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RATINGS: 718   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en ‘Black and Tan’ øl. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblæst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelænet, humlet fyr mødes, og perfekt øl-balance opstår. Bland Yin med Yang, eller nyd denne ondsindede Imperial Stout solo.
English Language Label: This is one half of a Black & Tan. Not just any Black & Tan, but one where a toasted smug and hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin & Yang together (or enjoy this profoundly evil Imperial Stout solo).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Deep black pour with tan head, good lacing. Aroma is toasted malt with some coffee. Flavor is strong coffee and toasted malt, some chalkiness. Finish is slightly dry with some alcohol presence.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
Yin has been in my cellar a few years.... It’s pitch black with a nougat head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, fruits - and not very overwhelming. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, hints of dark chocolate, preserved fruits, and the finish is pleasant in a mellow yet feisty way!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Poured from a 330ml bottle. Jet black with light caramel head. Great toffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. The flavor is more of the same, huge dark roast

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Had the Yang tonight. Wish I would have thought about doing the Black and Tan thing before hand, but this is most certainly the better of the two. Pours deep black with splashy mocha head. Smell is lot of coffee, sweet milk chocolate, mocha, caramel, creamy. Just nice. Taste however is just a bit of a let down. Immediately I get a metallic splash then the other flavors of cocoa and coffee follow. A bit of booze and dark roasted/slight char finishes out. Mild bitterness and a medium body. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with white head. Bitter, hoppy taste with hints of coffee. Aroma of hops and roasted coffee. Bitter aftertaste. Decent beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle (brewed at Two Roads, not BrewDog). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain/nuts, dark chocolate / fudge, coffee), lightly hoppy (apricot, grapefruit), with notes of vanilla, blackberry/cassis. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, oily/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. A very solid if somewhat plain rendition...rather straightforward aromatically (but pleasant...nice berry notes), and overall it plays things pretty safe, but that’s preferable to extremity. The ABV is certainly high, but it’s well hidden. Very sweet, as you might expect, but the finish is surprisingly balanced (the sugars slip away instead of goop-ify in your mouth) so it’s very drinkable. I don’t really crave these diabetes-in-a-bottle sorts of sugar-and-alcohol beers anymore, but for what it is it’s done well (and thankfully sold in small bottles).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3566) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Deep brown-black body, medium to thin khaki head, spotty lacing. Rich roast and coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, hookah tobacco in the finish. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish, well-masked ABV.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cstuartj (1018) - Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2013
On tap, pours a dark obsidian black with a thin tan head. Very nice nose, roasted malts, coffee, ripe plum. taste is just as good, dark roast notes, dark sugars, thick viscous taste. long bitter finish. hella good!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mowatson49 (4) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
I was looking for another stout and Lucas of Glenville beverage recommended this. What a great surprise. Has a bold taste and really should be imbibed just below room temp. At 10% alc it is a great aperitif, and is perfect with a nice cigar. I firmly recommend it! ---rated by Mowatson49

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate malt, earthy hop and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted black sweet coffee and dark chocolate flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.


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