Aún Más Café Jesús
Evil Twin Brewing

Aún Más Café JesúsAún Más Café Jesús
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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #221
Ranked #905
4.29 | pDev: 7.69%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Aún Más Café JesúsAún Más Café Jesús
Notes: 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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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
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 +4.9%
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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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I was able to find. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like coffee, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of anise. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some smoke, burnt/charred malt and dark fruit noticeable. Lots of roasty bitterness, but the sweet flavors are there, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a pretty good imperial stout, definitely worth picking up if you like stouts and/or coffee beers.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
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 maximum12
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good friend CaptCleveland for this bottle. You send a guy a bunch of Wet, & he sends back the nuclear bomb equivalent of a box. But. I. Will. Remember. 11.2 oz. holy bottle.

The pour is dense black with a quick up, quick down head. This is a reeker, one of those beers that I just want to cradle lovingly under my nasal drip for a while, breathing deeply. The coffee/roast is gentler than straight-up coffee with none of the astringency or sharpness, just the flavor cut, no doubt, by the Belgian chocolate. Late bit of lactose. Lovely.

Aun Mas Café Jesus is what coffee should taste like. A river of coffee flows, but the huge malt base slaps the bitterness into non-existence. The rare beer where even the coffee has layers: coffee, char, mocha, I’m pretty sure you could identify any Starbucks drink in here if you had a mind to. Chocolate & lactose complete the portrait. No apparent alcohol. Very, very smooth, & goes down plenty easy.

I really like the high fidelity coffee with zero bitterness, & this is as easy to drink as any monster stout. Very good beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice imperial coffee pours a slick blackish brown with a nice head of light tan foam that subsides to a moderate ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of rich coffee, DARK fudge, light char, and dark bruised fruits. Flavors exceed the nose with black rich coffee, anise, and fudge on all sides followed by a strong booze and deeply roasted malts to form a fantastic rich imperial stout experience. Smooth and full mouth feel, satisfying and rich with a touch of cream and roasted malts on the aftertaste. Excellent. Period.

Muy Bueno Evil Twin----ok----that's the end of my Spanish.


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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
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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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black. Brown head retains very well at a two finger height. Chunky lacing.

S: Roasted malts put down layers of roast and char. French roast coffee. Acrid, burnt. Black coffee, bitter dark chocolate. The beans themselves are assertive, but complement the roasty malt notes tit for tat. Hops are a bit aggressive too with earthy and spruce-like tones. Hints of Worcestershire sauce.

T: Wood and char, heavy roast, acrid, smokey. Layers of bitter dark chocolate, chocolate truffles, and mocha. Coffee flavors take on a dark French roast type of character, either because they are very heavily roasted or because the extreme malt flavors are rubbing off on them. Vanilla. Earthy hops have some punch too with woody and spruce-like flavors. Hint of alcohol, quickly. Overall bitterness is high, eclipsing the perceived sweetness. Long acrid and smokey finish.

M: Thick and creamy in body, though it stays very light and airy in feel. Velvety even. No sense of weight at all, which is a big surprise considering its size. Moderate, softly prickling carbonation.

O: Brash and bold throughout. Acrid, smokey, and very bitter. It is not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of smanson56
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried this beer for the first time from a 12oz bottle from Hops N Barley in Woodstock VT. It poured a dark black color with a great nose lot of coffee aroma with a nice spice blend. I think I was actually a little let down by the taste do to the impressive nose. The mouth feel was smooth and thick like a good stout should be. The over all impression is I need another ASAP. a really good beer!

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Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
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 jacewg
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brookland Pint.

Look. Jet, jet black. Almost no light coming through. Small khaki head that drops quickly. Moderate lacing. Appearance looks similar to Bourbon County. Viscous as can be.

Aroma: Holy coffee. Tons of it on the nose. Big and rich with hints of astringency and acidity. Lots of roasted malt and some very dark chocolate character.

Taste: Incredibly thick and viscous mouthfeel. Dominant coffee profile. An assault on the palate. Supporting dark chocolate character and roasted malts. Between the malts and the coffee, quite bitter. Sweetness is remarkably subdued for 12%. This drinks more like 8 or 9%. Big all around, but everything plays together.

Feel: Again, in the Bourbon County vein of things. Light on the carb, heavy on the body. Coats the mouth. Lingering coffee character, acidity, and bitterness. Tastes like the most intense, alcoholic cold brew you've ever had. The feel is nailed on this.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased September 25, 2015 and enjoyed September 30, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter.

Look - Looks as great as Aun Mas Chili. Slow one finger of head develops and dissipates to a ring. Tan head. Thick. Dark brown.

Smell - Sweet chocolate. Tootsie roll. Coffee. I wish I had a better way to explain the burnt chocolate.

Taste - For a coffee stout, tops. Sweet chocolate but dark chocolate at the same time. Charred barley. Most importantly very strong coffee.

