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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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).


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a nearly pitch black color. The head stands tall at three fingers high, khaki shaded. Texture-wise, it seems more soapy than creamy, but still, this has good retention for a 10% beer. Some spotty patches of lacing are left behind. S: This has a lot of licorice for my tastes. Seriously, a lot. Apart from that, this beer still brings the roast, still brings the chocolate, and even brings something resembling peat. There’s even some slight citrusy hops floating around. Even with all the aniseed, this has a very appealing aroma. T: I said the aroma brings the roast. Well, that’s not the case here - because it REALLY brings the roast, like a charred sledgehammer. The roasted notes are mainly clustered near the finish; before that, it starts with a combination of fruitiness and licorice. It also finishes with slight wisps of chocolate and booze (just enough to add to the experience, mind). I’m really enjoying how charred the roasted malts are in particular. M: It starts off really dry finishing in spite of the creamy body, and combined with its slightly thin body, gives it great drinkability. The finish becomes becomes a lot wetter as more is consumed - it’s almost like said feature is an omen for me to stop slamming this. Too bad, because I absolutely adore a slammable imperial stout (Black Albert, anyone?) Carbonation is medium. O: Make no mistake, this is really damn good. A bit pricey for me to purchase this frequently, though. Highly recommended for roast lovers.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (853) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Evil Twin Yin. Tasted almost two years ago, before using ratebeer.............

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3942) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle poured back in the library, chillen... jyst now.
The beer pours black with a big tan head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is roasty, but it also has a bit of leafy hoppiness. It’s got some sweeter elements of licorice and toasted marshmallow. It’s got some burnt toast, certainly some alcohol, and a touch of plum like fruitiness.

The flavor is actually extraordinarily balanced. It’s got the sweeter marshmallow, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and licorice flavors... but the roastiness and bitterness along with the surprisingly light but well employed warmness from the alcohol lend some nice balance here. It’s got burnt toast, it’s got a little bit of raisin, it’s got a bit of leafy hops.

I quite enjoy this actually.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2544) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 7, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark color. Medium brown head. Taste is medium high bitter, light sweetness. Body is medium. Finish is long and medium dry. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, roasted, hops, coffee, vanilla, fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
geovanicalixto (33) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUN 2, 2016
Coloração escura com colarinho persistente e tipo espresso. Aroma adocicado e alcoolico com toque de café. Corpo médio, com dulçor moderado no início. Álcool bem evidente e marcante com gosto de café ao fundo. Retrogosto de álcool e café com persistência do café

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1216) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2016
Pitch black with a thin espresso head. Smells like dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malts, cherries. The taste notes include dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, cherries, smoke, subtle hints of peated whiskey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty with notes of molasses. Flavor is light plus sweet, light bitter, roasty, interesting but difficult to place notes throughout. Medium body. Solid RIS.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FraekkeFyr87 (285) - - MAY 16, 2016
The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, roast, hops, smoke, fire and dried fruits. The color is pitch black. The taste is full of hops, chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast and dried fruits. A nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere cons 2016-05-13 Göteborg AR: chocolate and coffee AP: black and brown, stouty sand brown head F: smooth rough feeling, dark chocolate, caramel, wee vanilla,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (1709) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Black. Short tan head. Aroma of liquorice, burnt bread, berries. Leathery, chocolatey taste. Bit of umami. Not too sweet. Balance and drinkability are good. Not the biggest fan of the flavour combo, but it’s decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allanmb (133) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Pours thick black with tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate with hint of liquorice, vanilla and oak. Decent carbonation and ok mouth feel. Taste is roasted malt with slight metallic bitterness and red fruit fading to chocolate. Quite a bit of alcohol burn coming through


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