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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a nearly pitch black color. The head stands tall at three fingers high, khaki shaded. Texture-wise, it seems more soapy than creamy, but still, this has good retention for a 10% beer. Some spotty patches of lacing are left behind. S: This has a lot of licorice for my tastes. Seriously, a lot. Apart from that, this beer still brings the roast, still brings the chocolate, and even brings something resembling peat. There’s even some slight citrusy hops floating around. Even with all the aniseed, this has a very appealing aroma. T: I said the aroma brings the roast. Well, that’s not the case here - because it REALLY brings the roast, like a charred sledgehammer. The roasted notes are mainly clustered near the finish; before that, it starts with a combination of fruitiness and licorice. It also finishes with slight wisps of chocolate and booze (just enough to add to the experience, mind). I’m really enjoying how charred the roasted malts are in particular. M: It starts off really dry finishing in spite of the creamy body, and combined with its slightly thin body, gives it great drinkability. The finish becomes becomes a lot wetter as more is consumed - it’s almost like said feature is an omen for me to stop slamming this. Too bad, because I absolutely adore a slammable imperial stout (Black Albert, anyone?) Carbonation is medium. O: Make no mistake, this is really damn good. A bit pricey for me to purchase this frequently, though. Highly recommended for roast lovers.


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wekker84 (2390) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a white-off head aroma roasted malts spicy citrus fruits coffee chocolate mocha spicy some laurel and hops flavor roasted malts citrus fruits dried fruits caramel mocha chocolate coffee spicy and bitter hops

4.7
MarkSachon (1028) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2017
12 oz can from the Yin and Yang four pack at Liberty Beer in Pittsburgh. a beautiful, complex and sublime beer made all the better for the concept of Taiji which warmed my heart. Served by itself without mixing for a yin and yang. Thank you Evil Twin Brewing.

4
ThreeCats (967) - ISRAEL - JUL 8, 2017
Black with a big dark mocha head. Aroma has lots of coffee, chocolate, and sweet dark caramel. Taste vey roasty, dark chocolate, espresso, caulk, full but nor sweet, with some warming alcohol down the throat, but not much. Very nice RIS

3.8
Ritzn (1534) - GERMANY - JUN 11, 2017
Black with medium brown head. Aroma is vanilla coffee chocolate cocoa slight fish. Taste is bitter roast malt coffee and only a hint of sweet vanilla. Long bitter finish of coffee. Oily and rather harsh. Still good.

2.9
dzudohonor (182) - POLAND - JUN 2, 2017
Backlog ocena przepisana w ramach uzupełnienia profilu. Szkoda wspominać. Gwoździe z puszki.

3.7
Luvystypotables (1991) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of licorice. Pours a dark black with a thick well laced head. Moderate carbonation, with a thick dry mouth feel. Taste is bitter chocolate with notes of malt and vanilla. A bitter malt finish.

3.8
gripweed57 (2590) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2017
12 ounce can. Opaque black color topped by a moderate frothy tan head. Mild roasted malt nose hints at charcoal and espresso. Rich, creamy roasted malt flavor. Bittersweet chocolate, espresso and resiny hops. Smooth and drinkable, though warming alcohol comes through in finish.

3.8
beton (621) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

4
Christos (5857) - 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
Grumbo (3107) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2017
Bottle from BottleDog, London, and shared at Dan’s. 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.


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