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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 75
Hads: 543
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 71
Gots: 115 | FT: 25
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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 Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
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! (669 characters)

Photo of random846
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (535 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes black with a chocolately brown fluffy head.

The aroma is of sweet chocolate, creaminess, roasted malt.

The flavor explodes on you with espresso, smoke, chocolate. The chocolate is bittersweet, almost like baker's chocolate. There's tons of roasted coffee. And then just a deep deep roasted malt flavor.

The beer has a beautifully luscious body that is the highlight of the beer. The incredible thing about this beer is how dense the flavors are, yet the beer just lifts off the tongue so gently that you just want to keep sipping more. There is a slight booziness to clean up the beer.

This beer hides 12% ABV like few other beers that I've had at hiding alcohol. It is dangerously easy to drink and just delicious as a roasty chocolate espresso milkshake. The coffee is a wonderful roasty addition to the already fantastic base beer. (854 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (611 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a pitch black thick pour with a finger of dark brown head, great retention/slow dissipation. dark black coffee aroma up front, dark chocolate, licorice, smokey/chipotle, tobbacco. the flavor, although robust and dark - is actually very well balanced with sweetness.. tons of smokey ashtray, coffee, dark roasted grains up front with a delicious dark/sweet chocolatey overall flavor, molasses, rich flavorful roast. this is a fantastically delicious beer.
this is a full bodied as i've ever had a stout. thick, creamy, delicious nectar of the dark lords covers the back of your mouth like cough syrup.. with a slight bubbly fizz (and an amazing flavor) that reminds you that this is indeed beer.

i don't think i've given a single beer multiple 5's as a rating.. but this one has 3. really, the smell is excellent, but everything about this beer is just way more than i could ever expect. well worth every single penny spent. (924 characters)

Photo of suspect
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a Jester King stemmed glass.

A: Deep dark brown mostly black pour. Gentle pour leads to a big 3 finger khaki colored head that fades slowly leaving nice lacing.

S: Big roasted malts, dark chocolate fudge and some fresh roasted coffee beans.

T: Jesus this one is a big smooth creamy chocolatey brew filled with coffee, vanilla bean and tons of roasted barley.

M: Creamy, smooth, perfectly carbonated. No bite not bitter and the abv is completely hidden. Dangerous.

O: It's a good thing this one is expensive because if you're looking for a quick buzz with a shit ton of flavor, this is your beer. It's ANOTHER homerun for danish stouts. (674 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (806 characters)

Photo of alk3kenny
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
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. (493 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (917 characters)

Photo of jpro
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

11.2oz bottle into a snifter...

A: syrupy pour; black; one-finger, mocha head of foam; slight ring of retention leaves a few thin strands of lace.

S: dark chocolate; fudge; rich and darkly malty; not as much coffee as expected, but the aroma is still excellent.

T: follow aroma; dark chocolate and brownie batter; coffee on the end; delicious.

M: full bodied; moderate carbonation; chewy texture; velvety; pretty close to perfect.

O: a delicious beer; wonder how it stacks up against the non-coffee version? Will be trying that one soon; hard to believe this beer is at 12%abv.

*from notes 11.23.13 (604 characters)

Photo of Metaldude05
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A this is how a coffee stout should be. The balance of the coffee and stout is about perfect. The differences maker and what makes this beer speci
Is the quality of the base stout. Very thick stout with rich malts providing a base that can withstand the coffee. The beer does not dissPear behind the coffee. Looks great with a caramel head, mouthfeel is about perfect, and all the flavors compliment each other for a great tasting stout. (437 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
4.59/5  rDev +7.2%
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. (992 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (1,574 characters)

Photo of Damian
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Harvest Wines & Spirits, West Hartford, CT
Served in a snifter

Outstanding appearance. The beer poured an oily and viscous, absolute pitch black and was topped by an inch-tall crop of super creamy and dense, saddle brown foam. Amazing lasting strength on the head, which slowly faded to a thick, bubbly ring. Huge, drippy patches of lacing coated the glass and stuck around far longer than I anticipated.

