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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 354
Avg: 4.07
pDev: 23.1%
Wants: 49
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012

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Reviews by kaufmaal:
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The front of the label says "Product of Scotland" while on the reverse is says "Produced and bottled by Evil Twin Brewing at BrewDog, Aberdeenshire, Skotland." I guess that in many ways the influence of the Danelaw can still be seen in Scotland.

Anyway, the color looked like a stout and not like most bottled black and tan and tans that I've had, most of which look like thin porters. The very thin head was mostly white with some yellow tinges to it. Some dramatic laces here and there. The smell of pine, brown sugar, some dark rum and a bit of vanilla. The taste was a little off balance: more of a blackened imperial IPA than an imperial stout-imperial IPA 50/50 mix. Not that I'm complaining, because the flavors were bright, clean, and long-lasting: slightly burned dark chocolate, oily espresso, pine, orange zest, crispy pancakes, more darkened sugars. Let it get warm, and after some time the carbonation, which was too sharp at first, will no longer get in the way of these flavors.

That said, I paid $8.00 for a single bottle; I'm not too sure about that element of this Scots-Danish brew.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of infinitebruner
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 14, 2015

12 oz bottle, tulip

A – Deep thick brown, appears black in most areas, thick enough to be completely opaque. Poured medium-thin, easy. About a half-inch of light brown bubbly head with little retention.

S – Tropical fruit, mango and lychee, perhaps some caramelized banana. Some light pine or woody notes. Roasted but sweet malt, some chocolate and vanilla cream.

T – If I didn’t know this was blended, it would be very hard to discern what was going on. Fully distinct character of both the stout and the IPA. Tropical fruit, guava and mango, with pine, and pale malt, as well as roasted malts with light chocolate. Bitterness is high but seems subdued.

M – Medium-thin body, with medium-low carbonation. Fairly dry throughout, sweet up front but finishing with moderate-high bitterness.

O – Definitely a different take on the black and tan than the usual Guinness-Bass or other similar versions. I’ve had both of these beers separate and have to say that they should remain that way. Still something to be said for actually blending and bottling this.

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Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolate brown with a half finger beige colored head atop.Aromas of roast,caramel,alcohol dipped dark fruit,a hint of roasted nuts,alot of good stuff going on here.An oily slick feel with flavors that aren't as roasted as I thought,chocolate and caramel notes with dark fruit in the finish,there is some earthy roastedness but it's not in your face.I really like this beer,even better than what I was expecting.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Guden
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Bulldog Uptown.
L: The Yin & Yang does not look much different from the Yin – it pours dark brown with a 1” tan foam collar that produces lines of lace.
S: In the aroma the Yin roast character dominates but underneath lurks tropical fruit.
T: Although the palate also leans to the Yin more of the Yang character comes out mellowing the roast and roast bitter of the Yin and bringing forward more fruit flavors. The DIPA flavors also provide an additional layer of bitterness to the Yin roast flavors.
F: Very creamy big chewy body – the Yin character keeps it from becoming a Black DIPA while the Yang character tones down the Yin.
O: This is an interesting combination that turns out a little mellower that either constituent.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rdilauro
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a real shame. This was my first taste of anything from Evil Twin. I had not heard of the brewery, had not heard of the beer, so this was new adventure for me.
Honestly, I did not care that much for this beer. Now, its been almost 18 months since I've tasted this and my beer appeptite has changed so much

I will need to re-taste this to do it its honors

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Was a pleasant surprise. A velvet head, hit of hoops, had a front of an IPA but went down very smooth.... it was a very different experience

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
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