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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 23
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012)
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krl2112

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

06-10-2013 01:09:26 | More by krl2112
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champ103

Texas

2.64/5  rDev -34.3%

On tap at the Blind Pig in Champaign, IL

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a bit of red around the edges. A two finger white head forms, and recedes in a second.
S: Piny, resiny hops up front. Bitter grapefruit. The bitterness intermingles with the obvious roasted malt. Coffee and chocolate mixed with grapefruit aromas. Blah.
T: Similar to the nose. Piny, resiny hops up front. Bitter grapefruit. Then the hops mingles with roasted malt. Sticky, resinous pine and grapefruit. Assertive coffee and chocolate flavors with hops is not good. Also some soy sauce flavors. A mess.
M/D: A full, resinous, and sticky body. Moderate carbonation that is sticky, oily, and soapy. Not easy to drink at all. High alcohol and the hops and malt mix is not enjoyable at all.

This is a mess, and typical, not only of the dreaded and stupid Black IPA, but the "Imperial Black IPA." This was not enjoyable for me at all...

04-02-2013 04:23:27 | More by champ103
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

12-27-2012 04:51:27 | More by ejimhof
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CraftFan5

New York

3/5  rDev -25.4%

04-10-2014 13:46:33 | More by CraftFan5
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.4%

03-21-2014 00:23:56 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

05-08-2013 03:08:24 | More by tommyguz
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

09-13-2013 01:06:14 | More by weeare138
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

09-07-2013 06:01:49 | More by MaxOhle
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jupiterl

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-10-2014 22:29:10 | More by jupiterl
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-05-2012 01:40:22 | More by ryanpj
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shredder83

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-30-2013 15:19:58 | More by shredder83
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-16-2013 23:12:38 | More by Mantooth
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themathguy

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-14-2014 00:21:09 | More by themathguy
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KJabo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-23-2012 19:20:58 | More by KJabo
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

11-30-2013 20:21:43 | More by LumpkinBrews
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-12-2013 20:14:03 | More by spycow
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-27-2013 17:53:56 | More by Kaveman
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WindedIndian

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-10-2013 20:15:04 | More by WindedIndian
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AaronBurr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

02-18-2013 11:48:32 | More by AaronBurr
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-23-2012 22:29:56 | More by Woodysbeard
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target88

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-25-2013 01:15:22 | More by target88
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kojevergas

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%

Really? We're calling this a style now?

11.2 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Wally's Wine in West Hollywood, California, and served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I've had both the yin and the yang individually, and I loved the yin.

Served fairly warm. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and very good retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a dark solid black. Nontransparent / opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: A crudely appealing mixture of heavy floral hops with stout derived roast. Buttery creme brulee and vanilla mixed with light citrus. A strange mix, but nevertheless appealing. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Cream up front, with a dark malt/floral hop foundation. Vanilla is definitely present, along with some creme brulee on the climax. A bit buttery. A solid mixture of malty sweetness with mild hops. Surprisingly balanced. Notably, no alcohol comes through - nor does any yeast. It's certainly multidimensional, but the complexity and subtlety are not as impressive as they should be.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some coarseness emerging intermittently. Good carbonation and thickness. Suits the flavour profile relatively well.

Dr: Very drinkable for the high ABV, but I'd sooner have just the yin by itself. The ABV is well hidden. The beer isn't fantastic; perhaps the independent beers exceed their sum here. I'd have it on-draught, but it's hardly worth revisiting from the bottle. That said, it certainly stands out as a black n tan, but I consider the inclusion of this "style" repugnant. Can we have some fucking respect for Ireland? Please? Fuck's sake.

Low B

11-19-2012 06:02:19 | More by kojevergas
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

01-07-2014 01:05:24 | More by sabitu
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-19-2014 01:08:52 | More by Funky-Brewster
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-06-2013 22:25:32 | More by Schlafly33
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Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.