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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Reviews: 148 | Ratings: 865
Photo of beersampler6
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice imperial stout with some rich, deep chocolate and coffee flavors. Pours a deep dark black with virtually no head or lacing. Smells of chocolate brownie, dark roast coffee and caramel. Taste follows the nose, along with vanilla, malt, a little hazelnut and brown sugar. Smooth, moderately creamy, rich, decadent mouthfeel with just enough carbonation. Very tasty and enjoyable, fairly smooth and not too alcohol-tasting despite the high ABV.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Date: No bottled on date, comsumed on 12/18/18.

Appearance: Well it's a Evil Twin stout, so it's dark as hell and a hard pour produces relitivly little in the way of head.

Aroma: It smells sweeter than I would have thought for a variation of Even More Jesus. It smells like rich dark chocolate and vanilla brownie batter. The coffee seems lighter and fruity and it does have is a nice light to medium green and earthy aroma. There is also some powdered cocoa and an odd beefy aroma in the mix as well.

Taste: The taste follows the nose closely with the coffee and sweeter fudge like chocolate hitting first. Around the edges of the palate the sweetness subsides some and things get quite roasty with a little coffee bitterness and a lot of roasted malts. The mouthfeel is full, sticky, and so smooth that its like gnawing on a chocolate stained velvet painting. I feel like there is some sugar added in here as I am getting more sweetness as it warms. Aside from the recent Even More Pecan Pie variant, this might be the sweetest Even More beer yet partially because the associated massive roast isn't as prominent here as on the regular or the Even More Coco. I wouldn't classify this one as an outright pastry stout, but be warned that it is leaning in that direction. After it spends some time in the glass, the abv lends some heat letting you know this is a 12% beer. I would have liked to try this one a little more fresh, although it is still drinking very nicely and I find it very enjoyable. I really enjoy the majority of Evil Twin stouts but it is 2018, time to date the damn bottles.

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.94/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on the bottle, but guessing 6-12 months old at least.

The pour shows a good weight, not motor oil but good viscosity. Pretty cold pour, so not much rising head. A thin ring of tan foam sits around the perimeter.

Bitter roasty coffee and admittedly a pretty clear aroma of green peppers. Doesn’t smell totally gone, but definitely getting that slight off aroma. However, an underlying smell of dark chocolate and malt really helped make the aroma predominantly pleasant.

This beer has definitely held up better than the Bourbon and Brandy Barrel Jesus variants , and I think they came into the store around the same time. Roasty coffee hits first, a little overly bitter, but balanced by a quick follow up of dark chocolate and subtle roasted malt. I’m again getting some green pepper off flavors, but they haven’t developed to a point where I can’t still thoroughly enjoy this beer.

A tad thin, but creamy and smooth. Incredibly drinkable for 12%, not getting really any booze or even warming qualities in the finish. Very low carb that’s present but soft. Sticky finish.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle poured into a sam adams glass

pencil thin brown foam cap settles to a layer of brown bubbles, some lacings

motor oil black liquid

faint coffee aroma

Taste of coffee beans, roast beens, leather

low sudsing, slight alcohol feel

good beer

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours close to black, with a very limited dark mocha colored head, no significant retention and no Belgian lacing.
S: Aromas of milk chocolate and sweetened, black coffee, molasses, brown rum, orange peel. Boozy.
T: Sweet. Flavors, again, dark roasted malt, black coffee, and rum/molasses balanced with peppery bitterness from hops that is present up front and throughout swallow. Not quite a raunchier roastiness. A light tingling aftertaste.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation.
O: A delicious, coffee flavored Imperial Stout.

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Photo of stevoj
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle courtesy of Steve. This was the booziest of the Jesus lineup. Pours out black with a small beige ring. Aroma features lots of coffee, dark roasty malts and some semi-sweet chocolate. Taste brings more roast malts and coffee, mildly sweet finish and lots of alcohol heat.

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Photo of 98green
3.71/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taster only as I wasn’t paying $14 for a 10 oz pour. To me, the malts came off as a bit charred or something, a flavor I tend to describe as “dusty.” That aspect kept me from enjoying anything else. To be fair, didn’t have enough to properly get a read on the feel.

