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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.

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Photo of yourefragile
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 jegross2
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing the Aún Más A Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing out of Denmark. Major thanks to Edgar Chavez for sending me this bottle as part of his amazing Christmas/Channukah BIF box!
Score: 93

2011 vintage bottle served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 01/13/13.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color with a thin layer of tan head that settles to a pencil thin ring around the glass. Some oily lacing oozes along the side, but no lacing/retention otherwise. 3.75/5

Smell: Dark chocolate, mildly "burnt" roast, non-fresh (but not "stale") hops, buttery almonds, caramelized brown sugar, oak and a light amount of something vaguely anise-like and cherry-esque that reminds me of Cuvee Delphine. Hint of soy sauce and coffee too. The aroma is big and bold; you can whiff it a foot or two away from the glass. 4/5

Taste: The first thing that strikes me about this beer is that it finishes with an intense dose of immensely dark chocolate that tastes like this chocolate bar. Upfront is dark fruit, cherry, caramelized brown sugar, burnt roast and very faint coffee. The "upfront" flavor reminds me a lot of Marshall Zhukov and Black Albert. In comparison to the nose, there is not much hops and the anise is barley detectable unless you are searching for it. Some five seconds after these flavors hit your tongue, the dark chocolate/cacao flavor washes them away and supplants them entirely with a big, thick, bold, dry and delicious pure chocolate finish. As the beer warms up, a little bitter coffee flavor sneaks into the finish and a little more of the roast and anise come through on the palate. This beer is pretty complex, and I like the way the flavors from the finish and the "upfront impression" complement each other in a non-blended way that makes this beer seem like I am drinking two separate stouts. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, minimal carbonation. Slightly sweet with a modestly bitter, dry finish. 4.5/5

Overall: An excellently crafted, gypsy-made imperial stout that far surpasses everything that Mikkeller, Evin Twin's (evil) twin brother, has put out to date. Prost!

Recommendation: The beer is quite pricey, but arguably delivers. This is not a beer that I would hoard at its price point, but it's one I would recommend nonetheless trying (and maybe sharing with a friend).

Pairings: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Cost: $12 for a 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Founders snifter. The pour is extremely dark and viscous with no light getting through. The head is medium tan, big, rocky, majestic and has pretty good staying power. On the nose I smell lots of chocolate sweetness, an oaky,earthy, musty woodiness, some nice toasted malt aroma, and a slightly bitter burnt fruit note like a good Russian Imperial Stout. So far, I'm all in!

Very full-bodied, delicious stout! First of all, the feel is to die for. This thing is thick and creamy and just heaven on the palate. The flavors are really intense and satisfying. Sweet, chocolatey toasted malt, nice vanilla-laced dark fruit, a bit of espresso, rum-soaked black forest cake, creme de cacao. The flavors are wonderful. The booze is definitely present and this beer brings some heat in the back of the throat as you swallow. A definite sipper.

I haven't been this impressed with a stout since I had Founders Imperial Stout for the first time. This stuff is terrific! If you don't like boozy stouts, then proceed with caution. But if booze + sweet = elegant dessert on your palate OR if you like big, malty, bittersweet Russian Imperial Stouts, you have GOT to try this.

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Photo of cvm4
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours pretty thick and has a very black body with a brown one finger head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S - Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light molasses and faint licorice.

T - Devine! You could eat this for dessert. Bitter dark chocolate through and through with a background of coffee. Secondary flavors are vanilla, molasses and booze.

M - Full bodied with a low carbonation. Smooth beer that seems thick on the tongue.

O - I'm very impressed. This is a sipper that was crafted with excellence in mind.

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

Pours wall to wall black. This is a very dark beer. It really only shows brown when there's just a sip or two left in the glass. Small brown head. Looks big, though TBFA Blackout Porter looked a bit more syrupy.

Aroma is dark chocolate, herbal hops, roast, coffee, dark stone fruit, caramel, molasses, caramel. Lots of roasted malt in there. Some booze shows up, but it has its place and fits well. A tiny bit of acetone or something in there - just an odd harsh note.

