joeneugs (5879) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jug from Trader Joe’s. Always wanted to try this one, but never got around to it. Today’s the day.... It pours a dark reddish amber color. Clear with a fluffy eggshell colored head. The aroma has some weird peanut shell thing going on with a little toast, cocoa and cardboard. The flavor is the same. Not horrible, just kinda thin and lifeless. Peanuts, cardboard, toast and cocoa. Mild acidity with a hint of earthy bitterness in a mostly toasted finish. I could see mindlessly drinking this again if I had to, but I wouldn’t really look forward to it.
hauxe (445) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from old notes. A pilsener porter mix with a creamy head. The color of muddy water. Interesting mix with noticeable presence of hops & chocolate. Can pleasantly enough be drunken in quantity.
superspak (4757) - Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 1/22/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice black and tan style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
DrNosha (1734) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tolle 1Pint Flasche. Braunes Bier mit beigem cremigem Schaum. Malz, Toffee, Kaffee und Geröstete Kokosnuss im Duft und Geschmack.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ajnepple (5226) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
32 oz jug bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a pint glass. Burnt dark orange to light brown and clear in appearance. Somewhat bland, light malty aroma with notes of toast, husky grains and a hint of caramel/toffee. Similar flavor, bland, mildly sweet and lightly bitter. A bit watery and hard to drink overall. Meh.
Vighals (3258) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter fatlagret. Vanilje, whisky og alkohol. Lett. Smaker melkesjokolade, og noe kaffe og kakaopulver. Kort
ordybill (1343) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from their classic 32 OZ "jug" bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- has a very nice blend of malt, coffee and bread. Appearance- pours a clear reddish amber with a medium sized off-white head. Taste- has a nice cocoa flavor with a hint of smokiness. Overall, a good black & tan. It was better than I expected.
rondphoto (4105) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2015
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, frothy beige head that slowly drops, clouds of lace. Aroma of thin malt. Taste is watery chocolate malt that moves through a weak palate to a finish that has, at best, hidden hops. Overall, isn’t a black and tan at all - just a thin, pretend Porter. I expected little more than another rating here, and it didn’t even deliver that.
Cousin_Larry (878) - - OCT 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is brown sugar. Pours flat - tiny head with no visible lacing. Flavor is toffee and caramel. I would rather pour my own black & tan, but it was fun trying this for an experiment.