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RATINGS: 295   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (975) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2015
12fl oz bottle at home from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Body is black, head is small, brownish, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is bonbon, flavor is cocoa, truffle, coffee, mocha, dark fruits, spices. Light sweet, heavy roasty bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty and hoppy extra heavy bitter, tons of dark chocolate, quinine, light alcohol warmth. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite heavy due to bitterness, very tasty, excellent dessert beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (280) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Teku. Deep blacj with light brown, densed head. Medicore lacing and head retention. Aroem is like dissolved roasted malts - some light coffee, dark chocolate and some dark fruits - plums. In teh background some citrus and floral hops aromas. Taste is high bitter with some strong acidic coffee accents. Medium to full body, medium to lively carbonation, oily texture, finish is high bitter and semi-dry. Definetely for bitterness lovers - nice combination.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Almost black. The aroma is sweet roasted malt with sticky pine and herbal/fruity hops. The taste follows and adds a bitter, sweet, and boozy finish. A very interesting and nicely done concept. All the different stout and ipa characteristics are individually noticeable but, the beer is balanced overall. --- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9521) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
355ml bottle. Blown away by the scores here. This is okay, certainly not a black ipa, really just a strong stout with i guess some hoppiness in there.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Mix of Yin and Yang Pours dark dark brown with low off white head Aromas of dark bread, dark fruits, roasted malts, , coffee powder Taste has nice notes of ash, dark bread, tropical fruits, roasted malts Medium sweet, bitter, carbonation and body

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Draught. Almost black, bit transparent with creamy head. Aroma of floral and tropical fruits with roastiness. In taste sweet, hoppy, lightly roasty. Full bodied, smooth. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (457) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma is more dominated by floral, herbal hops, with slight molasses aromas from Yin. Flavors are really interesting, oscillating back and forth between the lighter and darker flavors of Yin and Yang, but linked together by a pervading bitterness. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (183) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2015
Dark but rather transparent, with a tan medium creamy head. Hoppy, roasted, bitter orange aromas. On palate dry and bitter roasted, some orange peel, malty bready. Finish is very sweet, with a sour red fruit-prune taste, and lightly boozy. A bit awkward.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MonsterMagnet (630) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma: roast, tropical fruit, liquorice. Taste: liquorice, pine, tropical fruit, chocolate, orange, spices. Medium sweet, medium to high bitter, creamy texture, medium body, lively carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (355) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Poured deep dark brown, frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and toffee, quite muted. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, sweet and dry, moderately bitter.


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