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Saranac Black & Tan is a judicious melding of our classic irish stout with an all-malt german-style amber lager. The result is a brew that is hearty, pleasantly bitter and full of flavor, yet can be enjoyed bottle after bottle. Our unique Black & Tan has multiple flavor notes... you may enjoy counting them. Enjoy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 oz bottle poured into a mug. With a dark chocolate, plum, cashew and dark rum nose this beer pours a see-through, root beer colored body with a long lasting, off-white head. A smoky, slightly watery bodied stout offers notes of dried tobacco and almonds. Not a bad stout, especially if you want one thatís not too hefty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3165) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
What an odd hybrid! It doesnít look as aesthetically pleasing from the bottle as it does served from a tap over a spoon. Pours lehigh brown with a big white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Big bready nose. The taste is dominated by the dark stuff and itís big chocolate notes. Finishes fairly clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2011
9/6/2009 Pours a solid dark brown with deep ruby highlights and a huge creamy tan head that sticks around forever. Smells of roasted malts, cotton candy, some dark fruit, aromatic malts, a little toffee. Theres a strange bitterness in the smell that seems out of place. Taste is malty at first. Starts off like cold coffee and dark fruit then that harsh bitterness that was in the smell comes through. A finishes with a lingering chocolate taste that would have been great the whole way through. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium to thick in the body, medium carbonation. This one was only okay. I liked it at first, but as it warmed I liked it less and less. The astringent bitterness ruined this one for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2011
12oz bottle as part of the adirondack mountain mix 6-pack. First thing I noticed was the alcohol aroma, so the modest 5.1% ABV is surprising. Pretty bitter and carbonated, not enough good flavor to back it up. A decent beer to accompany the grilled sandwich I just consumed with it. In all fairness, though, this is my first-ever stout, so Iím not really familiar with the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (151) - California, USA - APR 12, 2011
Pours a permanently covering head over a deep red, fairly clear body under a slick lacing that is as thick as the long-lasting head. Aroma is caramel malt and notes of vanilla and roast coffee. Very impressive like North Coast! Taste is a little bitter and little like flavored coffee. Again, very good. This is much better than the same brewerís dry, Irish stout. And I like the lively and forward palate like a friendly stout. I definitely like this beer better than many and gives a break in ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle from a mixed 6-pack purchased at a Price Chopper in Lake Placid, NY on 03/26/2011. Colour: Dark dark dark red with brown undertones and small slightly grey head. Nose: Dark cocoa, seaweed, tar, whisky, toffee. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Really black sweetened coffee, charred malt, roasted pumpkin seeds. Finish is looooooooong and full of burnt notes. Delicious, if not a touch sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1425) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate, slightly thin with a reddish hue. Aroma of chocolate malt, roasted nuts, and a touch of prunes. Flavor is slightly distant but a decent amount of roasted chocolate malt balanced by an earthy quality I couldnít make. Very fizzy with roasted malt, chalk, and bitterness in the finish. One of my favorites from Saranac.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGB (480) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2011
From a Saranac mixed 12 pack. Mild aroma of malt. Decent flavors of malt and cream, with a smooth palate. Not very exciting, but decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3550) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Not bad, canít really taste the lager much, just a relatively watery stout. Decent maltiness, just canít really get into Black and Tans that much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Pours a light brown with a hint of red and medium brown foam. Smells lighly sweet and roasty. Initially tastes like a good black and tan, but ends with a bitterness that fades into old barley.

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