Tasting: July 30, 2014
Style: Stout (Imperial Coffee)
Beer #: 571
Aun Mas Cafe Jesus
There is no more complicated relationship than a family relationship. Each minor conflict adds kindling until a seemingly minor incident sets the relationship ablaze. One of the more famous sibling feuds between the Gallagher brothers of the band Oasis fame finally snapped when one brother changed the lyrics of a song written by the other brother while the band was performing live. As children, we have parents to connect us but as we mature we find it easier to move on and submerge ourselves in our own blossoming families and interests.
Since Evil Twin is not available in New Jersey, I did not know much about the brewery. Frankly, I was not aware that Evil Twin and Mikkeller were each run by brothers – feuding identical twin brothers to boot. Talk about kindling – imagine all those times they were confused for each other and were compared with each other. In a NY Times article, (Click Here For The NY Times Article) the brothers Jebbe and Mikkel briefly reveal their sibling feud and subsequent estrangement. Jebbe describes his last straw as the coldness he felt when Mikkel backed out of purchasing Jebbe’s apartment. They are currently separated by the Atlantic Ocean as Jebbe resides in Brooklyn, NY, while Mikkel lives in Denmark.
Funny, in the article Jebbe praises very drinkable beers and chides his brothers quest to mimic Three Floyds and the “undrinkable” novelty that is Dark Lord. Yet, my only experience with Evil Twin thus far has been very large stouts. He even says that his beer Bozo was a shot at the bow of these big undrinkable beers. Jebbe claims he wouldn’t drink it but it gets good reviews. I’m not sure how to interpret someone that doesn’t enjoy his own creation.
How would I best describe the flavor experience that is Aun Mas Cafe Jesus? Well, imagine you take a heaping tablespoon of Hershey’s cocoa powder right out of the metal container and put it in your mouth. Add some iced vanilla coffee. Add a dash of vodka. Swish around until well blended. That about sums it up. Aun Mas Cafe Jesus is a serious coffee stout with big flavors. I’ll put it at 93 points.