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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a deep, inky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dirt diapers...not infection style....just way muddled to the point of being disgusting. Taste is is roasty, light bitterness, big bitterness...big unbalanced mess overall. Astringent, vegetal...not great...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. dark black pour, fuller bodied. big roast, dark chocolate, piney hops, boozy, weedy hops. strong. decent

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2001) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour, lasting 1/4 inch head and an aroma of earthy dark malt and slightly peppery hops (very similar to the aroma of your above average Black IPA). Flavor is chocolate malt, creamy lactose and good and hoppy on the finish. Solid black IPA, picture a higher alcohol version of Stone Sublimely Self Righteous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (387) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter blackest brown with a light beige head. Aroma is hops first and roasted sweet malt second. Flavor flows wonderfully with these combined brews. Have had several times from separate bottles but packaged as one is a stroke of perfection. The sweetness of the stout is prominent but doesnít over shadow the imperial IPA. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6547) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"The single releases of Yin & Yang encouraged you to drink them solo, and combine the last little bit, which we did. Apparently, they decided to just do it themselves and released this ridiculously huge black and tan as itís own beer. Yin and Yang is roasty, super sweet and hoppy all a tthe sa,e time. Covers up the alcohol very well for 11% despite itís thickness. A nice way to finish off the night. Better than the IIPA, not as good as the stout was solo, IMO."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
olsentho (13) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
See other peoples description. Just here to get a buzz... no elderberry to speak of when combined :-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3769) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
(50/50 blend from bottles) Brown pour with a fluffy head. Sweet aroma with a lot of smoke and floral hops. I was prepared for incredibly bitter considering how bitter they were individually but it was actually rather smooth. Sweet and smokey with a light chocolate hint at the end and a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (2712) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2014
50/50 mix from 12 oz bottles into a Spiegelau tulip. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, pine, floral notes, roasty and toasty notes. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, pine, floral notes, booze, nutty notes. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Prefer these beers separate instead of combined.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Poured 50/50 from bottles into a snifter. Pours a dark black with a nice foamy white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is sweet on the tongue with very little bitterness. Heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth feel. Nice beer, I would rather have the 2 split though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RLiddell (49) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at The Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Well, the Yin was on tap as well as the Yang and they were mixed from taps. The aroma is only fair, with the piney notes of the double IPA shining through. Appearance was dominated by the stout, which gives it appearance of a great black IPA. Taste follows the nose and is a tad bit on the bitter side, but I like bitter and enjoyed this combo!


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