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RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Very dark brown, with small, chocolate milkshake head. Aroma is ash and dark mocha. Taste is roasted bitterness, more dark chocolate and burnt wood. Restrained. Above average.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2014
Very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma cocoa and malt, with smoky background. Medium full body. Not much alcohol presence. Flavor is mildly sweet. There is coffee and chocolate as expected, also some hops in the background, some vanilla and smoke. Dry finish. Very flavorful and powerful yet drinkable too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (3292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
12 oz bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours a very dark brown with dense beige head. Aroma is quite roasty/smoky with notes of coffee, tobacco, licorice and some hints of dark fruit. Flavour is very roasty/smoky with real tobacco and herbal note, also espresso, anise and dark fruit. Body is much lighter than I’d have anticipated. ABV fairly subtle. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Poured black with two fingers of thick dark brown head and some lace. Aroma was molasses, coffee,citrus, and dark chocolate. Taste was dark chocolate, brown sugar, and piney. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Tap at New Bo Ale House. Pours black. Very little head. Nose is chocolate and dark fruit. Taste is prune. Bitter aftertaste and strong.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2014
Pours totally black with brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, soy, caramel and chocolate. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottled 11/23/13 and poured 2/15/14. $4 single. Appearance: Pours black, black, black. Finger of a brown head. Basically no lacing. Definitely looks like an Imperial Stout. I always hope for some good head retention and/or lacing though, even at the 10%. (3.5/5) Smell: Interesting for an RIS. There’s an obvious hoppiness, but it’s not overbearing. Then there’s the usual culprits of chocolate, dark fruits, and coffee, also with almost a tobacco sort of thing going on. I like it. (4.25/5) Taste/feel: Medium/heavy body with about a medium carbonation. Was bitter for the first few sips, but really this is a pretty sweet RIS. Dark fruit flavors strangely seem to dominate the taste, as the chocolate/roast flavors take a back seat. The traditional RIS flavors seem to meld best at the very first moment Yin hits the tongue, and that’s about it. Enjoyable RIS, but I’m actually disappointed in the flavor a bit after smelling all that I did. The aftertaste is super dry, slightly ashy/smokey and tobacco-esque, which is nice to get after having what, to me, is almost a wallop of dried dark fruit flavors. Depth of flavor improves as it warms, with some more tobacco and roasty tastes coming through. (4/5, 4/5) Yin is a very nice brew. $4 isn’t an insane price to ask for this beer, but I think I’d tag it at $3 a single for a fair price. I’d have this one again as I enjoy it quite a lot, but there are better options available at a lower price, which seems to be the case with any Evil Twin beer. (4/5)

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Rays in Tosa. Pours black as night with a brown foamy head leaving some spots of lace. Aroma has chocolate, espresso and molasses with some caramel. Luscious. Taste is of bakers chocolate, sweet caramel, heavy rich roasty espresso and some hints of marshmallow. Full bodied and quite smooth. Faint alcohol presence. Finishes more bitter than sweet, and rich. Excellent brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Good imp stout. Black pour tan head. Smoke dark chocolate and floral aroma. Some char roastiness chocolate and maeshmellow taste. Medium body light carbonation. Mixed with Yang after sample.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1592) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
Black with a big, tan head. The aroma has cola, toffee, chocolate, and some herbal notes. It has a medium body with silky texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly sweet with a roasted chocolate finish.


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