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RATINGS: 215   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
olsentho (13) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
See other peoples description. Just here to get a buzz... no elderberry to speak of when combined :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3579) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
(50/50 blend from bottles) Brown pour with a fluffy head. Sweet aroma with a lot of smoke and floral hops. I was prepared for incredibly bitter considering how bitter they were individually but it was actually rather smooth. Sweet and smokey with a light chocolate hint at the end and a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
50/50 mix from 12 oz bottles into a Spiegelau tulip. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, pine, floral notes, roasty and toasty notes. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, pine, floral notes, booze, nutty notes. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Prefer these beers separate instead of combined.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (191) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured 50/50 from bottles into a snifter. Pours a dark black with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is sweet on the tongue with very little bitterness. Heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth feel. Nice beer, I would rather have the 2 split though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RLiddell (47) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Well, the Yin was on tap as well as the Yang and they were mixed from taps. The aroma is only fair, with the piney notes of the double IPA shining through. Appearance was dominated by the stout, which gives it appearance of a great black IPA. Taste follows the nose and is a tad bit on the bitter side, but I like bitter and enjoyed this combo!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Tap at CBC Brixton. The result is still very dark. Sweet, plummy, prune, fig aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. Lots of dark fruit - prune, raisin, figs - rum, grass, lemon, grapefruit, treacle, wood, pine, some booze... Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2014
Mixed bottles 50:50. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by the imperial stout but very well balanced by fruity notes in the aroma and the long biitterness in the flavor. Interesting

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottles mixed 50:50. Dark with a dark, beige head. Dark malt with the tropical fruits popping through. Great mix.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (285) - CYPRUS - JUL 22, 2014
Mixed from bottles. The darkness of the Yin overwhelms in the colour. Dark brown to almost black. Aroma is a combination of the two beers but the Yang stands out a bit more. You get the hops, citrus, grapefruit and the chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. I really like this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2562) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a ruby highlighted, darkest brown color, with fairly persistent, bubbly tan head foam, and spots & streaks of clingy lacing. The nose was quite roasted, maybe a touch of dark fruit, baker’s chocolate, and some wood & char. The taste was similar notes as the aroma, with hop bitterness that was lingering & dry, fairly hidden alcohol, and a touch of malt sweetness that tickled the tongue. Bold enough, liked it.


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