Feel - Thick and goes down smooth. Not chewy but creamy. Carbonation tingles on tongue, Not sure what else you want.

Overall - I compare this too Aun Mas Chili because Chili is my highest rated beer on here. Cafe is close. I would still rather have Chili but Cafe is great for a coffee stout.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle. Pours near jet black, thin brown head disappears almost immediately. Terrific rich chocolate and coffee aroma, vanilla. Taste starts out with sweet chocolate milkiness, then espresso and dry bitterness. Just like the regular version, alcohol very well hidden. Medium silky smooth mouthfeel. I love coffee and this brew does it right, delicious!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Big dark brown walnut body, nearly black just not a drop of light even getting through it on the pour. Head is very dark mocha brown, but does not have much retention. Very big bubbled half finger head, manages to keep the same sized big bubbled collar as well. Too bad the color on the head is really impressive wish it could stick around a bit.

Real nice aroma. Slightly fudgy dark chocolate, almost a bit of malted milk qualities on the nose as well. Coffee tones seem a little quiet but also there's a bit of that sour classic coffee aroma and acid coming off as well.

Palate comes off a bit more nicely. Large amounts of coffee thickness, almost sludgy but with a great flavor of pressed beans and oil. More coffee angles dominate on the finish, oily, crackling beans and hints of heat. Wonderfully plays off the dark chocolate and bitterness of the malts as well, chocolate dark coffee tones and little piping warmth keeps coming. This almost has a spicy and chili like tone to it as well.

Real nice fun one to add to the empire of Evil Twins stout realm.

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Photo of EEscobar
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: beautiful darkness..looks like french roast when you hold it up to the light you see a nice brown hue.
Smell: I love the smell of coffee in the morning. Great nose here.
Taste: if you are a fan of big coffee stouts you will like this. Not as sweet as some stouts but I like the fact it has a unique flavor. There are nights thar I don't want that sweetness.
Feel: thick
Overall: evil twin is starting to emerge as the front runner for stouts. They are making me a believer.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black and silky with a very thin head that disappears almost immediately. With that impression, it was pretty obvious that the motherland would be the same.

Not surprisingly, it was.

Smell is coffee and roasted malt, but not LIKE CHEWING ON BEANS coffee. Just pleasantly roasted aromas.

Taste is like the nose, but with more sweetness. For 12%, the alcohol is pretty well hidden here.

Really good.

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Photo of mlockman
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Absolute darkness with no head, tastes much like their other imperial stouts with a bit of coffee flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. Very good, just a rather nuanced coffee flavor that is reflected in the aroma, and a slick mouthfeel. making this much more akin to non-coffee imperial stouts.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
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 StraightNoChaser
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

look: Gorgeous, nearly opaque with some ruby highlights. Thick creamy mocha head that mostly recedes.
smell: Aun Mas already had some coffee notes and this one has more (as expected). Rich, smoky, fudgy.
taste: Rich decadent, coffee and dark chocolate delight. Incredibly smooth, dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
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 lemmy187
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured pitch black with no head.....Strong coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. Very coffee forward beer...high abv was well masked. Mouthful is thick and chewy....little to no carbonation detected. A great example of the style.....

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Photo of raynmoon
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours viscous black with a small tan head hanging around the edges of the glass.

Oh my, that aroma. Smells like cold brewed coffee. Or like opening a bag of fresh coffee beans and smelling. A little bit of a baked goods character: vanilla, spice.

First thing I get on the flavor is smoke. Lots of smoke, chocolate, a touch of bitterness.

Overall, very nice, but nothing new here.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black color with a minimal head that leaves the tiniest ring of lacing around the glass

S: Massive amounts of roasted malts, coffee, espresso, dark chocolate brownies, and hints of vanilla all come out with some aggression. Hard to get anything more underneath all that, but nothing else is really needed

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malts and coffee and goes into some semi-sweet dark chocolate, notes of brownies and vanilla, and even some hints of dark fruits. Finishes with more of the roast and coffee along with traces of bitterness and lingering sweetness

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Very smooth

O: This honestly comes close to hitting BCBCS (minus the barrel) for me, and I've had that more than a few times. Just an amazing coffee stout that drinks scarily well for being 12%. This is one $7 single 12 oz. purchase you won't regret

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Photo of epyon396
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of coffee, brunt coffee, smoke, and dark malts. Very boozy nose. Not the best.
Taste is tons of coffee, dark chocolate, and a surprising amount of smoke.
Super smooth, yet somewhat chewy and subtle carbonation. Great feel to this one.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle an opaque brown-black with a very thin strip of mocha head. Very little lacing left behind.

Aroma of chocolate, coffee, toffee and a bit of booze.

Tasted of milk chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla with a warm finish.

Medium bodied and smooth with a lighter carbonation.


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Aún Más Café Jesús from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 868 ratings