Slipstream (2612) - USA - JAN 2, 2016
Penetrating, floral, tangy aroma. The taste is roasty and hoppy, with the stout taking the lead despite it being just 1/3 of the mix. I wouldn’t have guessed that this is a mix of 2 different releases, but it seems like something is just a little off, like it does whenever you blend beers. Big foamy head. A fair amount of coffee in the taste, and some acidity too. Good, but not a favorite. gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
Tan head dark brown pour near black soft medium carbonation aromas dark fruit caramel toffee chocolate dried and stone fruit citrus cocoa the flavours dark chocolate liquorice toffee caramel citrus medium bitter cocoa dried fruits peach grapefruit apricot grassy note plenty of good flavour the finish like the caramel sweetness is so good lasting bitter fruity taste a cracking ale tricksta_p (4560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, grapefruit, hops, chocolate, coffee, ’salmiak’, pine resin. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a medium bitter finish. Body is above medium. Very smooth and easily drinkable, excellent blend of fruity IPA and roasty chocolate Stout. Delicous beer! daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Pours a grey generous head. Body is oily and pitch black. Nose is roasted malts , coffee. Taste is roasted malts and a little bit hoppy. Stout wins the IPA in flavor. Damn good beer. Franckg (1620) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Robe noire laissant diffuser de minces reflets acajou. Léger col de mousse couleur crème à la texture laiteuse et poreuse. Arômes de houblons nobles, malt caramelisé et légèrement rôti, beurre, pain grillé. Notes de résine et gazon. La ipa est mise de l’avant. En bouche, beaucoup de houblons qui sont ensuite atténuées par des saveurs de rôtis. Orange, pamplemousse, gazon, un peu de résine de pin suivie par une transition vers un côté de pain grillé, chocolat noir et de malt rôti. Le tout dans une amertume de zestes d’agrumes et cacao qui nous suit longuement. Texture légère à moyenne, corps moyennement rond. Haut taux d’alcool imperceptible. Un bon hybride mais qui ne se démarque pas.
Guruhso (593) - Grindsted, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Home-Mix bottles. Lots of aroma of malt and hops. Roasty, coffee, melasses, chocolate - over-riped fruits, pine, grapefruit, bitter orange. The flavours starts very sweet and finish very bitter and dry. Lingering bitterness with notes of coffee. The body is full and the texture is creamy. Soft carbonation. The mix is better, more balanced and enjoyable than the two beers solo. Amazing. pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, medium, dense tan head, excellent retention and lacing. Intense roasted coffee aromas with a lot of dark chocolate, citrussy anx resinous hops. Taste of coffee, caramel, chocolate, cocoa powder, lemon zest, pine, grapefruit. Mediun body, average carbonation, silky texture, lingering roasted and hoppy aromas. Really nice marriage of a stout and an IPA. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown with reddish tints around the edge and a finger of beige foam that lingers throughout. Citrusy nose with weed, coffee and caramel and cacao nibs. Medium body with average carbonation. Lots of pith and citrus zest on the front but finishes with dark cacao and coffee with a toasted caramel finish. Slighly sticky mouthfeel. Really good. colui72 (985) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2015
This is a beer blend, it’s 67% of Yang (Imperial IPA) and 33% of Yin (Imperial Stout). It pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, resin and hops. Taste has coffee, fruit, caramel, dark malts. Smooth and medium bitter, quite hoppy in the palate. Perfect transgender ale. Chudwick (3181) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2015
12oz bottle - been meaning to try this one for a long time. When I smell this, I get coffee, resin and grapefruit. From the sip I get more of the same. ABV is well hidden at first. complex bitterness. long bitter finish. Ethers in the finish which overpower a semblance of booziness. also coffee roast flavors in the finish. Complex but not as sweet as I would expect.