Aún Más A Jesús
Evil Twin Brewing

Aún Más A JesúsAún Más A Jesús
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #326
ABV:
12%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,280
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.82%
Reviews:
128
Ratings:
585
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Aún Más A JesúsAún Más A Jesús
Notes: Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.
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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch, opaque black - comes out of the can like motor oil - with a very minute dark tan head that dissipates quickly leaving behind no real lacing to speak of.
S - A lot of rich fudge and roasted malts on the nose.
T - Follows the nose: tons of rich, dark fudge and roasted/toasted malts throughout. Some toffee and smoke.
F - Full bodied with a moderate amount of lacing. Smooth and creamy.
O - A pretty standard, but well executed imperial stout.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Brewed in Barcelona, Spain. 11.2 ounce bottle. More rich and dark as night beer. No head. Smells like alcoholic chocolate cake or cocoa and a hint of smoke. The taste is smokey and bittersweet chocolate. No alcohol. Another smooth as silk mouthfeel. The hint of bitterness on the back end is righteous. Overall a fine American Imperial Stout that would make an awesome dessert beer paired with anything chocolate.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle - Imperial Stout Aged on Brandy Barrels. no date

pours jet black, thick like used motor oil - dark brown colored head, that fades to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. but that ring stays to the bottom of the glass. aroma of bitter espresso, black cherry, a bit boozy, I get the brandy. similar flavors in the taste, a bit sweet, a touch acidic, quite roasty. thick, viscous, lower carbonation.

overall pretty good - but doesn't quite meet my expectations given the $8 price tag.

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Photo of mishi_d
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black color with tan head, aroma of coffee, vanilla and roasted malts, taste is the same, starts sweet with bitter finish, full body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of maximum12
3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have no idea why this beer suddenly jumped off the shelf at me after having passed it by 33 times, but hey. 12 oz. bottle.

Black, with an imperceptible amount of visible carbonation. The nose brings a small Caribou three doors down, a snifter of brandy within arm’s reach, & flecks of chocolate & char.

Aun Mas A Jesus is a bit store brand. Yes, there are some deep sweet malts, a nice roast, & like the nose, a bit of char that burns into smoke, but it’s all rather routine. Fingernail of chocolate, growing bitterness, but the finish on this is all cold, ice-smooth brandy. Dry, almost harsh, as the grainy bitterness fights with the brandy for supremacy, & the brandy comes out on the bottom.

Ultimately this doesn’t check many boxes for me, except for the spot-on use of the brandy barrels. Overall a good, solid beer in a field crowded with them.

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Photo of zeff80
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled smoky with roasted coffee, chocolate and toffee. Strong roasted coffee taste with dark chocolate, toffee and roasted malt.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle. Brewed in Barcelona, Spain, at Cervesa del Montseny. No dating information found.
Black, opaque colored body. Thin cap upon pouring but this disappears and leaves some surface swirls from rising bubbles and a ring. Leaves a scattered pattern of spots for lacing.
Aroma is dark roasted malts and molasses.
Taste is solid with dark roasted malts, molasses, dark strong coffee, chocolate, and hints of tobacco/leather.
Medium mouth feel. Carbonation is lower in expression but supportive. Finish is dry and chalky.
This is a straight forward, punch in the face type higher ABV% stout without adjuncts. Fudgy, and free from sweetness.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very low carbonation with an above average body. Has a very slight oily feel
Aroma is tobacco, leather, roasted malt,black coffee, espresso
Taste is tobacco, earthy, heavy on the roasted malt,espresso, and black coffee. There is some alcohol and the burn that goes with it but not equal to the high abv

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Photo of MaximalC
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours nearly black with a thin ring of mocha foam in lieu of a proper head. Aroma smells of brownies and hot cocoa with hints of caramel, molasses, and herbal hops.

The taste is surprisingly mellow at first blush, featuring a melange of roasted malt, molasses, coffee, and chocolate, before finishing with rumors of earthy hops and burnt ends. Alcohol is fantastically well concealed for its weight. Medium body and negligible carbonation make for a smooth, silky slick mouthfeel that reinforces its drinkability.

Overall, this might be the best Jesus variant I've had thus far. While it lacks the slash and burn bombast of the original, that same mellowness and nuance bolsters its intrigue and palatability.

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Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice imperial stout - a little less coffee and more dark stone fruit and alcohol flavors compared to the Aún Más Café Jesús version. Pours a deep dark black color with minimal head or lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and caramel. Taste follows the nose, along with raisin, plum, vanilla, malt, brown sugar and molasses. The coffee taste isn’t as strong as the Aún Más Café Jesús brew. Smooth, slightly creamy, thick mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. The high ABV is a little more noticeable even before the beer warms for a few minutes.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
2015 (It was added to my cellar in 2015, so it may be older)

This beer pours black the bottom of the Marianas Trench. I didn't get much head.

