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RATINGS: 778   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Intense1DKE99 (6) - USA - OCT 9, 2002 does not count
I sampled this beer at the Mattís Brewing Company Tour and have since fallen in love with this beers very full flavor

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
I had sampled this beer out of mix of twelve beers. It was very good. It was rich. It was roa sty and malty. It was reddish and brown in color. It has a foamy brown head. It is a very well balanced black and tan.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2002
Saranac only brews good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2002
Wow! Good stuff! Nice deep color, fair foam, pretty lace. Probably the best B&T from a bottle Iíve experienced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Deep, dark brown - almost black color. Head is foamy and a light brown color which lasted quite some time. Taste is very smooth and full-bodied. There are hints of coffee and chocolate along with fruit, caramel and butterscotch. Slightly bitter on the finish. Itís a great beer to accompany steaks and burgers on the grill!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThirstyDave (23) - Thompsons Station, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Good balance. As you probably know drink this slightly chilled so that the nutty complex flavor can be enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 29, 2008
Black and Tan is a blend of an Irish style stout and a German style all malt lager. It has a dark body with amber hues. The head is tan, thick, and it makes good lacing on my pint glass. Roasted malts, hops, caramel and toffee notes, fill your nose. On the tongue there are flavor notes of roasted malts, toast, espresso, and wild tart blackberries. The bitterness of the hops surrounds and balances everything nicely and leads to a slow bitter finish. It has a nice medium body and a creamy smooth mouth feel that makes it very enjoyable.

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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2010
(Bottle into English pint -- Sampled 2/12/10) Pours a very dark, almost pitch black color with a large tan head, parts of which remained throughout the glass. The nose immediately presents rich coffee and chocolate flavors with a slight hint of a grassy hops note. Full bodied with a mild carbonation, the drink was very pleasant, starting with the soft malt flavor of the stout, but finishing with a very sharp bite of the hops of the lager. A nice smooth drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
steelhead3686 (258) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2011
This beer pours dark brown with a minimal white head. It smells more like lager than a stout but there is a small hint of chocolate and roast. Thereís a medium sweetness that doesnít hang around long. Light to medium body and a very faint bitter finish. This is a pretty good beer and Iíll be getting it on a regular basis.

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