UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I actually bought the Yin and Yang separately and mixed them together. Absolutely delicious combination and mix of flavors with the IPA and Stout. Thick and rich overflowing head, rich dark color, and inviting aroma!
oh6gdx (21545) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Quite much black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is fruity, mild roasted, quite "strong alcohol without being evident alcohol", liquorice, and wood. Flavour is quite strong floral, fruity and salted liquorice like notes. Mild alcohol and some slight resiny and wooden notes. Big salted liquorice finish. Imperial Black IPA would be the fitting style. Jeppe, I am not sorry for bashing the biscuits, but for hating IPA/DIPA, and especially the paradox of a Black IPA (Cascadian Dark Ale is better, and for this, imperial in front), this beer ... I fucking love this!
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear dark red brown colour with a deep ruby redness shining through, full off-white head. Smells roasty, chocolate, grapefruit, coffee. Amazing smell. If the taste is as great as the smell this will be my new favorite beer. Tastes some iron, hops, grapefruit, pine, roasty, some roastyness. Amazing beer. When blending the yin and yang myself i didn’t achieve this. Full body great carbo. The initial taste of a perfect IPA with the aftertaste of an amazing stout. This is my favorite black IPA. Hell, this is my favorite beer.
llkc (568) - århus, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
duft: frisk sød appelsin.kaffe ristet malt kommer bag efter
smag: ristet malt frisk hed kaffe stor bandt smag kommer meget kraftigt til slut med kant af appelsin og citrus eller af dufte mørk chokolade
andrewturba (1133) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a very dark opaque brown, with a medium tan head and some lace. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt caramel, resin, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, citrus, resin, chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt, medium-high bitterness and caramel.
Reimer96 (1426) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves lacing up the glass. Aroma is a wonderfully complex mix of roasted malts, caramel, resin, chocolate, coffee and citrus. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, resin, grapefruit, light nuttiness and smooth bitterness into the finish with a smooth warm alcohol. Moderate carbonation blends a complexity of flavors on this beer and blends all the flavors together with genius.
KnutAlbert (6312) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet.
Deep ruby, fluffy head.
Lovely complex sweetness, layer upon layer of flavour. Smoke, burned sugar, subtle bitterness. For dark evenings showing there is hope after all.
Gerbeer (2162) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown with medium retentive head. Aroma of malts and dark sour fruit. Flavors of roasted malt, plums, brown sugar, and light citrus hops. Smooth. Great.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
After tasting Yang, which was one of the best beers I’ve had, I had big expectations for this one. And it didn’t disappoint.
Pours a black oily liquid with a medium offwhite head that quickly disappears. Sweet aroma of chokolate malts and some hoppy notes aswell, kind of reminds me of a barleywine. Tastewise it also has the attributes of a barleywine. Loving it.
Benzai (9430) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark red brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Smell lightly malts, grapefruit, hops, slightly metal, roastyness. Taste malts, roastyness, slightly coffee, hops, very bitter, lightly coffee, lightly grapefruit. Getting closer to the perfect match of imperial stout & IPA, but there is always a tiny bit room for improvement. Great beer though!