Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 8.35%
Wants: 67
Gots: 99 | FT: 21
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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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Photo of MasterSki
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from The Beer Temple. Served in a taster glass.

A - Big tan foam lingers, leaving behind tons of sticky lacing. Pitch black body. Ominous. Not sure what else one would want here.

S - Big coffee, roasted malts, light smoke, dark pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate, and perhaps a tad yeasty. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

T - Taste isn't quite as good, with less of the sweetness and more espresso bitterness and heavier emphasis on roasted and charred malts. Basically my exact same problem with the other beers in this series, but more extreme due to the coffee addition.

M - Medium-full body, some roasty and gritty coffee grounds in the texture, viscous, chewy, with lower carbonation. Again, well-hidden alcohol.

D - I didn't find this to be a big improvement on the base beer; while the coffee imparted more depth to the aroma it put the burnt and charred notes out of balance flavor-wise. Otherwise, it's a very solid Imperial Stout. Worth checking out, particularly if you're that guy who likes eating the burnt cookies and/or popcorn.

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 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 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 Gmann
4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with a small tight brown head and settles into a solid ring.

The aroma has a deep chocolate flavor, a mix of milk and dark chocolate. Subtle hints of cinnamon and hot pepper. Good overall roast aroma as well. Great chocolate aroma.

The flavor is of a big smooth chocolate flavor. Some dark chocolate bitterness. The chocolate is well paired with spice. Noticeable hot pepper spice with a very subtle cinnamon note. Good roasted malt flavor.

The feel is full bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate with chocolate but bitter as well. Some pepper heat as well as some belly burn from the abv.

Great chocolate brew with some heat. Nuff said.

Photo of Treyliff
4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a teku

A- pours pitch black color with a foamy and creamy dark tan head that reduces to leave just a ring around the edge, alcohol legs left behind

S- powerful aroma of fresh dark-roast espresso with big notes of hazelnut, fresh cream, smoky chocolate, roasted nuts, licorice, graham cracker and campfire. Sweet notes of toffee, molasses, fudge & vanilla. Overall it smells like s'mores coffee, awesome

T- bitter dark roasted sumatra-like coffee flavor up front with a big dose of dark artisan chocolate, underlying notes of licorice, charred malt, nutty chocolaty fudge and heavy whipping cream

M- viscous and chewy body with low carbonation leads to slightly creamy mouthfeel and a warming sweet finish

O- a heavy hitter with huge coffee and chocolate, a slow sipper that lingers long after

Photo of mlhyatt
4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A- jet black with a thin brown head that dissipated almost immediately.

S-Tons of roasted coffee. Hints of dark chocolate as well. It kind of smells thin (mouthfeel) with a little bit of water. The coffee does smell a little burnt.

T- burnt coffee completely takes over the mouth. There is a little bit of chocolate that redeems that taste a little bit but for the most part it's all burnt coffee. the aftertaste is probably the best part. The coffee settles a bit and lasts and lasts on the back of your tongue.

M- medium bodied, no carbonation. I think if this beer was a little bit thicker it could have been better.

O- A pretty good beer but they need to rework the coffee aspect. If they are actually brewing coffee in the mix instead of aging the beer on coffee then they need to revisit the bean to water ratio. This beer really reminded me of FBS with this one beating it out a little bit.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Single 12 oz bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. 8.49 for the bottle. At that price, hope it's good!

Pours like motor oil from the bottle to my tulip. Very sticky, goopy, and awesome. Nice head that's almost as dark as the beer itself. Dark brown rings of lace go down the sides of this beer as I drink.

Smells like wonderful coffee, of the espresso bent. Bit of chocolate and roastiness too.

The taste follows- bitter coffee beans, coffee soaked brownies, cocoa powder, alcohol twang, oak, vanilla, slight tobacco and leather, roasty bitterness, sweet finish. A lot of great flavors smash you over the head in this one. Insane!

A comparable mouthfeel to the Bourbon County line. Sticky, viscous, and full. Awesome!

Worth the price. I always pick it up when I see it.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: motor oil-looking liquid in a large snifter; center-pour released a dense finger of mocha-colored foam. Collar and some stray surface foam left spare motes behind. The inside of the glass had an almost oily sheen.

