Evil Twin / Westbrook - OFYMD | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin / Westbrook - OFYMDEvil Twin / Westbrook - OFYMD
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

Added by gatornation on 08-13-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
30
pDev:
8.13%
 
 
Wants:
1
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8
Trade:
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Martian13
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teromous
3.71/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the bottom of the can: 2818-2819 09/05/18 10:33"

Appearance: This beer pours oily black and it just looks viscous. In the glass it is pitch black with a very short dark brown head that doesn't last long. It maintains a thin ring around the rim of the glass.

Aroma: It has a rather odd aroma. There is definite alcohol but then there is this slightly metallic scent mixed with what sometimes smells like coconut and sometimes smells a bit like nail polish. It's really hard to really nail down aromas in this beer because they just assault the nostrils with alcohol. As the beer sits for a bit and opens up a tad it smells more like coconut but it retains some of that metal aroma.

Taste: It has a massive chocolate taste that is mixed with coconut. It tastes a lot like a candy.

Mouthfeel: It is smooth and very full bodied with a slightly chalky middle and end.

Overall: It is a decadent and smooth beer with a very sweet taste. I would recommend it to those who are looking for a dessert beer. I would drink it again if I were looking for something very sweet.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 8/20/2018. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, pineapple, coconut, toasted biscuit, nuts, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very slight booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, pineapple, coconut, and light earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, pineapple, coconut, toasted biscuit, nuts, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, roast, char bitterness; and fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, pineapple, coconut, toasted biscuit, nuts, dark/brown bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, leather, tobacco, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, pineapple, coconut, and light earthy hop flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky/tangy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 12.8%. Overall this is an incredible fruited imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, pineapple, coconut, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the huge ABV, with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Amazingly rich dessert stout malt complexity; with nice coconut/pineapple presence, without being overdone. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable, and amazing style example as expected. Still feels like a typical imperial stout from both breweries.

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Photo of dlos
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pitch black with minimal head when poured. Pineapple, molasses on the nose. Tastes much better cold than it does as it warms. When cold the sweetness of the pineapple is masked but comes through when warmer and can become a little much. More coconut would have been nice, and less sweetness. More carbonation would have been beneficial. Ok stout, there are better options at better prices.

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Photo of matcris
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Jet black, with a small tan head that dissipates quickly.
AROMA: All the notes you want from an IMPY stout: Dark chocolate, mild coffee, dark dried fruits, leather, and tobacco. Plus the coconut and pineapple stand up nicely.
TASTE: Ditto. Nice blend to this with all those flavors. Alcohol slightly present, but adds to the mix.
FEEL: Full body, average carbonation, sticky up front, dry on the finish. Alcohol is warming.
OA: Get some! It's like a cross between an Impy stout and a tropical beach side iced beverage.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ink thick black liquid that takes some effort to raise a bit of brown head. Smells smoky, sweet with pineapple. The taste is very sweet, smoky, acrid. Tastes very sweet with acrid smoke, molasses and a char bitterness. The pineapple is there but the coconut is tough to find. Pretty low carb but chewy.

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Photo of D-ROD
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Silky dance of sweetness gliding over your tongue with a coco-coconut choco-pineapple finish. Not heavy but dangerously hidden ABV. Watch out.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Perhaps a bit too malty for my liking, but still a tasty stout. I do taste the coconut, as well as chocolate and coffee, but no pineapple.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin, ligth brown head that dissipates to almost nothing but a thin ring around the glass. Aroma of dark toasted malt, molasses, coconut, hints of cocoa and pineapple, inviting. Flavor is semi-sweet dark toasted malt, pineapple, coconut, fudgey chocolate, hints of orange. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A big, bold dessert stout with good pineapple and coconut character, I guess they were going for piña colada and that's what it tastes like; a piña colada mixed with a rich stout. Fortunately, the malt base is robust and supports the fruit and coconut well. Interesting how the coconut dominates the aroma, but pineapple is more forward in the taste. Delivers what it promises and a nice evening dessert sipper. I'd get it again, except the price point of Evil Twin's big beers has gotten a bit steep.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - Pitch black, no lace or head

S - Dark chocolate, sweet

T - Brown sugar, pineapple, coconut. Semi sweet. Tasty

F -Full body

O - A good imperial stout with a lot going on. Well done

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Photo of bobv
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch dark tan head over a black body with some lacing at first. Head dissipates down to a ring in a few minutes and eventually disappears altogether. Nose is pineapple and a bit of chocolate right away with coconut coming forward a little as it warms. Taste is chocolate covered pineapple with some coconut, especially on the finish. Very nice feel and overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this dessert beer. Cheers!

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: Deep dark, nearly opaque brown. Big ass foamy tan head on the pour that settles to nothing.
smell: Rich roasty nose. Would not detect pineapple or coconut if I wasn't "looking".
taste: Rich decadent stout with no sign of the 12.8%. Again, no sign of the pineapple and coconut, but a damn fine stout nonetheless.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ernieb
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarrettBoots
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Prodigious head production; excellent retention. Excellent lacing.

Very roasty nose. Notes of coconut and banana (from the yeast) shine through, along with brown sugar, pineapple, molasses, licorice, and burnt toast.

Sweet and thick on the palate. Tons of licorice and brown sugar - reminds me of I Love You With My Stout, although nowhere near as hot (despite clocking in just shy of 13% ABV!). Banana (again, from the yeast); coconut; brown sugar, molasses, licorice, and caramel (from the malt)

Super thick, dense, chewy, and incredibly drinkable. Remarkable.

Definitely a dessert stout, but as good an offering as I've had from Evil Twin in a long time.

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Photo of pkalix
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

just 'lays there' in the glass after pouring... typical ET malt aromas... thick and metallic. no pineapple or coconut present in either the aroma or the flavor. wish someone would put CHUNKS of coconut inther stout like Bottle Logic did with their first batch of Space Trace.... that'll do it! this is bland. barely mediocre with none of the announced flavors, even as it warmed... just a slight sweetness (after it warmed substantially) that appears to be a remnant of something added.....

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Evil Twin / Westbrook - OFYMD from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 30 ratings