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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.