howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Cool jug! Boring beer. Bottle says ’black and tan’, but it doesn’t taste like any black and tan I’ve ever had. Like an ordinary "pale lager" with artificial caramel color and flavor added. Insipid.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had seen this on the shelves for a long time before drinking it. Never noticed the ’black and tan’ part, I had always assumed it was a thick stout so the pour was surprisingly light. Bitter, not very strong. They must have hopped the lager to hell compared with the stout to make it taste like this.
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big giant head that fades way down (I think the head size has to do with the glass i’m using. Several beers poured into the same glass have produced "monster" heads). The brew’s hue is reddish-brown. Smell some caramel and a bit of floral hoppyness as well. Creamy, caramelly taste. Sweetness fades away in the end to leave a bit of coffee flavor. But the fading sweetness and the coffee don’t mix quite right for some reason. Still, it’s not a bad brew.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The color wasn’t as dark as I expected. the flavor had a hint of caramel and the finish was hoppy.
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. But still nothing amazing. Definitely a cool jug if that sells you beer.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2006 Good foamy head. Dark amber colour. Decent aroma. Thinner than I expected. Sweeter too, almost like a cooler. Great bottle but now that I have an MT I’ll continue my search for the perfect beer elsewhere. The more I drank of the bottle the more the sweetness got in the way. Had a similar flavoured home brew (Pale Ale) the next day that was much better (dry without the sweetness).
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
more tan than black. lots of carbo, othewise, not a whole lot of anything in this beer. at least the bottle looks cool.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Re-Rate 10/18/02: The beer pours a clear incandesant dark ruby color, the head is modest, beige, the lace wraithish. Nose is malt, light hits of caramel. Front is malt, a tad sweet, the top thin, the finish is shilpit, minimal carbonation, nebishly hopped. Drinkable, and the bottle is ’Cute’, and I always find a ’Lady’ that wants the empties, a pleasure in its own right. Does not rank on my current 1000 beer master list.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 I expected something a little more flavorful, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cool bottle. Sweet taste. Almost like a chocolate carmel flavor. Much thinner and lighter than I expected. I didn’t find it to be bitter as the description states. Less black than tan.