Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.19 | pDev: 7.64%
Dec 25, 2020
Aug 13, 2018
Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

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

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
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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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev 0%
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
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4.88 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Sep 08, 2020
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
06/16/20 can @ home
Jun 17, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Rated: 4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
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
Rated: 3.99 by KShophead from Kansas

Apr 29, 2020
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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
Rated: 4.15 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Apr 05, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Mar 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev 0%
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
Rated: 4.1 by smithj4 from New York

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Feb 22, 2020
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Reviewed by heymikew from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
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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