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Review of Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús

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

 
 

Review of Evil Twin/Omnipollo Russian Roulette

How’s it going guys?  Thanks for checking back in on another craft beer review.  This time I’m going to be trying a collaboration beer.  It’s the Evil Twin/Omnipollo Russian Roulette produced by both Evil Twin Brewing located in Valby, Denmark and the Omnipollo Brewery located in Stockholm, Sweden.

A commercial description can be found from both brewers websites, eviltwin.dk and omnipollo.com.  Let’s take a look at them.

First from Evil Twin:

Congratulations, you have just managed to get your hands on Russian Roulette – a rare kind of collaboration between Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark) and OMNIPOLLO (Sweden).

This beer would best be described as an IPA with a twist. A twist that will reveal itself first after you “bust some caps”. One thing remains sure however, if you like hops and the lush texture of a well crafted beer this will have you smiling as you face your destiny.  Good luck.

From Omnipollo:

Russian Roulette is a collaborative effort between Omnipollo and Evil Twin Brewing. In short; we met in Copenhagen on a cold day in January, brewed a beer each — an IPA and a black IPA — at Amager Bryghus, and sealed them in identical bottles. Bust a cap and face your destiny.

Let’s pour.

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This beer came in a 16.9 oz. bottle and it had an ABV of 7.1%.

It poured black with only the most faint glimpse of ruby showing through when held directly toward the light source.  The head produced was gargantuan from a fairly aggressive and unprofessional pour by me.  It was khaki colored, soft, fluffy, a touch rocky and rather creamy.  The retention time was superb and the lacing looked very nice too.

The nose released a fairly prominent waft of pine along with a tone of orange citrus.  Hints of mint and earthy hops as well.  Some light roastiness and breads too.  I even got the most feeble tone of chocolate also.  It smelled pretty good I thought plus it was relatively complex.

The taste seemed to be more roasted than it was in the bouquet, however the hop profile was still very conspicuous. Again, it was minty and piney with just a smidgen of citrus.  The chocolate was noticed again too and I also got a touch of coffee.  That may have just been the trace of roastiness I was tasting.  Not for sure about that. Either way, it lent itself to a relatively bitter profile.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Dry and smooth, but with a slight chalkiness from the malts.  A touch of warmth was felt and the carbonation was of medium strength.  A solid amount of flavor was left on the palate for me to enjoy between sips.

Overall, I found this to be a very sturdy beer.  Even though Black IPA’s are not really a style that I’ve traditionally gravitated toward… I thought this one was pretty good.  It was a very easy drink and definitely worth a try if you can get a hold of a bottle.  Especially if Black IPA’s are your thing.  The Evil Twin/Omnipollo Russian Roulette should not be overlooked in my opinion.  Give it a try and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  3.85 out of 5

Grade:  B+

 

Review of Evil Twin Wag N’ Wisdom Wit

Hello everyone.  Time for another craft beer review.  For today’s tasting I’m going to be trying the Wag N’ Wisdom Wit brewed by Evil Twin Brewing located in Valby, Denmark.

Even though it’s still the Winter season it’s not going to hurt to try one of the lighter beers that we usually enjoy during the Spring and/or Summer time.

From the website, eviltwin.dk, I found this nice little description of the Wag N’ Wisdom Wit.

Somewhere between sense and sensibility this Wit was made with wonderful wit of wisdom and wag. Fresh as a daisy, bitter to the end and twisted with kiwi hops & American reason. Perhaps you’ll find it more ingenious than funny, consider that mission accomplished. As we say – better at witty wit than a wit witty.

Let’s pour.

This beer had an ABV of 6.0% and it came in a 16.9 oz. bottle.

It poured a hazy, yellow to orange color.  The head was bright white, fluffy, soft and semi-rocky.  It was excellently sized too.  The retention time was sound and the lacing was outstanding.  Simply, a very enticing and inviting looking beer.

The nose presented a pleasant aroma of Summer time fruits.  Hints of orange citrus, light lemon peel, fresh banana and subdued pineapple.  Additionally, it presented the expected notes of wheat and coriander spice as well.  The fragrance also divulged a slight floral hop component and a very, very, very meager amount of black peppercorn. Very nice.

The taste popped with a pleasant little hop bite and bitterness right off the bat.  More orange citrus, pineapple and lemon.  Some wheat and yeasty flavors accompanied the spice of coriander and pepper.  It even had a subtle white bread savor too.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied.  Smooth, but crisp.  Dry, refreshing and very thirst quenching.  The carbonation was on the livelier side, however it suited the style very well.  A whole slew of different flavors were left on the palate after each gulp.

I’ll tell ya.  If you like Wit beers, this is one to try.  I’m not normally a huge fan of this style of beer, but the Evil Twin Wag N’ Wisdom Wit is an excellent brew and it may be my favorite of the genre.  It may have had something to do with the fact that it’s a tad more hoppy than most I’ve tried.  It seemed to be a more complex as well.  The drinkability was outstanding.  I could absolutely tear this thing up during the warmer days of Spring and Summer that’s for sure.  Heck, I enjoyed the change of pace from all of the darker beers that I’ve been drinking this Winter.  I’d highly recommend it if you are looking for a slightly different take on a Wit beer.  Have you guys ever tried this beverage?  What did you think of it?  Is it one of your favorite warm weather beers?  Feel free to leave a comment and tell me your opinion.

Thanks for reading guys.  I really appreciate it.

Until next time.  Cheers.

Score:  4.1 out of 5
Grade:  A-  

 
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Posted by on February 12, 2013 in Country: Denmark, Evil Twin

 
 
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