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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (13002) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Deep brown color, steady beige head. Licorice and hops in the nose. Full-bodied. Sweetish front, salty, licorice and nice mellow hoppyness. Lingering mix of hops and licorice in the aftertaste. Robust black IPA. Good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Aaron! Somehow, a mix of a 10% IPA and 10% stout makes an 11.1% beer. Go figure. Pour is dark black with creamy off white head, aroma has orange, orange peel, grapefruit, orange jam, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, roast, hints of nice dark chocolate as well. Taste is a mix of orange jam, hints of roast, hints of dark chocolate, nice coffee, green bean, slight oak, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Very creamy. Interesting and pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle @ home. Poursq. Deep black appearance with a thin brown head. Roasty malty chocolate aroma along with some hoppy grapefruity notes. A bit earthy, coffee, dark chocolate, creamy grapefruit, orange citrusy flavor. Kind of a cool beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
2013-10-31. Black body, nice foamy beige head. Aroma is milder than expected for the strength, moderate alcohol up front, mild dark malt, very light herbal character. Flavour is similar, sweet malty core with mild roast and pleasant herbal character throughout, moderate bitterness and light hop greenery. Smooth medium bodied palate. Pretty nice, rich, yet much more subtle than I expected. Just enough bitterness to add to the drinkability. Nice stuff. Bottle cellared a few months from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - NOV 2, 2013
Great looking red-black with a thick head that separates into two layers: off-white cream and light brown. Crazy lacing. Smells more like the Yin IPA, no very strong aroma. Taste starts with roasty malts and a hint of fruits and ends in nice medium-bodied dry hoppiness. Nice execution of IPA + stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sagmarium (75) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a very think and clear ruby red cola color with a huge head that fades quickly. Aromas of dark fruit bread, some light roast. Taste is slightly sweet, rum like, low bitterness. Low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer4briguy (5) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2013 does not count
This beer poured a nice rich, brown color with a light tan head. It smelled very sweet initially with some dark chocolate aromas, but finished very roasted with a clean and lightly bitter finish. Flavors of note for me included espresso, roasted malts and dark chocolate. I ate this with some peppered salami and have to say that it really helped pull out the roasted malt flavors and slight hop punch to the front. As usual, the guys from Evil Twin were spot on with this one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2013
33 cl. bottle poured in to a tulip. Dark brown colour with a reddish tint. On top a dense, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich malts, chocolate, licorice and sweet fruits, citrus and resin. Taste is sweet. Full, rich body with an oily feel and a soft carbonation. Long lasting roasted finish with a fruity alcohol. This beer is so rich that it should have an entry of itís own: Imperial Black IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a fluffy looking two finger mocha shade. Iím damn impressed by the retention and the lacing it leaves behind. Really damn impressed by the latter especially. S: Ohmigawd, it smells like someone blended a DIPA and an imperial stout in the same bottle! Both roasted malts and chocolate exist alongside citrusy hops and a toffee-like sweetness. For the uninitiated, anyone whoís ever had Storm King will know what to expect here - that quality of roasted tobacco is hard to shake, and I like it. T: Flavor wise, this first seems to err closer to the DIPA side (Yang) for me. The palate is awakened by leather, candy, and citrusy hops at first, with exhales that are pretty much pure candy-coated hops. It builds a touch of roasted malt and chocolate on the back end, and the more thatís sipped, the more this seems to layer itself well: a charred, smoky quality comes out as this sits in the glass. One of my friends likened this to a "black barleywine" and I can see where he was coming from. And even better, the alcohol is well hidden. M: The feel isnít the creamiest: definitely more like the DIPA portion than the stout one. Even still, itís mostly a sweet-finishing beer with just a welcome twinge of dryness right on the back of the palate. Thereís a slight prick on the tongue to suggest a hint of heat, picking up ever-so-slightly as it warms up even further. Still, for 11.1%, it drinks rather easily. O: This isnít the most harmonious blend Iíve ever had. But it may as well be the most harmonious pre-made blend Iíll likely have. As much as I enjoy this, Iíd personally rather just buy Yin and Yang separately. Despite my mild reservations, this one is still quite good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (1957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine.

Cute gimmick; I was eager to see how it works. But now that Iíve tasted it I just donít see the point. Both of the base beers are really nice on their own. Together, theyíre sticky-sweet, alcoholic, and hot without any of the grace that the bases provide. Nose skews toward yin; flavor toward yang. My first real disappointment from Evil Twin. Sometimes the whole is less than the sum of the parts.


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