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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

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

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common

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RATINGS: 180   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UkrainPubCrawler (92) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2014
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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2012
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!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear dark red brown colour with a deep ruby redness shining through, full off-whitem 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-art great carbo. Thee initialen taste of a perfect IPA with the aftertaste of an amazing stout. This is my favorite black IPA. Hell, this is my favorite beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7303) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan-chocolate head. Fades medium. S - Roasted chocolate and coffee, molasses, black licorice, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, bit of booze. T - Chocolate and caramel malts, coffee, dark fruits grapefruit, citrus, grassy, pine hops, bitterness, molasses, black licorice, bit of booze. M - Full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth a bit thick with a sweet, bitter, and warming finish. D - Amazing balance. Really nice complexity. Better than each of the base beers.


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