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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!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Childeric99 (4) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2001 does not count
I was quite disappointed in this purchase. I can’t quite put my finger on it but it tasted cheap, perhaps watery with a horrible aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cam501 (58) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2001
drinkable and smooth

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
happygils99 (7) - USA - AUG 2, 2001 does not count

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 29, 2001
Not a bad B&T, very enjoyable tase, a bit nutty and malty. Although the mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, as most Saranac brews tend to be. I was still very surprised by how good this was.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
Immediate stout sized flavor, followed by tiny bitterness. It then drops to the mildness of the lager. Maybe a little too carbonated for this mix? Little roasted aftertaste, but can still be enjoyable because of its light drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2001
A fairly enjoyable B&T. Smooth malt flavor - slightly watery but not too bad. Hops evident at finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2007 6/27/2001: I THOUGHT this was gonna be good before the suds hit my tongue; then I knew it was a lie. Very forgettable, thin and watery to my tastebuds; not much of a black or a tan but just yeller, if you ask me. Weakest product from this brewerey that I’ve tasted. 7/4/4/2/9 2.6

SIX YEARS LATER: 12 ounce bottle, City Market in Burlington VT, part of the winter 12-pack. Flying Fish shaker glass, somewhere between fridge-cellar temps. Moderate quick-dying tan bubbly head atop the translucent dark maple body....very mild caramelized malts in the nose, faint roasty-smoky notes, quite weak....burnt/toasty notes towards the finish of this, but the front is just brackish water with a hint of caramelized sugar and some old wood....low to moderate carbonation, dry, dull. Uhh, yeah.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
pretty good b+t, better than yuenglings with more hop flavor and a stronger finish. a good winter sipping beer

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
Argh, too bitter for a B+T

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2000
Nice roasted flavour.


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