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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (223) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
King_Alex_II (522) - 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 doesn’t fit perfectly, but the rest of the beer is awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (932) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3346) - 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 don’t know that I’d have to revisit. 7.4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1434) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from Jane’s 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4008) - 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, doesn’t 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lizardking3 (191) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2015
12oz Bottle in Seattle. Rich brown pour. Pretty much what you would expect with a nice blend of heavy stout and imperial IPA. Plenty of heavy malt and roasty alcohol, but also balanced with nice rich hops. A bit chalky overall, with bitter chocolate. Nose is fairly fresh. Works as a Black IPA or as a nice Black and Tan. But still not quite my ideal.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3983) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours rich, warm sable with a thick and rather persistent tan head. Couldn’t look better! Aroma has chocolate, roast coffee, hoppy, and nutty notes. Flavor has the same notes but more of coffee and hops, plus roast malt and a hint of caramel. Hoppy bitterness provides a nice undertone. Firm, smooth texture has some good fizz. A splendid marriage of IPA and stout, to bring balance to your life. And beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2659) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep brown beer with lovely beige small head. Nose is cocoa and malt. Tastes of chocolate, licorice, roasted malt, some citrus pine, molasses. Smooth and hoppy. Fine blend the stout comes through in lovely way.


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