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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en ‘Black and Tan’ øl. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblæst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelænet, humlet fyr mødes, og perfekt øl-balance opstår. Bland Yin med Yang, eller nyd denne ondsindede Imperial Stout solo.
English Language Label: This is one half of a Black & Tan. Not just any Black & Tan, but one where a toasted smug and hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin & Yang together (or enjoy this profoundly evil Imperial Stout solo).

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4.1
jflopsu (1626) - New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2017
Pours black with brown head. A smoky and roasted malt aroma. A smoky taste with chocolate, roasted malts and some dark fruits. A lingering bitter roasted malt aftertaste.

4.1
oobawa (1496) - Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2017
Kinda bummed to find out Yin and Yang don’t balance out, since Yin’s a much better stout than Yang is a DIPA. Not that bummed, though, because drinking Yin’s a pretty damn nice thing to do. Massive amounts of roasted malt and chocolate sit atop a bitter, dark roast finish. Sweet cocoa, raisin and anise are rounded out by a firm but manageable bitter finish, and the fade is pure sweet Imperial Stout goodness. Not quite the looker as its brother, but the nose is spot-on, and the alcohol’s an afterthought. Tasty. Tastier when mixed. Not sure why, but I’m just gonna accept the mystery on this one.

4
Madsen1635 (852) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2017
Can. Pitch black pour with brown head. Aroma has deep chocolate and coffee notes. Taste has significant bitter notes. Fresh and with only hints of the high ABV. High carbonation

3.9
hershiser2 (3410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Can from Wine Warehouse. Pours black with a large dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, earth, tobacco, leather. Flavor is leather, earth, dark chocolate, tobacco, a hint of smoke, vanilla, perhaps some dark fruit. Tasty!

3.2
Cokemonkey11 (939) - - MAR 20, 2017
Keg, cask, London center. Pours black and opaque with a thin tan head residing to a rim. Scent is medium dense notes of tobacco Stout with notes of caramel. Taste is consistent with light notes of wood and cherry. Finish is light sticky and a bit simple for my expectations. Very good.

3.9
cinek (317) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2017
butelka. czarne, klarowne, nieprzejrzyste, drobny krążek brudnobiałej piany. w aromacie palone, czekoladowe, wyczuwalna kawa zbożowa, lekki alkohol. w smaku wytrawne, goryczka palona, krótko pozostająca na podniebieniu. nasycenie niskie.

4.2
MelvinKalksma (1577) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses and mocha; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. A super roasted beer with loads of coffee. The start of this beer is mildly sweet with a bit of dark fruit and chocolate, bit even here the burned flavour of the molasses shine through. The aroma could have been stronger and the palate thicker, but the flavour is amazing and the appearance is perfect.

3.7
L_Lovecraft (609) - - FEB 23, 2017
Cocoa, roasted notes, black with a good tan head, medium body, low carbonation, a bit oily, again roasted notes and a strong bitter final...good but, for me, quite boring.

4
tmzl (320) - SLOVENIA - FEB 11, 2017
Bready coffee, very cozy, hint of smoke?, light-med roasted bitterness, very smooth and drinkable.

3.7
jgb9348 (6323) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, fast-dying tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, alcohol, cereal and a good dose of lactose. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a lot of oatmeal and grain noticeable, coupled with some light chocolate, a touch of coffee, earth and a nutty flavour that has some alcohol warmth, but pretty well hidden at 10% abv. Aftertaste shows some chocolate and deep malty flavours and a bit of nuts, but a mellow and uninspired complexity for sure. Overall, a good beer, but not great, nor a must-have, but as an Imperial Stout, if you love the style, then worth trying, otherwise, probably a waste of liver capacity or money, as there are better options. I preferred this one compared to the Yang, in their respective styles. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from the Crystal City Wine Shop in Arlington, Virginia (20th Street Location) on 12-December-2014 for US$3,89 sampled at home in Washington on 05-February-2017, alongside the Evil Twin Yang in a horizontal tasting.


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