Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús | Evil Twin Brewing

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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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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle shared by Chris. Thanks.

Pours a dark black with a dark mocha head. Smokey, peaty aroma of ash, dark chocolate, roast, and char. Flavor starts with a mild chocolate and roast malt presence before descending into the depths of char and smoke, burnt coffee and powder. Viscous, thick body with soft carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not for me.

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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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3.41/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black body with a very thin dark brown head the color of chocolate milk.

Aroma: There is a bit of an acrid burnt wood aroma and a touch of coffee. the aroma is so subdued that I nearly buried my nose in the beer trying to pick up any scent.

Taste: I get a lot of burnt charcoal flavor with a bit of earthy espresso character. There is quite a bit of pine flavor with a bit of mint in there as well. The overall flavor character of this beer is dark with roasted earthy woody charcoal character. Don't expect a lot of coffee character from this beer, and there is no chocolate character.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is the crowning achievement on this beer (for better or worse) with a very thick and creamy mouthfeel. It is a bit like taking a bite of heavy mousse. It not only coats the palate but overwhelms it.

Overall: It's a good beer if you're looking for that dark roasted charcoal and woody pine character. If you're looking for something that accents the coffee, chocolate, or other sweet and pleasant malt characters you won't find it here. That obviously doesn't make this a bad beer but it's important to note. If you take your coffee black, burn your popcorn a bit, and like a really thick char on your steak then you will enjoy this beer. The mouthfeel on this beer is amazing. It is a thick rich coating blanket. It was a good beer to drink once.

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3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of drone
3.66/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.73/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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