Aún Más Café Jesús | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly coffee beans - threw them in and created damn good aromas, a thick fudge-like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste.... furthermore jesus!

Produced and bottled by Evil Twin Brewing at Cervesa del MONTSENY Sant Miguel de Balenyà, Barcelona, Spain.

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#1,402
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
865
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
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Reviews: 148 | Ratings: 865
Reviews by MasterSki:
Photo of MasterSki
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from The Beer Temple. Served in a taster glass.

A - Big tan foam lingers, leaving behind tons of sticky lacing. Pitch black body. Ominous. Not sure what else one would want here.

S - Big coffee, roasted malts, light smoke, dark pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate, and perhaps a tad yeasty. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

T - Taste isn't quite as good, with less of the sweetness and more espresso bitterness and heavier emphasis on roasted and charred malts. Basically my exact same problem with the other beers in this series, but more extreme due to the coffee addition.

M - Medium-full body, some roasty and gritty coffee grounds in the texture, viscous, chewy, with lower carbonation. Again, well-hidden alcohol.

D - I didn't find this to be a big improvement on the base beer; while the coffee imparted more depth to the aroma it put the burnt and charred notes out of balance flavor-wise. Otherwise, it's a very solid Imperial Stout. Worth checking out, particularly if you're that guy who likes eating the burnt cookies and/or popcorn.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of caramel colored head. Nice viscous look to this, still effervescent, zero head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, dark fruit, a little vanilla

T: Dark fruit, carob, a little bit of woody hops, some booze, a little dryness. Raisin, chocolate, a little charred grain & dryness as this warms, some vanilla & a little leafy hops. Finishes with faint boozeyness, raisins, figs, a suggestion of coffee & a little caramel

MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation. Carbonation picks up once warm

Fairly complex, drinkable enough, but this beer failed to truly impress me. I can better examples of this style for far less cost. Evil Twin will continue to just be a tick for me. Even when the quality is there, the price is just insane

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Photo of ccg
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours jet black. After pouring, a small amount of thin bubbles appear on the surface, but it looks barely carbonated.
On the nose, there is some coffee, but it's subtle and not dominant. It's mixed well with smells of dark malt, toffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit. It's all well balanced, but you really have to stick your nose in the glass to pick it up.
The taste follows the smell, with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Coffee, sweet dark malt, some earthiness.
The mouthfeel is excellent. It's rich and chewy and viscous.
Overall, it's kind of like drinking bittersweet chocolate brownie batter mixed with espresso. The flavors are well integrated. The real star is the mouthfeel, if you're looking for a rich and chewy dessert stout.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint

A: Absolutely no head at all no carbonation sound when bottle was opened completely pitch black

S: Deep dark chocolate with roasted coffee lots of burnt malts

T: nice rich coffee with big roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate some licorice

M: creamy thick very cloying in a good way makes the beer feel more decadent

O: Very nice beer odd that there is no carbonation. Great rich roasty coffee and chocolate with a nice thick mouthfeel pretty much everything you want in a stout displayed nicely here. Only wish the carbonation was a tad higher.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (revisit 1/2017):
Pours close to, if not motor oil thick. Head fights to the surface in a mocha color, but settles in with somewhat surprisingly light tan bubbles. Lacing is sparse and hints at the alcohol level. Simply tipping the glass for a sip brings back a little head.
Revisit: not as lively carbonation down a notch

Nose is strong and pungent. I've never smelled "raw" coffee, but I get an impression here. Very dark roast notes cut by a live, young (green), woodiness. Some old leather and cherry wood as odd accents I am getting, and some more generic smokiness/charred wood notes.
Revisit: cherry wood not so much, add in a pinch of cigar smoke - interesting and confusing

Smokiness comes out a bit more in the taste over the think battle of coffee and chocolate. The entire combination leads to a green pepper note by mid-taste. Ending leans chocolate, but has a significant woody and astringent bitterness to it.
Revisit: smoky, yes; but not more than nose this time. Now that cigar smoke is in my mind, that tobacco and smoke comes through in flavor.

