garrison (811) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
They call this a stout porter?! Bullcookies! Although better than any macrobrew, this stuff is on the wimpy side, and "black-and-tans" should be made, not bottled! Hrrrmph!
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice malty aroma, though weak and a bit sour. Light hops. Off-white foamy lacing head atop dark copper brown clear beer - coloring looks fake. Medium watery body with medium-light carbonation. Taste is weak, with alcohol. Some malts and hops, low bitterness. Sort of sour with hint of caramel. OK, but nothing remarkable.
EKGoldings (634) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I like B&T made the real way, with Guinness and (ideally) Smithwicks, although a lager will also do for the tan. The nice feature about a B&T is the mix of flavors, which you don;t get with these 'premixed' versions. The taste is too light in this one, some dark roast coming through, but far too little for the style. Better than megaswill, but just barely.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is that of a bum jug (i.e. from the photo in the top left). I didn't bother pouring this into a glass, it's much more entertaining from the jug. Aroma is lightly chocolaty from the porter but dominated by DMS and plastic from the crappy lager, booo! Flavor is lightly smokey with a very lagerish quality to it. Not too bad porter qualities, just wish the "pilsener" they used would have been a little less asertive.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2004 Rerated: Beer pours (in Chimay glass)a crystal clear dark brown-red liquid that light can penetrate with a medium (3/4 inch) amount of slightly dirty brown colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of sour fruit/ sour apples, whiskey, and candy corn sweetness, noticibly "sickly". Flavor is sour, but not dry with a slight hoppy character with a noticible sickly sweet character that is unpleasant. Sampled at 67 degrees Fahrenheit.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2003
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flavor makes me think of old weak coffee mixed with a bland lager. Palate is both watery and fizzy. No one would ever drink this if it weren't for the unique packaging.
Although not really functional as a jug, the thick bottle would make for a serious projectile in a pinch.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh my god this was just putrid and awful. Great packaging, but it literally tastes like it came out of the backwaters of the Mississippi. I would rather mix my own and just tried this awhile back on a whim, and will never make the same mistake again. Murky, watered down and bitter, more like a brown ale.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUL 9, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery brown body with a decent, off-white head. Picture murky. Smell is of a normal lager, if I were blindfolded I'd never had expected there was anything dark about this beer. Taste was watery in the mouth, with sour, citrusy hops and weak amounts of toasted malt. End taste is water and a tiny amount of nutty chocolate. This a few notches below the Yeung-ling black and tan, which isn't very good either. Overall, not a bad beer for the inexperienced taster who doesn't expect big time flavor from everything.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cool Jug. Watery flavor. Mix your own black and tans. fairly empty. Introduce newbies with this one.
hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown in color with a small beige head. Aroma is lightly malt with notes of caramel, also floral and some yeast. Flavor is lightly sweet and weak. Watery finish. Nice jug though.