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Houston Black & Tan

Brewed by Houston
Style: Porter
Johnstone, Scotland


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask, Occasional;
Available all year round. Black and Tan is traditionally a mix of Stout and Pale Ale .... the Fox & Hounds customers started mixing Warlock Stout with Killellan and they loved the result ..... they think it’s a winning blend .... now you can try it too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 2, 2012
Cask@sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh airport. Ruby tinged dark brown with creamy tan head. Redcurrant and milk chocolate nose. Rich roast malt, vegetation, blackberries, gentle carbonation. Touch if burnt toast. Nice session mild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1317) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2012
Tasted this at the Bull Inn, Paisley in April 2006. Cask, handpump dispense. Ruby black in colour with a thick creamy white head. Very like Auld Scoop in colour. Sweet syrupy raisin fruit in the short aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts gives a rich maltloaf base with raisin, sultanas and brambles. There is a hint of hop resins in the aftertaste but short lived. Finish is sweet and fruity with plump raisins present right to the end. An excellent session Scottish Porter and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2011
On gravity at the Swindon beer festival 27/10/2011. Near black with a slight tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, plain chocolate and charcoal. Flavour had plenty more fruit, black coffee and a dryish finish with a touch of hoppiness, Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2011
Cask @ Old Mill, Brodie
Appearance - Brown, with ruby edges in glass. 1 finger thick white head.
Aroma - Caramel malts, a little roast, whiff of vegetables.
Taste - Roasted malts, some coffee, dark bitter chocolate, fruity malts, although many flavours were muted and not well balanced.
Palate - Very bitter dry finish, rather astringent and unpleasant
Overall - OK but not great. I’ve had this before and it has been much better. Probably a dodgy batch. Needs re-rating in future. 230711

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (2963) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Cask @ The Toby Jug. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Almost black colour with a good head. Flavour sweet grassy malt. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (4407) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2010
From cask at Albert Tavern, Freuchie, Scotland. Hazy dark amber brown colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of lots of hops, light sulphur, citrus, hint of coffee. Flavour is citrus, light roasted malts, light sweet, strong bitter hoppy finish. Dry and juicy mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival ’10. According to the programme notes, this is a blend of Killellan Bitter and Warlock Stout. Dark brown with a small off white head. Faint slightly fruity aroma. Plummy, ashy taste with some apple peel, followed by sharp bitterness. Wasn’t particularly keen on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (3856) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2010
Cask @ Hengler’s Circus, JDW. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bit of coffee, fruits. Flavour is fruity and roasted malts, bit of coffee, bit creamy. Ok drinkable, but a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2009
Cask at Merton Beer and Cider Festival, Merton, Oxon, 18-07-09 Pours dark brown in colour. Taste is roasty but also smooth and creamy, good maltiness, coffee and a little sprinkling of chocolate. Pleasant stuff A6 A4 F7 P4 Ov13 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Toby Jug, Glasgow 02/12/2007 Sweet honey aroma. Mid brown amber coloured and slightly rich on the palate with some bitterness in a crisp and dry full malt finish.

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