fivarsen (11) - Trondheim, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yin yang black n tan impressive blend from evil twin. Lots of palate. Nicely done
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Countbeer (4561) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small bit airy but pretty vast light brown head on top of a deep dark brown to black colored beer.
Aroma of hops, citrus, liquorice, some sweets, hints of meat and coal.
Flavours of liquorice, hops, good bitter, hints of coffee, citrus, pine and roasted malts.
Bitter liquorice hoppy aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and a light creamy texture.
Decent BIPA, but I have had better BIPA’s!
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted malt, earthy and alcohol aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a dark solid beer.
Matatan (5) - - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best black & tan ever! Guinness aren't you ashamed of this! 75 characters!!!!
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rader58 (783) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark brown with ruby hues. Aroma of caramel, pine, plum. Flavor of caramel, pine, plum, anise, molasses, prune, citrus.
DrSilverworm (6602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle from Party Town, brewed in Scotland. Labeled "Yin & Yang: Imperial Taiji Black & Tan"; marked 11.1% ABV. Very dark brown, near black color. Thin khaki head, leaves nice sprays of lace. Huh.. Aroma retains a lot of stout - like qualities, and not in a good way. Does not drink like a Black IPA. Drinks like an adulterated imperial stout that hasn’t aged well. A lot of licorice, herbal flavors. Stonger bitter taste, kind of astringent, lightly medicinal.. Stronger boozy sweet taste in the finish, with a bit of a bite. Some spicy, herbal hop. Bitter dark chocolate. Bigger body, chewy like a stout. Lighter carbonation, sort of a silky, velvety texture, that’s nice. A decent but boozey sweet hoppy imperial stout. Not what I’d call a Black IPA, though.
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is where sweet chocolate maltiness meets piney hops. Deep brown in color with a bit of soft sudsy white head. Really well balanced flavor, starting stout-like with those chocolate notes and finishing with a lingering hoppy pine character. Quite soft on the tongue. Fantastic.
kappldav123 (5052) - GERMANY - JUN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Hoppy-dry aroma. Starts dry-malty, flowery-hoppy. Finish a bit alcoholic. Mild-hoppy aftertaste. Not bad.
Miksu (4954) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Dark reddish brown color. Very roasty aroma with salty licorice, charred bread, orange and perfumed alcohol. Roasty and bitter flavor with boozy alchol, charcoal, salty licorice. Nice complex aroma, but flavor is too boozy.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head. Mellow toffee mocha nose, but hops are still prevelant in taste and finish. Better than I thought. Pretty good.