Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,023
Ranked #3,826
4.19 | pDev: 7.64%
Dec 25, 2020
Aug 13, 2018
Notes: Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

Pastry meets tiki - A pina colada style stout featuring pineapple and toasted coconut.
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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

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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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by stortore from Illinois

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
4.5 by paulish from New York on Oct 15, 2020
4.88 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Sep 08, 2020
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pathman from Ohio

06/16/20 can @ home

Jun 17, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

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
4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 06, 2020
3.87 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on May 29, 2020
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4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

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
3.99 by KShophead from Kansas on Apr 29, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by colts9016 from Idaho

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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
4.15 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Apr 05, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

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
4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut on Mar 09, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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
4.1 by smithj4 from New York on Feb 25, 2020
4.24 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by heymikew from California

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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4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

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
3.32 by stephenlee93 from England on Oct 06, 2019
4.15 by mpolewan from Ohio on Oct 05, 2019
4.27 by Prost76 from New Hampshire on Oct 02, 2019
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

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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4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beerrat from Virginia

Very dark smells chocolate I really don't taste much pineapple or coconut but it's smooth drinking and good feel

Sep 14, 2019
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4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by Clemsongoat from South Carolina

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
3.93 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2019
3.89 by vfgccp from New York on Aug 07, 2019
3.99 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Jun 24, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bbtkd from South Dakota

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
4.21 by Giggy from Michigan on Jun 18, 2019
3.96 by oldred1492 from Minnesota on Jun 07, 2019
4.43 by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2019
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4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dr_C from Colorado

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
3.73 by crobinso from Colorado on May 01, 2019
4.52 by Heeenrik from Finland on Apr 16, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

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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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

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
4.31 by Chrispy_Creams from Minnesota on Mar 28, 2019
4.25 by archero from Texas on Mar 27, 2019
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