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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%
 
 
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Photo of fitzy84
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer has a pure black appearance with a thin brown head that forms quickly and then disappears. Aromas are thick with dark chocolate, plums, a little bit of cherry. Taste follows the nose with some dense chocolate flavors mixed with coffee and malts. Mouthfeel is very silky and creamy in terms of texture. Overall, a great beer to end the night with and excellent in terms of aromas, taste, and mouthfeel.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.52/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black hue with gobs of brown residue at the bottom.

Dark khaki head; decent lace.

Thick mouthfeel.

Bitter dark chocolate flavor dominates, with a brutal hop finish. Over the top, no balance & kinda boozy to boot. Drinkable, barely.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very light head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a deep black that is opaque. The texture is that it is shiny and a little bit thin looking.

The smell is pretty good. It has a nice bittersweet dark chocolate and dark bitter coffee note that mix very well. There also happens to be a light bitter grapefruit hop note.

The taste is pretty good. The beer has a a great coffee and dark chocolate note that mix very well and that the notes compliment each other very well. The chocolate is nicely bitter and despite the high ABV; there doesn't seem to be any trace of the alcohol.

The feel is okay. It is a heavy bodied beer that has a thin feel to it. However, the major detriment is the lack of any carbonation whatsoever. While I enjoy my imperial stouts, the lack of carbonation kind of takes it away.

Overall, not a bad beer and worth trying at least once. It's a decent beer but isn't as complex as other beers. It's still an interesting beer and

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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 81tillinfinity
3.68/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thick dark and rich, bittersweet chocolate and espresso dominate. This beer drinks nicely with no hint of the 12% abv. Only problem it poured completely flat with no carbonation.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear thick viscous jet black in color with light amounts of fine active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and very faint hints of dark cola brown highlights when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall foamy very dark mocha head that quickly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark chocolate and coffee over moderate aromas of roasted malts. Light aromas of licorice/anise.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with a light to moderate amount of charred malts. That is followed by strong flavors of dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee (french roast). Finally there is a moderate flavor of licorice/anise. Slightly stronger than moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness in the finish and a hint of booziness.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Evil Twin really knows how to do the these big rich stouts and this one does not disappoint. Rich, complex, roasty, and bitter flavors with not too much alcohol presence. This is definitely a big beer and I sipped it slowly over a couple of hours. Extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of pants678
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with a thin tan head.

Bold coffee.

Doesn't feel like the coffee was supposed to be subtle or well blended. Harsh edge is right out front. But, it's not imposing enough to be off putting. It rides the border and is not really worth $9 for 12oz. Like the base, a touch of sweetness would do a lot of good.

This series is super dense.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pitch black with a small mocha head. Retention and lacing are minimal.

Smell is very strong bitter coffee and sweet milk chocolate.

Taste is the same but more subdued. Starts off with the sweet chocolate and finishes very bitter with the coffee.

Feel is medium to thick and syrupy. Lacking severely in carbonation.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours an opaque black with an absolutely beautiful dark caramel head. Very sexy. Dissipates to just a ring though.

Smells of strong coffee and malt. Bittersweet chocolate and some pow.

Bitter chocolate and coffee attack right away, with some heavy malt and bitter dryness. Strong on the coffee, but lacking a bit in other flavors.

Mouth is pretty full with decent carbonation. Coffee and malt all the way. Semi dry finish.

Overall a decent coffee stout. Strong on the coffee and alcohol. Looks better than it actually taste. Solid nonetheless

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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 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 Slack
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with no head or lacing.

Nose is dark coffee beans, roasted malt, a faint sweet fruit, and minor booze.

Taste is roasted malt, a semisweet cocoa, and black coffee throughout especially on the finish.

Body is medium and smooth with a lightly creamy nature. Little carbonation. Finish lingers and is warming if swirled.

A huge coffee forward stout. Looks, smells, and tastes like coffee! If you like that, you will be in heaven, if not avoid like the plague. The biggest strength (coffee) is a bit of a drawback (to me) because it unbalances the beer. Don't get me wrong, it is very drinkable and quite nice but the other flavors are muddled by the coffee. It opens a touch as it warms, perhaps try this after it has sat open awhile.

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Photo of EMH73
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap, poured jet black with extremely minimal tan head. Smells of burnt coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, sweetness from the dark fruits and licorice. Bitter finish. ABV is very bell hidden. Heavy bodied and lightly carbonated with a viscious mouthfeel. Base beer is better IMO.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged bottle served cold in a snifter. No bottling date but it shows signs of age.

Nice bottle artwork. There is a massive amount of sludge in the bottom of the bottle and a thick ring at the top where the liquid level is. Opened with a nice hiss. Poured very thick and creamy with a 1 finger head that is dark coffee colored. The beer is a very dark brown. Nose is coffee grounds, bakers cocoa, raisins, prunes, figs, notes of sherry and port wine, boozy but not intense. Taste follows the nose well. The 12% alcohol alcohol is very well hidden and it drinks more like something in the 8% range. Cocoa, old coffee, roasted malts, smokey, slight booz, slight ozidized notes that present like dark fruits and sherry, coffee grounds. Ultra smooth and creamy. A delicious offering from one of the masters of Imperial Stouts.

