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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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. 33% Stout and 67% IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alassio (78) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
The creamy richness of this brew is hard to match - - then comes roasty sweetness countered and enhanced by pings and pangs of pretty, but still assertive hops. To quote Matthew Arnold, itís "a darkling plain swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, where ignorant armies clash by night" but the armies are a pitched battle between frothy rich sweet warm stout and lovely strong hops - - and the brewer is definitely not ignorant. The mouthfeel alone is stratospheric. Note: I did drink this at room temperature and I can recommend the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
good smokey flavor acrid with more than moderate body and imperial flavor moderated by some ipa. it is the quisen, quisentential aw fuck it itís the best goddamn black and tan i ver... ever even imagined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle (12oz $5) 10% ABV. Nearly black with one finger tan head. Looks like a stout. Aroma was mostly roasted malts. Flavor was also roasty. The IPA part made it seem a little thinned and a bit bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2015
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is coffee, citrus, chocolate malt and roasted malt. Flavour is roasted and slighty bitter. Body is medium, texture is on the thin side, average carbonation. Finish is ashy, roasted and resinous.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (338) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2015
This self mixed (50:50) version lost a bit of carbonation, so it seems a bit lifeless. The color is black, brown and white foam from both beers. The smell is not very special, but surprisingly, the imperial IPA actually is not dominated by its stouty counterpart. This beer is impressively balanced. The aftertaste is slightly edited with the bitterness and sweetness, which doesnít fit perfectly, but the rest of the beer is awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (645) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Black & Tan from 1/3 of a bottle of Yin and Yang each. Beautiful black color with nice stable beige head, some white parts in the head as well. Pine hops, chocolate, caramel, liquorice, even nutty now, it always switches between the two components. Taste is rich and complex, of cocolate malts, toffee, vanilla, everything of the two individual beers mixed together, and boy, do they fit! A warming bitter finish. Fantastic. I wouldn?t have expected that I like the mix so much better than the individual ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3177) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at the Party Source in Cincinnati/Kentucky: dark roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, herbal, licorice, tea vibe, sharp. really well done, though donít know that Iíd have to revisit. 7.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1353) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Janeís Beer Store, Mountain View, CA. Super roasty aroma, with floral and fruity notes. Taste of licorice, roasty, floral, citrus, molasses, and a long bitter finish. Thick body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. rather thick black with one finger head. huge beer with huge flavors. strong chocolate/coffee malt base, doesnít seem any less malty than a full on stout. huge hops with citrus quite a bit of bitterness. moderate booze, ass kicker of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (172) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Jet black. Coffee, chocolates and citrus hops. Mouth feel is creamy and taste is roasted coffee, cocoa and hops. Unique

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