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

L — Jet black body with a small, remarkably dark brown head produced with well aerated pour. Some retention and good lacing
S — Dark fruits, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, booze, roast, bourbon-soaked cherries
T — Cacao powder, fudge, espresso, molasses, cream, smoke, dark fruit, hint of salt. Really layered and rich
F — Thick and viscous. Big mouthfeel, minimal carb. Silky and palate coating. It almost feels like there are some very fine coffee grounds in suspension
O — Like a melted fudgesicle in a glass with a shot of espresso to boot. Excellently put together and less sweet than some of the other Evil Twin stouts I’ve had lately

90/100

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Photo of ksimons
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-pitch black with a thin layer of dark tan head

S-dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla

T-dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate, and a light alcohol warming

M-full body and moderate carbonation

Overall another great Imperial Stout from Evil Twin, really great

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Photo of Tony210
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours like used motor oil, impervious to light. Virtually impossible to create any type of head, even swirling in the glass only generated the faintest amounts of foam. The beer coats the glass and has huge legs. 12% abv is well hidden. Has a sharp metallic / coffee aroma, not much going on there. Full bodied beer, thick and syrupy, I taste a lot of bittersweet chocolate and espresso, some fudge, finishes very dry with a pleasant lingering espresso aftertaste. Carbonation is minimal, liquid is extremely viscous. Overall I am glad I tried this beer but I don't need to drink it again.

11/28/17
12 oz bottle, no date but I think it is a fairly recent bottle.
4 rating

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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 teromous
3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't see a bottle date listed.

Appearance: It has a black body and a very dark brown head which has a creamy texture. The head slowly fades leaving some creamy-textured islands with a thick frothy ring on the surface. It leaves some nice spots of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It has a bit of a chocolate aroma with some green pepper and a very light burnt scent.

Taste: Up front it has this burnt wood flavor which moves a bit to a chocolate flavor in the middle of the mouth. Towards the end there is a moderate bitterness mixed with a carbon flavor.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth and a bit oily but not too thick. It has a medium-weight body with more texture than a standard medium bodied beer. It feels well attenuated.

Overall: It's a good beer but there are a lot of better Imperial Stouts. The coffee is hidden behind the burnt carbon flavor but it does peak out every now and then. It's good enough to at least try once but I doubt I would buy it regularly.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin tan head. Excellent bold coffee aroma and flavor.

Coffee is anything but subtle but not over powering and is well blended. Nice base with a touch of sweetness.

Very dense and rich. Good job by the folks over at Evil Twin.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely dark chocolate while pouring, and jet black in the glass. Syrupy thick with a slight rocky dark chestnut head that quickly forms a ring on a Dogfish Head snifter glass. Viscosity leaves a film that washes away tiny spots of lace.

The aroma opens with rich hot fudge, roasted coffee, and alcohol. Dates, figs, and lots of plum quickly follow, as does brown sugar and licorice. Warmth brings out smoky peat.

Flavor delivers on the aromas against a canvas of deep roast and surprisingly sweet malt. The finish is long with licorice and dark chocolate. Coffee is a mild attribute.

The texture is hard and smooth, while the body is bold. While not hot, alcohol is strong. Carbonation musters a faint prickling sensation.

While I would consider this a dessert beer, it served well while reading on a cool November afternoon.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a slim brace of a small off white head that quickly dissipated into nothing. The smell had a fantastic amount of sweet to rich and bitter coffee beans running into the cocoa powder sweetness strolling about. The taste takes in the previously mentioned flavors to blend sweetly and eloquently. Light sweet and bitter coffee aftertaste leading into the finish nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation runs super light allowing a stellar smooth to creamy sort of sticky feel on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a wonderful Imperial Stout that I would love to have again.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter from the bottle.

Appearance: super thick dark brown to black body with an extra dark tan head rising a notch above a finger's length.

Smell: Heavy coffee scent, actually closer to espresso.

Taste: Malts and smooth bitterness which has a dark chocolate feel to the beer. Sweet notes but don't think it's one of those molasses sweet beers...has hot milk and espresso feel which definitely beyond satisfies my palates.

Mouth: Little dry with medium carbonation and heavy stickiness to the brew.

Overall: Monster brew, incredible fight courtesy of my wife...think she knows my palates better than me. You see it you buy it and huge props to Cerveceria Montseny in Barcelona, Spain for producing this little beast. Salud

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours black with a creamy dark tan foam head. Smells like mocha, espresso, milk chocolate, fudge, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, chocolate covered dark fruits, plum, black cherry, fig, caramel, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, mild smoky roasted toasty malts, with floral earthy woodsy grassy pine. Tastes like dark mocha, espresso, milk chocolate, fudge, dark baking chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, plum, black cherry, figs, caramel, vanilla, dark molasses, charred brown sugar, some smoky roasted dark toasty malts, with floral earthy woodsy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial coffee stout.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours black sort of oily with thin mocha colored head. Spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, cinnamon and vanilla.

Taste - Lost of coffee and roasted malts. Light amount of dark chocolate and vanilla.

Feel - Full bodied creamy, well carbonated smooth the 12% alcohol is well hidden.

Overall - This is a great coffee stout, wonderful flavors very smooth and the alcohol is well masked.