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Photo of barczar
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not a lot of coffee in aroma. More tar and dark chocolate. Not sure of age, on tap.

Flavor is more coffee, but the base beer dominates. Rich dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.1/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours quite black. Very tiny khaki colored head which took about 10 seconds to finally appear. No lacing.

Aroma is strong dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Some sweetness from molasses and caramel.

Very bitter coffee on first taste, kinda burnt-like. Dark chocolate, again quite bitter. Caramel. brown sugar, and molasses all offer a mild sweet counter point.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Extremely bitter on the tongue. Leaves a burnt, ashy feeling.

Rather let down with this beer. It's like it was scorched before bottling. Still scraping my tongue to get the feel off it.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black body, viscous like motor oil. Head is super thin and chocolate colored. Head retention and lacing are below average.

Smell is of intense burnt coffee beans, burnt malts, and faint dark chocolate. Alcohol is very present but hops arent.

Taste is big on acidic coffee, almost acrid/oily. Hops arent present. Charred oak, burnt espresso, fudge, and alcohol round out the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. Carbonation levels are good. Head died immediately unfortunately.

Overall this beer was kind of a mess. Bitterness from coffee was overpowering along with lots of burnt overtones. I enjoyed the malt profile but as a whole, it needs refinement.

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Photo of FFreak
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the Bevie for $7.99 for a single 12 oz bottle. Poured into a short tulip. Pours thick, oily black, with no head at all despite a fairly aggressive pour. Aroma is somewhat muted and has very little coffee aroma. I smelled mostly molasses and licorice. Taste is good...somewhat on the sweet side, and with no carbonation at all, comes close to being cloyingly sweet. And again, no coffee to speak of in the taste. It's mostly molasses, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate....good but not what I expected. Mouthfeel is heavy, full-bodied, thick and viscous with no carbonation. Overall, this probably appeals to fans of really thick and sweet, high-ABV stouts. For me it was a little too much.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was gonna hold on to this one but it was Christmas Eve and I was in Mexico and I couldn't think of a more perfect time to drink it!

L: Pours a pitch black with no head and very little visible foam.

S: Pungent sweet dark coffee, with toffee and caramel, bread, some baker’s chocolate and oily coffee beans.

T: Sweet, thick black iced coffee. Bready, caramel-like and roasty with some alcohol. Medium length, pleasant coffee finish.

F: Medium-full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, close to no carbonation and very little alcohol presence. Would be great with a little more carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty coffee stout – strong flavored, but with the well-masked alcohol and relatively short finish, it’s really drinkable for the abv. Could have used more carbonation, but lack of carbonation doesn’t bother me all that much with imperial stouts. The quality doesn’t justify the pricepoint however, and few beers at this price actually do, but it was good nonetheless.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks nice. Oily black crimson with little head. This must not hold up well. I've had it refrigerated since i got it but I'm assuming the coffee had to be better than this for the price tag. Aroma smells nice but little coffee. Taste has nice coffee and malt balance with the coffee eventually winning out. Although the body is heavy and oily it seems to be a little undercarbed which is kind of a bummer. Nice beer. Wouldn't buy again.

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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 spoony
3.88/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle (no date) to a snifter. Reviewed from notes dated December 1, 2015.

A-A normal pour produces a short, tan head that fades immediately. The foam leaves a film that doesn't quite cover the dark, shiny, viscous liquid below. The beer is still in the glass.

S-The aroma is heavy on the roasted coffee flavors. Like opening up a bag of espresso beans. I also sniff a little bakers chocolate. The whole package is pretty bitter. I was expecting to sniff more sweetness given my experience with previous Jesus beers.

T-The taste is closer to my expectations. It is rich with fresh brewed coffee and suggestions of chocolate syrup or brownie batter and there is some vanilla bean to go with the still-huge coffee flavor. The alcohol is pretty well concealed with just a little sweet, fruity kick in there.

M-The mouthfeel is substantial and chewy, but perhaps a little flat.

O-This is a good beer, but I am a little let down. I really like Chili Jesus, so I was hoping this beer would match it, but I find this guy a little one-dimensional. It is rich and heavy, so if you want a dessert or night-cap, this should work, but there are better options.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque jet black with almost no head. Smells like fudge and premium coffee. Thick, fudgy mouthfeel with more chocolate, coffee, and some booziness.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
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 jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours an opaque "dirty motor oil" color with no head. slight agitation shows that it's mega-carbonated, however. nose; roasted coffee, dark fudge and chocolate. taste; huge roasted malt, fudge, chocolate and coffee. vanilla & plum sweets in the middle, and ringing on the aftertaste with toffee and espresso notes. hops are present (though suppressed) and the whole beer has a dark-rich de-bittered character. massively carbonated, and the tiny bubbles lend a creamy/velvety heavy mouthfeel. very much reminds me of eviltwin's other dessert stouts. they are impressive, but like a heaping serving of "death-by-chocolate" cake, it's most definitely a one-and-done affair; well, the big abv is hidden with magical pixie dust, so maybe not. eviltwin seems to have the market cornered on extreme dessert stouts (it shows in the price), and this one is right in the mix.

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