Aún Más Chili Jesús
Evil Twin Brewing

Aún Más Chili JesúsAún Más Chili Jesús
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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #616
Ranked #1,955
4.22 | pDev: 7.35%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Aún Más Chili JesúsAún Más Chili Jesús
Notes: 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.
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jkblr from Indiana

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

11.2oz can labeled batch 20 (can't find a key so that's useless info) poured into a perfect pint glass at just above fridge temp 12% ABV. The beer pours dense black with no light penetration and medium brown, copper tinted head. The head recedes to a thin ring and a few tiny bubbles. Some tiny spots of lacing are left on the glass after each sip. The aroma is mild chili, dark chocolate, faint coffee and roast. The taste is bittersweet caramel and chocolate up front with a tasty pepper heat swelling up in the middle and riding out revealing a little roasty malt and coffee on the finish. Mild bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good (if you enjoy pepper heat. No alcohol presence in the aroma or taste. The flavors are somewhat muted by age (can was $1.50 - store brought them in as a distributer close out).

Feb 16, 2021
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Gajo74 from New York

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

Pours a viscous, motor oil looking liquid. Yet, it has a touch of clarity, not quite black, more like dark mahogany. A minimal mocha head quickly dissipates and leaves a ring.

You can smell the chili peppers upon cracking open the can. It blends well with aromas of chocolate fudge, dark toasted malts, coffee and a touch of woodsy hops.

Surprisingly the taste opens sweetly with notes of milk and dark chocolate, biscuity and dark toasted malt and caramel. However, the slickness of the chili peppers is immediately evident in the finish. The spice is a good compliment to the stout base; not too warming or hot. There is a touch of earthy and woodsy hops bitterness for balance, as well as some roasty/coffee like flavors. In addition to spicy, the finish is sticky and semi dry.

Medium to full bodied and a little thin for the style. The mouthfeel is smooth, mouth coating and with a gentle carbonation. Easy to drink for an imperial.

Pretty good stout. I especially liked how the chili flavoring was not too hot and provided just the right amount of counterpoint to the sweetness of the chocolate flavors.

Jan 28, 2021
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

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

Undated can into pint glass. Pours an inky black (SRM 39-40) with an almost nonexistent tan head. Initial impression is dark chocolate, rich roastiness, espresso, blackstrap molasses, and chili pepper. Mouthfeel is medium thick. Finish is raosty, bitter, and has a nice chili-pepper heat. Overall, a very very enjoyable Imperial Stout!

Jan 15, 2021
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 Fl Oz bottle, no born on date due to brewer indifference, poured into a tulip glass at 55 degrees F:
L - Black with a hazelnut head that dissipated slowly
S - malt and not much else
T - wow! better than expected. on top of being a superior stout, the chili hits you on the finish at just the right amount of heat
F - thick mouthfeel with medium carbonation throughout.
O - a very nice beer that doesn't feel like 12%. Nice chili heat on the finish

Oct 26, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a creamy brown foam head that recedes with decent retention. Smells like sweet spicy chili peppers, smoky roasted malt, rich fudgy dark chocolate, coffee roast, smoked meat, dark fruits, dark caramel, dark molasses, toasty toffee, with floral earthy herbal piney hops. Tastes dark, rich, roasty, with rich dark chocolate notes, chocolate fudge, espresso black coffee, dark fruits, lightly spicy chili peppers, smoky roasted malts, smoked meat, dark caramel, dark molasses, toasty toffee, hint of vanilla, with earthy herbal piney hops. Feels medium bodied, thick, creamy and smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout with chili peppers.

Jul 26, 2020
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BourbonForBeer from Illinois

2.56/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I just don't like this beer. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good. I dumped it out. Beers with Chili's isn't for me. I wasn't impressed at all.

Don't get why it's rated highly

Def Pass on this one, unless you love peppers. 2/3 ppl poured this out after 2 sips. I would have rather kept the 8 bucks personally.

Jun 21, 2020
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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

11.2oz bottle. No dating information on bottle.
Black colored body, with a thin edge of garnet back lit highlight. Pours with a dark tan head which disappears quickly and leaves some swirling small islands and ring. Only a few scattered spots of lacing are left behind, with an oily sheen.
Aroma of dark roasted malts, with dark chocolate and char. Slight vegetal smell.
Taste has lots of fudge chocolate. From middle profile forward the chiles come forward and create a slight burn on the tongue and top of the throat. Dry at the end, and a little chalky.
Thicker mouth feel. Good carbonation.
The chiles are present but not too much. Good solid sludgy imperial stout base.

May 11, 2019
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Bruno74200 from France

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice chili addition to this great series of imperial stout.
It's very present and brings just what you want of freshness to make a quite drinkable imperial stout

May 05, 2019
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CaptainHate from Ohio

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

Picked up a single of this today and poured into an oversized wine glass. Very inky brown body with a small tan head. Aroma is very chocolate forward charred malt. In the flavor the chili comes forward but in a very balanced way (when I got back from the bottle shop I was wondering WTF I'd done) with the fudge flavor. Mouthfeel was fine for an American Imperial Stout. Another winner from Evil Twin.

Feb 01, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12 oz bottle from Binny's Downtown Chicago on 5-11-18 for $6.99. No bottle date. This must be a shelf turd as 16 oz cans are the ETB container mode these days.

Beer poured black with a decent tan head that has some okay hang time.

Nose is cocoa forward with no other discernable adjuncts.

Taste is cocoa forward over a huge malt base. Finish is the chili warmth which is imparted pretty well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth.

Overall a pretty good variant with a nice use of the chili.

