TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
jeremyh70 (709) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jahshuwuh (385) - USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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rxeight (1311) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very european malty. Like other brewdog stouts. Good bit of hops left in there as well.
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet and very bitter strong dark ale. Very harsh and aggressive. Just ok.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed one month after purchase, however fresh a Danish beer is a Vermont store.
The look: Clear dark ruby body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose is strangely fruity (breakfast dark grapejuice, baked berries), hops resin. Taste is generously malted, quite toasted, crusty bread, a surprising strong rye-like flavor (although no mention this beer is a rye-based), caramel, baked berries and other baked fruits, pine-tree, sharp bitter grapefruits, lots of hop resin. Very sharp bitterness of high intensity. For an 11% beer I must say it doesn’t feel too sweet nor is the alcohol too bothersome. Not a bad beer at all, but a bit too brutal for its own good. Yin & Yang is a philosophical concept and its invention is rightfully attributed to the chinese people, unlike Tai Chi which was in fact invented by a stoned dude who was slooowwwwly chasing mosquitos away.
jbruner (2315) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent blackish brown from the bottle with thin ring of tab lacy head that spots lightly. Aroma is nice grapefruit hops up front then a nice roasted make back end, overlying booze. Taste follows, less booziness and more malty notes. Solid beer. Mix is solid, I think the parts may be better solo.
M82 (284) - Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6oz of Yin
6oz of Yang
12oz of Yin & Yang
6oz of Yin Bottled 03/13/13 + 6oz of Yang Bottled 03/12/13 into 16oz white wine glass @ 50°; Black body with deep amber to apricot highlights beneath a khaki head leaving tiny spots of lace; Nose is restrained, dirty and dank, tropical and stone fruits perforating coffee and light chocolate notes; Taste follows on a silky thin mouth, light considering the abv, but very smooth; solid Imperial India Black Ale and my second favorite serving of the group
Ed5388 (2089) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, molasses, licorice, citrus, and pine. Taste is chocolate and caramel malts, coffee, dark fruits, citrus, with some bitter pine hops.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I combined individual bottles of Yin and Yang to create the Evil Twin Yin/Yang. I think that’s how most people do it. Aroma was sorta weakly hoppy, more dominated by malt and nuts. Yin won out in aroma. Appearance is dark brown tint and dark brown foam. Again, Yin won. Taste is non-bitter hops, veggie aspects shine through, combined with the Yin’s malt/nut character, it reminded me of cooked tomatoes on roasted almonds. Yang wins in the flavor category. Palate is sizzling with carbonation and medium bodied. Overall, very drinkable, unnoticeable abv. Pretty good outcome on a fun variation of the black and tan concept.
gunnfryd (10557) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, pine, caramel, hop, roasted malt, chocolate. flavour is coffee, pine, caramel, hop, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.