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Evil Twin Aún Más A JesúsEvil Twin Aún Más A Jesús

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.

Added by brystmar on 10-18-2012

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of rmpic82
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good density on the pour, with trademark brandy sweetness highly apparent on the nose. Bouquet is the best thing about this beer, which isn't necessarily a negative. Definitely get the base stout profile coming through, with a medium-firm middle. Coffee not as dominant in this iteration. Well played.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Pitch black and heavy with 2 fingers of thick, fluffy, khaki head that maintains a nice collar.

I was quite impressed by this one. No , it's not the most complex stout, as it focused heavily on rich roasty dark malt, but it does that very well. Captures those extremely dark roasty notes without much bitterness/charred/burnt flavor. So it trends to the sweeter side but that's ok with me. A hint of bittersweet dark chocolate gives it a touch of balance. Mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and silky smooth. Drinkability is unbelievable for a 12% stout. Wouldn't hesitate to down another one of these.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours inky with little head or carbonation. Aroma has roasted malt, cocoa & a little vanilla. Very smooth for such a heavy stout, creamy mouthfeel, lots of bitter chocolate malt, a little dark roast coffee (especially on the semi-bitter end)...doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, very solid straight-to-the-point beer.

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Photo of gatornation
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark & Thick pour with slow forming bubbles they do ascend and make a dark beige head . smells of fruit and burnt sugars and malt. Taste has burnt toasted malts with dark fruits mixed with chocolate a nice chili heat which balances this to some degree its boozy and thick with a sweet finish on mouth feel. 12 oz bottle is enough for me , 1 of these a year is all i would ever want.

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Photo of stephens101
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black and shiny with a few bubbles of dark tan froth. Smells of dark fruits, dark chocolate, and faint smoke. Tastes of dark chocolate, grain, gum, vanilla and dark fruits. There's plenty of chili and boozy heat through the finish and down the throat. Medium to heavy in body and viscous.

Fairly complex and hotter than most makes for a very interesting experience. One I would definitely like to repeat, but maybe not so often.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.39/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Currently #34 in the New York state Top 100 beers list.

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with unbranded black pry-off crown cap. Black and gold label design.

12% ABV. "Imperial stout."

HEAD: Barely any. A dark tan head - .25cm high - which recedes inside 1 minute, leaving no lacing. Thin and weak, but it's excusable at 12% ABV.

BODY: Opaque solid black, with an obvious viscosity. The label's claims of a "thick fudge-like body" are exaggerated but not far off. No yeast or sediment can be seen within.

AROMA: Burnt sugars, char, dark malts, schwarz malts, chocolate specialty malts, cocoa powder, buried roasted barley bitterness, acrid burnt toast. A blip of caramelized walnut. A hint of sherry.

Aromatic intensity is muted. This isn't the big bold aroma you might expect of a 12% imperial stout, but the balance of chocolatey sweetness and burnt bitterness is enough to intrigue me.

No overt hoppy or yeasty notes. No off-notes or overt booze.

TASTE & TEXTURE: The burnt sugars/char coupled with the roasted barley presence gives this a bitter edge - especially on the back end - balancing out the prominent malt backbone (comprised of black/schwarz malt, dark malts, and specialty chocolate malt). Caramelized walnut comes to mind, but it's pretty faint. A blip of sherry, possibly even fennel. A kiss of cocoa powder. Decadent chili skin in the third act helps distance this one from the pack, but its absence of accompanying heat is a missed opportunity.

Really faint suggestions of cherry, raisin, and vinous notes. Reticent herbal hop notes. Nougat. A hint of red wine/sherry. It nods towards dessert port without committing.

Where this really lacks is in terms of depth of flavour; each note is faint to the point of reticence, coming off shallow. But there's a fair amount happening in this imperial stout, and it feels like the base for a great barrel aged imperial stout (I'm thinking this would do wonderfully in port barrels). While balanced, it doesn't really commit fully to its flavours and lacks expressiveness and depth as a result. Flavour intensity and duration are apt, however.

Thick, full-bodied, and chewy, with a dessert-like filling presence on the palate. Weighty, full, and heavy. Well-carbonated. Slightly syrupy.

