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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
33 cL bottle courtesy co Chris, served in a stem glass side-by-side with Yin, Yang and our own blend of Yin and Yang. Pours black with a small light tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a slight amount of lace. On the nose, there are elegant notes of chocolate, brown sugar and a hint of espresso, along with herbal and slight piney hops. The flavour is moderately sweet up front with chocolate and roasty malts, developing nutty, caramel notes and a subtle herbal hoppy bitterness. The finish is long and roasty. Overall, a beautifully complex black IPA with nice chocolate notes and hoppy balance. 2013-06-07

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a creamy, sticky, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up burnt black malts paired with a lot of pine resin and citrusy hoppage.. herbal and medicinal overtones.. enjoyed it. The flavor found burnt licorice, black malts, and a touch of molasses at the core with bitter black roast, pine, and citrusy bitterness around.. touches of oxidation showed up toward the back.. bitterness and roast hid most of the boozage on the finish. Medium-plus bodied, roasty, and bitter on the palate.. higher carbonation.. good feel overall. This was a tasty brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1505) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2013
Det här var gott, vilket en ’black ipa’ i och för sig brukar vara men ändå. Smaken var kraftfull med toner av choklad, kaffe och en dov fruktighet, kroppen var stabil och balansen var närvarande. Slutsats; bra skit!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13365) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Deep brown color, steady beige head. Licorice and hops in the nose. Full-bodied. Sweetish front, salty, licorice and nice mellow hoppyness. Lingering mix of hops and licorice in the aftertaste. Robust black IPA. Good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Somehow, a mix of a 10% IPA and 10% stout makes an 11.1% beer. Go figure. Pour is dark black with creamy off white head, aroma has orange, orange peel, grapefruit, orange jam, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, roast, hints of nice dark chocolate as well. Taste is a mix of orange jam, hints of roast, hints of dark chocolate, nice coffee, green bean, slight oak, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Very creamy. Interesting and pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle @ home. Poursq. Deep black appearance with a thin brown head. Roasty malty chocolate aroma along with some hoppy grapefruity notes. A bit earthy, coffee, dark chocolate, creamy grapefruit, orange citrusy flavor. Kind of a cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
2013-10-31. Black body, nice foamy beige head. Aroma is milder than expected for the strength, moderate alcohol up front, mild dark malt, very light herbal character. Flavour is similar, sweet malty core with mild roast and pleasant herbal character throughout, moderate bitterness and light hop greenery. Smooth medium bodied palate. Pretty nice, rich, yet much more subtle than I expected. Just enough bitterness to add to the drinkability. Nice stuff. Bottle cellared a few months from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CacheManyHose (311) - HONG KONG - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Mixing the two Yin and Yang beers: Great looking red-black with a thick head that separates into two layers: off-white cream and light brown. Crazy lacing. Smells more like the Yin IPA, no very strong aroma. Taste starts with roasty malts and a hint of fruits and ends in nice medium-bodied dry hoppiness. Nice execution of IPA + stout. The single Yin & Yang beer: 33% stout and 67% IPA - similar ratio to what I've found when tastes best when mixing the two beers. Great balance between dark roasted maltiness and bitterness. Boozy. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a very think and clear ruby red cola color with a huge head that fades quickly. Aromas of dark fruit bread, some light roast. Taste is slightly sweet, rum like, low bitterness. Low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer4briguy (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
This beer poured a nice rich, brown color with a light tan head. It smelled very sweet initially with some dark chocolate aromas, but finished very roasted with a clean and lightly bitter finish. Flavors of note for me included espresso, roasted malts and dark chocolate. I ate this with some peppered salami and have to say that it really helped pull out the roasted malt flavors and slight hop punch to the front. As usual, the guys from Evil Twin were spot on with this one!


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