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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 (5472) - 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 didn’t 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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
FraekkeFyr87 (265) - - MAY 27, 2016
The aroma is full of hops, chocolate, coffee, pine, citrus, flowers and peaches. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of hops, chocolate, coffee, pine, flowers, mango, peaches, passionfruit and pineapple. A really nice black IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SvanteL (195) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
Svart med litet ljusbrunt skum. Stor rostade toner, främst kaffe, i doften men även lite citrus. I smaken kommer först kaffe och lakrits, sedan kommer lite citrus och tallbarr och därefter en rejäl lakritsbeska. En riktigt välbalanserad black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 16, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (780) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 8, 2016
330ml bottle from Beervana. Pours a deep black color with a medium light brown head that diminishes into a small film that lingers. Aroma is amazingly intense, a battle between the hops and the roasted malts without a clear winner. Huge hoppy notes of grapefruit, mango, citrus, pine and tangelo, battling the charry, licorice, molasses and dark espresso from the roasted grains. The "middle of the road" that summarizes the smell is a black olive character. Taste is bitter from two different angles, strong green/orange hoppy flavors and dark roasted coffee-ish notes. The result is a blend of incredible intensity. Ripe and rich flavors overwhelm the tastebuds. Delicious. Body is big and bold. Alcohol presence is well-concealed although the warming effect contributes nicely to the feeling of immensity. Low carbonation. I do not rate it higher because I feel it’s an ejoyable tour-de-force but not a highly refined brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. Pours very dark brown, brown head. Nose is roast, sweet dsrk malts, piney hops. Taste is hoppy fruity, pine, roast, bitter roasty and warming finish. Strong, bitter and fruity bipa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (395) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Really well balanced BIPA. Just the right amount of roasted, sweet sticky malts and piney, tropical hops. One of the best I’ve had. Delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle from andersons. Nose is coffee and smoke with bit of hop. Blackish and taste matches. Malt and cocoa and dark sugars linger in with the hop acridity. Would've done more stout to Ipa ratio but pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (1487) - Katowice, POLAND - APR 17, 2016
Wyjątkowo udany blend. W aromacie o dziwo nad risem dominuje ipa, słodkie mango, dopiero w tle czekoladowa pełnia. Nie lubię owocowych black ipa, ale tu to gra! W smaku już więcej imperialnego stoutu, pojawia się czekolada, pralinka i lekka paloność, choć chmiele nie dają odporu, znów soczyste słodkie mango, goryczka raczej stonowana. Black IPA bez słonecznika. Aha, nie uwierzę że to ma tyle ABV, mega zdradliwe. Fajne!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (1575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Malty alcohol with some spruce hoppiness. Adjunct: The aroma is rye and malt. Best black and tan I’ve ever had, but then it’s an IIPA and Imp. Stout mix.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2016
0.15 l on tap at ’Craft & Draft’. Very dark brown to black with a thin, light brown head. Sweetish, roasty and fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and tropical fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty and fruity taste of dark chocolate, coffee, tropical fruits and some licorice, followed by a medium long, roasty-bitter, slightly resiny finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Good!


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