OVERALL: A competent imperial stout but far from dazzling, Aún Más A Jesús is tasty stuff that nevertheless needs to commit more to its tastes. I'm glad I tried it once, but at this price I did hope for better - especially given the high quality of many of Evil Twin's other imperial stouts. This might be heaven after some barrel aging, but as-is it's lacking in terms of depth of flavour and basic expressiveness, coming off closed-off. I wouldn't buy it a second time, but it's enjoyable enough and if offered at a better price I might buy it by the six-pack.

B- (3.39) / WORTHY

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Photo of fountainofyouth
4.07/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Menacing looking. Pitch black with a medium-brown head. The nose is very hoppy -- dark and spicy; almost burns the nostrils at first. Some sweet cherry and a bit of coffee behind it. Flavor is surprisingly tame for the high ABV and aroma. But it's a wonderful burnt toast in the front and dark fruit preserves in the back. The beginning and end are acrid -- moreso maybe than any other beer I've tried -- but the middle tongue is soft and sugary. Light carbonation.

A unique experience, worth trying once in a while.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours dark as motor oil, with the head the color of milk coffee; very leggy but not much lacing to show for it

Smell: Dark chocolate and coffee tones dominate, with a smoky, roasted Anaheim pepper edge

Taste: The roasted Anaheim pepper tones grow in prominence in the flavor profile, bringing an interesting counterpoint to the chocolate and coffee flavors; licorice sweetness appears on the back end to add further balance

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: I really enjoyed the unusual flavor profile that the smoked pepper tones bring here; having had quite a few stouts that bring the heat, this one's lack of burn brings the pepper flavor to the fore

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle served at cellar Temps in a large snifter. No bottling date to be found.

Appearance: jet black with a nasty looking thin coffee colored head of cream.

Nose: rich and silky, vanilla ice cream, coffee, milk chocolate, char, burnt malts, slight booz

Taste: super heave. Rich and roasty, real vanilla extract, cream, bakers cocoa, coffee, char, burnt, slight dark fruit

Overall: where'd the alcohol go. This does not drink like a 12% beer. Delicious.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint.

A: Dark black with no light escaping. Head was small about a quarter inch rich creamy mocha that dissolved fairly fast.

S: Smells like chocolate, deep roasted malts, licorice,

T: Such a rich anise, licorice, roastedburnt malts almost coffee like and chocolate on top of chocolate.

M: This beer is thick and lush on the tongue in ou know you are drinking something heavy duty slight alcohol heat on the end.

O: This is a superb Double, Imperial, or Russian stout. The problem is, it doesn't distinguish itself from other stellar enteries into the category, that possibly don't have the hefty price tag. This beer is good example of its style but it really doesn't raise its neck enough to be distinguished.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is liquid dark chocolate fudge. Heavy oily body with a thick and coating mouthfeel. The aroma is dominated by alcohol and dark roasted malts. The taste is sugar up front followed by bitter dark chocolate dark chocolate and nearly burnt malts. Solely a dessert beer, but a definite enjoyable beer experience.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to snifter.

Winner in Side by Side with "ET, I Love you with My Stout."

I thought this was the same beer as "Even More Jesus", just brewed in Spain, and given a Spanish Nombre. There are things about this beer however, that I do not remember from trying EMJ.
There is a beefy/vegetable stew taste and aroma that tweaks the whole experience. It's not bad, but different. Slightly less enjoyable. I do still get the other characteristics I mention from EMJ. Appearance, Aroma, taste, Feel are all valid.

-----Appearance: oily black, thick. Small fading head, but color is a solid brown.
-----Aroma: toasted barley, licorice, whiskey, wood.
-----Taste: barley, wood, toffee, dark chocolate.
-----Feel: smooth, silky, a bit flat.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a snifter

Pitch black, thin layer of brown bubbles quickly dissipates to a ring of brown bubbles on the edge

Aroma of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts

Taste of dark chocolate, coffee notes,

Velvety smooth, alcohol is definitely present

Good beer

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - Jet black, very little tan head huge bubble no lacing.

Smell - Big alcohol standing out on this one, dark chocolate, roasted malts, smells like a fudge brownie.

