DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark & disturbed burnt amber with a surprising head...fainty musty aroma with a little whisper of malt here and hops there..maybe a chocolate note floating about..there's some roastedness...some slight chocolate flavors...pretty damn water though...but for AB..not too shabby...lots of watery roasty notes..pretty damn drinkable
edgallow (1083) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2012 12 oz bottle, pours black with a tan head. Malty aroma but not really much more then that.
BREWMUSKCLES (1991) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
body that is dense with soft carbonation like a parfait. bit of chocolate and gravy master flavor that is sweet and with cereal grains. finish lightens on the body and lingering flavor of sweetness and barley. it is good on a hot day and would probably be good in certain situations.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.--Michelob Specialty Brewing Group--Black and Tan--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (3.25 / 5.0) Very dark and black. Light chocolate flavor in medium light body. Very clean finish.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is inferior in all ways to any black and tan that you could possibly concoct on your own. Too sweet and watery by half for my tastes. More lager than Porter.
NJBeerman013 (1032) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Found some old notes. somewhat of a muddy brown in color, next to flat pour. It had somewhat of a roasted coffee aroma. Tasting revealed somewhat of a bitter lager porter mix. It had a watery body, and somewhat of an oily character. Not very good.
Birdiebeagle (959) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2009
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle Poured a dark brown. Had aroma of grain and bubbles. Did not taste like a mix but rather a weak bock. Not awful but its gone now anyway.
topherh (1861) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2008
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle poured like a dark lager. Aroma was of roasted malt. Flavor was burnt malt and very light on the tongue.
BlackDonald (1127) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I want to say this was the precursor to Amber bock, but this is terrible. No separation between the dark and the light, just an amberish dark brown color. Light and grainy and not quite horrid, but close.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2009 I had this about a year ago and thought that it tasted worse than dirt - absolute drain pour. Glad to see itís retired.
phishpond417 (2089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I donít think i would consider this a black and tan in the least bit. Pours a watery dark but clear brown colour. no head, aroma is sweet mouthfeel is light and somewhat dry.