The taste is excellent. This beer is a mouthful of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. It makes me think of super rich, very dark chocolate fudge. Interesting umami-ish note to the beer from all of that roasted malt. A touch of leather and anise. Fairly sweet, but there's a good dose of bitterness from the roast and some more herbal hoppiness. Evil Twin really nailed the classic imperial stout flavors with this one.

Mouthfeel is thick and full. Coats the mouth with roasted malt flavor. Some booze but less than expected. Probably could be a tad thicker, but I'm kinda splitting hairs.

A delicious imperial stout. It's very well-made and ticks all of the right notes for the style. Despite all of that, I sorta preferred the Blackout Porter. This beer is much more of a classic imperial stout, whereas Blackout felt like a unique spin on the style. Both are excellent beers, and Evil Twin deserves a ton of credit for putting out a string of great big stouts/porters (not to mention his other beers).

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black with a bit of brown and a thin layer of chocolate colored head. Fades quickly.

S - Roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, molasses, black licorice, some dark fruits, vanilla, tobacco, booze.

T - Roasted dark chocolate malts, coffee, molasses, black licorice, some vanilla, tobacco, dark fruits, earthy hops, booze.

M - Full bodied, mild carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a warming, sweet finish.

D - Big and bold, but well balanced. Great big imperial stout.

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

Bottle from Binny's - Lincoln Park. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Dark reddish-mocha foam settles to a thin collar, leaving a few wisps on top and a few specks of lace. Pitch black body.

S - Fudge, dark chocolate, light soy and umami, vanilla, roasted nuts, and mild smoke and charred malt flavors. Quite sweet, but with sufficient roast to keep things form getting cloying.

T - The taste verges a bit more to the char and espresso side of things, with more smoke, roast, and dark chocolate. Again, there's a mild umami note, as well as hints of anise and fudge. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, but I could have stood for a bit more of the chocolate cake sweetness found in the aroma.

M - Full-bodied and viscous. Pleasant medium-low carbonation, melted chocolate texture but not overly sticky. Slightly dry and burnt in the finish, with a smokey residual feel.

D - I liked this about as much as I liked Even More Jesus; in fact I came up with the exact same score without even looking back at my older review for that beer. It's a well-made Imperial Stout but not quite worth the premium pricing. I'd drink it again if I had more disposable income or if someone offered though.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into Lawson's snifter. I believe this is the same beer as Even more Jesus, except brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny in Catalunya, Spain (hence it written in Spanish).

*400th Review!

A- Pours a very dark jet black with a very thin dark mocha head that recedes fairly fast, leaves some thin layered lacing. Fairly minimal carbonation, but small consistent rising bubbles.

S- Decently strong and fairly complex aromas of dark fudge, chocolate, figs, a hint of dates, and a bit of espresso. Nice aroma, with the fudge definitely coming out the most.

T- Fudge, espresso (a little bit more then the nose), a hint of figs, a bit of dark chocolate, finishes with dark fudge and a bit of cocoa. Nice sweet lingering aftertaste.

M- Thick, velvety, decent carbonation, finishes with a nice smoothness.

O- This was a nice imperial stout that was definitely easy drinking, flavorful, and nicely complex. I enjoyed drinking this and would definitely recommend it.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller Teku (semi-proper!). Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, caramel, wood, dark chocolate, sweet alcohol, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, roasted malt, caramel, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and earth. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. There was quite a bit going on in this one as far as robustness and complexity. I have had the other version of this in the past and this one compares pretty well. This one actually might be a little more robust on the dark chocolate aspect. While this is definitely a heavy hitter on the ABV aspect the other flavors going on here definitely do a good job of masking some of it, but doesn’t completely. A really well done brew that I’m glad I got the chance to try.

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Photo of billab914
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle into my Devil's Backbone glass. Pretty close to black in color with a thin tan film barely covering the top. Decent lacing as I drank it.

Aroma has a nice mix of milk chocolate and roasted malts. Little bit of dark frit to it as well as a bit of a leathery presence. Pretty smooth and flavorful aroma overall and pretty nice for the style.

