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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial India Black Stout. This is a complete RTD Black and Tan. Not just any Black and Tan but the one where we flawlessly mixed a flippant good Imperial IPA with a profoundly evil Imperial Stout and sustained sweet beer balance. 33% Stout and 67% IPA.


DutchDrebus' rating

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchDrebus (4762) - Oirschot, - NOV 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear dark red brown colour with a deep ruby redness shining through, full off-white head. Smells roasty, chocolate, grapefruit, coffee. Amazing smell. If the taste is as great as the smell this will be my new favorite beer. Tastes some iron, hops, grapefruit, pine, roasty, some roastyness. Amazing beer. When blending the yin and yang myself i didnít achieve this. Full body great carbo. The initial taste of a perfect IPA with the aftertaste of an amazing stout. This is my favorite black IPA. Hell, this is my favorite beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma: roast, tropical fruit, liquorice. Taste: liquorice, pine, tropical fruit, chocolate, orange, spices. Medium sweet, medium to high bitter, creamy texture, medium body, lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (252) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and toffee, quite muted. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, sweet and dry, moderately bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Jšrvenpšš, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle from bierkoning, amsterdam. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has rich roasty malts, coffee, some fruity hoppy notes. Balanced full roasty body, coffee, licorice, hops at the end. Nice and tasty ipaish stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3568) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours a very dark brown with a huge fluffy khaki head with some lacing on da glass.

The aroma is mildly sweet with some chocolate and some herbal on fruity hop character. Itís got a touch of booze & some prune...but itís chill.

The flavor is bitter enough to be labeled bracing but far from astringent, & sweet enough but far from unbalanced or cloying. Itís certainly tipped towards the Hoppier end with a big fruity & leafy hop presence with a lingering herbal bitterness. In fact the bitterness seems decidedly more hop driven than malt driven... there is a decent enough bit of roast and even a lingering sort of espresso character to it. Itís got some dark chocolate as well. Maybe because Iím expecting the stout characteristics I donít mind them so much, but itís funny... I normally reject big roastiness in a Black IPA (not to say that this is strictly such) but yeah somehow this seems to balance better than your typical roast heavy black IPA.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Beertemple. Black with a beige head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Taste is bitter sweet, hoppy, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, bitter hoppy aftertaste with hints of chocolate. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1586) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Black with small sudsy light beige head. Aroma has chocolate, some licorice and hoppy notes. Similar flavour, big mouthfeel with strong bitter bite. Woody and fruity notes later on. Semi sticky with lasting strong coffee and piney bitterness. Good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (989) - LUXEMBOURG - JUL 8, 2015
Hazy light brown colour (EBC ~25) with a small tan head. Aromas of tropical fruit, pine and a good dose of roasted chocolatey malts arise with hints of citrus peel, and faint milk coffee. Fine carbonation, medium slick with a full body. Fruity malt centered sweetness with phenolic astringency and fruity hoppy bitterness. Lasting bit astringent finish. Good balance and interesting, yet potent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredfa (76) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 28, 2015
A Yin e a Yang eram muito gostosas. Estava curioso pra saber a mistura de ambas. … uma excelente cerveja. A Yin prevaleceu muito sobre a Yang apesar da porcentagem desta ser bem maior (67%). Espuma consistente e sabor equilibrado com alcool perceptŪvel. A Yin ť levemente superior ŗ vers„o combinada.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cousin_Larry (616) - - JUN 23, 2015
Very interesting beer I sampled at World of Beer Fest, Milwaukee. Hits you with some coffee and pine flavor and finishes with a bit of hoppy bite. Not one I would drink every day but nice for a small sample.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2084) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a large beige head. Nose has dark malts; licorice, chocolate and some citrusy and floral hops. Flavour has a nice balance between malt and hos; roasted malt, licorice, cocoa, wood with crisp citrus. Medium/full body, fine carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, warming alcohol. Long dry finish with fruity hops. Drinks pretty well.


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