Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 184   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gendv138 (1331) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (158) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RLiddell (46) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1778) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Tap at CBC Brixton. The result is still very dark. Sweet, plummy, prune, fig aroma. Full body, medium carbonation. Lots of dark fruit - prune, raisin, figs - rum, grass, lemon, grapefruit, treacle, wood, pine, some booze... Lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andriesradu (500) - ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2014
Mixed bottles 50:50. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are dominated by the imperial stout but very well balanced by fruity notes in the aroma and the long biitterness in the flavor. Interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottles mixed 50:50. Dark with a dark, beige head. Dark malt with the tropical fruits popping through. Great mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
g_georgiou (226) - CYPRUS - JUL 22, 2014
Mixed from bottles. The darkness of the Yin overwhelms in the colour. Dark brown to almost black. Aroma is a combination of the two beers but the Yang stands out a bit more. You get the hops, citrus, grapefruit and the chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. I really like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a ruby highlighted, darkest brown color, with fairly persistent, bubbly tan head foam, and spots & streaks of clingy lacing. The nose was quite roasted, maybe a touch of dark fruit, bakerís chocolate, and some wood & char. The taste was similar notes as the aroma, with hop bitterness that was lingering & dry, fairly hidden alcohol, and a touch of malt sweetness that tickled the tongue. Bold enough, liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (797) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 19, 2014
Mixed from bottles, 50:50 @ Brewfellas. Dark color with light hints inside. Smooth roasted aroma. At the beginning it has a weird taste, but as soon as it blends it gets very smooth and balanced. I think I prefer this mixture, than any of the two ones, single. Nice one...and boozy.

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