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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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First came a toasted smug called Yin followed by a hoppy fella called Yang. Let me introduce you to Auld Yin – a wrinkly more experienced take on youngster Yin. 9 months in the company of an insightful, complex whiskey cask made a pretty interesting spin on this imperial tajii taste adventure. Aye!
2012 vintage - 12.0% abv


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate licorice and wood. Taste of licorice, wood. A bit thin with a clean finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at home ... bottle at home .. deep black ... soft roast .... light chocolate ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate ... dark roast ... big chocolate ...ligth meatyness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of whisky, oak, chocolate, soy sauce, coconut and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering coconut, chocolate and alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Almost still black pour with intermittent bubbles floating to the top in small groups. Light brown head faded quickly releasing an almost intoxicating aroma of whiskey soaked wood and caramel macchiato. The taste is sweet and smoky but extremely well balanced and blended. While not boozy, this drinks like an elegant after dinner liqueur. I am loving the burnt caramel sugar character to this very robust and oily stout. Extremely well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2012
(From notes 14 Oct, 2012) Bottle, 2012 vintage (12.0% ABV). Head is brown and thick, settles quite quickly. The beer itself is an inviting pitch black. Aroma is malt, coffee and a bit of wine. Flavor is overall very sweet; a bit of sweet soy sauce, close to that of BrewDog’s Tokyo, with some added bitterness. Calm carbonation, resulting in a pretty smooth mouthfeel. Finish is bitter & sweet.

Overall, a great imperial stout. Nothing to complain about, really. The pervasive sweetness sets this apart from others.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jfb (4088) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2012
(bottle, rating #2000) pours a pitch black colour with a creamy brown head. aroma of green apples, vanilla, chocolate icing and ashy toasted malts, chocolate fudge, light alcohol and a hint of bubble gum. flavour is mostly the same, heavy dark chocolate, ash and roasted malts, slightly savoury, with notes of toffee, bread dough, vanilla, a subtle sweetness and a light roasted-bitter finish, alcohol is well-hidden. relatively light-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Solid black pour, small tan head. Chocolate, raisin, chewy dark malts, bourbon barrel, sweet, vanilla, and dark fruit. A heavy BA stout for sipping. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2012
Bootle. Almost black. Caramel, toast, maple syrup and bourbon in the aroma. Velvety mouthfeel. Bourbon flavor. malty sweet, boozy. Hints of ash and roast. Licorice, but the whisky dominates. Lovely!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (423) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Pitch black, creamy tan head disappears quickly leaving the glass clear. Semisweet chocolate smell. Very heavy flavor, chocolate, coffee, cherry, almond, alcohol. Starts sweet, gliding to a gentle bitterness. There are some very nice elements here but it comes up a little short.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1351) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a large tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, toasted malt, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, and some port. Flavour is bitter chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, and some warming alcohol. Not as bitter as the original and more smooth.


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