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Berkshire Shabadoo Black and Tan Ale

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROBC3366 (644) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber tinged brown with a thin white head. Soft roast on the nose, light chocolate, cocoa and toast. Medium bodied, soft cocoa and toasty malt. Smooth bitterness into the finish. Easy drinknig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
warhawk91 (302) - 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 (2005) - 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 (8695) - The ’Sham, 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 I’d rush back to mind.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5334) - 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 (6114) - 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 (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, 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 (1481) - 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 tan’s 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 (889) - 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 (2024) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
I think I prefer this to the Drayman’s Porter on its own, and I haven’t 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.


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