Jet Black, not Dark Brown. I mean it looked like I was pouring Ink into my glass. While i was still there amazed by the color of the beer, the head was just as outstanding. It's on the level of TenFIDY. Very dark brown head crowned this brew in all its glory! Of course this brew is no where near transparent nor translucent. This is the same reason I love Even More Jesus. Its just a glass full of Void!

The aroma is off the charts aswell. Roasted malt complexity with a touch of coffee complexity added. The roasted malts give off the characteristics of sweet cocoa and fruity coffee. On the backend there's small notes of acidity. The nostrils get a tickle from a minor salinity and licorice on the faint background. Very inviting and dangerous, no booze detected.

The flavor is great, just not as in your face as the aroma screams. There's roasted malts that give to some sweet brown bread thats been toasted, its almost on the verge of being burnt. The coffee isn't as abrasive as the nose would describe. It's there but is almost being camouflaged by the roasted malts. Yes, then comes the cocoa and licorice. Its very light on the palate so its not cloying at all. The finish is bittersweet and slightly dry. The aftertaste is really where the beer shines. You get the cocoa, licorice and fruity coffee and the lingering bitterness and salinity that feels like I just ate dark chocolate coffee bean. The body feels so good on the palate. Medium-smooth carbonation on the prickly side. Very, very nice!

Overall: This brew is worthy of acclaim. Its complex and some may not understand it. I understood where it was coming from and im glad I picked this up. It's balanced and for a 12 percent brew. It is sweet yet the bitterness and dryness keeps the beer holder aching for another sip. While it has bitter coffee notes, the salinity helps to cut that so its not just beating your palate. While im babbling, let me cut to the chase. This brew is Recommended.

Photo of CHickman
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours pitch black motor oil color with a foamy 3 finger dark tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and a layer on top.

Huge coffee and chocolate smells up front, followed by a combo of licorice, espresso, burnt coffee grinds, roasted grains, charred wood, molasses, cocoa powder, dark chocolate bar, roasted nuts and booze, which comes off hot like bourbon or a sweet whiskey. Nose comes off as a mix of booze, cocoa sweetness and burnt coffee, but I’m simplifying it by highlighting the strongest parts without downplaying the complexities and variety of rich roasted coffee and charred grains – it is a really fine stout to inhale.

Flavor has more booze and heat up front, with the taste of dark chocolate, coffee grinds, bourbon, cocoa powder, vanilla, charred wood, very burnt French Roast coffee, roasted grains, molasses, toffee, black licorice, caramel, brown sugar, roasted peanuts, milk chocolate bar, piney hops and a sweet bitterness that seems like the beer was oak aged with wet hops and burnt coffee grinds. Really intense coffee taste overall, it gets more bitter tasting and the booze cranks up a notch as it warms. It is very complicated, rich, and bordering on too hot as the booze takes away from the drinkability a little and makes this an extremely slow sipper.

Mouthfeel is on the thin side and slick considering the heat from the booze hits hard and early, with pretty mild carbonation, ABV heat, a medium body, and an aftertaste that is bitter with strong coffee, char, grain and cocoa notes that trails off like a Starbucks coffee with a shot of Wild Turkey in it. I love coffee beers, and while this was another treat from Evil Twin, I must admit that the booze was a little over the top and took away from the coffee domination that I was expecting in this brew.

This almost redefined slow sipper for me as I took a long time to finish this 12 oz pour, and while I enjoyed it and it’s intense complexities I must admit that the booze heat took away from the overall flavor profile. It was a very good beer, but I wanted it to be better and feel the alcohol presence had a negative effect in every facet of the brew.

Photo of SABERG
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Recently purchased bottle poured into a goblet.

A - Pitch black, "No light shall pass" it screams. Lightly carbonated, capping off in a fine
mocha colored head. Gentle lacing rings the goblet all through the experience.

S - Dark roast, bakers chocolate, tobacco, aged plums all leap out the goblet. The bouquet
is rich, and compelling. Interestingly as it warms a fine line of alcohol begins to trace its way through the
nose.

T - Out of the gate its bakers chocolate in front, followed closely by coffee on the right, and here comes
currant, making a move is tobacco and closing in is figs and booze, this is going to be close!

F - Thick bodied, slick with an oily component. The finish is relatively quick and dry.
Leaves the sides of your tongue with a slight lust for more.

O - The beer delivers, a deep rich experience, thick bodied, slightly bitter, and complex throughout.
quite a treat

Photo of macher0
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%

Bottle to tulip.

A: Very dark brown with a dark amber head. The head develops into a silky-creamy appearance because of the frothy-fine carbonation and high viscosity.

S: The aroma starts with dark-roasted malts with notes of coffee, hops, dust, grain, and coco. The coffee - as advertised - is very prevalent. There is a toasted marshmallow finish.

T: The taste begins with bold, freshly ground coffee. A strong bitterness comes through from the hops and coffee. A little booze with a roasted finish.

M: Sticky, full body, smooth and creamy.

O: This is a great coffee stout. This is similar to Peche Mortal - which is a complement. This beer is a great beer to start off a session with. Well balanced and well crafted.

