Evil Twin Brewing

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #795
Ranked #3,152
4.21 | pDev: 7.6%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Notes: Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

Pastry meets tiki - A pina colada style stout featuring pineapple and toasted coconut.
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured chilled into half pint glass
opaque black with medium brown head
the smell is cocoa rich with toasted coconut and subtle tropical fruit ester with heavy malty sweet scent
the feel and flavor is intense lactose is apparent in sweetness with rich palate heavy almost syrupy yet roasted and sweet textures intertwine with tangy pineapplesweetness and moderate alcohol as it finishes with lots of residual sugars leavy the palate coated with malt that has thick and mixed amount of roasted nutty and tropical fruit flavors
The unique blend of dark malt with coconut and pineapple is less pina colada and more strong stout with alcohol warming and tangy tropical pineapple yet aroma has more coconut than taste...was a very enjoyed strong stout but glad I split since 12.8% in a pint form seems excessive for me anyway

Dec 25, 2020
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stortore from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 10/5/19, had 11/29/20.

Pours near black and opaque, thick looking, with a one inch head of darker foam and some darker foamy lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, coconut, chocolate, light pineapple, some vanilla, a little smoke. The flavors are mostly alike- roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, some coconut, light pineapple, some molasses, some bitterness. It’s a little sweet, not bad. Smooth, a solid full body, a little creamy, appropriately carbonated.

Typically solid and hearty Evil Twin stout. The coconut shows pretty well, the pineapple less so. Very enjoyable, but the add- ins could have been a little more intense. I’m sure the age didn’t help that, though.

Dec 09, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of coconut, pineapple, roasted malt and chocolate. Toasted coconut taste with hints of pineapple. Great roasted malt and chocolate taste.

Jun 06, 2020
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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very thick pour and pitch black. One of the darkest stouts I have seen. The initial tastes are soy and dark roast. This beer opens up halfway through and turns into a pineapple upside down cake. Love this rich stout.


May 03, 2020
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have pondered what OFYMD means and came up with zilch. I am looking forward to trying this stout. The description of the stout came across as a chocolate pineapple upside-down cake. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The beer created a two-fingered head with excellent retention. The head of the beer is creamy and foamy but left no lacing on the glass. The head of the beer is a medium brown color. The color of the beer is SRM 34, a dark used oily brown. The appearance of the beer is above average for this style.

The initial aromas in the beer are dark chocolate, pineapple, coconut, and coffee. Next, I smell toffee, caramel, molasses, roasted malts, grass, floral esters, smoke, burnt sugar, earthiness, leather, and raisins.

The flavors in the beer are medium chocolate, pineapple, coconut, oranges, caramel, toffee, roasted malts, molasses, burnt sugar, earthiness, floral esters, leather, tobacco, and raisins.

The mouthfeel of the beer is chewy and creamy.

The body of the beer is full, low carbonation, and fuller finish.

The beer is nothing like a chocolate pineapple upside-down cake. The flavors in the beer are more like pineapple and coconut mingled with dark roasted malts. Big malt flavors, and beautiful mouthfeel in this beer. The flavors that were added are not overpowering. I enjoyed this offering.

Apr 21, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a dark brown head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- it does have a tropical vibe in the nose; pineapple, coconut, sunscreen. Charred malt and chocolate, chocolate icing, caramel, vanilla cream

T- surprisingly bold notes of pineapple and coconut up front, I really wasn't sure if they could pop through the base beer. Mid-palate gives slightly charred malt and chocolate notes, as well as caramel, the finish gives more pineapple and roasted malt

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy finish

O- I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but I'll try any ET stout at least once, the pineapple and coconut worked really well

Apr 20, 2020
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CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Second try, time for a written review!
First review 4.25 look with the rest 4.5s.


Poured from can into big-ass brandy glass. Or wine glass. Whatever you wanna call it. Slightly less than room temp.

Huge cafe foam head, deep brown and black. Flotsam and jetsam after the cops come to break up the party.

huge upfront chocolate and coconut, low key vanilla and coffee. Malts coming through on this big time. Nice add-junk there with the co-co-NUT.

