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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 25
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Rand_ale_Thor, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

smithj4, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is nearly jet black in color and has traces of red visible when the glass is held up to a bright light. It poured with a thin layer of large tan bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted chocolate malts are present in the nose along with some notes of citrusy hops and hints of alcohol.
T: The taste has an interesting mix of sweet chocolate flavors that are contrasted by bitter and citrusy hops.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation with some warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer is rather unique and seems to have interesting properties from both the IPA and stout used to create this blend. It's definitely a beer to sip and savor. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

metter98, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yet opaque dark cola brown with dark amber highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy light tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch of larger bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There are moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, citrus/grapefruit hops, and pine/resin hops. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark roasted and charred malts with some dark fruit (plum and fig) sweetness. There are slightly lighter notes of chocolate and espresso. All of the malty flavors are followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin hops. Moderate to strong amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers for a short while.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: I have had both of the base beers for this separately and have made my own version of this black & tan at home but this would be the first time I've had the black & tan from the brewery - though I do not remember the beer being this big in the past (I wish the alcohol was a little more well hidden). This is a big beer and needs to be sipped and enjoyed slowly.

dbrauneis, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

tbryan5, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of champ103
2.64/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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...

champ103, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of Maseitz
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Maseitz, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of pumaguy021
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

pumaguy021, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of AaronBurr
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

AaronBurr, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Phillyz, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of WindedIndian
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

WindedIndian, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing nearly black in the glass. Half finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark dried and fresh fruit, caramel malt, piney hops, light toasted malt. Flavor starts with pine hops, plums and dried fruit, a thint of toasted malt. Finish develops the toasted malt, chocolate, hints of vanilla and a nice hop bite. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Dangerously well covered alcohol. Delicious.

I was excited to see that Evil Twin had bottled a Yin and Yang; I had made and reviewed my own black and tan from 50/50 Yin and Yang a few years ago. Interestingly, my old review indicated that the toasted malt and stout character overwhelmed the barleywine elements in the two-bottle mix. This bottled version seems to have the opposite flavor progression and is much better balanced. I wish I had bought two of these now, although it was pricey.

LiquidAmber, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Ciocanelu, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark mahogany color with 2 fingers worth of tan head

S: Roasty, hoppy, on the sweet side. Almost like cake or brownie batter with fruity and piney hops thrown in the mix. Pretty complex and somewhat indescribable

T: Follows the nose. Very roasty with plenty of citrus and piney hops. Not as sweet as the nose suggested, but still decently sweet. Bitterness and char both linger into the finish

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: I'd really like to know the IBUs on this... it's definitely on the bitter side and I wouldn't be surprised if it's over 100. Still very nicely balanced and really showcases both beers. Not really like an American black ale or hoppy stout... definitely a style unto itself. For being 11.1%, this drinks dangerously easily. It's a good thing this is only 11.2 oz. Definitely worth a try if you like mixing your own B&Ts

BEERMILER12, Jan 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Black-dark brown, when held up to light there is a nice ruby-garnet hue, two fingers beige head, great lacing.

S - Confectioner's sugar, toffee, pine, grapfruit, hint of Tootsie Roll.

T - Sweet malt, residual sugars, mixture of juicy/bitter hops, touch of cocoa powder on the back end.

M - Quite smooth, medium body, moderate-low carbonation.

O - A lot sweeter than expected, doesn't reach the cloying point, but gets fairly close. Don't get much of the Yin imperial stout. I would prefer a 75% Yin, 25% Yang blend.

Rickythejeweler, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rhefter, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

popery, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev -0.7%

fortheunheard, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of PatrickGossett
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

PatrickGossett, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

strongaf, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
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.

ngeunit1, Dec 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

ZethOfTheNorth, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

ralphw56, Nov 25, 2012
Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.