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Main Street Beer Dergys Black & Tan

Main Street Beer Dergys Black & Tan
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Formerly brewed at Main Street Beer Co.
Style: Porter
Richmond, Virginia USA


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   ABV: -
Dergy’s Porter and Ale marriage.

SNIAT's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2003
Good black and tan in the beer bleak SE. Porter a little strong, but what's wrong with that?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerFanDan17 (1080) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 7, 2008
(cleaning out my beer bottle collection as pictured in my profile and utilizing ratebeer.com) As I recall, it was a nice porter/ale blend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Pours with a one-finger tan head that fades quickly to just a thin layer leaving a amooth lace. Deep red/amber color. Light carbonation, full bodied. Nose has a hint of chocolate. Starts with a roasted sweetness and finishes smooth with no bitter aftertaste. More porter than ale. Label has as Wilmington Brewery but that is closed. The Williamsville Brewery brews this beer and Main Street markets it (if the web site is current). $1.69 for a 12oz bottle from Super-7 Raleigh, NC.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymow (1396) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Nothing special. Yuengling’s Black & Tan is a lot better, as is the real thing. In the beers defense, however, I think I had an old, stale bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Dark black color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet. A medium bodied black and tan. This one is a combination of a porter and an ale. Malts are sweet, chocolate and coffee. Slightly spicy hops. Kind of watery and a tad harsh and cardboardy tasting. I always struggle with what to say with this ‘style’ of beer. This is not really and porter, not really an ale and is not really a cross between the two. Still the balance is ok and it drinkable. Not sure I like the style. I will still drink them, but I’m not sure I can describe them adequately. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 6, 2004
3/3/04 Bottle claims Wilmington Brewing, NC but has same Dergy's logo and name. Looks like a Stewart's root beer; Big, brainy head, large, bubbly, lasting. Aromas of maple sugar, molassas, isopropyl alcohol, and wet oak planks. Flavors of burnt marshmallow, grapeskin, watermelon rind, and Sanka. A mix of pleasing and atrocious flavors for sure. Intensly astringent! Feels thick and foamy and fuzzy at the back of the throat. I was glad to be through with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Good head, ruby color when held to the light, slightly sweet, good aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2004
This not a brewer I respect very much and this classic did not change my mind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2004
Dark brown color with a tan head, malt aroma, a little too fizzy but good for a bargin beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Poured a dark brown color with a tan head that dissapted quickly.Hints of coffee and chocolate with some bitterness.Overall not too bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2003
OK first of all, this claims to be brewed by the "Wilmington Brewing Co", which may or may not exist. I can't tell who is brewing the "dergy's" beers. Anyway, a lot of confusion (on my part, anyway) for a slightly above average beer. Mahogany color, kahki head. Nice toffee and caramel aroma, but taste like an Octoberfest. Very little hop flavor.

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