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RATINGS: 881   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en Black and Tan l. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelnet, humlet fyr mdes, og perfekt l-balance opstr. 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edgallow (4090) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2012
11.2 oz bottle pours black with a brown head. Aroma is nice roasted malt, coffee and hops. Taste is coffee, bittersweet chocolate and malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
beton (585) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christos (5546) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2017
(Evil Twin Yin) Bottle 355ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10% Totally black colour on the body, tall and thick dark brown head but with low retention. Aroma of roasted malts, some liquorice, plenty of chocolate. Taste follows, liquoruice, roasted malts, coal, some peat too in there, chocolate, well hidden alcohol. Medium thick body with good carbonation, quite dry on the palate.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (2533) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from BottleDog, London, and shared at Dans. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and molasses. Medium to heavy sweetness, light roasted bitterness. Full bodied, slick texture, average carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (1548) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oobawa (1195) - Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2017
Kinda bummed to find out Yin and Yang dont balance out, since Yins a much better stout than Yang is a DIPA. Not that bummed, though, because drinking Yins 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 alcohols an afterthought. Tasty. Tastier when mixed. Not sure why, but Im just gonna accept the mystery on this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Madsen1635 (780) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2857) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cokemonkey11 (787) - - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cinek (264) - 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, krtko pozostająca na podniebieniu. nasycenie niskie.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (1462) - 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.


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