Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This black and tan poured a deep amber/red colour with a nice, tan coloured head with a little lacing. Scents include smoke, fruit juice, caramel malt and dough. First swig was quite watery with flavours of smoke, caramel and toast. Finish is smokey with a very mild bitterness flavor that doesn’t go anywhere.
throwdownbrew (3) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bland. This beer is not very good. There’s no carbonation. It has a cool bottle though.
Busick (368) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
What a beer I had in college and I thought I was living it up! I do not even know how to rate this beer!
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big ol’ bottle. Pours a clear brown color with a small-to-moderate head on it. There is a slight bit of roasting in the nose of this, but the smell is almost nonexistent. Taste is slightly roasty, but also has a bit of corn to it. Really tastes like mixing two pretty bad beers. Doesn’t work.
Lizardking3 (58) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Really not a big fan. Either I don’t like Black and tans or this one just plain sucks. It’s certainly drinkable, but the thin body on a beer that should be thicker and sweeter is tough for me to swallow.... literally. There’s also a cigarette quality.... not a good thing
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
32 oz jug from early backlog notes. Pours a clear amber brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have lightly roasted malts, mild chocolate, some earthy notes, pretty thin for a porter, flavors are very mild. I will not revisit this.
hockeybeerguy (1704) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 31, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
From out of this mini-growler, this beer shows a dark hazy brown to black sort of color with a minimally white foamy head that ends up leaving a slight trickling lacing that slides right on into the body.
The smell, well, there’s the German malts, somewhat Pilsener like but still letting the roasty sort of quality running about it, but its mainly just roasty and doesn’t really show anything else.
The taste was basically just roasty and sweet and had a weird bland dry aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat between a light to medium and had a decent sessionability running about it. Carbonation seemed okay, but nothing over the top.
Overall, not a bad black & tan, but also not a really pre-made version of one.
Zwiebel88 (82) - GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schönes Bier. Röstige Kaffenoten, schöne cola-ähnliche Farbe. Fruchtig-maözig am Gaumen, weich.
BlackHaddock (3515) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had most of the 946ml bottle at a barbecue in Newport Beach on 14th March 2014. Strange blend really, like a watered down Porter. Thin and dark in looks and texture, some roasted maltiness in both the nose and taste but not a beer I’d rush off and buy. Different but not really interesting. More like Mississippi Overflow than Mud.
ryandetzel (1) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Container made me see it, name made me purchase. Good beer, nothing too great and not for the price.
Mibeersnob (33) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle is awesome - too bad the taste wasn’t as impressive. It is lacking the quality of a porter, but much better then a pilsner. Mixture of caramel, bread, and coffee. Pours well with a nice head that disappears rather quickly. Not enough porter - not heavy enough, but too heavy for a pilsner. Taste is fair, almost as it smells but not rich enough to be a porter. Better tasting than a bad pilsner, but not good enough to be a porter. Overall, the bottle is worth the price paid - even without the beer.