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Aun Mas Chili Jesus | Evil Twin Brewing

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302 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer, we tripped on some heavenly drops of beer with amazingly overwhelming aromas of chili peppers and more, a thick fudge-like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste….furthermore jesus.

Added by jhartley on 12-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,332
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
302
pDev:
6.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Muss42
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Roguer
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a modest 1/4 finger head; retention is decent. Brew is a lovely black, the head a very dark tan.

Some chili on the nose, which takes some digging to find through the thick roasty notes common to Evil Twin's big stouts: molasses, licorice, coffee, and burnt caramel.

Flavor immediately hits on all cylinders: chili, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and roast up front; heat in the middle, building to a moderate strength (for a beer); ashy/char finish.

Smooth brew, showing some lingering chest heat on the finish. Lip-smackingly thick, chewy, and sticky.

As far as pepper stouts go, the best ones balance more sweetness with the heat. This one has a wonderful level of the latter, but it comes across ashier, roastier, and overall more "flat" (for lack of a better term) than my favorite pepper stouts. I think this is a very well made brew, but I personally won't be revisiting it.

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Photo of teromous
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a bottle date listed.

Appearance: The beer pours oily black with a decent sized brown head. The head doesn't last long but it leaves some creamy islands and a ring. There is no lacing. It looks great for such a high ABV beer (12% as indicated by the label).

Aroma: There is a light aroma of cocoa.

Taste: It has a very nice cocoa flavor up front with a bit of woody character. This wood flavor intensifies on its way to the back of the palate where it is met with a bitter charred flavor and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: It has a mild bitterness that comes from the grain and just a touch of alcohol. The beer is full bodied and smooth. It is a very easy beer to drink at 12% ABV. There is a bit of heat from the beer (presumably from the chilis).

Overall: It was a bit disappointing that the beer didn't have any chili aroma or flavor. I really wouldn't recommend it to those who are looking for any flavor or aroma from chilis but at least it did have a little heat. I wouldn't buy the beer again based on the premise of chilis but it does have a nice cocoa flavor to it.

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Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch light brown head over a dark brown, almost black, body with very little lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, Ovaltine, and spice. Flavors mirror aromas with the heat from the pepper coming on stronger and setting up shop in your throat! Nice, almost velvet feel and overall, not for the faint of heart. Cheers!

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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HungarianCount
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mstumpfphoto
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avalon07
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Had this beer on-tap at Brewmasters, poured into a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was an inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice, big aroma of malt, chocolate, chili peppers, dark fruit, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a relatively small amount of chocolate, some roasted malt notes, a whole bunch of chili peppers (more than in most chili beers), and dark fruit (plums, in particular). A big, bracing flavor that's dominated by the chili peppers. It borders on being too much, but somehow manages to be likable.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a lively finish. Full-bodied.

O: This is a powerful beer that won't appeal to everyone. Well made and tasty, though.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appears hearty black after a very dark red pour. Thick viscosity delays a late building quarter-inch black walnut, creamy head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Spotty lace and a viscous film forms on a Dogfish Head snifter glass.

Rich charred malt leads a full cast of background players that include dark roasted coffee, molasses, and chili pepper. Warmth draws out sweet plum, faint licorice, and faint soap.

The malt is sweet and richly roasted with molasses and a light campfire smoke. Roasted bitterness is well controlled while the chili's heat starts light and builds through the finish. After a few minutes of warmth, chocolate and black coffee are revealed, followed by blackberry. The finish is mild and moderate in duration, dominated throughout by the chili's heat.

The body is dense with a smooth hard texture. Carbonation is prickly while alcohol is well controlled. Chili lightly bites deep in the throat.

Chili beers have come a long way and this is a good example of how the pepper can participate without dominating aroma, flavor, or mouthfeel. I enjoyed it after working on a project on a cool, early Autumn evening.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.84/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gregf51
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Aun Mas Chili Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 302 ratings
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