S: roasted coffee, dark and sweet; dark roasty cocoa-ish malts; something herbal/medicinal and earthy, too

T: this is a smash-in-the-mouth beer - sweet malts forward, just drenching the palate with boozy, lush flavors of dark semi-sweet espresso, and wet, bitter, dark chocolate - there was a woodsy-ness to it that reminded me of the flavor an oak barrel might impart - probably just the alcohol asserting itself, but it made for a very dry, roasty clean-finishing taste

M: viscous, dense, full-bodied, some astringence up-front dries out on the finish; slightest chalky aftercoat like wet unsweetened cocoa powder

O: super brew. One-time release? This is one people are gonna wanna get their hands-on. It's a classy coffee stout with really bold flavors and great feel.

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 metter98
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts and licorice.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that all of the flavors are stronger—most notably the licorice—and there are also slight hints of alcohol. The flavors of coffee beans and roasted malts linger into the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer has a lot of complexities in the smell and taste and is quite drinkable for its strength, as the alcohol is rather well masked from the taste.

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 ThickNStout
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. Bottled... recently, I think. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours oil black with almost two fingers of thick mocha head. Head fades to a thin cap that leaves pretty spots of lace.

Smells of sweet creamed coffee, fudge and a hint of vanilla. Yum.

Oh, wow! Bold, rich bittersweet creamed coffee, dark chocolate fudge, molasses, vanilla, faint cinnamon, some dark fruit and a healthy kick of alcohol. The heat meshes well with the rich blend of flavors. This is seriously good stuff.

Thick, heavy, creamy, tongue coating body with moderate carbonation. The booze gives a nice alcohol cooling effect. Rich, fudgey coffee finish.

Evil Twin does it again- this is a fantastic stout that I'd rank right up there with Imperial Biscotti Break. It exceeds on every level: it's gorgeous, smells very inviting, feels creamy thick and it's freakin delicious! Sure, it's a bit pricey but I'd happily pay it again for another bottle or two.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is gorgeous. It's jet black and bars the faintest trace of light from escaping. The head is massive, tan, and lasts quite long for such a high ABV beer. The nose carries both the burnt, roasted char notes of a Russian Imperial Stout and the coffee notes promised by the brewer, though they are not as intense as I anticipated (or hoped for). There's also a very faint trace of booziness on the nose as well, but it doesn't detract at all.

Wowee!!! Full body, fantastic flavor, and a wonderfully creamy, silky feel. The bitter and sweet flavors collide in your mouth right from the get-go. There's none of that ``well it's sweet up front and bitter in back'' nonsense. These flavors don't file in an orderly fashion. It's all about the contrast of big roasty notes going toe-to-toe with achingly bitter roasted malt and coffee. The coffee flavors are really good in this beer too (though not quite as good as in KBS). They tend toward the rich, high quality, chocolatey coffee flavors instead of the bitter, grassy ``cold coffee'' flavors. Nice dry finish and extremely drinkable for such high ABV. I don't get much booziness at all, just the slightest trace of warmth in the back of the mouth.

This might be the best coffee stout I've had not named KBS. The balance between sweet malt and bitter roast is outstanding, and the coffee flavor is superb. My only complaints are the price (though it's still worth it) and that I'd like to have even more of that rich coffee flavor (yes, I'm crazy). This is an awesome beer.

Photo of fmccormi
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from an 11.2oz pry-off bottle to my Cigar City snifter; no bottling date, but this is a pretty new beer (like, within the last couple of months).

Appearance (3.75): About one finger of moderately tight, caramel-colored head comes off of the pour, capping a jet-black body. The head doesn’t stick around all that much, leaving just patches of thin film on the surface after it does down (relatively quickly), and leaves just a few wide, thin legs of lace here and there. Lacing and retention are minimal, but the rest is good.

Smell (4.25): Dark chocolate syrup mixed with malt syrup, equal parts caramel and molasses, mocha buttercream frosting, iced mocha coffee cake, etc. . . . and some moderate, slightly smoky roasted grain undercurrents. But the balance skews toward the mix of mocha frosting and dulce de leche, minus 60% of the sweetness. In short, baller.

