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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2315) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, molasses, licorice, citrus, and pine. Taste is chocolate and caramel malts, coffee, dark fruits, citrus, with some bitter pine hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
I combined individual bottles of Yin and Yang to create the Evil Twin Yin/Yang. I think that’s how most people do it. Aroma was sorta weakly hoppy, more dominated by malt and nuts. Yin won out in aroma. Appearance is dark brown tint and dark brown foam. Again, Yin won. Taste is non-bitter hops, veggie aspects shine through, combined with the Yin’s malt/nut character, it reminded me of cooked tomatoes on roasted almonds. Yang wins in the flavor category. Palate is sizzling with carbonation and medium bodied. Overall, very drinkable, unnoticeable abv. Pretty good outcome on a fun variation of the black and tan concept.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, pine, caramel, hop, roasted malt, chocolate. flavour is coffee, pine, caramel, hop, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (477) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Dark dark brown beer with a nutty brown head. Smell is pretty strong alcohol, banana, caramel malts and some licorice. a small amount of coffee as well. menthol?? Taste is strong licorice, a bit chocolate, hops, Burned sugar and some fruitiness as well. Plenty of different tastes going on. Gentle low carb mouthfeel and. Glad i bought this again! Great experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (878) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
Bottle 0,33l at Smalhans, Oslo. Pours a dark color ns leaves a brown lacing that stays. Aroma of licorice and brown sugar. Taste the same with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 29, 2013
Pours dark brown with an off-white/beige foam head . Moka, toffee, exotic fruits malt, flowers and chocolate. Medium carbonation, smooth maltiness, candied fruits, rich body and strong bitterness Enjoy this original tasty Black IPA Cheers !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfredvik (1227) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
The concept of a black ale with lots of aroma hops is very appealing to me, but unfortunately I often find that BIPAs tend to be too dominated by the roasted, stoutish notes, or the hops are drowning all other elements. Neither is the case with the Yin & Yang, this is finally a perfectly balanced BIPA (at least aromawise)! The very strong aroma contains truckloads of elements from both camps, both roasted notes, thick chocolate and dark caramel, but also a perfect amount of hoppy fruity notes. As always I find it a bit hard to pinpoint the exact fruits in such a beer, but the aroma is definitely tropical. This is close to perfection! In the glass it is very dark brown with a large, frothy, very light-brown head that reduces to islands and a partially covering film in short time. The head still leaves a good amount of lacing on my snifter. The taste is moderate sweet with a lovely heavy bitter long-lasting finish. The strong flavours are roasted, with lots of chocolate, some coffee, resin and tropical fruits like peach. There are also some quite strong alcohol notes, in a perfect beer the alcohol should be a bit better integrated. Despite the obvious alcohol the mouthfeel is very pleasant, the body is close to full, the texture is oily and the carbonation is moderate. Probably the best BIPA I’ve ever had!
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a brown head. Grapefruit and light chocolate aroma with rich malt. Chocolate and rich malt flavor with light grapefruit. medium bodied. Chooclate malt and rich malt linger with backing grapefruit and light alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1691) - - MAR 18, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Not great at pouring black and tans so feel free to factor that into the rating. But the sum is not as good as the parts in my opinion. Still tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4705) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2013
330 ml bottle. A dark amber body with a big, creamy beige head. Aroma has citric fruit, light roasted malt, liquorices, pine and dark chocolate. Flavour is sweet malt, moderate roasted, quite bitter, citric fruity, pine and liquorices. Both aroma and flavour is basically a combination of the two basic beers. Fine body and good aftertaste. Fine balance, pleasant to drink and dangerously well hidden alcohol.

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