The aroma was rich and robust. Semi-sweet with strong notes of mocha, brown sugar and vanilla. Not a lot of coffee per se, but definitely smoother and more interesting overall than the regular Aún Más Jesús. Fudge-like notes were also apparent. As the beer warmed, dark fruits (plums and raisins) were noticeable.

Lots of roastiness came through in the flavor profile initially. Roasted malts and sweet brown sugar notes balanced each other on the front end. Smoky with hints of molasses. Good amount of fresh vanilla bean as well. Touch of cold coffee in the center. The finish was roasty and slightly ashy, with a slight boozy sting. For a 12% ABV beer, however, the alcohol was well buried. Some earthy hops were detectible. Bitter notes lingered on my palate after each sip.

The mouthfeel was nearly flawless. Amazingly creamy and dense with a super fine, silky, tongue-blanketing effervescence. Velvety smooth.

I found the regular Aún Más Jesús to be overly roasty and bitter, but the addition of "café" seemed to mellow out some of that beer's rougher edges. Being a huge coffee fan, however, I really wished there was a whole lot more of it in this beer. (1,636 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at State Line Liquors shared with tenderbranson69 in a couple of teku glasses.
my 2,000th review on Beer Advocate

The color is black with thick tan cap with tiny bead and spotty lace collects on the glass. The smell is incredible rich with woody and coffee aromas mixed with light caramel and a coffee liquor-like odor with mild dark sugar, cocoa and light vanilla accent. The feel is great with a thick body and moderate sweetness which is balanced by a moderate roasted and semi-bitter malt texture with slightly high alcohol in the feel with a drying finish, very intense!

The flavor has rich roasted coffee and malty intensity with dark sugar and light woody flavor with some vanilla-like spice and creamy flavor. The dark mocha element from the malt is full in the taste with a mild sweetness and light alcohol taste in the finish which is mostly dry. The overall impression is that this is a great coffee stout -tons of coffee in the taste and the strength you might expect from a beer that has Jesus in the title. (1,041 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (1,000 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a big scent of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with a big scent of coffee beans, dark chocolate, smoke, toasted bread, biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses and vanilla. Anise black licorice hints along with some tobacco and leather. Dark fruit hints of raisin, plum, and cherry. Also some nice hints of earthy hops. A really good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a roasty and rich dark malt driven taste with notes of coffee and chocolate. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of coffee beans, bitter dark chocolate, toasted bread, smoke, biscuit, grains, caramel, and yeast. Sweet taste of molasses and some creamy vanilla. Good notes of black licorice from anise. Also some notes of tobacco along with leather. Dark fruit undertones of cherry, plum, and raisin. Some earthy hop bitterness. A really nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and fairly oily. Alcohol heat is masked very well for 12%.

Overall: A really good Imperial Coffee Stout. Good mix of roasty coffee and chocolate flavor with some nice dark fruit presence. (1,359 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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. (1,239 characters)

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (987 characters)

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black pour with dark brown head, moderate carbonation which fades quickly. you can smell the coffee influence immediately! Intense espresso with a touch of cream and vanilla maybe? Each sip is definitely an experience to savor and swirl around the mouth. A lovely beer for those who love coffee! (301 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle an opaque brown-black with a very thin strip of mocha head. Very little lacing left behind.

Aroma of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a bit of booze.

Tasted of milk chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla with a warm finish.

Medium bodied and smooth with a lighter carbonation.

Delicious. (307 characters)

Photo of larryi86
4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Balck with a two finger tan head.

S- Coffee, rich chocolate, smokey, touch of licorice.

T- Coffee, nice bitterness in the finish, dark chocolate, rich milk chocolate, smokey, touch of dark fruits and licorice, good complexity, and just a touch of alcohol.

M- Smooth, creamy, a little too much carbonation.

O- Another great stout from Evil Twin. Very happy that I was able to grab a bottle of this, coffee adds some nice bitterness to balance the sweetness of Even More Jesus. (520 characters)

Photo of T-34-85
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (449 characters)

Photo of macher0
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%

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. (731 characters)

Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (2,211 characters)

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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.