BeerSkull (1082) - - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Delightfully floral hop aroma with hints of sweet tropical fruits and rosted malt. Sweet taste with clearly fruity notes, roasted malt, hops and some salt licorice. Distinct bitterness in the aftertaste where unfortunately bitter taste from the alcohol emerges too much in the taste.
BlowOffTube (388) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mixed together. You get something from each brew. The roastiness, the floral and orange peel along with some chocolate. Medium body light carbonation.
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, hopfig bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee, fruchtig herb, bitter.
daje (1858) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown body, small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, dark sugar. Taste of coffee, chocolate, rye and piney hops, with fruity yeast esters. Dry feel despite of a sweet taste, burned malt and fruit in finish. Good roasty and fresh aftertaste.
andrewturba (920) - 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 (1062) - 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.
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Created by pouring Yin and Yang in equal parts from the bottle into a crystal glass. Colour is dark brown (the same as the Yin) with heavy brown head that persists; good lacing. Aroma is an elixir that blends the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel of Yin with the heavy hops, grapefruit, pine, and orange of Yang. The flavour is heavy sweetness against heavy bitterness with the bitterness winning. Crisp ascerbic finish. This works, but the heavy hops are a bit over-powering. As in every couple, one tends to over-power the other.
Ron (2344) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a lasting tan head with lace. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate, light pine and alcohol. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness,light coffee, light citrus and light pine with a smooth bitter lingering chocolate finish. The alcohol was noticeable in the flavor.
Hair6a11 (1268) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a fine bubbled khaki head here; there’s a hint of mahogany in the light. Retention is average, with some sticky lacing present, and a hazing effect that slowly recedes. The nose is roasted coffee bean, chicory, light chocolate, with pine present from the hop profile. The flavor profile has a more balanced feeling in comparison. Cream, roast, chocolate, chicory, and cake are balanced with bittering pine and mild tropical notes - with a lingering finish....
HKdIPA (112) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Pitch black tan head. Fun to pour together (this review of mixed yin and yang not one bottle). Mostly bitter hops aroma, smokiness gone for the most part. Not in a bad way. So many flavors. First sweet maltiness then big hops then smoky sweetness and bitter finish. Really good. Similar to beer hop breakfast but somehow seems ever so slightly less good.
Zymurgeist2 (866) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overt coffee with slight roast. A little tar and pine. Ack with garnet highlights and full brown head. Hops more prevalent on flavor with floral and moderate high roast. Crisp, dry finish and moderate bitter throughout.