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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First came a toasted smug called Yin followed by a hoppy fella called Yang. Let me introduce you to Auld Yin a wrinkly more experienced take on youngster Yin. 9 months in the company of an insightful, complex whiskey cask made a pretty interesting spin on this imperial tajii taste adventure. Aye!
2012 vintage - 12.0% abv

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2013
Pitch black body, brown head. Amazing roasted malty aroma with coffee, chocolate, caramel, honey, strawberry, wood, licorice and vanilla. Not particularly full but smooth nonetheless body. Great flavour with lots of coffee, chocolate, wood, licorice and caramel, vanilla and whiskey. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, plums, and figs with earthy hops, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, cooked sugar, vanilla, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Aroma is chocolate, salted peanut brittle, whiskey, some barrel. Black with light brown head. Nicely pulled together with a slight kick, but is in no way too hot. Chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits, beer. Very drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades medium-quick. S - Oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops, some booze. T - Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, whiskey, black licorice, earthy and pine hops, molasses, and some booze. M - Full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish. D - Nicely balanced. Barrel aging adds some nice depth and complexity to the base beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (4257) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle at 12%, bought at Toft Vin Islands Brygge july 2012, enjoyed september 15th same year. All black body, good light brown head - very big head for the strength actually. massive aroma of roasted malt, whisky, leather, blackcurrant and alcohol. Taste is pretty roasty, with wood, ash, english hops, chocolate and whisky. Warm feel, thick body, bittersweet aftertaste with sugar, berries and wood.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5816) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours black into a snifter. Tan bubbly head recedes to hug rim. Dark pit fruit and espresso aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dark chocolate syrup and mild yeast front to back. Hot lasting espresso finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate licorice and wood. Taste of licorice, wood. A bit thin with a clean finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle at home ... bottle at home .. deep black ... soft roast .... light chocolate ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate ... dark roast ... big chocolate ...ligth meatyness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
In bottle at Craigs. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of whisky, oak, chocolate, soy sauce, coconut and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering coconut, chocolate and alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Almost still black pour with intermittent bubbles floating to the top in small groups. Light brown head faded quickly releasing an almost intoxicating aroma of whiskey soaked wood and caramel macchiato. The taste is sweet and smoky but extremely well balanced and blended. While not boozy, this drinks like an elegant after dinner liqueur. I am loving the burnt caramel sugar character to this very robust and oily stout. Extremely well done.


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