Has a kahlua piña colada thing goin on. And before you ask, “WhY NoT dRInK a PiNa CoLaDa w/ KaHLuA?!!?”
Because that’s not the point, honky.

Full to medium with an oil and slick “ooo-mami” Smoove

It’s ok, in fact it’s pretty good for a philistine like me. Hail santa! But for cereal, I had to knock em down a notch, everything is now a 4.25. Still pretty, pretty, pretty good

Mar 11, 2020
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a one pint can on November 8, 2019. Brewed in collaboration with Westbrook Brewing. A pina colada style stout made with pineapple and toasted coconut.

Mar 08, 2020
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heymikew from California

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Because of the tropical additions I chose to serve it as a dessert pairing with this:
-slab of homemade banana bread topped with
-thin slices of ripe ataulfo mango
-3" of the pointy end of a banana, quartered, and crowned with
-4 small scoops of Haagen-Dazs Pineapple Coconut ice cream

It totally worked!

Feb 01, 2020
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark shiny brown head with OK retention and light lacing. Aroma of heavy sweet black chocolate notes with some balanced coconut notes is enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by heavy black chocolate notes with some coconut, residual sugar notes and some subtle pineapple notes is quite enjoyable. Body is full with nice thick creamy notes and no real apparent alcohol notes. Ove the top and probably too sweet but enjoyable nonetheless.

Dec 09, 2019
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 16 oz can from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-7-19 for $7.99. I believe this was born in August 2018 (no can date); consumed 9-20-19.

Beer poured black as night with an initially robust tan head that went AWOL pretty quickly.

Nose is sweet with the familiar pineapple most prevalent and a touch of coconut in the background.

Taste is a large moderately roasted malt base with chocolate flavors. The finish is sweet with a nice combo of pineapple and coconut. Hopping is pretty adequate as this is not cloying.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall an interesting spin on the impy stout style that was fun to try!

Sep 21, 2019
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Clemsongoat from South Carolina

4.92/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

By far my favorite beer now.

It smells good. Sips good. Tastes amazing. No bitterness. Smoooooooooothe.

I am sad to see it is no longer brewed :*(

Will have to buy it all up now.

Sep 04, 2019
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bbtkd from South Dakota

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Evil Twin / Westbrook OFYMD, 12.8% ABV. Pours black with a one-finger brown head. Nose is coconut, chocolate, and pineapple. Taste follows, with sweet/tart pineapple on the close, very little bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, overall outstanding.

Jun 20, 2019
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Dr_C from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass, this was an inky black brew with a thin deep orange brown head that quickly faded.

Aroma was chocolate, coconut and malt.

Taste matched the aroma at first, but on the back end came pineapple. The alcohol was essentially completely masked.

Feel was light despite looking like motor oil.

Overall a great brew that I would seek again.

May 29, 2019
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Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer has a massive up front coconut flavor that hits you in the teeth. The coconut is complimented by a strong malt backbone, and a drier finish. We wish that there was more of the pineapple flavor that is listed on the can, but still, a solid overall beer.

Apr 12, 2019
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with really thick tan head and lacing that is abundant but fades quickly.
N: Loads of pineapple, coconut, chocolate, and malt.
T: Big Pineapple hit upfront followed by a rich coconut/chocolate mix, some minor malt sweetness.
M: Creamy and very rich tasting, medium feel.
O: Wow, like an almond joy in a can with a nice pineapple splash, it works so well. Loved this beer.

Apr 06, 2019
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Greywulfken from New York

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Figured since I loved Evil Twin's banana maple stout, I oughta check out this pineapple coconut stout, too... Does not disappoint! Black-bodied with a fat dark brown head, kicks up aromas of chocolate and pineapple aplenty... Flavor profile is on-point with the pineapple adding a little juiciness and acidity to the richer chocolate and molasses-like flavors... The coconut is nuanced in there, supporting the rich chocolaty tropical stout goodness... Feel is full-bodied, soft and smooth... Good shit... 9/5/18 canning...

