hopscotch (10657) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sparkling clear, deep amber beer with burnt orange highlights. Huge, frothy, off-white head. Great retention with ink-blot lacework.
The nose is soapy with lesser notes of chocolate, maple syrup and toffee.
Malty, sweet flavor with hints of dates and cocoa. Astringent and moderately bitter. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Short, sweet, then dry finish. Cool jug! Average beer.
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not the best black and tan out there and a long way from a Porter. I thought that the name implied something with some body to it and this was lacking. Very drinkable for those who haven't crossed into the realm of serious beers and I'm sure the neat bottle and label insure decent sales. Too mainstream for me.
thedm (5799) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This interesting jug of brew pours a medium sized head of fine to mediumn sized off-white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lace and a transparent light brown colored softly carbonated body. It has a mild malt hop brown beer aroma. The mouthfeel is thin and smooth from start to finish with a mild caramel malt brown beer flavor.
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was looking forward to trying this beer, but it was sooooo disappointing. The best thing this beer has going for it is the jug. This beer was extremely watery and thin and oh soooo boring. It formed a small sized off-white head that was creamy and smooth with fine-large sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was transparent and very carbonated with a reddish-brown hue. The nose was malty and caramel. The flavor was sweet, malty and caramel. The mouthfeel was smooth, and very watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with average amounts of lacing on the sides of my glass.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Very strong molasses aroma. Flavor is very sweet. A little chocolate/coffee, but for the most part, very bland. Very little hop flavor. Very little carbonation. Thin and watery. Nothing offensive, but not that good.
muzzlehatch (4837) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yes, the bottle is the best thing about this swill. Root beer color & head; thinnish malty-sweet (um, root beer?) nose; faint malty-caramel body, no hops, extremely weak on the finish.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice head and hazy dark brown color. First taste is of an ale, then the porter tastes comes out in the aftertaste, although it is a little metallic. Aroma is fairly weak at this point. Despite the dark color, I would classify this more as an ale due to its bite in the taste. There's not much smooth coffee/roasted to speak of. For the most part this is bland and unexciting after the pour and first taste. Very mediocre.
vtcbeerboy (19) - USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy this beer. I dont know i might be tainted by the bottle. I mean come on, its a jug. anyway, the taste is without a doubt a black and tan. Very smooth. slight taste of coffee. keep this mud cold or else watch your step.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle) Pours a brownish color with almost no head. Blah tasting black & tan...
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brownish red with almost no head. There's no lacing and the aroma is of faint chocolate and nuts. You can detect a few roasted malts, but this beer is mainly bland and watery. Not the worst bottled black and tan I've had but not the best. It's just way too thin.