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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


ThisWangsChung's rating

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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamstome (917) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Black pour, beautiful brown head. Great toasty chocolate aroma, delicious chocolaty flavor, quite boozy, smooth, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackafholmes (250) - - OCT 23, 2014
Bottles from Brewdog Bar, Sheffield. Poured the beers 50:50 together. It is opaque black with a foamy eggshell head. Aroma of pine resin and grass, followed by chocolate, caramel and roasted coffee. Taste is roasted malts with bitter aftertaste. Quite prickly carbonation with a good medium body and some oil. I think I prefer the Yang alone.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (665) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. This tends more towards the dark end of the Black IPA spectrum. 11% though? Canít tell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4038) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Location: 50/50 mix of the 12 oz bottles from Superstar - Huntington, 10/19/14

Aroma: The aroma is roasted malt and some juicy hop, but the roast come through more
Appearance: Pours much like Yin, dark brown-black, with a small light brown head and spotty lace
Flavor: The flavor is sweeter than Yin, a little fruity, some dry roast, and a clean, hoppy finish
Palate: The body is medium-plus, smooth and creamy, very easy drinking considering the ABV
Overall Impression: I couldnít resit, the bottles want you to do it, it seemed like most of the rates on here are from mixing, and Iím clearly easily susceptible to (imagined) peer pressure. Plus, I needed something to do, as there are only 3 games on in the 4:00 block today. This makes for a nice mix. Somehow the mix is sweeter than either of the beers. I canít explain that, but I swear its true. The Double IPA is a little too sweet, but the Imperial Stout is pretty dry, and thus, I like the Black & Tan even more so than the Black or the Tan separately, even though both are very good on their own.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
RABinCO (1374) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle into a glass. Pours a deep, inky brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is dirt diapers...not infection style....just way muddled to the point of being disgusting. Taste is is roasty, light bitterness, big bitterness...big unbalanced mess overall. Astringent, vegetal...not great...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6011) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. dark black pour, fuller bodied. big roast, dark chocolate, piney hops, boozy, weedy hops. strong. decent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1999) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark black pour, lasting 1/4 inch head and an aroma of earthy dark malt and slightly peppery hops (very similar to the aroma of your above average Black IPA). Flavor is chocolate malt, creamy lactose and good and hoppy on the finish. Solid black IPA, picture a higher alcohol version of Stone Sublimely Self Righteous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (355) - USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a snifter blackest brown with a light beige head. Aroma is hops first and roasted sweet malt second. Flavor flows wonderfully with these combined brews. Have had several times from separate bottles but packaged as one is a stroke of perfection. The sweetness of the stout is prominent but doesnít over shadow the imperial IPA. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"The single releases of Yin & Yang encouraged you to drink them solo, and combine the last little bit, which we did. Apparently, they decided to just do it themselves and released this ridiculously huge black and tan as itís own beer. Yin and Yang is roasty, super sweet and hoppy all a tthe sa,e time. Covers up the alcohol very well for 11% despite itís thickness. A nice way to finish off the night. Better than the IIPA, not as good as the stout was solo, IMO."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
olsentho (13) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
See other peoples description. Just here to get a buzz... no elderberry to speak of when combined :-)


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