The taste shows more of the milk chocolate flavor up front while the finish has more of the roasted malts and smoky flavors coming out. The finish is dry with some resiny hop bitterness to it. There is some dark fruits to it as well. It comes together pretty nicely.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with low carbonation. Overall, it was a pretty solid beer of the style all around. The flavors all came together pretty well. It was bold, flavorful and a pretty nice beer to sip on this evening.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

11.2oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours absolutely pitch black with two fingers of medium brown, dense foam.

S: Dark, burnt malts dominate. I get tobacco, dark chocolate, burnt sugar, toffee, and prunes. This is a kitchen sink stout, but in a good way. I can only imagine how many specialty malts are in this one. As the beer warms, I get significant roast.

T: Dark chocolate and hop bitterness is supported by burnt sugars, toffee, and prunes. Balance between sweet and bitter is nearly perfect, this beer has many flavors on both sides that contribute to its complexity. Like the aroma, I get some roast as the beer warms, particularly in the aftertaste. Booze is evident, but it certainly doesn't seem 12%.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

O: This beer is extremely complex and extremely tasty. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As some folks believe that Jesus is black. If so, the fine folks over at Evil Twin show that black Jesus may not be enough- for those occasions, they bring us Aun Mas Jesus!

The limited Christmas time release pours with lighter carbonation than usual and causes an inky black appearance. A light swirl leaves tawny bronze legging on the glass, looking much like brandy. Casual bubbles climb to the rim of the snifter and form an espresso-like creme. Dainty in its foam stance, yet masculine in color and texture- its obvious that this is no ordinary stout.

A culmination of roast, sweet, and booze rise to the nose with a strong, succulent, and complex scent. Rich espresso is again reaffirmed, but unexpected elements of sherry, port, and merlot add a vinous and fruity set of aromas to the roast. Complementary notes of chocolate, walnut, and light smoke keep the waves of aromas coming.

The first sip of the stout curls onto the tongue and saturates the taste buds with savory sweetness of port wine, bittersweet chocolate, and seared toffee. Its lush taste is aided by vinous esters of red grape, dry sherry, and tannin-rich oak. Cherries, raisins, and plumb layer onto the roasty and winy taste and ensures new flavors with each sip. A forgiving finish of burnt embers bring on notions of smoke and wood extend deeply in the gullet and melds right into the next savory sip.

With its low carbonated creaminess, the beer seeps into the mouth, again like port wine and satisfies the need for both sweet and savory textures. Its oily coat clings to the mouth and draws out into a long bittersweet finish. Brandy-like alcohols ensure a spicy-warm aftertaste with mild wood bitterness.

"Even More Jesus" is a highly satisfying stout that's not for the faint of heart. It's an extremely complex ale but not complicated. It's both aggressive and forgiving, robust and soft, spicy and silky- it's everything you want in a beer named for Jesus, and maybe even more!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some very dark brown at the edges when held up to the light and slightly thick looking (like oil). The beer has an eight of a finger tall very dark mocha head that quickly fades to a small patch of extremely thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate malts, and coffee.

T: Moderate to strong flavors of dark roasted malts with some notes of chocolate and coffee. There are some lighter notes of burnt malts and licorice. Some light flavors of alcohol. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that lingers briefly.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy and coats your mouth with some light alcohol heat and dryness in the finish.

O: This is a very enjoyable really big stout which is something I very much enjoy - there are wonderful flavors and aromas with good complexity. Also, this beer is a righteous looking stout - dark and thick. The flavors are well balanced and it goes down rather easily for as big as it is...

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Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is absolutely jet black in color and poured like the consistency of motor oil, eventually foaming a bit at the end to produce an eighth of a finger high mocha-colored head. This died down into delicate lacing covering the surface and also left a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts in the nose along with some notes of coffee beans and hints of roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but much more balanced and has a light amount of bitterness. Hints of burnt malts and licorice become evident as the beer warms up. Only slight traces of alcohol are perceptible.
M: It feels a bit shy of full-bodied on the palate and coats your mouth a bit; a low to moderate amount of carbonation is present. There are some slight hints of warming from the alcohol and dryness towards the finish.
O: This beer has a great balance between the malts and hops and hides its alcohol especially well considering the strength. It's quite bitter for such a strong stout, which negates any stickiness. As such, it is a very drinkable imperial stout.

