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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús - Evil Twin Brewing

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372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 52
Gots: 80 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: random846 on 05-25-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

acurtis, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

metter98, May 26, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A pitch black pour with a thin mocha colored head that fades away quickly; the thick liquid has legs, however, and streams of lacing are left behind

Smell: Roasted overload of black bread, dark chocolate, licorice and French Roast coffee

Taste: A blast of dark chocolate lays the groundwork, with the coffee and licorice flavors arriving in the middle; after the swallow, there is a creamy element that sneaks in to add a different dimension; a bit boozy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with low carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Expensive, but a beer to try at least once; this is one of the best examples of how to bring big chocolate and coffee flavors into balance in a big stout

brentk56, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin has figured out all-things-Stout. As this Spanish themed massive ale celebrates the lush, rich tastes of char.

As it opens with a motor oil-type consistency, its onyx black body reluctantly lets go of the mocha mousse that builds on top. Dense, creamy and thick- the ale continues to reinforce an ominous dark appearance, right down to its sticky broken rings of lace that trail in its wake.

Lead by straight up, dark-roast espresso, the nose is all about roasted barley and all the accompanying malt influences: smoky chocolate, campfire, roasted nuts, burnt toast and freshly roasted coffee beans. Backed by malty-sweet tastes of black-strap molasses, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream, there's a milkshake-like taste and texture that all the charred elements weave into. Brandy-like alcohols allow for a slight fruity twinge of ester and fusal taste rise in its infinite aftertaste.

Without question, the ale is full, chewy, viscous, and robust as it overtakes the mouth. Its incredible creamy weight is accented by marshmallowy carbonation and is only tempered by the sheer amount of acrid roast. As the beer garners as much of its balance from coffee-like bitterness as it does hop bitterness- this near ashy texture allows the beer's body to quiver slightly, and this is the only signal of closure that the Stout offers.

As the Stout exudes all things burned- its deep earthen coffee and mild smoke-ash character really sets it apart. Even with these elements kept in check, it is a complicated and challenged taste that's mean only for the most discerning of palates.

BEERchitect, May 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, Aug 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

kjkinsey, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ygtbsm94, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

GRG1313, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a jet black colored beer with a brown colored head on top. The head faded into just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The smell of the beer is loaded with some serious dark coffee aromas, very rich and very roasted to say the least. The taste of the beer follows the nose quite well, the roasted coffee floods the taste buds and leaves a bitterness of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. It's a got a big taste to it for sure. The mouthfeel was pretty heavy, plenty of body to this as well as a decent amount of carbonation also. Overall it's a powerhouse of a beer, if you like strong coffee and dark beer you'll enjoy this one a lot.

Knapp85, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

largadeer, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

JAHMUR, Jul 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

SocalKicks, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
4.06/5  rDev -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.

MasterSki, Aug 12, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Slatetank, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

oline73, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10%

mendvicdog, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 06/01/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with half an inch of medium to dark tan head and low carbonation evident. Looks pretty good.

s - Smells of roasted malts, espresso, vanilla, coffee beans, milk chocolate and dark chocolate, oak, toasted malts, and burnt malts. tons of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla....a really awesome nose for a coffee stout.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, espresso, coffee rinds, toasted malts, burnt malts, lightly bitter hops, and light vanilla. great taste with a lot more dark chocolate and less vanilla. Not quite as great as the nose but really good.

m - Medium to full, thick body and low carbonation. Thick and chewy and smooth, it doesn't feel 12% abv, which is scary.

o - Overall I thought this was a great stout; this is probably my second favorite Evil Twin beer after their Imperial Biscotti Break. The nose is awesome with a ton of coffee and vanilla, and the mouthfeel is great. Was great to have it on tap at a decent price...hoping bottle don't cost too much as I'd love to get more of this one.

mdfb79, Jun 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

MarkyMOD, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Really excited to try this; expectations are high. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with straightforward basic label art and standard unbranded pry-off cap acquired at a local SoCal beer store for $9.99 USD and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. 12% ABV confirmed per the label. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC - whom I'm happy to give my money to unlike the Shelton Bastards. Produced and bottled by Evil Twin at Cervesa del Montseny Sant Miquel de Balenya, Barcelona, Spain.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

As I poured, a chunk of yeast fell into the beer. Glad to see it's bottle conditioned, but I wish I could have kept the yeast aside given the style.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of great rich tan colour. Good thickness and creaminess. Light supple lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty good considering the high ABV - about 3 minutes. But this is only above average in general. Nice soft complexion.

Body colour is a solid opaque dark black; not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's a good appearance for the style. Not a unique one by any means. No flaws are overt.

Sm: Char, mocha, coffee, milk chocolate, chocolate malt, dark malts, burnt character, and some buried roasted barley. The roast really needs to be amped up, and much to my disappointment I don't get any roast from the coffee. Indeed, the coffee notes are nowhere near as evocative as in the best beers of the style that feature coffee; no rich java, bitter coffee bean, rich roast, etc. Just plain ole coffee grounds. Fudge. Marshmallow. Molasses. Caramel. Not much cream here. No yeast character or hop profile is detectable, nor is any alcohol. By no means a boozy or hot aroma. Above average to mild in strength. Quite approachable for the high ABV. I'm excited to try it.

T: Quite assertive, with some bitter coffee grounds on one end of the flavour profile and sweet marshmallow with syrupy caramel notes on the other. Body is comprised of chocolate malt and dark malts. Coffee bitterness approaches acridity. Zero coffee roast. A middling hint of roasted barley; nowhere near enough. I do get some alcohol on the finish, but it's not boozy or fusel hot; it's a pleasant warming sensation. Light burnt and charred notes here. The sweetness/bitterness ebbs throughout, never quite feeling consistent. It's not a gestalt beer, but the balance is okay. There's nothing egregiously wrong with it. No off flavours or anything. Still, it's quite timid for a coffee imperial stout and never commits to its coffee notes - which might be a good thing, because they don't seem that interesting anyway. There's a lot going on here, but it's not subtly managed or particularly well executed. Somewhat messy, but still somehow a bit cohesive. Bad ampitude. I do like it in a general sense.

Flavour intensity is high. Depth of flavour is average for the style. Duration of flavour is above average. No yeast character or hop profile comes through.

Mf: Sticky, chewy, smooth, and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Has a lightly gooey creamy feel. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. I could use a bit more dryness and coarseness, less stickiness, and more creaminess. Not oily, hot, harsh, biting, or gushed. Definitely more aggressive than it needs to be. Full-bodied.

Dr: Hides its ABV decently well. I do like it, but by no means is it worth its hefty pricetag. I wouldn't get it again even at half its price. A nice attempt at a coffee imperial stout from Evil Twin, but ultimately it falls short of the greats in the style. In some respects, this is due to the ingredients; the coffee selected just lacks character and the malting wasn't horribly impressive. It's drinkable - especially for the ABV - just not that quality. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I'm glad I got to try it.

If we're running comparisons, this can't hold a candle to Imperial Biscotti Break.

C+

kojevergas, Aug 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

imperialking, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

yourefragile, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a great beer, but I have to say I was surprised at how mellow this is. At 12%, an Imperial Stout, and with coffee, I expected this to make a big impact. Instead, I found an extremely well integrated silky stout with a nice hit of bitter good quality coffee in the finish. A beautiful pour too, with a dark brown crema like head and a viscous black brew. Smells perhaps a bit too roasty with coffee, but the taste is much more mellow and the mouthfeel is perfectly supple. Very nice indeed.

Georgiabeer, Sep 28, 2013
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Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.