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Evil Twin Yin & Yang - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 289
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 38
Gots: 34 | FT: 1
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012

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Photo of homebrew311
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
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
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MammothTarantula
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of gregcordle
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Nordbier
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Resuin
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of barczar
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%

Roast malt, booze, dark chocolate, floral hops, and dark fruit accompany muted citrus in a complex aroma. Flavor reveals dark fruit character of plums and sweet cherries, lots of alcohol, and floral esters, which is juxtaposed by a bitter roasty, hoppy, resiny finish. The booze and bitterness dominate, but the underlying fruit character is wonderful. May age well. Wish hop flavoring were more pronounced. Bitterness overwhelms, as it warms.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/16/2014. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, licorice, floral, grass, pine, light char/smoke, and floral/roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and citrus/pine hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, licorice, floral, grass, pine, light char/smoke, and floral/roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange zest, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, licorice, pine, light char/smoke, and floral/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of big dark/roasted malt and citrus/pine hop flavors; with a great roasted malt and hop bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, moderately sticky, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Black and tan style. All around great balance and complexity of big dark/roasted malt and citrus/pine hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. Definitely felt like an imperial black IPA with the big hoppiness. Would be interested in aging this one to see what happens. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of ttroha
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Bottle from Maltitude. Pours dark black with frothy tan head. Aroma of dark malt, hops. Taste of strong bitter hops, roasted malts, and a hint of floral. Bitter hops on the back end. Very good black IPA

Photo of mbeerdino21
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of dannymo24
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Evil Twin Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 289 ratings.