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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial India Black Stout. This is a complete RTD Black and Tan. Not just any Black and Tan but the one where we flawlessly mixed a flippant good Imperial IPA with a profoundly evil Imperial Stout and sustained sweet beer balance. 33% Stout and 67% IPA.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark burgundy color. The head is a fluffy looking two finger mocha shade. Im damn impressed by the retention and the lacing it leaves behind. Really damn impressed by the latter especially. S: Ohmigawd, it smells like someone blended a DIPA and an imperial stout in the same bottle! Both roasted malts and chocolate exist alongside citrusy hops and a toffee-like sweetness. For the uninitiated, anyone whos ever had Storm King will know what to expect here - that quality of roasted tobacco is hard to shake, and I like it. T: Flavor wise, this first seems to err closer to the DIPA side (Yang) for me. The palate is awakened by leather, candy, and citrusy hops at first, with exhales that are pretty much pure candy-coated hops. It builds a touch of roasted malt and chocolate on the back end, and the more thats sipped, the more this seems to layer itself well: a charred, smoky quality comes out as this sits in the glass. One of my friends likened this to a "black barleywine" and I can see where he was coming from. And even better, the alcohol is well hidden. M: The feel isnt the creamiest: definitely more like the DIPA portion than the stout one. Even still, its mostly a sweet-finishing beer with just a welcome twinge of dryness right on the back of the palate. Theres a slight prick on the tongue to suggest a hint of heat, picking up ever-so-slightly as it warms up even further. Still, for 11.1%, it drinks rather easily. O: This isnt the most harmonious blend Ive ever had. But it may as well be the most harmonious pre-made blend Ill likely have. As much as I enjoy this, Id personally rather just buy Yin and Yang separately. Despite my mild reservations, this one is still quite good.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4418) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bottles. Home blend with recommended percentages. Dark brown color with ruby highlights near the edge. light carbonation. tan head. Chocolatey aroma, some spice and herbs from the hops. Flavor is still fairly roasty but not overly so. Spice from the hops, restrained bitterness through the finish. Not bad!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (609) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
Sehr angenehmes rstiges Aroma mit Anklngen von Rosinen, Likr und Rumtopf. Geschmack leider sehr alkoholisch, aber ansonsten schn rund mit Karamell, Rosinen und Schokolade. Gut geeignet als Dessert-Bier.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (896) - - FEB 16, 2017
Schwarz. Rstiger Geruch, auch nach Trockenobst. Im Geschmack rests, mit Beerenaromen. Im Nachgeschmack dann nachhngende Bittere. Alkoholisch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmzl (292) - SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2017
1+1 is less than 2 in this case. Black IPA-ish with a bit more complex roasted middle, medium grapefruit bitterness with roast, sharp.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2366) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours deep black with a small head. Aroma of strong espresso and slight fruity hops. Taste has creamy coffee notes, lots of bitter chocolate and slight tropical fruits. Very roasty finish!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Villyzzz (283) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with medium sized beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, caramel and some hops. Taste has coffee, some fruitiness and malts. Quite interesting mix of flavors but overall this is a nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jashiu (701) - Gdask, POLAND - DEC 15, 2016
Backlog. Synchronizing with notes and Untappd.
Black & Tan - mix of two beers. Both Yin and Yang are very present in this one, though I feel that the "dark" notes are dominant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
coreyc1221 (318) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Beautiful sweet prune syrupy aroma. Very dark off black color with tan shimmering head. Beautifully balanced black and tan. Rich sweet start with a poppin light side tongue action to finish. Amazing!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2922) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, sample size. Black color. Beige head with good retention and lacing. Aromas: roast, tar, some resin. Retronasal its sweetish, roasty, vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet with light bitterness. Medium bodied. Finishes with more tar, roast, bitter.


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