Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
505
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
7.08%
 
 
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43
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Photo of rdoggg
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 shelby415
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 groleau
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yergermeister
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snohojimbo
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HardyA
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kylehay2004
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Whitey_from_Remedy
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Evil Twin Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
4.24 out of 5 based on 505 ratings.
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