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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (441) - FINLAND - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle @ Bier-Bier, Helsinki. Black color, tanned head. Nose has rich roasty malts, coffee, some fruity hoppy notes. Balanced full roasty body, coffee, licorice, hops at the end. Lenghty balanced finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Toda una experiencia en un porcentaje 80/20 blend, tanto visualmente como en aroma y gusto. Eso sí, sólo aconsejable para cerveceros experimentados capares de digerir cervezas muy alcohólicas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle - fuzzy dark brown to black coloured pour with a beige/tan head. Aroma and taste is a mix of roasted malts and tropical fruits, prominent hoppy, grapefruit, pine needles, some caramel, cocoa, roasted hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2016
Keg at CBC Leather Lane. Big hoppy and roasty gangbang. Hides its booze exceptionally well. Dark fruity sweetness and bitter hop roast end.,

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (847) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Van de tap @beertemple. Mooi zwart bier met cremekleurige schuimkraag. Aromas van gebrande mout en hop. Smaak is vooral gebrande mout en drop/salmiak. Voor mij een prachtige combi. Heerlijk bier

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle. A- Spruce, pine, cigar smoke, lactose, dusty. A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, beige head. T- Pine, bitter, cream, dry cocoa. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Started with Yang then had this and next I’ll have Yin. Maybe not the most logical order for the 3...or is it? Considering this is about 66% Yang and 33% Yin, the balance is still pretty even. It certainly is more IPA than stout but doesn’t scream one or the other. Hard to detect and obvious standout flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1374) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, booze, light pine, light IPA qualities. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head. Taste is sweet, roasted malt, some bitter hops, maybe lactose, coffee, a lot more stout than IPA. Mouthfeel is medium body with light carbonation, a bit of hops in the aftertaste. Overall, as a Black IPA, this is disappointing. I’d say it’s more reminiscent of a hoppy porter. Still drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1394) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with tan head.
Aroma pine, citrus, grapefruit, chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, more Yang.
Taste chocolate caramel sweets, citrus grapefruit bitters.
Mouthfeel oily.
Great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yayita (49) - - JAN 19, 2016
Guiness meet my little friend the the double IPA. This is a muddy alcoholic hop fest. Very well balanced bitterness, like a guiness, with the same coffee notes, but super malty and alcoholic. Really like it!!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Aroma of citrus, roast, taste is bitter, roasty, warming from the alcohol which is definitely present.


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