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Evil Twin Yin & Yang

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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg, mixed myself at Express D’Lyon, Paris, 3rd July. Not bad, reminded me of an imperial black IPA, prefer the two separately though

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (84) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Mixed this one myself; I have never seen the pre-mixed version in stores. Smells more IPA than stout, but I can sense the roasty char of the stout trying to come through. The aroma is really like a great black IPA. Malt sweetness still holds up through all of this. Looks just like a stout, with the only possible difference being a slightly lighter head (off-white rather than tan). The taste is spot on - a really well balanced black IPA that has slight hops up front and at the end with great roast and smoky flavor in between. Kind of reminds me of Wookey Jack, but I think it’s even better tasting. Palate is effervescent enough to be a good IPA yet slick enough to be a good stout. Very interesting. Bonus points for being unique - who else would think of this? I was worried that this was just a strategy to get people to buy two 4-packs, but I really like it. Very well done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (409) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottles mixed. The yin quickly overtakes the yang in appearance as expected making it black with a thinner tan head. Aroma is a mix chocolate and roasted malts with grapefruit and floral hops, which is quite nice. Taste is very balanced, not too sweet with a consistent bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth / creamy on the palate. Impressive blend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (113) - CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
Surprising. The nose behaves much like I’d’ve expected - lots of malt from both the stout and the IPA halves, with just a faint undercurrent of hops. The taste, however, has behaved... unexpectedly. There appears to be less sweet malt on the outset than was present in either the Yin or the Yang. It’s like their sweetnesses didn’t add, but the bitter did. I want to try this again with a proper float, but it’s pretty serviceable just as it is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyr2 (12) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 24, 2014
The two beers were better sampled together rather than mixed. They were good mixed but much rather they weren’t.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (458) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2014
creamy chocolat, coffee, dark malts, fresh light citrus hops.. very well balanced sweet bitter taste, light carbs, thick oily texture, long dark sweet bitter finish.. interesting complex and delicious

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (639) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
DWG; Pour almost black with a moderate to long lasting, lacing tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoked, coffee, licorice, dark dried fruity and dark chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter with a warming, sweet chocolate and coffe lasting finish. Body is full, texture is silky thick, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottles blended. Looks as though you would expect it when getting a Black n Tan. The nose is absolute chock full of those vibrant grapefruit and pine needle notes the Yang gives off. Very in your face with only mild chocolate and roast to back it. Molasses and liquorice play a bigger part in the taste but they are only there to balance out the huge pine driven hops coming through. Very passionfruit and orange forward with mild and sticky tropical fruits throughout. A big hop fueled experience, I really like the idea of buying the two beers and mixing it yourself. I tried it with a little more stout than IPA and I enjoyed it a lot. Kind of rounds it off nicely and gives it some decent balance to such a big beer, Cracking stuff

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh, mixed yin and yang together. Pours black, pine and smoked chocolate nose, taste has a lot of juicy pine, chocolate, toffee, smoke, quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Draught mixed in a taproom. Pours a near black color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is only slightly roasty with a moderate amount of hoppiness in the form of grassy and floral notes. Taste is moderately bitter, with a nice amount of roasting. Feels very smooth. Really pleasant mixture.


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