BroSpud (1526) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large bottle. Pours a medium brown with a nice creamy head and great lacing. Good looking beer but unfortunately not big on taste or body. Drinkable but just OK.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle poured into my De Struise glass... Pours a dark brown in the middle, but the outer is a much lighter brown that detracts. A nice light tan head, looks great, good retention and lacing... The aroma is super sweet, tons of molasses, strangely like rootbeer, vanilla, chocolate, a hint of a wet dog finish. Not offensive, just too sweet, not my thing.... The taste is wet dog and alcohol with a hint of coffee on the finish. Lots of malt on this, work like qualities to the taste... The mouthfeel is really flat.
This is really bad, to the point of not being drinkable. Big time pass for me.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared by emacgee. I grew up (beerwise) on BBC. Attending Umass, this was the staple local craft brewery. I’ve probably had this beer at least 20-30 times but never poured in a glass. For a porter, its pretty tan. Kind of a dark tan. Nose is lightly hoppy, dusty, light roasted malts, well balanced but not too pronounced. Flavor is a weaker, bland pale ale, with some light roasted and chocolate malt notes. A lot lighter than I remember--not a big surprise there though.
emacgee (3749) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown with one finger of foamy tan head. Nose is what one would expect, a bastardized blend of a sub-par dark beer with a sub-par hoppy beer. Peanut hulls and papery dark malt with some diacetyl. Flavor is meh, bitter grain and hops with some chocolate and coffee and a mild peanut shell flavor. Not sure why you would actually bottle a beer as a black and tan...
AirForceHops (2374) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2011 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter motor oil color. ¼ inch white head that left an phenomenal amount of lacing. Aroma is big on malt a hint of hops. Hop presence is noticeable throughout the sip. The balance between the malt and the hops makes it neither sweet nor bitter. Almost perfect balance. Light mouthfeel with a dry finish.
LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
550 ml bottle poured into a snifter motor oil color. ¼ inch white head that left an phenomenal amount of lacing. Aroma is big on malt a hint of hops. Hop presence is noticeable throughout the sip. The balance between the malt and the hops makes it neither sweet nor bitter. Almost perfect balance. Light mouthfeel with a dry finish.
johnnnniee (1841) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights when held to light. Fluffy tan-white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves lace down the entire glass. Aroma is of coffee, toffee, a bit of roasted malt. Nice smelling beer! Taste is malty, chocolate toffee and coffee with some slight alcohol bite in the finish. Body is medium, mouthfeel is medium to thin, carbonation is ample. Great tasting easy drinking brew. Tastes and smells great!
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear brown body with a tan head. A roasted malt aroma some caramel notes. Flavor was similar, there was a nice coffee presence to it, but not much to back it up, a nice sweetness to back it up, and not enough from the hops. Finish was smooth.
Pailhead (4242) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of bmartin08
Bottle: The aroma consists chocolate, caramel, and faint roast. It pours a orangish-brown with some transparency when held to the light and a small beige head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, and a hint of fruit. The finish has some very mild roastiness and just a touch of piny hops. Light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
MaBeer1972 (1221) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice and malty dark amber brew that has a rather complex character from the malts but is not overly sweet and still very drinkable. Delicious indeed!