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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2006
A dark brown beer with an OK brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of nuts, and some roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of roasted malt, giving it a dry mouthfeel, but also notes of cola, nuts, and a bit of soy sauce. The end is dry and quite roasted, but the body is a bit watery.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2005
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark, very dark with a reddish tint. Filtered with a fine, creamy beige head. Soft water, but extremely dry and very bitter. Not really my style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour with notes of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2007
Bottled (thanks gnoff!). Dark brownish amber colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, some caramel and burnt sugar. Flavour is malts, paper as well as some hoppyness in the finish. The hops grows in the aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (13802) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. Medium tan head with short duration. Color is close to black. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is roast malt and some coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Weak roasted aroma. Almost black colour, red shine. Small stable creamy tan head. Nice, mildly roasted flavour. Hint of sweetness. Sweet liquorice. Weak fruit finish. Well-balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2007
Bottled. Pours clear, ruby-colored with a beige head. Roasted malt, toffee, coffee-notes and some fruityness in the aroma. The flavor is quite mellow, with coffee and roasted malt, and a dry, coffeeish finish and a fruity touch. Theres even some hints of butterscotch. Medium-bodied, dry mouthfeel. Decent. (070119)

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2008 Dark brown colour. Aroma of peanuts, light roast and brutally oppressive diacetyl. Watery and thin. Lots of diacetyl, also some cheap coffee roastiness. All told, pretty terrible stuff.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a brown body with a medium cream head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, and light grass. Flavor of roasted malt, grass, burnt caramel, and some baking cocoa with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2005
(12oz bottle) Figured I had rated this long ago, but apparently not. Medium tan head atop a clear mahogany body. Aroma is medium sweet, brown sugar, chocolate, some roast. Taste is medium sweet, roast, molasses, some coffee, earthy, light cherry, lager yeast sourness. Somewhat watery, smooth light-medium body. Nothing stand-out here, but no complaints for this competent combo.


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