Taste (4.5): SWEET JESUS. Dark, rich, roasted, syrupy malt character bearing caramel syrup, dark chocolate powder, espresso powder, toasted pumpernickel bread, brandied chocolate fruit cake, mocha icing, chocolate covered espresso beans, etc. . . . it starts off with coffee bitterness before quickly moving into that thick, lush, syrupy, roasted malt character that bears all the mocha icing, and rum-soaked cake, and finally the booze comes through and makes the chocolate-espresso character feel like it evaporates a bit on the back end.

Mouthfeel (4.5): Medium-full feeling, only moderately syrupy for how rich the flavor is, and a subtle carbonation that tingles all over and foams softly. It honestly finishes almost on the dry side, with all of the espresso and chocolate powder on the palate, boosted by the booze heat that does not burn—just lightens things up.

Overall (4.25): This is an excellent imperial stout, like really excellent. There’s a lot of complexity built into those chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors, and it stays relatively balanced (not too sweet, not too bitter, not too roasty). It also has a great feel, fitting for the style, and smooth. It’s a big beer, but hides its size and muscle relatively well. This is a great beer. Worth the price? I dunno, maybe once, but it’s certainly delicious and it makes me excited for the other big, dark beers from Evil Twin.

Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first taste of Evil Twin. Thanks to my buddy Jeremie for this one.

Thick, dark pour which is totally black-brown; huge brown head that makes itself at home without budging much. Aroma is cocoa beans, chocolaty roasted coffee. Flavor delves a bit more with decadent bitter chocolate, strong espresso and rich cocoa beans. Low carbonation and an amazing ease to drink belie the 12%. Very good stuff.

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 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 corysmith01
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Tørst in Brooklyn. As you might expect, jet black and lots of coffee on the nose. Moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of sweetness masking the ABV very well. This is one of those "must try" beers, so glad I was able enjoy it finally.

Photo of alk3kenny
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass nice milk chocolate colored thick head... Pitch black and thick this looks great... smell is of coffee and chocolate slightly sweet. Coffee is present nice not overpowering, slight sugary note on the back of the tongue like a semi sweet chocolate almost. Goes down smooth is this seriously 12% not boozy at all evil twin has outdone themselves here. Well above the normal price point that I usually shoot for but I'm not mad at it. Would share some more with friends.

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 PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Pours a pitch black color with over an inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is very intriguing. Rich chocolate, smoke, pepper, cinnamon, and coffee of course. The taste is cocoa powder followed by coffee. Hints of smoke and cinnamon with some bitter dark chocolate at the end. Warming, very prominent alcohol presence throughout. Velvety, heavy mouthfeel. Solid Imperial Stout but the coffee flavor is a bit muted by the cocoa powder and alcohol flavors. Overall, its definitely good but I cannot justify paying $9.99 for another one. I enjoyed it but odds are I won't have it again.

Photo of zac16125
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle into a snifter
no bottled on/ best before date

A: Pours a completely jet black, there isnt even browning when held to light, with 1 fingers width of mocha colored head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly, and leaves only a few spots of lacing.

S: A big roasted coffee aroma. Accompanying the coffee are notes of heavy cream, dark chocolate, roasted malt, an a somewhat unique salty aroma (almost like an oyster stout).

T: Coffee, milk and dark chocolate, roasted malt all come out strong. I also get heavy cream, an oaky barrel like character, some vanilla, hints of dark fruit, and an almost bourbon flavor. Very nice.

M/D: Silky smooth, full bodied and somewhat chewy, ABV is completely masked and drinkability is very good.

O: Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. Very nice palate profile and a terrific mouthfeel. The coffee notes add a lot to this one. Im not sure its worth the price tag ($9.99, on sale from $11.49!), but its a very good beer.

Photo of random846
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black with milk chocolate colored head. Can't think of a way that it could look any better.

S - Expecting a bit more coffee aroma. Chocolate, dark fruits, coffee, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Coffee is significantly more present in the taste than the aroma. Coffee mixes nicely with the dark roasted malt flavors. For 12% there is hardly a hint of alcohol burn.

M - Rich, smooth, full bodied. Really quite excellent. Its a great desert beer

O - A massive coffee stout. Expensive (8.99 for 11.2oz) but definitely worth it.

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.

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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.