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Photo of nickfl
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of deep, dark, orange-brown foam on top of a completely opaque, black body. The head settles very slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Dark, sweet malt with notes of chocolate, espresso, and vanilla.

T - Thick, oily chocolate up front with notes of fudge and espresso. Some charred caramel and licorice in the middle, which leads into a finish of dark fruit, old leather, and smoky, spicy dark chocolate.

M - A thick, oily body, moderately low carbonation, and a surprisingly well balanced finish.

D - Very complex and flavorful, but also unusually balanced and drinkable for a beer of this strength. The rich, intense dark chocolate takes the lead but it is supported nicely by a range of sugar, spice, fruit, and even some woody notes. This is absolutely worth the price if you can find it.

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Photo of larryi86
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Black with a small brown head.

S- Chocolate, charred oak, smokey, vanilla, sweet and smokey.

T- Coffee, smokey, chocolate, vanilla, some alcohol, charred oak, more bitter than the nose.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A solid smokey stout, but a little pricey. Could be sweeter, but still has nice balance. I have not had Even More Jesus yet, but I will definitely seek it out after how I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of ChadQuest
3.86/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour is nice and dense, not Cigar City dense, but for sure on the thicker end of the spectrum. thick brown colored head.
The nose is roasty with some sweet chocolate, a dose of vanilla, and you heard it here first, campfire toasted marshmellow. All the kids will be noting smores from here on.
Some componants of the flavor are awesome, the rich silky chocolate with a coffee tone to it, and a powdered chocolate with campfire smoked marshmellows. pretty nice all around if you dig a hint of smoke, it is a low contribution in the overall scheme of flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium all around, i expected it to feel denser, but it does not.

Good beer with a high price.

3/C = Average

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, thin mocha head, minimal lacing.

S - Smoked malts, tobacco, brown sugar, hint of alcohol, roasted barley, cocoa, earth, leather.

T - Smoked malts, espresso, dark grains, tobacco, roasted malt, vanilla bean , milk chocolate.

M - Viscous, low carbonation.

O - World class, I prefer this version to the Even More Jesus version.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours black, very thick and viscous looking, produces a thin chocolate colored head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Roasty aroma, coffee and chocolate, also a very considerable earthy, peat/tobacco aroma, very interesting.

T- Big coffee and roast bitterness, chocolate sweetness, some char and booze.

M- Full-bodied, thick, viscous and velvety.

O- A solid stout, very easy drinking for 12%, it's a bit pricey, but probable still worth checking out.

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

12oz. A sizeable oily looking pour, thin layer of light brown on top. Stuck to the glass just a little bit.

Aroma, big peaty malt, smoke, vanilla some roast. A tinge of booze.

Taste, big roast and smokey malt. A charred chocolate. Finish like chewing on a chocolate covered coffee bean. A minimal herbal type hop presence. It is big and bold.

Near oily slick, but there is a nice level of carbonation. Not nearly as boozy as the aroma led me to believe. No problem drinking this myself, but you need to be ready for a heavy roast malt and coffee.
The only problem with these Evil Twin brews is the price point.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event.

Just such a rich smooth smoky smell and flavor. Complex but never offputting.

In comparison to the Even More Jesus I would say this has a tiny bit more smoke flavor while the Even is a little bit smoother and slightly more vinous.

Definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of brystmar
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Más Jesús, ¿no?

Oily black pour, body is totally opaque. Minimal head, though the brown lace sticks around for awhile. Roars back to life with a brisk swirl of my glass.

Roasty aroma, burnt malts, traces of tobacco, bitter coffee, booze. Velvety body, plenty of flavor depth. Did I mention it was deeply roasted? Finishes with a mouthful of bittersweet baker's chocolate and booze. A tasty brew for sure.

I prefer Even More Jesus, but this is still quite good.

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