Aug 15, 2018
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KingTen144 from Illinois

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

Great spicy chili flavor that makes itself a presence but doesn't overwhelm. Very nice underlying imperial stout flavor. Overall a great beer, definitely will look to purchase again.

Jan 16, 2018
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black, virtually impervious to light. Nice mocha head slowly fades to a ring around the glass that sticks around for a while. Big aroma of burnt malt., not my favorite aroma. Rich and creamy, big and flavorful. Charred caramel comes to mind, lots of roasted malt flavor, bittersweet chocolate, espresso; chili makes itself known upon swallow. It really hits the back of my throat. This is quite full bodied, very smooth and not too sweet. Great balance. Overall another great Jesus beer from Evil Twin.

12 oz bottle, no date
4.25 rating

Jan 04, 2018
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AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Pours out extremely black. Pitch black and has a crown that is one finger width and dark caramel in color. Dense and held tight. The nose lets you know the peppers are there but not quite like the taste and feel do. The peppers are strong all the way through. They definitely achieved a pepper beer. And it was great to me. But that could be because I love peppers.

Dec 13, 2017
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a goblet from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick black body which is brown tinted with medium bubbles to the body. Dark tan head rising just over a finger's length above the frame settling after two or three sips. Almost zero lacing smooth beautiful look after the first sip.

Smell: cold the beer is subtle, warm it's a chocolate-espresso bomb into the nostrils.

Taste: Complex spicy malts, molassses and cocoa which smash almost anyone's palates.
The spicyness might overwhelm some connoisseurs but taking Sriracha sauce on top of chocolate, brown sugar and espresso might not be for everyone but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Mouth: full body with medium carbonation and an after taste that pairs well with anything.

Overall: Nice pick up, if am ever so lucky to see to again I will grab at least two or three bottles. Think of a meal and a dessert all at once....Salud!

Nov 24, 2017
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Roguer from Connecticut

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.

Oct 29, 2017
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teromous from Virginia

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.

Oct 29, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

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!

Oct 16, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

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.

Jul 31, 2017
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SLeffler27 from New York

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.

Jul 25, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a slim brace of a small off white head that quickly dissipated into nothing. The smell had a fantastic amount of sweet to rich and bitter coffee beans running into the cocoa powder sweetness strolling about. The taste takes in the previously mentioned flavors to blend sweetly and eloquently. Light sweet and bitter coffee aftertaste leading into the finish nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs super light allowing a stellar smooth to creamy sort of sticky feel on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a wonderful Imperial Stout that I would love to have again.

Jun 23, 2017
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jzlyo from Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dark malts, mild coffee and big vinous/imperial stout yeast. The flavor is dark malts, fruit/dark fruit and a mix of acidity, mild but there chilies an warming alcohol in the finish.j

Apr 03, 2017
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AgentMunky from New York

3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Teku glass. At least a year old. Happy birthday Jesus.
Completely opaque, almost black, not a trace of head on the pitchy beer.
It smells immense and rich, like a 12% imperial stout should. Sugars, malts, char. A bit savory; meaty-spicy.
Surprisingly flat for such a would-be immense beer. No carbonation amidst the tepid taste. Tastes like whisky wash; no hops, no effervescence, moderate peat-like smoke. Chilis manifest in the smoky savory chipotle way. Aftertaste is pleasantly chocolatey-sweet, but brief.
Maybe this was better fresh, but this is not great. Muddy and sweet and smoky.

Dec 26, 2016
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Looks like motor oil on the pour and produced a fleeting dark tan head that quickly left without a trace. A pungent aroma right after opening the bottle: chocolate fudge, chili peppers, coffee, and caramel. The first sip brought a thick, velvety fudge flavor with a gentle and gradually warming peppery spice that was noticeable but subdued and balanced. Nice hints of vanilla and caramel along the way. A prickly heat on the finish. Full-bodied and heavy, with a well-hidden ABV.

Dec 08, 2016
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"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." Brewed in the style of an American Imperial Stout, available in single 12 oz. bottles and on limited draft. One-off spin on the Jesus Imperial Stout line.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a dark, milk chocolate head of a creamy frothed texture over a jet black body with moderate viscosity. Retention is above average and lacing is light and spotty. 4

(Smell) Chocolate, moderate roast, black patent bitterness, raw chili pepper notes with a mild heat. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Chocolate, medium roasted malt and light caramel malt body forward, finishing softly roasted and tangy with a subtle burn of chili pepper on the back end. It's good, but not outstanding flavor. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, lightly creamy, frothy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to roasted grain, tangy fruit and pepper heat. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A decent spin on the Jesus series of Imperial Stouts, with an evident pinch of heat on the back end, but arguably not enough variation to justify the experiment outside of very strong enthusiasts of the series. Enjoyable, but I wouldn't return to it again. 3.75

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Nov 19, 2016
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inky black oily pour. Minimal head.

Smells like delicious, rich, spiced chocolate. Toasted tobacco. German Chocolate Cake with coconut. Peppermint cocoa. Just so complex.

With signature Evil Twin burnt malts and coffee underneath, super sugary and sweet rich chocolate topple on and dominates like a fudge hammer. German chocolate cake again, with trailing notes of peppermint and green chiles. It's not particularly delicious, and it's a little messy... but its audacity in flavors is something to be reckoned with.

Palate wrecker. With thick, muddy sludge and mild carbonation to keep it moving and not forming pudding on your tongue.

Overall, it's a bit offensive and extreme, but it will not disappoint if you're looking for something otherworldly.

Oct 30, 2016
Aún Más Chili Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 347 ratings