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Review of Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús

07 Apr

Hi guys.  For today’s craft beer review I’m going to be trying the Aún Más a Jesús produced by the Evil Twin Brewing Company situated in Valby, Denmark.

I can never figure Evil Twin out as far as their brewing location.  They seem to jump around quite often and, for the most part, seem to brew anywhere that has water and a brew kettle.  As a matter of fact this beer was actually brewed in Montseny, Spain and is basically an offshoot of Even More Jesus, which is indeed produced in Denmark.

Either way, let’s jump to the website, eviltwin.dk, and see what kind of information we can drum up about this beer.

On a pilgrimage for immortal craft beer we tripped on these heavenly drops of amazingly overwhelming aromas, a thick fudge-like body, pitch black color and obviously only made in limited amounts. And the taste….even more jesus!

I’m ready for a sip.  How ’bout you guys?

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This brew came in an 11.2 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 12.0%.

From an extremely easy pour this beer showed black as night.  Nary a highlight was to be found.  It formed a dark tan to deep brown cap that was very smooth and very creamy.  It was sized sufficiently considering the very easy flow from the bottle.  The head stuck around for a few moments and as it settled it left behind some thin, but very consistent lacing.  Significant amounts of clear alcohol was left on the sides of the snifter when tilted also.

The nose was beautiful.  Hints of bittersweet, dark chocolate along with some heavily roasted, albeit not burnt, malts.  Wafts of toast and earth as well as some earthy hops.  Only the most meager amount of coffee/espresso came through after it warmed to room temperature.  Super well balanced, robust and delightful.

The taste was great too.  Dark, slightly bitter chocolate with a “milky” aspect.  A modest amount of booze was noticed at the back end, but it was quickly overtaken by a rich, fudge like characteristic.  Very nice.  Like the aroma, the coffee was quite faint and only showed itself after the profile opened up a little and maybe just a wee bit of dark fruit was observed after the swallow as well.

The mouthfeel was medium/full to mostly full bodied.  Dry, thick, chewy, smooth, silky and creamy.  The carbonation fell toward the low side and only a negligible amount of warmth was felt from the 12.0% alcohol.   A great deal of flavor was left behind coating the palate long after the sip was gone.

I tell ya.  This was a great beer in my opinion.  One of the better Stouts I’ve had in a while.  It presented all of the goodness that I tend to enjoy with my Stouts.  A lot of great chocolate and roast with only the slightest inkling of alcohol, which in turn, made for a fairly easy drink.  However, I preferred to take my time because I wanted to savor every last drop.  This is a brew that would be best relegated for the cooler weather, yet I’m not sure I could turn it down if it were offered by a friend during the warmer months.  With that being said, if you guys can grab a bottle of the Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús….. do it.  I don’t think that you will be disappointed. Especially if you favor Imperial Stouts.  Feel free to tell me all about your experience when you try it.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.5 out of 5

Grade:  A

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