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.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle. Pours a pitch black color with over an inch of dark brown head. Lots of lacing. The aroma is very intriguing. Rich chocolate, smoke, pepper, cinnamon, and coffee of course. The taste is cocoa powder followed by coffee. Hints of smoke and cinnamon with some bitter dark chocolate at the end. Warming, very prominent alcohol presence throughout. Velvety, heavy mouthfeel. Solid Imperial Stout but the coffee flavor is a bit muted by the cocoa powder and alcohol flavors. Overall, its definitely good but I cannot justify paying $9.99 for another one. I enjoyed it but odds are I won't have it again.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours with very little and quickly dissipating head. Smell is heavily of chocolate and coffee with a hint of caramel. Taste is espresso, finishing with a slight bit of bitterness.

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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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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 patre_tim
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
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 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 stouts4me
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured the 12 oz. bottle into a Tallgrass snifter.I took a look at the bottom of the bottle and there is a coating of black,thick ? Coffee grounds, I dunno.

The beer itself is midnight black with a good 1 inch foamy tan head.

My nose must not be on because I don't get much here.

The taste , though, is really good, a nice balanced, not the least bit bitter, malted milk ball, cocoa powder , mild chocolate fudgy goodness.

Mouthfeel must fall in the middle area, not thin, not viscous like your motor oil.

I bought two of these and I believe this is about a year on it, so the other should be good for about another year tops, or you prolly lose a little more of the taste.

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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 avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a massive, tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: As expected, there's a lot of coffee in the aroma, along with some malt as well.

T: Like the smell, a boatload of coffee in the flavor, along with some dark chocolate, light hops, and malt as well. There's slight burnt quality, but it's negligible. A robust, forceful, well done flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: I'm not going to say this is my favorite example of the style, but it is still a very good beer. Definitely worth a look.

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Photo of maximum12
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
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 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 jbwimer
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this at Brawley's in Charlotte back in May, I believe. I probably let it sit too long, and can't imagine the coffee flavors will be as dominant. Oh, well! Here it goes.

A- Standard pour into a brandy snifter. Very small, dark-brown head that disappeared rather quickly. Some traces are left on the glass, though not much lacing to speak of. This beer is hella dark. No light is getting through. I like the looks of it.

S- Nothing too impressive. It's nice, but very understated. Hardly any coffee on the nose, which is no surprise seeing as it's been sitting in my basement for about 6 months. Smells like a solid imperial stout with just a hint of coffee mixed in with the chocolate and roasted malt. Alcohol has a slight presence, but not much.

T- Very tasty. More coffee comes out in the taste, especially towards the end of the sip. Before that it's a very smooth, rich chocolate. More milk than dark, though there is a hint of that bitterness. Same as the nose, slight presence of alcohol flavor, but not enough to be disturbed.

M- Honestly, I'm going between a 3.75 and a 4 here. It's super smooth and creamy, but then a carbonation that isn't entirely pleasant enters in and leaves a bit of a burning sensation in the throat. It's not awful, just a little off-putting. If that wasn't there, I'd rate the mouthfeel pretty high, cause apart from it, this beer is SMOOTH.

O- I want to get one of these and drink it fresh. First of all, I feel like a lot of the coffee died off, which is sad cause I love those flavors. Second, I want to know if that same carbonation would be present. I'm not well-versed in how oxidation works, but I'm wondering if this is a result... Someone help me here. Overall, a really enjoyable beer, but I'm fairly certain a fresh one would get a higher school. Perhaps I'll be able to revisit down the road. But, for now, ¡SALUD!

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

Beer is black with a large tan head. Head fades slowly.

Nose contains a lot of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Perhaps a whiff of vanilla too.

Taste is like the nose. Roasted malt. coffee and dark chocolate. Some dark fruit as well. Quite rich.

Full bodied, low carbonation level. Thick and smooth. Nice.

Overall, a good beer. Not one of my favourites from Evil Twin, but good.

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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 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 OrangeMen
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
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 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 epyon396
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
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 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 corysmith01
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Tørst in Brooklyn. As you might expect, jet black and lots of coffee on the nose. Moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of sweetness masking the ABV very well. This is one of those "must try" beers, so glad I was able enjoy it finally.

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Photo of smanson56
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
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 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 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 papat444
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first taste of Evil Twin. Thanks to my buddy Jeremie for this one.

Thick, dark pour which is totally black-brown; huge brown head that makes itself at home without budging much. Aroma is cocoa beans, chocolaty roasted coffee. Flavor delves a bit more with decadent bitter chocolate, strong espresso and rich cocoa beans. Low carbonation and an amazing ease to drink belie the 12%. Very good stuff.

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Photo of jacewg
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
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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