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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: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours clear dark brown with ruby hues. Aroma of caramel, pine, plum. Flavor of caramel, pine, plum, anise, molasses, prune, citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
11.2oz bottle from Party Town, brewed in Scotland. Labeled "Yin & Yang: Imperial Taiji Black & Tan"; marked 11.1% ABV. Very dark brown, near black color. Thin khaki head, leaves nice sprays of lace. Huh.. Aroma retains a lot of stout - like qualities, and not in a good way. Does not drink like a Black IPA. Drinks like an adulterated imperial stout that hasn’t aged well. A lot of licorice, herbal flavors. Stonger bitter taste, kind of astringent, lightly medicinal.. Stronger boozy sweet taste in the finish, with a bit of a bite. Some spicy, herbal hop. Bitter dark chocolate. Bigger body, chewy like a stout. Lighter carbonation, sort of a silky, velvety texture, that’s nice. A decent but boozey sweet hoppy imperial stout. Not what I’d call a Black IPA, though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Aroma is where sweet chocolate maltiness meets piney hops. Deep brown in color with a bit of soft sudsy white head. Really well balanced flavor, starting stout-like with those chocolate notes and finishing with a lingering hoppy pine character. Quite soft on the tongue. Fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (4588) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Hoppy-dry aroma. Starts dry-malty, flowery-hoppy. Finish a bit alcoholic. Mild-hoppy aftertaste. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Very roasty aroma with salty licorice, charred bread, orange and perfumed alcohol. Roasty and bitter flavor with boozy alchol, charcoal, salty licorice. Nice complex aroma, but flavor is too boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours black with tan head. Mellow toffee mocha nose, but hops are still prevelant in taste and finish. Better than I thought. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a dark dark chocolate shake brown. Nose is roasted malt, and coffee and chocolate. First sip, I’m blown away. As it warms I still like it plenty but maybe not blown away. Rich ,dark, intense flavors. Hugely bitter finish with a decent hint of burn from the abv. Pretty damn good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (586) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pours a dark brown with good head and lacing. Roasted malt and sweet brown sugar. Taste is sweet to begin with burnt brown sugar and some bitterness mid palate. Alcohol is apparent with coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Mouthfeel is sticky and full bodied with medium carbonation. Much better integration of an IPA and a stout than I expected. Melded well and both still can taste both styles.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (304) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
A dark brown pour, with a little bit of off white head. An earthy smell with a dirty hop, a little chocolate in there. A hot taste initially with some weird hop bitterness at the end with a little floral. Some coffee ground and chocolate at the end as well. The more you drink it the more the taste bounces back and forth between the stout and IPA characteristics. I also get a tea like quality. Unique and the flavors compliment each other more than I expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1046) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Very european malty. Like other brewdog stouts. Good bit of hops left in there as well.


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