DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber Bottle. As advertised, a mix of stout and pale ale characteristics. Pours a nice, stoutlike creamy head. Odor is stoutish, too, but with the fruity characteristic of a pale ale. Taste predominates with stout notes; roasty and smoky. But the pale ale side contributes fruity esters, and some sherry and cherry notes. Its description would suggest a porter, but it's not quite one of those. Perhaps needs to be a style of its own.
Beerathon (1279) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty tasty, exactly what I expected for a black and tan. Nut brown color with nice thick head. Chocolate notes and pale malts play off each other with a hop presence.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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BrewBoxer (2131) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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Theydon_Bois (9927) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
blipp (6329) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. Toasted malts, light sweetness, grainy notes, and light toffee. Decent.
UDBeernut (1846) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
williamstome (975) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruddy brown with huge tan head. Sweet, sprucy aroma, sweet malty flavor with mild hoppiness. very smooth and creamy!
Slipstream (2076) - USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.