canary dog (622) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 15, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2001
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly enjoyable B&T. Smooth malt flavor - slightly watery but not too bad. Hops evident at finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2001
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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 Iíve 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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pretty good b+t, better than yuenglings with more hop flavor and a stronger finish. a good winter sipping beer
Shazbat (100) - USA - FEB 6, 2001
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Argh, too bitter for a B+T
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2000
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice roasted flavour.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2000
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a real solid B & T. I donít find this watery as some of the other reviewers did. You get a fair dose of the dark malts and a roasty flavor. Very crisp and clean for a dark beer, but still maintains a decent body.
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 3, 2000
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this has a nice roasty flavor, but I tend to agree that it was a little watery. Not very watery, mind you, just a little. Overall it was a good tasting beer though, one I may buy again if Iím in the mood.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 21, 2000
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wasnít too bad. It was a little watery, but to me it had a fairly decent flavor. Not quite the standard black and tan flavor, but it was acceptable. Definitely worth at least one try.
Jimmylib (169) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2000
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20