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Brewed for McSorley’s Ale House, the oldest continuously operating pub in New York City. McSorley’s is a Black and Tan which is a combination of golden lager and hearty stout. An "Irish spirit" beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Tap. Dark pour with mocha head. Slight dark roast, nuts, toffee flavor. Easy to drink. Not bad, especially at a bar like this

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1632) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2013
La meilleure des 2 pressions du Mc Sorley’s d’après moi ! Une stout légère, tout en douceur mais avec son caractère marqué tout de même.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1802) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 30, 2012
not as bad as listed. Dark dark brown, firm head. Malty but watery, certainly drinkable but not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1800) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
The ’dark’ in McSorleys NYC, on a slightly riotous evening with the boys from Tulsa, OK. It’s not really a stout, more a smooth drinking dark beer with a pleasant roasty malt twang. Being served in two small glasses is a little unusual. Good session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
184601 (206) - Mexicali, MEXICO - SEP 21, 2011
Well ,this one was the second i ordered at the bar,and yep ....they serve you 2 mugs of your choice at the same time.Well ,they told me that this one and the tan ale taste exactly the same and only differ on the color....wrong.This one has a more toasted-like kind of feel ,a little bit of raisin and clove ,very drinkable for a combination of two different beers,oh boy i wish i was there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1811) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
On tap at McSorley’s Old Alehouse, New York NY on 29th July 2011. Dark brown with thick foamy creamy-white head. Quite basic flavourwise with roast malts and a hoppy/caramelly taste in-mouth. Grainy/zingy mouthfeel, and a fairly satisfying but shortlived bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2011
Draught at the McSorley’s Old Ale House, New York, NY. As McSorley’s Dark.
Dark brown colour with big light tan head. Grain, roasted malt and some sweetness in aroma. Roasted malt, some sweetness and dry hops in flavour. Balanced simple Stout/Porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 I think this is the "dark" beer at McSorley’s - maybe they can move this if I’m wrong. Dark mahogany brown pour with a lasting two finger light tan head. Earthy and roasty aroma with some hoppiness evident. Grainy and roasty earth notes with caramel and some anise on the flavor. Decent. Smooth on the mouthfeel with medium body and soft carbonation. A pretty average nebulous "dark" beer in my opinion. Drinkable at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
I usually go for the "dark" at McSorleys. This is surprisingly good on tap. Dark in color with a big foamy head. Aroma is sweet and malty and flavor is also nice and malty. Simple but flavorful and refreshing for a dark.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2009

12/15/2007: McSorley’s Black and Tan has a clear, deep mahogany color with ruby highlights and is topped by a thin and frothy tan-colored head. The aroma contains dark European malts, some slight fruit notes, and a hint of butterscotch. This beer is slightly dry and has a light molasses and chocolate flavor. Over all it goes down smoothly and is not bad.

12 fl. oz. bottle (85% stout, 15% lager). Rating #77 for this beer.

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