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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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. I’m 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 who’s 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 that’s 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 isn’t the creamiest: definitely more like the DIPA portion than the stout one. Even still, it’s mostly a sweet-finishing beer with just a welcome twinge of dryness right on the back of the palate. There’s 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 isn’t the most harmonious blend I’ve ever had. But it may as well be the most harmonious pre-made blend I’ll likely have. As much as I enjoy this, I’d personally rather just buy Yin and Yang separately. Despite my mild reservations, this one is still quite good.


5
PugUglyBrewer (765) - - OCT 8, 2017
This is as vicious as a black and tan can get. opaque dark, DARK brown color with a khaki head of pillowy foam. big caramel base with a perfect collusion of good and evil; the aggressive pine and candied grapefruit clash with the motor oil consistency of the smokey and roasty boldness in the stout. Truly equilibrium.

4
Listigovers (1278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2017
Drank from a blank can labelled Evil Twin Yang Imperial IPA labeled with tape... Says batch #001 on bottom. but due to pouring black and definitely tasting like a black IPA, I can only assume this is Yin & Yang? Bought from a very well stocked beer store/restaurant in Pennsylvania. Pours very thick like a soy sauce. Very rich whisky and woody flavour, roast malts abound. Prounounced piney hop bitterness in the end, unique and fun way to make a double black IPA.

4.1
jnitka (61) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 24, 2017
Color is deep brown to black. Head is off-white, slightly frothy. Nose is dark bread, caramel, toastiness, cacao, grapefruit, hops. Taste is toasty and chocolaty at first with some licorice but hoppy and bitter in the finish with hints of grapefruit peel. Body is extremely smooth and oily with well-hidden alcohol and soft carbonation.

4.2
beton (683) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

4
williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 30, 2017
This a DIY version, using the two cans to make a black and tan. It may have slightly more Yang (IPA) than Yin (Stout). I tried to do the layering with the spoon but I don’t have the right type of spoon so it never works out well. Blended, it is a dark, dark brown, nearly black. Aroma isn’t that strong, but Taste is chalky mocha coffee with a lovely piney finish on top. It is malt-forward but also not devoid of hop. The malts are burnt cookies. The malt comes out strong at the top, but later on, the hops take over, coating the palate with a very strong woody finish. The feel is kind of sandpapery, smooth but also with a gritty texture. It’s really a kind of wonderful beer, balancing the sweets and the bitters of both beers really well. It’s an incredibly difficult dance but Yin/Yang does it right.

4.4
Grumbo (3764) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
At Dan’s. Now Yin in its own right was great, but possibly a little too carbonated. Yang also great, possibly a little too sweet maybe. But Yin and Yang at one third / two thirds has created something even more special and the combination works so well. Deliciously smooth, with softer carbonation, and balanced sweetness. Lovely!

4.1
oobawa (1658) - Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2017
Oneness from duality. Giant hop monster makes sweet love to a delicious impy stout. Serenity in a pint glass. Good beer, in other words. Beautiful pour, dark and mysterious with a mighty head and voluminous lace. Aroma leans mostly stout, chocolate and coffee backed by light pine. Taste starts with a bold mocha sweetness, milk chocolate and espresso, with a growing bitter streak laced with pecan and pine and orange. Anise and raisin on the finish. No alcohol present despite the 10% ABV. Wonderful brew. Can’t wait to try to the individual parts.

4.4
Sissio (1724) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 4, 2017
bottle @ home clear dark brown blach, brown head with lacing milk chocolate, porto, light burned wood, marshmellow complex and full feeling, burned wood, light smoke, cocoa, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, dry bitter hoppy ending

3.6
hershiser2 (3591) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Pours deep brown with a large soft tan head. Aroma is somewhat citrusy with dark chocolate. Definitely more citrusy than chocolate. Flavor is dark chocolate, bitter citrus peel, peat, perhaps a bit of pine. Tasty!

4.4
BeerWarden31 (2) - RUSSIA - FEB 24, 2017 does not count
Хорошее, интерес& пиво. И еще раз что бы было 75 символо& Хорошее, интерес& пиво.


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