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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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90
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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 31
Gots: 24 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012)
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Photo of tmcarter23
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lchu000
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dagubna
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdilauro
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
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

Photo of Mattyb79
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SanFranJake
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Evil Twin's Yin & Yang last month for $3.59 at Holiday Market. I haven't had Yang yet since they only had Yin and this one at the store, but I'm interested to see how this black and tan turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2014 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a simple and clean design to it, but I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a nice black color that didn't really let any light come through and it had almost three fingers worth of fluffy and creamy brown head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a very nice looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a green hop, green onion and earthy aroma with just a little bit of citrus rind hops showing up in the background. Up next comes the malts which impart some roasted, lightly charred, and somewhat lighter chocolate like aromas. This beer had a nice aroma, but it was a little unbalanced and I wish the green hop and green onion aromas weren't the hoppy aspects that stuck out the most.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but it's more balanced and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and this time the citrus rind hop aspects stick out a little more with no single hoppy aspect seeming to stick out the most. Up next comes a light alcohol flavor that isn't that warming and it goes right into the malts which show up more than they did in the aroma and they impart the same aspect with the roasted malts and chocolate sticking out the most. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium bitterness that lingers a little into the aftertaste along with some hoppy, roasted malts, and chocolate flavors. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, it had good balance, but I wish the hop profile was a little brighter.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly warming, a little crisp, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a lower amount of medium carbonation. This beer had a pretty nice mouthfeel that worked well with it.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a good example of the style, you don't see too many pre mixed black and tans especially ones that are on the stronger side, but this one turned out to be a nice beer. This beer had ok drinkability, it was fairly smooth, slightly warming, a little crisp, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, but i think one is enough for me, the bitterness might start to wear on me if I have more than that. What I like the most about this beer was the balance in the taste and the appearance, to me those were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was the aroma, it was pretty unbalanced and I wish the stout aspects showed up more. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for the style and I would recommend it to anyone that wants a black and tan that showcases roasted and hoppy flavors. All in all I was happy with this beer and I ended up enjoying it a little more than just Yin by itself, the IPA brings some balance and complexity that Yin was lacking. This is one of the better Evil Twin beers I've had and so far it's my favorite Black and Tan. Nice job guys, this was a tasty black and tan, keep up the solid work.

Photo of sd123
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of homebrew311
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly stout appearance with dark brown color and tan/cocoa colored head. Nice amount of lacing sticks to the glass. The nose features all of the roastiness of an impy stout with a heavy dose of piney hops. This is a nice balance between styles. The flavor starts with roastiness and quickly transitions into heavy bitterness. This drinks like a really hopped up imperial stout like Storm King or Old Rasputin. The body is medium to light for style and the carbonation is a touch high. Overall, a delicious beer. Definitely satisfies the cravings of a nice big stout and a bitter imperial IPA. More roast than a black ale and definitely more hops than your avverage stout.

Photo of DanielBarba
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of timmynyc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -0.2%

First off, for a black & tan this is boss, Pours like a stout (33% blend) and it smells hoppy like your IPA. Call this an imperial black IPA, because thats pretty much what it is. The aroma has plenty of hoppy notes with pine and citrus melding into a slightly smokey malt profile, In the taste, stout flavor with the base of charcoal and coffee. Gives way to a citrusy, grapefruit flavored hop note. Slight alcohol tingles the throat, but really pretty well hidden alcohol content. This is the granddaddy of Black&Tans. Don't be afraid, just be prepared.

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of craftaholic
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.8/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of 22Blue
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Mphis
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Sparty55
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Budinetz
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.