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Photo of thatche2
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass at around 1 year old. Appearance is jet black with a little bit of dark brown coloring around the edges. There is almost no head at all. Smell is fairly heavy bourbon, which is interesting since it isn't barrel aged. There are also notes of dark roasted coffee, caramel malt, brown sugar and maybe pecans. Taste follows the nose with good sweetness throughout and fairly little bitterness. There is a lot of roasted malt/coffee flavor that gives this a nice edge. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is chewy, ,smooth and fairly thick with low carbonation. There is also a slightly watery finish that makes this imperial stout fairly drinkable.

Overall, this is a very enjoyable coffee stout, but it is a notch below the best in style. The smell is amazing and the roasted coffee flavors are very good. However, it is a little too sweet. Also, the mouthfeel, although very smooth, does not quite bring it all together.

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Photo of TonyLema1
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: jet black color, very thin tan head, minimal lacing
S: tons of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts
T: follows the nose and fudge brownie
F: chewy mouthfeel, boozy, very dry finish
O: great sipper

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2016 vintage
No bottle date, but around 6 months since purchase / release

Appearance- Pours a black color, oily thick body, completely opaque. Thin layer of dark tan colored head, soapy / bubbly. Tons of spotty head lacing on glass. Alcohol legs coat glass with a dark film-like layer.

Aroma- Cold brewed coffee, bitter, earthy ashy smoke, dry cocoa. Roasted malt, charred wood, bittersweet dark chocolates. Dark fruits, hints of toffee and caramel.

Taste- Bittersweet dark chocolates, charred malts, cocoa, espresso, smoky undertones. Dark fruits, licorice, molasses, savory umami character. Coffee on the finish w/ a lingering bitterness.

Feel- Full bodied, thick and chewy, mouth coating. Lower carbonation, very silky and smooth.

Overall- Coffee comes through up front with a rich espresso bean quality, but then there is an aggressive cold brewed coffee type presence that lingers on the aftertaste. The base beer is enveloped in coffee, but at the same time it is not overpowerd. A lot of the roasty, smoky, savory notes from the base beer still shine through.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pitch black and thick like a shake with only a half finger of orange brown chocolate head.

Smells of chocolate, coffee, snow, floral essence, green beans, and really sweet like molasses or a chocolate shake.

Tastes of coffee, snow, molasses, chocolate, green beans, and some floral tastes.

Really thick like a milk shake, with moderate, foamy carbonation.

Really good brew. Got this in in Albany, NY. Enjoying it Jan 11th in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After trying a few subpar stouts in a row, this was just what the doctor ordered! Coffee hits you early and the alcohol is never strong despite the 12% ABV. Willl be drinking this a lot in the future.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a reluctantly forming, fizzy, creme-colored head. Head peaks at half a finger in height. Lacing dots linger for a little bit, otherwise the glass looks clean. Roasted malts hit the nose first, with additional notes of coffee and chocolate. Not a whole lot going on in the front end. It does give a dark, inviting aroma. A sip opens up roasted malts first, with a hint of coffee. As the flavor profile progresses, the notes of coffee and chocolate grow, before finishing with just chocolate on the tongue. Its a smooth, clean flavor profile, far from a stout you just about eat. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a medium consistency. Thickness bumps up to a medium-thick as the beer warms, but still stays smooth and creamy. This stout is not filling or grainy in any way. Overall, its a solid imperial stout with coffee. Coffee does pop through nicely, while still remaining in check. This is all coming from someone who wants to smell and taste coffee on the front end, so as far as personal preference, its a little lacking, otherwise it's great.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Myotus
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 51°F from an 11.2oz bottle (no date) into a Spiegelau Stout glass.
SMELL: Massive waves of bittersweet chocolate are bolstered by strong plum, raisin, fig, caramel, and toffee aromas. Mild aromas of sweet coffee, bitter roasted malts, and vanilla along with subtle scents of molasses and alcohol further boast of the Stout profile.
4.5 out of 5
TASTE: Robust flavors of bittersweet chocolate drown the palate with strong plum, raisin, and fig flavors. Mild bittersweet coffee vanilla flavors maintain the balance of the beer even as the plum flavors grow slightly stronger. The sweetness of the brew is amplified as mild caramel and toffee flavors enter mid-palate. Strong bitter roasted malt flavors along with subtle molasses and alcohol bring the beer towards the bitter side of the spectrum while the caramel and toffee become a little more prominent.
4.25 out of 5
NOTE: I was not expecting such a balanced Stout given that 'Even More Jesus' was a delectable sweet bomb. Although balanced, this leaned more towards bitter than I wanted it to. The coffee presence was great, but it was nowhere near where I thought it was going to be.

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