Definitely full bodied, nice carbonation if ever so slightly watery by the end taste on a warmer beer. Oily finish, slick and very lightly coating - a little surprising given the body heft.

A nice beer for those wanting bold, coffee-ish flavors with a dose of dark chocolate - but to me a bunch of bravado lacking a bit of nuance. Very enjoyable, and I could see it complimenting food very well. But of itself, there is a je ne sais quoi that wants something mas.
Revisit: smoke plays too much in this taste. Seasonal/batch difference? My palate for the day? We'll give it an another chance before adjusting any more.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a midnight black color with no head at all. Rich aroma of coffee and some chocolaty sweetness. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate and sweet but not too sweet. Very smooth to drink, has a very easy drink because carbonation is so low. Overall it's very good but I wish it had a little more carbonation

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal tan head and no lace. Coffee bean and slight fudge brownie like aroma. Really strong and dry coffee taste with roasted cocoa notes. If you love dry coffee beers with minimal sweet chocolate tastes then this is it but wish tad more sweeter.

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Photo of q33jeff
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
11/11/16

Bottle to tulip glass.

LOOK: thick dark black, oily, small brown head, fades.
AROMA: Coffee is apparent, mixed well with the beef/barley stewish aroma from the regular Aun Mas a jesus.
TASTE: same as aroma, coffee, malt, beef stew.
FEEL: thuck, very full body, virtually no carbonation.

**

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Photo of SawDog505
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured near room temperature into a Lost Abbey Teku glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours near pitch black with a massive 3 finger mocha head that has excellent retention and takes its sweet time slowly settling into a ring of mocha bubbles that hugs the sides of the glass and leaves some spotty lace behind.

Smell is roasted expresso, vanilla beans, Ameretto, hazelnut, truffles, and just the slightest hint of warming alcohol.

Taste very much about the roasty expresso, Deep dark chocolate, vanilla, truffles, and just a hint of warming alcohol.

Mouthfeel is near large, gentle carbonation, actually not dry and that is unusual for this style, and it is so darn drinkable at 12% ABV.

Overall this is as good a Imperial Stout as I have ever drank, really world class!

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Pitch black, with no head, lacing, or noticeable carbonation. It looks like oil sludge

S - Coffee and booze, and chocolate

T - Coffee, chocolate, and booze

F - Heavy body, medium carbonation

O - A tasty coffee stout, but doesn't blow me away

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Photo of Maillard
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cw577enfield
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gruss004
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metaldude05
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A this is how a coffee stout should be. The balance of the coffee and stout is about perfect. The differences maker and what makes this beer speci
Is the quality of the base stout. Very thick stout with rich malts providing a base that can withstand the coffee. The beer does not dissPear behind the coffee. Looks great with a caramel head, mouthfeel is about perfect, and all the flavors compliment each other for a great tasting stout.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Single 12 oz bottle purchased from Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY. 8.49 for the bottle. At that price, hope it's good!

Pours like motor oil from the bottle to my tulip. Very sticky, goopy, and awesome. Nice head that's almost as dark as the beer itself. Dark brown rings of lace go down the sides of this beer as I drink.

Smells like wonderful coffee, of the espresso bent. Bit of chocolate and roastiness too.

The taste follows- bitter coffee beans, coffee soaked brownies, cocoa powder, alcohol twang, oak, vanilla, slight tobacco and leather, roasty bitterness, sweet finish. A lot of great flavors smash you over the head in this one. Insane!

A comparable mouthfeel to the Bourbon County line. Sticky, viscous, and full. Awesome!

Worth the price. I always pick it up when I see it.

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Photo of Stezz420
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heysuz
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kodt
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Warren2621
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tom10101
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kwkdmk
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MizzouBeerNerd
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 865 ratings