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RATINGS: 272   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (2899) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Black with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast, pine, coffee. Tastes of roast, coffee, dark chocolate, some pine, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice blend.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1030) - , CYPRUS - MAY 21, 2015
On tap. Dark brown colour. Roasted citrus hops aroma. Sweet, chocolate, citrus hops flavour, butter finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Silvan7 (823) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 19, 2015
On tap @ legnano brauhaus. Marrone scuro, velato, schiuma beige fine mediamente persistente.Aroma tostato, di cioccolato fondente, fruttato, di frutta secca (nocciola). Liquore, luppolo erbaceo e resinoso. Dolce amabile al gusto, cioccolato, vaniglia, poi molto amara, caffŤ, tostatura , erbaceo da luppolo. Corposa, decisamente carbonata, astringente, calda, di grande equilibrio ed armonica.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (1154) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Appearance: Black body with a small beige foamy head. Leaving no lacing Aroma:Roasted malt, Liquorice and citrus hops. Taste: Moderate sweet up front Roasted malts, only some citrus hops, Liquoice. Liquorice tones carchoal and lauris nobilis in the aftertaste. and aroma of roasted malt & citrus hoppy. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Starts but good, but the IPA tones are to far pushed back and the stout part is only ok.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antonstoop (237) - - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Black brown colour, beige foam head and aroma of roasted malt & citrus hoppy. Taste is roast malt, liquorice, smoke, coffee with pine and grapefruit spicy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry roasted tangy bitter finish, with warming alcohol in the back. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1732) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2015
Decent brew, like most of this brewery. Iím a fan of "Black IPA" mostly, and this one is a decent beer in that style for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (2252) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
330ml bottle from Saveur-Biere.com. Wow. Have not tried the original two beers yet but this is truly a taste to behold. Big bitter roasted malts hugging a razor-edged hoppy influence. Incredible.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
killroy (72) - BULGARIA - APR 30, 2015
Dark brown, almost black color. Some coffee and hops in the aroma. Full body, taste - coffee, chocolate with bitter, hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerman33190 (74) - FRANCE - APR 29, 2015
Getting a lot more stout than IPA in the taste. To be honest I get a lot more quadí than stout in the aromas (boiled sweets). Canít find a label that fits for this beer but itís interesting. Palate is very velvety and laaaaaasting bitterness !

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (2109) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle at WilliamK. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with coffee, hops, roasted malts, nuts, licorice and dark fruits. Bitter finish with coffee, licorice, hops, nuts and a bit chocolate. Excellent brew.


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