Anise and dark chocolate are the initial aromas. There are hints of coffee.

The taste is anise and dark chocolate with coffee in the finish.

Full mouthfeel with smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation

It is pretty similar to Founders Imperial stout or Bells Expedition stout.

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Photo of EMV
4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Inky dark pour... no significant head or lacing. Pours pretty much still.

S: Rich and roasty... chocolate and fudge and coffee.

T/F: Follows the nose. Rich and decadent... dark chocolate, burned sugars, licorice, chicory, and espresso. A nice mix of bitter and sweet. Tobacco and molasses. Thick and sticky on the tongue... very light carbonation. Smooth. Warming and boozy. ABV is present but not overwhelming.

O: An outstanding big chocolatey/roasty Imperial Stout. One to seek out.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Thick black body with medium bubbles and a heavy dark tan head rising roughly half a finger's length. Head drops before first sip with eben lacing and no stickiness to the glass.

Smell: You feel coffee beans with hints of brown sugar. Deep aroma which might mess with addiction.

Taste: Complex and slightly sweet but yet it comes off heavily malty. Smooth espresso with a dose of dry hops which will confuse most folk after two sips.

Mouth: Sticky brew and comes off a touch chewy with a chocolate yet bitter finish. Carbonation medium and body is super full.

Overall: Nice pick up, the spanish version of Even More Jesus still packs a punch and just edges it's American counterpart. Granted I get more bang for my buck on the american version but still worth grabbing a bottle if you love imperial stouts. Salud!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i have been seeing this around for years and finally got a chance to have it, on draft no less! its an enormous beer, like all of these in this series, just colossal stouts. this is shiny and obsidian black, as dark as they come, with a short but dense tan head on it from the tap and as much black malt character as i have known in any beer really, its ashy and burnt tasting, i get the barrel char thing without any barrel here, smoke and charcoal and all of it, almost like an extinguished cigar in my mouth, but its appealing at the same time that its absurd and intense, seemingly for the sake of it. some caramel sweetness from the malt a little earlier on balances it some, and hints of black licorice and good espresso to give it some nuance aside from the intensely dark and bitter barley in here. the booziness is high too, which exacerbates all of this, and the body is as thick as taffy, this is gigantic and intimidating, but the flavors really do work well. some of the variants of this make sense, brandy barrels to sweeten it up and round it out, chili pepper to give some heat to the darkness, but on its own its pretty interesting as well, just something that is hard to drink much of. a neat expression of the darkest side of grain in brewing, for how little of it i actually want to consume, i like and respect it a great deal.

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Photo of CHickman
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black color with a 1+ finger tan to brown colored foamy head that was full of tiny bubbles, dissipating very slowly and leaving really nice spotty lacing that clings to the side after each sip, leaving islands of scattered foam.

Smells of dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, molasses, brown sugar, light soy sauce, fudge, cocoa, espresso, hints of dark fruit, smoked malts and char or fire burnt wood. The sweetness is balanced by the roasty malts and ash, which brings a lot of chocolate variants to the nose. Rich and nice to inhale.

Tastes like it smells with rich dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, milk chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, light soy sauce, toffee, hot fudge, cocoa, espresso, Hershey's chocolate syrup, roasted grains/malt, ash, smoked malts, char or campfire burnt wood. There's a hint of piney hops and trailing dark fruit, but this is basically a complex arrangement of chocolate and roasted malts. Little to no hop balance, but the brew is delicious so it works.

Mouthfeel is thick like soup with a slight bitterness, smoky aspects and tasty chocolate and coffee notes that slide down easy since the carbonation is very mellow and the feel is creamy and smooth with some texture in the mix. Add in the fact that this completely hides the 12% ABV and to me this is how an imperial stout should drink.

Going to España in July to run with the bulls and hope this brew will be available there as it was very smooth and tasty.

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Photo of Holderness
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a very dark black viscous body with a one-finger dark brown head produced with moderately aerated poor. Good retention and excellent lacing. Some alcohol legs as well.
S -- Smoke, molasses, brown sugar, burnt honey, bourbon, oak, fudge, coffee ice cream, char
T -- Rich fudge, ash, unripe stone fruit, dark roast coffee, herbal bitters. Quite rich and biting
F -- Wonderfully soft, smooth, and fluffy mouthfeel that jumps off the palate. Big mouthfeel, minimal silky carb. A little too much charred bitterness on the finish, but still immensely drinkable for the ABV
O -- Unsure why this bottle is so expensive @ $12/12oz bottle, but it is good! Aun Mas Cafe Jesus is better

83/100

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance – Almost no head on a nearly opaque clear brown body.

