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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1347) - - SEP 29, 2012
(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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1232) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2015
.33l bottle @Harry’s Pours black with low head. Aroma is liquorice, grape fruits, dark malts, coffee, chocolate, Flavor is alcohol, roasted malts, caramel notes, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, whisky notes, roasted malts and hops. Some pine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (406) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2015
Tap @ Fermentoren. Pours dark brown blackish with reddish hues. Aromas of licorice, some roast, light coffee, pretty fruity and has some malty and hoppy notes. Taste is pretty roasty, chocolate, licorice, light smoke, dry wood, hops, some malty notes with a pretty sweet, roasty and dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (42) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Extremely complex, fruity, floral, malty, coffee, caramel, carbonation, hops, dry. I enjoy a black and tan as a porter/IPA but this is completely mixed so there is not flavor continuum here to enjoy. I think I’d like these beers separate better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matbli (60) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
bottle 330ml, pitch black with beige head, that is falling quite fast. Aroma is very stoutish and sweet with notes of milk chocolate, vanilla beans and roasted malt. On the other hand the taste is closer to an IPA with some deep going bitterness and medium sweetness. The finish is ashy with a long lasting bitterness of strongly roasted or even burned malt. Alcohol is good hidden.In general not bad, but body could be fuller. The burned afertaste is quite disturbing and I got the impression of eating an ashtray.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
as297 (6) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Great pour and good color. Little too strong to begin with and becomes smooth in the end. aroma of roasted grains and the hoppy aroma is not very apparent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Tap Pour - Black..minimal head - looks fierce. Admittedly, I didn’t read the description as well as I should have before imbibing this one...but it came through. More imperial stout than IPA on the nose, there is an underlying bitterness to the sweet, sugary malt...some coffee and vanilla notes as well. Flavor is pretty awesome - coffee notes with vanilla-heavy stout, good level of bitterness provides a great backbone to the heavy malt. Palate is medium-heavy bodied, but quite easy drinking, and the ABV is well hidden. Another encounter with this brewery and another solid win...great stuff, even if it doesn’t necessarily conform to the Black IPA moniker applied here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeffsayyes (44) - - FEB 15, 2015
More intense than expected, im going to wait a bit til i drive home. Bitter ipa shows through. Am now interested in anything evil twin. At keg no 229. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alassio (76) - USA - FEB 12, 2015
The creamy richness of this brew is hard to match - - then comes roasty sweetness countered and enhanced by pings and pangs of pretty, but still assertive hops. To quote Matthew Arnold, it’s "a darkling plain swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, where ignorant armies clash by night" but the armies are a pitched battle between frothy rich sweet warm stout and lovely strong hops - - and the brewer is definitely not ignorant. The mouthfeel alone is stratospheric. Note: I did drink this at room temperature and I can recommend the same.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2326) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2015
good smokey flavor acrid with more than moderate body and imperial flavor moderated by some ipa. it is the quisen, quisentential aw fuck it it’s the best goddamn black and tan i ver... ever even imagined.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (303) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle (12oz $5) 10% ABV. Nearly black with one finger tan head. Looks like a stout. Aroma was mostly roasted malts. Flavor was also roasty. The IPA part made it seem a little thinned and a bit bitter in the finish.


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