Taste - Big coffee and dark chocolate flavors, roasted malts hint of vanilla and nice alcohol flavor.

Feel - Very heavy and coating little burn from the alcohol.

Overall An outstanding beer great flavor and smell.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours black and opaque, without any bubbles or head. Nose is chocolate and rich malt. The malt has a subtle burnt edge on the nose but is is not in your face with char. A moment of dark fruit shows itself there by contrast. smells fudgy. Taste is smooth as silk with no abv on the palate at all for 12 percent. There is a slight warmth as this one goes to the finish st first and then none. The burnt dryness of the malt takes your palate first and then it rolls over your tongue creamy and with lots of richness and chocolate flavor. The alcohol lends a bit of sweetness, the hops are earthy. Finishes balanced, smooth and dry. However there are no bubbles at all. Even without them the beer drinks so well.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

wasnt overly impressed with this one. yes, it looked sexy on the pour - great roasty notes of dark malts, coffee & chocolate on the nose. bitter espresso and dark malts on the palate. feel is a bit thinner than I would like for the style, and especially given the fact that the alcohol is a bit noticeable - slightly watery texture with an alcohol burn is enough to turn me off from an imperial stout... and in this case especially so, because i didnt get any sweet notes to provide balance. all and all I think this beer is a bit of a mess and although it looked and smelled nice, it doesnt hold a candlestick to the imperial stouts that i would consider top notch. not the first time ive been let down by an evil twin stout, starting to think these guys are highly over rated. I would avoid this one, despite the availability and shiny packing, its not worth it.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super fudgy goodness, from the motor oil pour to the big smooth body, to the creamy chocolaty flavors. does not get overly sweet; rather a solid double stout.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours motor oil black color with a minimal mocha head. Aroma is rich roasty malts and chocolate with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor is dark chocolate very smooth and creamy with roasted malts and a nice aftertaste. Has a rich creamy body and overall it's an absolutely delicious beer.

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Photo of Kratman
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Chili peppers HUGE in this stout. If a heavy chili pepper presence is you this the this is definetly the brew for you. have a hard time recognizing the coffee or vanilla.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - dark brown almost black body with tan head

Smell - molasses, dark chocolate, roasted malts

Taste - molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, tobacco, caramel

Mouthfeel - thin for an imperial stout, lower level of carbonation, roasted feel upfront, bitter and ashy on the back end

Overall - this is a middle of the road representation of the style, flavors seem muddled and the body is thin for an imperial stout. Disappointing. At the price point, there will not be a re-visit.

Price Point - $ 6.99 /11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into stemmed tulip.
Pours very dark, almost black with caramel head that quickly dissipates, decent lacing.
Aromas a whole lot of chilis with some roasted elements in the background.
Flavor is round and balanced with really nice mellow chili heat and roasted malt. Chili heat is not overwhelming. Perfectly crafted.
Mouthfeel is very nice, not as chewy as I'd like, could use a touch more.
Overall, an excellently crafted beer.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque color black like oil with similar viscosity. Coffee, chocolate, more coffee, some roasty notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and thick. Finishes with coffee and chocolate.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured black with a dark brown head that disappears almost instantly. Smell is chocolate with roasted malt and you can get a hint of alcohol. Taste follows the nose with dark chocolate, roasted malt, and licorice. The alcohol is hidden pretty well but it becomes part of the aftertaste the warmer the beer gets. The mouthfeel is very thick, almost like drinking a shake. It works well with the amount of carbonation. This is a great Double stout by Evil Twin.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Very, very black pour. Thick with a dense brown head of one finger. Mild carbonation coming up. Spattering of lace and a mild retention. Pretty typical of the ABV.

S - Rich. Some booze, spirits, wood, milk chocolate, tobacco.

T - Way more roast, booze, chocolate, coffee very prevalent in the finish. Charred and roasty with big dark chocolate elements. Complex.

M - Nice big bitterness, super dry finish. Big thick body, mild carbonation.

O/D - Awesome. Super complex and flavourful. Assertive ABV can't be felt and seems pretty dangerous. Tasty, tasty stuff I would love to have again.

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