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

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

Added by gatornation on 08-13-2018

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
27
Ratings:
53
pDev:
7.89%
 
 
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of fitzy84
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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

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Photo of rudzud
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
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

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Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of Mike2Fst
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.07/5  rDev -26.6%
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.

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Photo of BEER88
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"Hi, Pina Colada, this is Stout. Stout, this is Pina Colada. You two will make beautiful babies together." Neither of these popular drinks never saw it coming, but the brewers at Evil Twin and Westbrook sure did weaving the ingredients of both into a fruity imperial stout that's both toasty and tropical.

OFYMD pours like used motor, black as pitch with a dense blanket of foam. Sweet on the nose, the promise of molasses, tropical fruit, coffee, sweet cream, chocolate and vanilla all become apparent even as they don't seem to all belong in the same glass. But those fruitions of molasses, coffee and chocolate intertwine for a bold introduction of roasted malt with a heavy cream and honey component.

As the lavish stout rolls onto the middle palate, an expansive taste of burnt toast, seared molasses, espresso, bittersweet chocolate and roasted walnut create a highly robust impression halfway through taste. But the brightness of pineapple and coconut gain steam late and offer the beer a friendly late palate but also added sweetness. Vanilla, sweet cream and fruit juices come with the toasted coconut taste as the finish trends slightly bitter and spicy with rum-like alcohol.

Richly textured, the beer drinks like marshmallow fluff. Its rich density only intensifies the sweetness and keeps the beer's stout-like underpinnings front and center. A long and savory aftertaste of bittersweet chocolate, coffee and tropical fruit seems like an experimental dessert that comes together shockingly well.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 16 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: It develops a one finger, dark tan head that stays around for a while but then disappears. It leaves a very small amount of lacing. It's a beautiful pure black color.

Smell: Sweet aromas of milk chocolate, caramel and caramelized pineapple dominate the nose. A slight hint of toasted coconut can be felt towards the end.

Taste: It tastes very sweet and sugary. The main flavors are of milk chocolate, brown sugar and coconut right up front. There's some fruity, but overly sweet, artificial pineapple in the background. The huge ABV is barely noticeable on the palate.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, oily and robust with low carbonation. Despite the huge amount of sweetness, it's not that cloying, if at all.

Overall: A very good, extremely sweet stout that, to it's merit, is not cloying. The pineapple and coconut flavors are a bit artificial and the smell is not that strong but other than that it's a damn good beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint very dark cola brown colored highlights. Then beer has a three finger tall dense sudsy foamy mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of very thin film surrounded by a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + chocolate + dark malts with a moderate to strong amount of lactose sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of toasted coconut and light aromas of tropical pineapple.

T: Upfront there moderate to strong flavors of roasted + chocolate + dark malts with a moderate to strong amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by just shy of moderate flavors of toasted coconut and moderate flavors of tropical pineapple. Light amounts of roasty bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering sweet lactose + dark/roasted malt flavors.

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a slightly sticky finish. Light hints of alcohol warming in the finish

O: Not the easiest beer in the world to drink with the high level of sweetness and higher ABV - definitely a slow sipping dessert beer. Enjoyable with a nice combination of toasted coconut, pineapple, lactose, and dark/roasted malts. Glad I grabbed this oen.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as black as a moonless night. Thick mocha head dissipates almost immediately leaving no lacing but nice legs when swirled. Aroma is coconut and chocolate. Flavor is a twist on the familiar Evil Twin stout base with both the coconut and pineapple prominent. Feel is smooth and silky, thick and rich. Overall a fabulous stout, good job Westbrook/Evil Twin.

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

Photo of kemoarps
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From @Dragginballs76 and his NBS BIF #8 box.
Pours a gorgeous clean almost-black that starts with a good two fingers of deep cocoa brown head before settling down in stages to a tight crop, the eventually nothing more than a powder dusting. No lacing.

Nose gives an interesting blend of sweet dried pineapple candy and classic stout flavours of coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of alcohol spice (but not burn). Maybe a touch of toasted coconut, but it lags behind the other flavours.

Incredibly diabetically sweet right off the bat. Coconut is much more in the lead here. The initial sweet flash spikes early before giving way to the other notes, but it maintains a presence throughout before flaring back up for the finish. The middle lacks the depth of stout flavours that the nose promised and is more roasty malts and alcohol with a touch of fudginess brought out by the other sweet flavours. Finish is sweet and boozy.

Body is very rich, but a little more carbonated than I would prefer. This is a 12.8% stout and it has no intention of pretending otherwise.
Really sweet and rich, but enjoyable. I think I would enjoy this best shared with someone as the full can is a little overwhelming, but I'm glad to have tried it. Thanks Mike!!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a familiar big stout base done with pineapple and coconut, really cool adjuncts for a stout that i have not really seen before, making this one a rather unique beer overall. furthermore, we had it next to their banana maple one, where both ingredients were quite subtle, not the case here, both are dramatic, even coming through such a big and dark and dense stout base, its honestly quite amazing, and in the end, i liked this one quite a bit more. its inky and black, thick and slick, leggy and heady from the can, not sure what these letters on the label are supposed to stand for. it looks like syrup, but the tropical additives make it seem a lot lighter than it is, pineapple seems fresh, sweet, fleshy, and even a little tangy in here, while the coconut has a toasted thing to it, at least with the dark malt it does, and a little sweetness of its own, and while this does have a baked desserty vibe, its not overly sugary, to the extent that i would drink a whole one anyway. heavy dark chocolate in here is awesome with both the pineapple and the coconut, seems like a perfect malt base for this, and to be honest, i think the dark grains bring the pineapple and coconut closer together, like a pina colada or something. there is a cool freshness to this, the added ingredients make this almost vacation-esque despite being enormous, and i even like the bit of booziness to it at the end, keeps it from being too sweet or heavy, even though it is. i really loved this, i expected a somewhat gimmicky adjunct dominated beer, but its just creative and delicious and as well executed as something like this possibly could be. huge props to these guys for this one, its one of a kind and its fantastic!

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Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is dark/roasted malts, vinous and slightly burnt. The flavor is fruit/dark fruit, sweet berries/raisins, dark malts, mild pineapple and an acidic/slightly smoky finish.

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Photo of ChipChaight
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Date: Canned on 09/24/18, savord on 11/21/18.

Appearance: Typical Evil Twin used motor oil looking stout with a minimal dark tan head.

Aroma: Huge rich sweet coconut covered in milky dark fudge, an nice ashy roasted malt backbone that adds some opposing bitterness, vanilla, banana, coffee, and molasses. Only the faintest hint of pineapple or maybe I am just imagining it, but regardless, OFYMD smells amazing.

Taste: This is a sweet one, but not quite as cloying as Big Ass Money Stout. The taste really follows the nose well with chocolate fudge, a healthy charred element, and vanilla, but there is a fairly large milky presence that almost overtakes the beer. Unfortunately, I don't get any pineapple. This by no means ruins the beer, but Evil Twin really succeeds when they stay clear of the lactose as they tend to go overboard. Take for instance the Even More Jesus line, even if you find that OG masterpiece too bitter and charred, then the equally awesome Even More Coco Jesus that adds the maple syrup for an more appropriate level of sweetness. But I am not down on OFYMD, as it is extremely well made, like drinking coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate milk. In fact, I can't think of another beer this sweet, that I enjoyed this much and I generally dislike f***ing pastry stouts.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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Evil Twin / Westbrook - OFYMD from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 53 ratings