Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Lantratun oloinen ja makuinen. Hyvä Janojuoma. Hyvä yritys, lopputulos huono. Liian hieno pullo.
onceblind (5410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear semideep chestnut, with a thinnish light beige head. Bready toasty nose with a bit of cocoa and molasses, and toasted biscuit. Smooth semisweet flavour with a semi light body, featuring notes of toast and lagery biscuit with a wee nutty earthiness. A medium brown ale, basically. Nothing amazing here.
boozedude (2185) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pitch black pour with small white head, arpma of cocoa and cream, taste is very plain, ligh coffe, pretty boring, cool bottle tho
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a beautiful color brown. Wonderful aroma of malt and beer. Amazing sweet malty taste. Actually, this beer is not very good. Hard to get through the 1st glass.
throwdownbrew (3) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bland. This beer is not very good. There’s no carbonation. It has a cool bottle though.
Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
What a beer I had in college and I thought I was living it up! I do not even know how to rate this beer!
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big ol’ bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small-to-moderate head on it. There is a slight bit of roasting in the nose of this, but the smell is almost nonexistent. Taste is slightly roasty, but also has a bit of corn to it. Really tastes like mixing two pretty bad beers. Doesn’t work.
Lizardking3 (190) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really not a big fan. Either I don’t like Black and tans or this one just plain sucks. It’s certainly drinkable, but the thin body on a beer that should be thicker and sweeter is tough for me to swallow.... literally. There’s also a cigarette quality.... not a good thing
alexsdad06 (7023) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
32 oz jug from early backlog notes. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly roasted malts, mild chocolate, some earthy notes, pretty thin for a porter, flavors are very mild. I will not revisit this.
Bulk_Carrier (2708) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
From out of this mini-growler, this beer shows a dark hazy brown to black sort of color with a minimally white foamy head that ends up leaving a slight trickling lacing that slides right on into the body.
The smell, well, there’s the German malts, somewhat Pilsener like but still letting the roasty sort of quality running about it, but its mainly just roasty and doesn’t really show anything else.
The taste was basically just roasty and sweet and had a weird bland dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat between a light to medium and had a decent sessionability running about it. Carbonation seemed okay, but nothing over the top.
Overall, not a bad black & tan, but also not a really pre-made version of one.