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.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I too thought the bottle was cool, but the beer wasn’t that great. It is like a hoppy Black and Tan.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The jug caught my eye but that was about it. Not too much to it. Rather thin and bland for a stout.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a stout? Kind of watery and strongly lacking the strong malt flavor I expect from a stout. Fairly bitter, and a little bit sweet at first taste. Not bad, but not something to run out and buy.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This ain’t no stout - it’s just a fancy bottle of crappy beer. If you want to feel like a hillbilly, you’d have way more fun drinking shine out of a mason jar. As long as you don’t wake up next to your sister...
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like most people said, the bottle’s pretty neat. Malty type nose, no head, too fizzy, semi transparent look. Decent mouthfeel, easy sippin, but not too exxciting. It was rather entertaining reading the label too.
PorterPounder (6227) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I bypassed this beer many a time just because of the idiotic bottle - but now that I am on a quest for 100 - I broke down and bought it. Expected something where I needed to hit the bottom like a ketchup bottle to get all of it out. Very disapointed - very thin - like brown Budweiser. Good head though.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ehh... nothing special about this. This beer knocked me on my ass, however. It lacked taste. Get a real black-and-tan, and leave this one alone.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ah yes - Marketing at its best - packaged uniquely and customers will buy. But why? The beer really lacks in flavor in a style that is supposed to pack a punch. Sure there is typical malt, hops and yeast notes, but it is so watered down and killed my over-carbonation. Its a pretty package, but don’t judge a book by its cover.