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American Imperial Stout
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Collaboration with Westbrook Brewing

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


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Photo of colts9016
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.

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Photo of Treyliff
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

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
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.

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Photo of heymikew
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!

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Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

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Photo of arizcards
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!

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Photo of Clemsongoat
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.

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Photo of bbtkd
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.

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Photo of Dr_C
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.

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Photo of Beer_Right_Back
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.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
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.

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Photo of Greywulfken
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...

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Photo of fitzy84
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.

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Photo of jlindros
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

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Photo of rudzud
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

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
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.

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Photo of mmilyko
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.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
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%
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 +0.5%
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 +7.1%
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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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 95 ratings