Aroma – Roasted malt and burnt sugar, extra dark chocolate, a little smokiness, but not sweet at all.

Taste – Charred grains and a little smoky, some dark fudge underneath it all

Mouthfeel – Thick, creamy and smooth. Like a milkshake.

Overall – Was it worth $10.99? Maybe once. Good but too much burnt flavor.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little smokier and more bitter than I'd prefer, but a good stout if you like a full-bodied, roasted taste. I didn't get a lot of complexity from this. If coffee-roasted-smoky-bitterish stouts are your thing you'll love it, if not, move on to something different.

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Photo of MileHighBeerMike
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My daughter thought I was drinking motor oil...super thick, super dark, literally light fails to penetrate its sheer darkness. Flavor that lingers on the tongue is quite pleasant.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a thick dark black body, one finger offwhite head, short retention and not much in way of lacing. Smell is decadent chocolate fudge, brown sugar, caramel, light smoke, more sugar. Sweet. Flavour pretty much follows along these lines. Lots of sugar, definitely a low attenuation beer. Caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, light smoke, a bit of roasty coffee. Pretty much par for the course from Evil Twin. Mouthfeel is medium fuller bodied, slightly sticky, lingering sugary sweetness on the backend. Solid imperial stout that does it in a pinch when you're really trying to finish off that little last bit of Insulin before you can go to the pharmacy and get a refill.

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Photo of bobv
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch tan head over a dark brown, almost black, body with some lacing. Nose of roasted malts, roasted coffee, espresso, and some chocolate. Taste mirrors nose nicely with a bit more of the chocolate coming forward. Nice feel and overall, a very good offering which gets better as it warms. Cheers!

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Photo of avalon07
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and an opaque consistency. There was a small amount of creamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Decent lacing.

S: A pretty good, but not great, aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of coffee, some roasted malt notes, a good amount of dark fruit (plums, raisins), a light grassy quality, dark chocolate, and caramel. A decent enough flavor, but it seemed oddly subdued in some ways. Nonetheless, it's still pretty tasty.

F: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: For the most part this is a drinkable beer. It has its flaws, but is still worth a try.

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Photo of mschrei
4.46/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a standard stout-dark, not much going on in the way of foam or lacing, a little thinning on the edges. It's great where it counts, though, in smell and taste: roasty and sweet with notes of chocolate and a mildly bitter malty finish. A little thin, but possesses a good alcohol kick. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of cbutova
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Incredibly motor oil midnight black pour from the 12oz bottle into my glass. A thick and creamy dark mocha cap forms to about an inch high top the brew with great retention. Thick blankets of lace cascade down the glass after each sip.

S- Roasty is the first and most important word that comes to mind in this aroma. Roasted barley runs the show with chocolate, espresso, ashy and burnt grain notes big time. Dark fruity brandy, vanilla sweets, overly toasted nuts, cocoa nibs and some dark wine fruitiness.

T- For my palate, the barrel comes out with some major intensity here. Wet, old wood with the dark fruity brandy and very vinous, tannic notes all over the taste buds. The oak is especially strong and it competes with the roasted grains for the forefront. Almost a bit too much of the barrel to be honest. Cocoa powder, espresso beans, burnt sugars, burnt nuts, ash, roasted barley, caramel, vanilla sweets, blackstrap molasses, apples, dark wine, licorice and anise come to mind.

MF- Very thick body with an incredibly creamy texture and a definite slickness. The carbonation is at a medium level and comes off as subtle but makes everything super smooth.

Very smooth and somewhat easy going for a 12% Brandy Barrel RIS. The barrel is a bit much in the flavor as wet wood, oak and tannic properties of the brandy vessel really, really compete with the roasted grains to be the star. At the same time, the barrel tastes really good and that must be appreciated.

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330mL bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 10.99. No discernible bottling date. Served in a Barrel and Barley teku.

Pours oil black with a finger and a half of deep mocha froth. The head fades to some wispy surface swirls and a full necklace. Only a few small scales of lace remain on the glass.

Roasty, boozey aromas of cocoa, brandy, wet wood, cooked sugar and some piney, earthy root.

Flavors include brandy-filled dark chocolates, toasted oak, burnt coffee, molasses, pine bark, apple skins, charred caramel and a few swift kicks of booze. Particularly as this nears room temperature the flavors mix beautifully.

Full, rich, smooth creamy body with soft carbonation. Burnt apples, dark chocolate and earthy oak play on the palate in the long, roasty aftertaste.

Yet another big, bold, tasty stout added to Evil Twin's already impressive repertoire. Aún Más A Jesús strikes a great balance of base stout and barrel. As with many of their offerings the price keeps me from buying much but certainly no regrets on purchasing this bottle.

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Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 585 ratings