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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 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. I’m 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 who’s 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 that’s 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 isn’t the creamiest: definitely more like the DIPA portion than the stout one. Even still, it’s mostly a sweet-finishing beer with just a welcome twinge of dryness right on the back of the palate. There’s 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 isn’t the most harmonious blend I’ve ever had. But it may as well be the most harmonious pre-made blend I’ll likely have. As much as I enjoy this, I’d personally rather just buy Yin and Yang separately. Despite my mild reservations, this one is still quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (933) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Combine two beers of about equal awesomeness and you somehow get something that’s even more awesome than either is by itself. That convoluted sentence is courtesy of my blown mind. It’s amazing how the combined flavors compliment each other. Somehow Yang brings out more of Yin’s chocolate and tobacco elements. Yin, on the other hand, enhances the dank cannabis notes in Yang. In a way, it’s wrong to focus on the individual beers in this blend since this beer has such lovely harmony but I can’t help it after having each on their own. My head hurts. I’ll just stop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and some chocolate with a citrus/ fruity hop presence. The flavor is about the same with the interplay between the roasted stout and IIPA flavors tussling about, its interesting and pretty decent, not something i would drink often though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1827) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Pours a finger and a half of tan head on a black body. The aroma has a strong citrus front with a roasted malt/chocolate background. Really nice. The taste is lemon bitterness to start, then chocolate sweet mixed with coffee bitter, finishes with a slight citrus bitterness. The texture is crisp. It has a great flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Black appearance with a lacy, lingering tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with bitter chocolate, coffee, earthy hops, toasted grain, light pine and light grass. Similar flavor, fairly bitter and dry with hints of citrus zest and light herbal hops. Medium to full body. I like Yin (3.9) and Yang is OK (3.4) so this falls pretty much in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
venom666 (630) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2015
Took is as Yin&Yang bottle. Beer in the glass pours a very dark brown color with medium tan head. Aroma is really Black IPAish, hop forward, with tropical fruits and citrus and a coffee and chocolate base. Taste follows the aroma, again, grapefruit, pineapple and sweet citrus, with a very complementing Stout character, with coffee, chocolate and some molasses. Bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable to be a 10% ABV beer. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (257) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2015
Мы поедем, мы помчимс& на оленях утром ранним и отчаянн& ворвёмс& между стаутом и дипой.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (471) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
33 cl systembolaget. En ok öl med lite av varje. Själv föredrar jag nog en Stout eller en ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (5431) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle from web SB cons 2015-10-31 Göteborg AR: heavy roasted malt, tar, tobaco, ash, AP: black, thin stouty sand brown lid F: tar, heavy roasted malt, salt liqurice, dark and bitter chocolate, dry, warming feeling, wee grapefruit in the background / second thought too one diemensioned

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (960) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 Kolsvart med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar mest som en tunn stout. Lite humle med rejäll beska. Rolig öl och ganska bra!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (9164) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz bottle. 139:15. From saveur-biere.com.
Dark reddish brown color with a mid-size grayish light brown head. Roasted malt, vanilla, dark hops, mild bitterness and fruity sweetness in the aroma. Balanced. The flavor is roasted malt, dryness, hops, moderate bitterness, licorice and fruit marmalade. Nice. Nice indeed. Mariage parfait.

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