Evil Twin Aún Más Café Jesús | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Aún Más Café JesúsEvil Twin Aún Más Café 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:
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

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

another expensive regal drinking experience from evil twin, who continues to push the envelope pretty far. i guess i liked this more than others, i have heard some negative feedback lately, especially with how poorly its apparently aging, but not in my experience at all. picked up an eight dollar bottle at liquor mart in boulder, and its a nice buy at that price. shiny black and thick in the glass, not much head on it, but looks pretty nice even without it. an aroma of bitter stale drip coffee ahead of burnt barley and hot alcohol, sounds not that appealing, but as a night cap late, and with whatever this yeast is, it comes together really well in the aroma, at least in my opinion. the flavor is a little less compelling, the coffee does in fact taste a bit stale, unnecessarily bitter, and there is a thickness that goes a little too far for me in the feel. notes of dark chocolate and licorice flash in and out, and it ends up being kind of like dessert, even though its not real sweet for what it is. minimal carbonation and an actual hop presence give it a dark barleywine feel for a minute before all the coffee rushes back after the swallow, with just a touch of acidity. well made beer, but i would not buy this one again. worth trying though, as i think its unique among the big coffee stouts. might do well in an apple brandy barrel or something, just a thought...

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a jet black colored beer with a brown colored head on top. The head faded into just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The smell of the beer is loaded with some serious dark coffee aromas, very rich and very roasted to say the least. The taste of the beer follows the nose quite well, the roasted coffee floods the taste buds and leaves a bitterness of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. It's a got a big taste to it for sure. The mouthfeel was pretty heavy, plenty of body to this as well as a decent amount of carbonation also. Overall it's a powerhouse of a beer, if you like strong coffee and dark beer you'll enjoy this one a lot.

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4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate and coffee beans are present in the nose along with hints of roasted malts and licorice.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that all of the flavors are stronger—most notably the licorice—and there are also slight hints of alcohol. The flavors of coffee beans and roasted malts linger into the finish.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer has a lot of complexities in the smell and taste and is quite drinkable for its strength, as the alcohol is rather well masked from the taste.

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4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin has figured out all-things-Stout. As this Spanish themed massive ale celebrates the lush, rich tastes of char.

As it opens with a motor oil-type consistency, its onyx black body reluctantly lets go of the mocha mousse that builds on top. Dense, creamy and thick- the ale continues to reinforce an ominous dark appearance, right down to its sticky broken rings of lace that trail in its wake.

Lead by straight up, dark-roast espresso, the nose is all about roasted barley and all the accompanying malt influences: smoky chocolate, campfire, roasted nuts, burnt toast and freshly roasted coffee beans. Backed by malty-sweet tastes of black-strap molasses, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream, there's a milkshake-like taste and texture that all the charred elements weave into. Brandy-like alcohols allow for a slight fruity twinge of ester and fusal taste rise in its infinite aftertaste.

Without question, the ale is full, chewy, viscous, and robust as it overtakes the mouth. Its incredible creamy weight is accented by marshmallowy carbonation and is only tempered by the sheer amount of acrid roast. As the beer garners as much of its balance from coffee-like bitterness as it does hop bitterness- this near ashy texture allows the beer's body to quiver slightly, and this is the only signal of closure that the Stout offers.

As the Stout exudes all things burned- its deep earthen coffee and mild smoke-ash character really sets it apart. Even with these elements kept in check, it is a complicated and challenged taste that's mean only for the most discerning of palates.

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3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Really excited to try this; expectations are high. 11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with straightforward basic label art and standard unbranded pry-off cap acquired at a local SoCal beer store for $9.99 USD and served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. 12% ABV confirmed per the label. Imported by Twelve Percent LLC - whom I'm happy to give my money to unlike the Shelton Bastards. Produced and bottled by Evil Twin at Cervesa del Montseny Sant Miquel de Balenya, Barcelona, Spain.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

As I poured, a chunk of yeast fell into the beer. Glad to see it's bottle conditioned, but I wish I could have kept the yeast aside given the style.

A: Pours a one finger wide head of great rich tan colour. Good thickness and creaminess. Light supple lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is pretty good considering the high ABV - about 3 minutes. But this is only above average in general. Nice soft complexion.

Body colour is a solid opaque dark black; not quite a jet black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Overall, it's a good appearance for the style. Not a unique one by any means. No flaws are overt.

Sm: Char, mocha, coffee, milk chocolate, chocolate malt, dark malts, burnt character, and some buried roasted barley. The roast really needs to be amped up, and much to my disappointment I don't get any roast from the coffee. Indeed, the coffee notes are nowhere near as evocative as in the best beers of the style that feature coffee; no rich java, bitter coffee bean, rich roast, etc. Just plain ole coffee grounds. Fudge. Marshmallow. Molasses. Caramel. Not much cream here. No yeast character or hop profile is detectable, nor is any alcohol. By no means a boozy or hot aroma. Above average to mild in strength. Quite approachable for the high ABV. I'm excited to try it.

T: Quite assertive, with some bitter coffee grounds on one end of the flavour profile and sweet marshmallow with syrupy caramel notes on the other. Body is comprised of chocolate malt and dark malts. Coffee bitterness approaches acridity. Zero coffee roast. A middling hint of roasted barley; nowhere near enough. I do get some alcohol on the finish, but it's not boozy or fusel hot; it's a pleasant warming sensation. Light burnt and charred notes here. The sweetness/bitterness ebbs throughout, never quite feeling consistent. It's not a gestalt beer, but the balance is okay. There's nothing egregiously wrong with it. No off flavours or anything. Still, it's quite timid for a coffee imperial stout and never commits to its coffee notes - which might be a good thing, because they don't seem that interesting anyway. There's a lot going on here, but it's not subtly managed or particularly well executed. Somewhat messy, but still somehow a bit cohesive. Bad ampitude. I do like it in a general sense.

Flavour intensity is high. Depth of flavour is average for the style. Duration of flavour is above average. No yeast character or hop profile comes through.

Mf: Sticky, chewy, smooth, and wet. Slightly overcarbonated. Has a lightly gooey creamy feel. Suits the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. I could use a bit more dryness and coarseness, less stickiness, and more creaminess. Not oily, hot, harsh, biting, or gushed. Definitely more aggressive than it needs to be. Full-bodied.

Dr: Hides its ABV decently well. I do like it, but by no means is it worth its hefty pricetag. I wouldn't get it again even at half its price. A nice attempt at a coffee imperial stout from Evil Twin, but ultimately it falls short of the greats in the style. In some respects, this is due to the ingredients; the coffee selected just lacks character and the malting wasn't horribly impressive. It's drinkable - especially for the ABV - just not that quality. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I'm glad I got to try it.

If we're running comparisons, this can't hold a candle to Imperial Biscotti Break.


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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A pitch black pour with a thin mocha colored head that fades away quickly; the thick liquid has legs, however, and streams of lacing are left behind

Smell: Roasted overload of black bread, dark chocolate, licorice and French Roast coffee

Taste: A blast of dark chocolate lays the groundwork, with the coffee and licorice flavors arriving in the middle; after the swallow, there is a creamy element that sneaks in to add a different dimension; a bit boozy in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, with low carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Expensive, but a beer to try at least once; this is one of the best examples of how to bring big chocolate and coffee flavors into balance in a big stout

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours super dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark brown head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, and roast/smokey earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of coffee and dark/roasted malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, and roast/smokey earthiness. Good amount of roast/coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, fudge, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, licorice, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of big coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and moderately slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial coffee stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of big coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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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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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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