Mar 02, 2019
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a dark black appearance and a very dark brown head that dissipates over time. Aromas are incredible: booze, chocolate, some spice, and coconut. The taste follows the nose with a alcohol warmth flavoring mixed around approachable amounts of coconut and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is probably the best feature; this stout is both creamy but light making it extremely enjoyable throughout the night. Overall, an excellent collaboration between these two breweries.

Jan 13, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light fizzy very dark head, decent but not great retention, a bit of lacing, decent legs, pitch black beer

Nose big toasted dark malts, little roasty, plenty of dark chocolate, tons of malty aromas and malted milk ball, caramel, touch of nougat, also plenty of coconut butter and little toasted coconut, deep toasted barrel but might be the coconut, buttery somehow

Taste big coconut, toasted and buttery coconut and oak, dark chocolate, little roasted malt and coffee notes, just a touch of pineapple, toasted biscuity brown malts, little candy sweetness but not a ton, mild sticky finish

Mouth is fuller bod little creamy, fluffy carb, chewy, very light warming alcohol

Overall not bad, nice coconut but wish the pineapple was more, otherwise very nice stout

Jan 05, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Big aromas of coconut suntan lotion, little chocolate fudge and light some sweet generic fruit.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter coconut flesh and almost sun tan lotion like. Flashes of tropical sweet pineapple as well. Loads of chocolate fudge as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth, creamy. Alcohol hidden wonderfully.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout with really nice coconut elements though the pineapple is rather subdued.

Serving Type: can

Jan 05, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a fairly thick dark black color, almost sounded like motor oil pouring out. A nice two finger tan foamy head sat atop and slid slowly off to leave some mild lace.
The aroma had a nice pineapple sweetness up front meshing with coffee bean notes and dark chocolate. Toasted coconut ended up coming in faintly underneath. Some milk chocolate and subtle cake-like notes round it pretty well.
The flavor leans towards the sweet side initially but ends up balancing wonderfully between roasty coffee notes, toasted coconut, sweet pineapple chunks and a touch of dark chocolate nibs. Mild aftertaste of pineapple, coffee notes, and dark and milk chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, maybe full bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Though there isn't much that is distractible, I found myself sipping this one due to the ABV. There wasn't any 'ABV-like heat,' it was just a noticeable ABV. Superb finish of roast dryness with pineapple juicy stickiness.
Overall, a very nicely done imperial stout with an Evil Twin / Westbrook creativity. I'd definitely have again.

Dec 23, 2018
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours as dark as can be. Head is dark grown with a little tan shading. Nose hints at chocolate nibs, espresso and coconut. Too bad those flavors aren’t as present in the taste. Taste is just simple char. Little disappointed in the lack of flavors.

Dec 18, 2018
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mmilyko from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look was as black as black could be, but taste didn’t match look. After pouring, and aware of ABV, was expecting heavy, boozy feel, but was lighter and cooler to the tongue. Thought taste was coconut forward in a good way. If you’re interested in a strong coconut influenced stout, this is absolutely it.

Dec 13, 2018
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ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a snifter glass from the can.

Appearance: super dark black mocha color with medium bubbles and I darken head rising roughly half a finger's length with a vigorous poor settles very quickly after one sip and is definitely a little bit more than semi thick.

Smell: heavy coconuts I don't really smell the pineapple but strong brown sugar scent. The smell lingers in your nostrils, A plus in my book.

Taste: sweet complicated chocolate mixed with citrus consisting of pineapple and a hard hard hit of dark chocolate infused with coconut it is a complicated sweet but yet bitter taste.

Mouth: full-bodied with a medium carbonation coming off very very sticky.

Overall: this beer is incredible when I can and if I can I will go back to the store and buy at least two more cans a little pricey but well worth it especially if you're an imperial Stout fan. Salud.

Dec 10, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.07/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a very small head, and no lacing.

This one smells like syrupy chocolate, light pineapple, caramel, and molasses.

Unfortunately, I don't really get any coconut here, but I do get syrupy pineapple and just a sugary syrup character. This doesn't succeed in what it was trying to do. It's just too sweet and too syrupy.

This is medium bodied, and kind of tough to drink, with a lower level of carbonation.

I can't really recommend this guy. I want a lot more coconut here.

Dec 09, 2018
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