RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11655) - Sborg, - MAY 4, 2012
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Smoke, wood, roast, liqourice and coffee in the aroma. Flavour As Well has a tad of smoke. Roast, coffee, liqourice, light alcohol, Brown sugar, vanilla As Well comes to minD? MEDIUm To full boDIED. Ends on a roasted bitterness with a light alcohol bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (4570) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 Bottle from Denmark - thanks, Martin! Pours near black with a coarse tan head and aromas of whisky, black treacle and umami, with a hint of vanilla. Initially sweet, then a darkness moves across the palate - burnt treacle, liquorice, tobacco leaf, black raisins, smoke, an edge of burnt gravy - before the sweetness returns in the finish. The aftertaste is smoky burnt syrup, a little sweet vanilla-cream and peat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2016
33 cl bottle poured in to a Snifter. 2012 vintage, expired in 2015. Pitch black with a fully gone head. Sweet aroma with dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, liquorice, peated and wooden notes. Vanilla and tobacco. Taste is sweet-roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a flat carbonation. Long lasting dry, roasted finish with a hearthy amount of peat, whisky barrel and dark malts. Lovely barrel ageing. Shouldnt be stored anymore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (19514) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 25, 2016
Malziger, moderat wrziger Antrunk. Wenig alkoholisch, vollmundig schokoladig. Zunehmende Se, weich, schokoladig. Rund, verdammt sffig. 10/11/11/10/9/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle 2012 vintage poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, whiskey, oak, vanilla, cocoa and light butterscotch. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, whiskey, light oak and a hint of vanilla with a smooth lingering chocolate whiskey finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. The glass is left coated with sheets of soapy lacing. Looks great. Slightly smokey, peat-y whiskey barrel aroma with earthy oak, spicy spirit, vanilla and coconut. Strong barrel presence with a prominent spicy whiskey character but still has plenty of roasted and silky malt notes. Hints of milk and dark chocolate, oatmeal, toffee and gourmet coffee bean balancing out the barrel. Excellent spicy whiskey barrel presence thats perfectly integrated into the complex malt bill. Dry oak is prominent with great whiskey flavor. Subtle vanilla along with silky chocolate, caramel, toffee and oatmeal. Slightly smokey with deeply roasted coffee bean compliment the whiskey flavor perfectly. Really complex yet easy to drink. Plenty of alcohol flavor but not overly hot. Abv well masked with subtle warmth in the finish. Way to easy to drink considering how strong it is. Another impressive beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13703) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong smoke, roast, chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with similar flavors to nose, nice bourbon, wood, really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (3358) - GREECE - NOV 23, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Black with beige-brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, light coffee, wood and lot of whiskey, light smoky - tobacco like. Taste is sweet and bitter, like the aroma but more intense, roasted, chocolate and coffee, light dark fruits notes, whiskey, tobacco - tar. Medium oily-sticky body with soft carbonation. Bitter alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12532) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black, nose is chocolate, liquorice, woody, taste is more of the same.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pour is mahogany in color with nice and creamy tan head. Aroma is huge tons of coffee and chocolate notes with a whiskey back ground. A very big and complex beer that challenges your taste buds with every taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (8359) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
(Bottle. 12.0%) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with strong black coffee, cacao, oak wood, whisky, brown sugar, a touch of treacle and hints of tar and peat. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, chocolate truffles, liquorice, soy sauce, treacle and a warming finish with whiskey, toffee, a touch of alcohol and a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, soft and rounded mouthfeel. A certain sweetness coming through. Tasty and quite powerful, but still very well balanced. Excellent stuff!

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