Photo of impending
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%

all the usual descriptors in spades
spectacular at room temp
ridiculous this few letters qualifies as a review
jd

Photo of Brenden
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Tasting 9/9/14

This big stout shows off the big, thick, robust body that stout lovers look for. It's heavy and black, pouring completely viscous and absolutely opaque. The head, a medium-brown colored crown, sits proudly at two fingers, thick and immovable. It leaves on the glass an equally proud display of heavy lacing.
This beer displays all kinds of complexity, strength and balance in good measure. There's a show of roast, to be sure: the malts lay it down, the coffee is evident and seems fresh, there's a bit of char and some toasted nut to add to it all. What it does extremely well, though, is to cut out any acridity, any acidity that roasting tends to bring out, or any harshness in the char. Then it brings out a very creamy sweetness, lots of vanilla and an almost whipped cream note with, perhaps, a touch of molasses on the end. There's a little heat with very little ethanolic booziness. Really, there's just so much coffee, sweetness and roast balancing each other so nicely; this is a really excellent brew.
The thick and viscous body is as expected, with the robustness likewise expected. It flows on the tongue, pretty heavy in the middle but very smooth and with lots of complexity lingering in the finish.

Photo of Rizalini
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

This brew pours thick and pitch black, just how I love my Imp Stouts. After the pour, a dense 3 finger brown head arises. A ring of lacing is left behind when it falls.
The smell is amazing, with rich notes of milk chocolate, toffee, coffee and some dark charred malts.
The taste follows the nose nicely, but with one exception - bitterness. There is an underlying bitter aftertaste left behind, almost like that of old, stale coffee. On the plus side, there is no alcohol presence which is amazing for this 12% beast.
The mouthfeel is thick, sticky and amazing. Light carbonation, but once again, I don't prefer my stouts to be super bubbly.
Overall, this is a great beer. The only thing that would make me think twice about buying this beer again is the price. $10 for a 12oz. Bottle is a little outrageous.

Photo of CasanovaCummins
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

This a perfect example of a beer that is quite tame and hidden when the least bit cool, but once it is room temperature it blooms into a fantastic beer.

The pour is a dark sludgy haze of what looks like a dry roast coffee.

The nose when chilled is a cold, metallic earthen dirt. Once warm, it opens into a coffee-laden clean Earth bitter chocolate.

The taste when chilled is cold, unsweetened bitter coffee grounds. Once warm, it unleashes a nice dry roasted, multiple chocolateness, dry and sweet. The after taste, present when colder, but big when warm is the real winner of this brew. It has a lingering bakers chocolate hit with slight prunes and herbaceous cake.

You may not find this appealing if drank with any chill on it. Go to room temperature and watch it deliver it's big, bold flavors.

Photo of vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev -11.6%

A - Towering, thick, mixed bubbled cocoa head with great retention and nice lace. Bowling ball black body with cola highlights at the rim.

S - Dry, dusty coffee. Fresh dirt. Burnt toast. Just a hint of lemon and herbal hops.

T - Dry up front, similar to the nose. Dark roasted coffee grinds with a strong burnt toast center. Light dry booze on the backend.

M - Medium body with a dry finish.

O - Below expectations. Relatively light frame for an AIS, and it could use a little more complexity and depth.


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3.81 Aun Mas Café Jesus
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 4.25 4.50 ------- 4.75 4.50 10%
S - 4.00 4.00 ------- 3.00 3.67 20%
T - 4.25 3.75 ------- 4.00 4.00 40%
M - 3.75 3.00 ------- 2.50 3.08 10%
O - 3.75 3.50 ------- 3.50 3.58 20%

Photo of stouts4me
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured the 12 oz. bottle into a Tallgrass snifter.I took a look at the bottom of the bottle and there is a coating of black,thick ? Coffee grounds, I dunno.

The beer itself is midnight black with a good 1 inch foamy tan head.

My nose must not be on because I don't get much here.

The taste , though, is really good, a nice balanced, not the least bit bitter, malted milk ball, cocoa powder , mild chocolate fudgy goodness.

Mouthfeel must fall in the middle area, not thin, not viscous like your motor oil.

I bought two of these and I believe this is about a year on it, so the other should be good for about another year tops, or you prolly lose a little more of the taste.

Photo of Sludgeman
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$10.99 @ Arrow Wine. Poured in a chalice.

Put this one away in the cellar. DO NOT drink it yet. What cold coffee with a shot of vodka must taste like. I finished it. 3.5

A – Pours viscous with a black on black with a huge three-finger dark rusty brown mousy head. 4.75

S – Roasted malts, coffee, a tinge of sweetness, some alcohol as well. 4.5

T – Coffee!!! Alcohol, bitter, deep dark and black, but with some antiseptic taste. 3.75

MF – Smooth, medium-heavy, dry as a dessert finish, creamy, a lasting bitterness on the palate. 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a massive, tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: As expected, there's a lot of coffee in the aroma, along with some malt as well.

T: Like the smell, a boatload of coffee in the flavor, along with some dark chocolate, light hops, and malt as well. There's slight burnt quality, but it's negligible. A robust, forceful, well done flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: I'm not going to say this is my favorite example of the style, but it is still a very good beer. Definitely worth a look.

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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.