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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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90
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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 22
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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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Virginia

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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2012 03:35:22 | More by fortheunheard
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-22-2012 22:18:38 | More by PatrickGossett
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strongaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-19-2012 08:55:48 | More by strongaf
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy tan-chocolate head. Fades medium.

S - Roasted chocolate and coffee, molasses, black licorice, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, bit of booze.

T - Chocolate and caramel malts, coffee, dark fruits grapefruit, citrus, grassy, pine hops, bitterness, molasses, black licorice, bit of booze.

M - Full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth a bit thick with a sweet, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Amazing balance. Really nice complexity. Better than each of the base beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 08:17:03 | More by ngeunit1
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-02-2012 14:24:53 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-25-2012 01:13:28 | More by ralphw56
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KJabo

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2012 20:05:37 | More by JustinMatthew
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sneth019

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-06-2012 04:22:21 | More by sneth019
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-04-2012 05:16:50 | More by tcanaday
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2012 17:27:02 | More by twelveinches
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-31-2012 05:23:53 | More by duceswild
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Hardy_Brew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-31-2012 01:47:16 | More by Hardy_Brew
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-29-2012 18:13:57 | More by Prost76
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this last night with Jeppe at the Max's Baltimore Beer Week event.

I've had both the yin and yang before and liked both of them a lot. I really like the slightly vinous mouthfeel with such an overall pleasant taste. No bad flavors appear. Somehow this "combination" is even better than the individual beers. Smells got a little oak flavor to it which he said is from some special smoke malt he uses in a lot of his heavier beers.

Definitely would seek this out again on draft.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 20:16:18 | More by mendvicdog
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is black, or perhaps very dark brown. Does not look quite jet black. Small to moderately sized tan head.

Smell is quite hoppy. Grapefruit, orange, pine. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. More IPA than stout, but both are there. Nice scent.

Taste is good. I have never had a black & tan before, whether self-made or packaged, but the mix is interesting. Like the smell, the hoppy, IPA aspect comes out first. Orange, pineapple and pine. The roasted malt and chocolate flavours are present, much more diluted than in a proper stout but not in an unpleasant way. Tastes a bit creamy. Balanced between sweet and bitter, with elements of each, including caramel malt. Strong, but alcohol is well hidden for the abv.

Medium to full bodied, low to moderate carbonation. Slick, somewhat oily.

Overall, tasty. An unusual beer but I like it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 00:49:41 | More by jrenihan
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

10-22-2012 23:08:19 | More by MrRockstar
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-21-2012 16:36:49 | More by roblund
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-19-2012 23:54:16 | More by 2neardead
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shigg85

Japan

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this from Harvest Wine & Spirits in West Hartford, CT. Poured into a Rochefort goblet. Very dark brown with a petri dish bubbling on top. Amaaazing memories of hops, banana, clove, garlic, ginger, and other scents coming off this right from the pour! The taste backs it up with tons to explore. The mouthfeel leaves you with something to remember. Overall, this was an amazing beer -- more of a barleywine than a traditional "black & tan" -- and I would definitely recommend trying it!

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 00:56:02 | More by shigg85
Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.