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Berkshire Shabadoo Black and Tan Ale

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A full bodied dark ale which is a blend of our Berkshire Ale and Drayman's Porter. It combines the caramel malt flavor of the pale ale with the chocolate roasted taste of the porter. Shabadoo is a complete and delicious ale.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (236) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bomber. Pour is very dark brown with a light tan head, laces well. Smell is brown sugar, with light coffee notes. Taste is sweet with caramel and a touch of coffee and chocolate, faint note if hops. Very smooth and drinkable, doesn't blow me away, but nothing off with it either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle bought at a pit stop for brunch on my way back from Vermont wit the g/f. Off black color. Beige brown. Malty and a little watery. Secent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle split at Dadsgving, thanks, 24/11/13. Hazed dark amber with a moderate light beige head. Nose is dark malts, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa. Taste comprises toffee, grain, very light roast, fruit cake. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure. Ok - kind of a porter light/brown ale hybrid. Nothing Iíd rush back to mind.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving 2013. Pours a dark brown body with light off white lacing. Aroma is spice, dirt and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malt, spice and a light earthy character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Toasted malts, light sweetness, grainy notes, and light toffee. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UDBeernut (1474) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
another bottle from mrnightshoe. pours copper with a thin cream colored head. taste of roasted malt and citrus. taste is balanced, roast malt continues. body seems thin.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1432) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Aroma of peaty malts and dark fruit. Clear brownish color, some tan lacing left over. Sweet roasty taste with some citrus peel counterweight, as if someone made a black and tan with a wit. Smooth but needs more body weight. I have decided that black and tanís should be mixed fresh and not bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Ruddy brown with huge tan head. Sweet, sprucy aroma, sweet malty flavor with mild hoppiness. very smooth and creamy!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (1932) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
I think I prefer this to the Draymanís Porter on its own, and I havenít tried the Berkshire Ale yet. Malty and smooth, like most BBC releases. Fine aroma of floral hops, malt, and a bit of fresh grass and barnyard. The taste is equally enjoyable - some chocolate malt and pale ale hops that blend together very nicely. 10% of the sales price supports a local food bank - another plus in my book.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Purchased from Learyís for $4.34 last night. I havenít had a Black & Tan in a while. Glad Iím going to...RIGHT NOW!!!! Bottle, as opposed to can or a fuckiní growler. I like bottles. Pours blood-red with a sudsy off-white head. You know something, I was getting annoyed with all the rings lately. Oh, yeah. Aromas of hop pellets, ginger ale, leather, minerals and peppercorns. Taste the same. Yeast and moldy clementines by swallow. As many have said, itís easy-drinking, but not something Iíd buy again. Kinda odd to say the least.


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