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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:
Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.

Added by brystmar on 10-18-2012

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97
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474
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
15.8%
 
 
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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 474
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

**
07/09/2016
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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Photo of Treyliff
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter, 2014 vintage

A- pours a pitch black and thick as motor oil with a one-finger dark tan head that reduces to a thin film, leaving plenty of lacing and alcohol legs behind as it settles

S- aroma stars with dark chocolate, mixing with a lactose sweetness. Notes of fudge, herbal coffee, roasted & charred malt, black licorice, short, port & a hint of caramel, Plenty of robust aromas coming out of the glass

T- robust blast of roasted, slightly charred malt hits the palate immediately, quickly followed by bitter dark chocolate, port wine, fig & prune, oak, and sweet toffee/caramel. The finish brings more bitter dark chocolate, along with black licorice and smoky char on the linger

M- thick and heavy body with low carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a chewy, creamy finish. After a year of aging, the ABV is hidden brilliantly

O- another home run stout from ET. So complex, yet drinkable, and gets better as it warms

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Photo of CraftFan5
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

So is this supposed to be the Spanish version of EMJ? Let's find out! 330 cl bottle into a snifter.

A - Black black. No light whatsoever. Very small head, but it was a dark brown color - one of the darkest I've seen. Lovely.

N - Extremely roasty - one of the roastiest I've smelled. Not much else, just roast.

T - Yeah, pretty much the same as the nose. It's 100% roast, and that is not at all a bad thing. This is far from complex, however. It's a straight up, in your face, no foolin' around imperial stout.

M - It's not thin, but the liquid is somewhat lifeless in the mouth. I expected more frothing and carbonation. Really not much doing here.

O - For me it's not quite up there with EMJ, but it's absolutely an excellent beer.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It almost looks like motor oil going into the glass. Think Ten Fidy thick. Decent enough dark brown head, but it disappeared pretty quick. Not any cap, ring, or lacing on the Duvel to speak of.

As of now, it smells like straight tobacco. Let's let it warm up a bit... [the future] Now I can smell some dark chocolate, cocoa, and charred malts.

Tastes of dark, fudge like bitter chocolate, tobacco, ashy grains, cocoa, burnt molasses, and some sweetness in the form of lactose sugar and licorice I believe. Pretty bitter in the aftertaste. A little bit of aspirin creeps in. A bit hoppy. Can't say that any alcohol really jumps out of it.

Very full bodied, but I thought it looked a little thicker. The carbonation is a hair on the high side. Too crisp for me.

Excellent stout.

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Photo of superspak
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into snifter, 2015 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, dark bread, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, leather, tobacco, wood smoke, light char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, dark bread, molasses, licorice, raisin, prune, fig, leather, tobacco, wood smoke, light char, herbal, light pepper, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of herbal/spicy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, dark bread, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, wood smoke, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance with intense robustness of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and extremely full bodied; with a very creamy, silky, slick, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is insane. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a world class imperial stout as expected. All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. This is nearly identical to Even More Jesus as expected; but it seems to be stronger on earthy hop flavors and bitterness; which also seem to make it drier and smoother overall. An insanely amazing offering all around.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle. Near black with thick brown head that fades quickly into a thin ring. Aroma is full of dark chocolate. The taste is similar, bitter dark chocolate with some lactose sweetness around the edges. A little dark fruit and licorice and pepper at the very end. Alcohol very well hidden. Medium slick mouthfeel. This is a tasty stout, lived up to the expectations. Gonna try the coffee version next.

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

Look: I have always been impressed with the appearance of ET's stout style beers. This one doesn't disappoint. It displays an ultra dark brown body and a creamy dark mocha head that. These ET beers always leave a beautiful cascading curtain of lace after a twirl of the glass. The lacing left behind is always looks attractive and artistic. A nice film covers the top with a gathering halo around the glass.
Smell: Roast-lactose-coffee-cocoa
Taste: Roast-sweet malts-cocoa-lactose-coffee. Some dough. Balanced and drink-ability is up there, plus there is nice sweetness to boot.
Feel: Smooth. Feels good. Not too thick, not too thin.

Overall - ET always does well with stouts. This stout is not any different. Grade A stuff here.

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