Yin & Yang | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.03/5
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449 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thehuntmaster on 07-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,854
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
449
pDev:
8.93%
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of SpaethJam
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of musicsherlock
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wasatch
4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice black color, very nice carbonatin, with a pretty nice small, creamy off-white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some hop notes, nice touch of chocolate/toffee, slight citrus. The taste if very nice, malty, slight hop note, chocolate/toffee notes, slight citrus. Medium body, ABV is hidden very well. Overall, this is a very nice brew. I never thought what would happen with these to styles combining. Job Very Well Done!

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Photo of BeerOps
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a stemless wine glass.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pitch black color with no vision of anything. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Char, roasted, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, molasses, toffee, toasted, and a little old ale.

Taste: More stout than IPA flavor. Blended well together and tastes great. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, some booze, medium carbonation, and ashy bitterness.

Overall: Pretty nice blend of stout and IPA. Wish I had another bottle.

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Photo of ommegangpbr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a flavorful beer and I'm enjoying it so I'm scoring it this way. Being classified as a black and tan, this is also probably good for the "style". For a critique I'm thinking this has strengths and weaknesses of ipas and stouts. By comparison, a brewed black ipa would probably be more enjoyable to me. The body is a little thin for any style of something that is 10percent alcohol. I like the level of bitterness; it's a mix of stout bitterness and ipa bitterness.
The flavors that come through are mostly toasted stout flavors. I would like to try this in the bottle. Tonight, in this bar, there better options (Jersey City Barcade).

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Photo of zotzot
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of K-Dog
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was aged about a year in my basement. This aged nicely had a chocolate and fruit taste to it. The ipa part mellowed out nicely and the stout Part really came through. If I was to get again would definitely age it for at least a year.

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Photo of AndyEdgar
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Simple and light

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Photo of fthegiants
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Utterly black body, DENSE- as in cement-like solid- cappuccino-colored head. Aroma reveals charred malt and floral, citric, evergreen hops, nearly equally between the two. The hops and a good deal of their bitterness take over the flavor, good and citric/minty and piercing, but the roast notes, akin to burnt campfire wood, are strong on the finish, as well as more pine bitterness. Medium body, fluffy while the head lasts and easily drinkable when it's gone.
The IPA wins out overall, and did seem like a good brew in its own right. The stout seemed basic, like charred malt and nothing else. Together, it was surprisingly tasty for two flavor profiles that I don't think blend well.

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Photo of BB1313
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very dark brown with a light khaki head that sticks around leaving great retention and sticky lacing. Some sediment if you really look hard. The aromas are subtle with lots of roasted malts. Some hints of pine and citrus as well. The flavors are bold. Lots of roasted malts blended with some solid hop flavor. Chocolate is there. Vanilla is there too. Nice amount of grapefruit. Nice amount of pine as well. The hops are balanced and not overwhelming. Subtle hints of soap. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is great. It's full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Very creamy and fluffy. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

Very solid brew. It's basically an Imperial Black Ale in my book. Fun to drink. Not bad at all.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I mixed the yin and yang together after trying each by themselves. Black with a great frothey head. Really dumbs down the licorice but still had a great toasty malt and somewhat hop scent. Actually has a chocolate taste and its dumbed down hops but still incredible. Medium body and smooth with and good carbonation. Better together than separate.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a thick fluffy one inch tan head with great retention and lacing. Dark brown, opaque.
Smell: a bit of citrus and a lot of chocolate and roasty malt.
Taste: lots of chocolate and a bit of coffee, as well as some nice citrus notes.
Mouthfeel: thick and chewy, would have been a perfect accompaniment to a warm chocolate chip cookie.
Overall: quite tasty, nice combination of stout and IPA

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Yin & Yang from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 449 ratings