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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1509) - 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 (4189) - 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 (193) - 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 (3308) - 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 (4088) - 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 (2777) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Backlog rating. Tap at CBC Brixton, London. It pours a dark brown color, with a small beige head. Aroma is roasty, sweet, chocolatey, with grapefruit and mango. Taste is medium sweet with caramel toffee coffe caramel mango grapefruit dark chocolate vanilla and lactose. Full bodied with lively carbonation. overall, really tasty

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Aromas of roasted malts and subtle hops. Pours a dark opaque brown. There’s a nice balance of coffee roasts, hops, and some grapefruit. The mix of stout with the hoppy IPA makes this easy to drink at 10% ABV. Very enjoyable taste. Dry hoppy finish that pleasantly lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle: One-third stout & one-third IPA. Pitch black, just a small sliver of dark ruby at the very top, underneath the lathery, foamy tawny cap. Nice sheet of lacing as it recedes. Aroma favors the stout. Heavy roasted malt, charred cacao, & a hint of coffee bean. A touch of smokiness, too. There are some underlying notes of ashy hop leaves, pine, & faint citrus peel. Flavor definitely incorporates more of the IPA. Actually kind of tastes like a black IPA. Lots of pine, herbal leaves, bitter citrus rind, & moderate floral notes over a backbone of heavily roasted malt, charcoal, bitter cocoa beans, & mild smoke. Finishes with a kiss of bitter dark malts, grapefruit pith, ash, & a hint of saltiness. Alcohol becomes slightly noticeable with warmth. The pine flavor grows, too. Overall, though, much better than expected. Like a souped up, heavy-ass black IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2420) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle brought home from NYC. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, hops, some tropical fruits in the background. Flavour is dark chocolate, bitter coffee, roasted malt, hops, again some fruit in the background. Wow this is delicious. Thanks for another great brew Jeppe.


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