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Houston Black & Tan

Brewed by Houston
Style: Porter
Johnstone, Scotland


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 itís a winning blend .... now you can try it too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (7183) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Cask at the Three Judges, Glasgow. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, wood, leather, cocoa, caramel and dried fruits. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, leather and brown bread with a dry finish. Light-medium body and soft carbonation. No real depth to it and a touch thin. Basic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2014
On cask at the Standing Order. Appearance - black with a lovely toffee coloured chink at the bottom. Nose - praline and some liquorice as the head subsides. Taste - more praline with a chocolate background. Some apple on there too. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - yeah like a fresher style of porter. The fresh notes do stick out a wee bit on the taste though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3158) - 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 (1400) - 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 (6445) - 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 (2234) - 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. Iíve 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 (3361) - 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 (4859) - 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 í10. 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. Wasnít particularly keen on this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2010
Cask @ Henglerís 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.

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