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Evil Twin 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 Double / 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 MINTSENY Sant Miguel de Balenyà, Barcelona, Spain.

Added by random846 on 05-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
758
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
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For Trade:
25
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Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black. There's a little brown at the edges. Heavy light brown head, a blanket of fine bubbles. The liquid appears thick and leaves a slick coating on the glass with each swirl. It doesn't quite have legs, but we're in the ballpark. No lacing, but it's not exactly expected. The aroma is dark chocolate and caramel wrapped around fancy, fruity coffee beans. It smells luxurious. I want to eat it in fudge form. There's a light vinous note, along with some blackberries, but this is a chocolate bomb with well integrated caramel and coffee. The taste is sweet without a hint of cloy. Tons of dark chocolate, perfectly integrated coffee. The coffee is fairly strong but never takes over or gets in the way of other flavors. Big molasses, blackberry, lighter chocolate, mocha. Very well hidden alcohol. Smooth, thick, rich feel. Velvety chocolate cake. Very well made beer. I continue to be impressed by Evil Twin's work in stouts. Fun to try something brewed in Spain.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
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 russpowell
4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -4.9%
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 q33jeff
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
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 clayrock81
4/5  rDev -5.9%
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 MasterSki
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
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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Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
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 cjgiant
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braugon
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tbryan5
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of DahWag
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of joel66
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.92/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of alarmclock314
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours jet black with a small sized brown head; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, char, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, and some earthy hops. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, char, cocoa, coffee, and hops. Some moderate bitterness, dryness, and sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Above average body and lower carbonation. Overall, it's on the bitter/dry flavor spectrum but has some moderate sweetness for balance. Not as coffee-forward as other coffee IS's.

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Hoppity1
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_Panos
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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