esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg
Pours dark brown, black in glass, thick tanned creamy head. Smells of citrus, roasted malts, zests and coffee. Heavy sweet, very roasty, alot of citrus and coffee. Heavy bitter, resins, citrus zests and again coffee. Fantastic blend of Yin and Yang. It’s very harmonic, combining the heavy Yin with the more intense Yang. This blend is actually better than Yin; and a whole lot better than Yang.
mcberko (5196) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at PIB, pours a near-black with a small tan head. Aroma of citrus hops, roasted malt - definitely like a blended IIPA and imp. stout. Flavour of roasted malt mixed with slightly bitter hops. Has the body of an IPA. Not sure the mix is that warranted, but it works well enough. Good.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good stout/ipa mix. Well developed scotch barrel notes, ends with coffee bitters.
MotherBrother (639) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour deep n’ dark brown, with a small slightly creamy tan head.
Aroma is quite hoppy with some pine and grass. But also some chocolate, slight coffee, roasted malts.
Taste is rather bitter. Medium bodied, with some slightly fizzy carb. - To be honest, I like the blend of Yin and Yang better.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bg time hops with some heft in the nose. Hoppy and strong. Pretty nice yet this is one time where the some is not greater than the parts.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Citrus hoppy aroma with chocolate and a touch of winegum. Sweet fruity flavour with lots of chocolate and lots of hops.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Rabbit Club. Pours a dark color with off white head. Aroma of caramel, earthiness, and some grapefruit. Has a sweet caramel taste with hop spice and caramel after taste. Decent.
bmerz (651) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brouwerij Lane BK. Not quite opaque brown with great lace work. beautiful rich resin and funk hop with caramel and chocolate maltiness. Additional flavors of chocolate, dark fruit, licorice, slight vegetal. Finishes bitter chocolate and spicy hop. Sticky thick. My hop and stout fix in one beer No way!
olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours pitch black color with a medium-sized, quickly dissipating head. Aroma of hops, dark fruits, caramel, liquorice, chocolate, mild tar and some vanilla and bourbon notes. Flavor of dark malts, bitter hoppy fruits, some caramel, hints of liquorice, some yeast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Smooth velvety and chocolaty palate with a mild bitter fruity kick. Quite nicely balanced brew.
2x 33 cl bottle (home made mix).
Originally rated on 20111007. (8+4+7+3+16)
Pours black colour with small beige head. Aroma is hoppy fruits, sweet caramel malts, chocolate and light coffee. Flavour of berries, salmiac, caramel malts, light fruits andsalty licorice. Some harsh bitterness on the palate that wrecks the mix. A bit better than either of the parts but still lacks something vital.
fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clear medium to dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus, light herbs - vegetable. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark fruit, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.