Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
aroma: when i close my eyes and smell this beer i see... hanky the christmas poo??? lemme smell again. huh.. this time i saw willie wanka throwing a bottle of soy sauce @ me. app: when i look at this beer i see a chocolate cake covered w/ powdered sugar. Flavor: when i close my eyes and taste this beer i see my self walking to a friends ranch down a muddy road. WAIT, i tripped and got some of the mud in my mouth while landing face down on the cake. only to find that i burnt the edges. Palate: when i close my eyes and feel this beer with my mouth i see a cold pool i the fall with a boy drowning in it... so cold.. such icy death... OA: When i close my eyes and think of this whole experiance i see, a half burnt extinguished cigar in an ash tray at the funeral of the boy who has willie wonka crying by his casket.
maxwelldeux (2240) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Nose is a bit dry like a dry stout. Taste is much the same, yet feels somewhat light.
BrewBoxer (1232) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black> Lighter body then a stout. More like a shwartzbier. Pretty good but not my favorite
nathan30533 (413) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good brew but not too stout. Pours a nice dark brown color with a good forming head. Not much aroma. little lacing. Good brew.
HighlanderOne (881) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt and gas. Nice lookin dark mahogany with persistent head. The stout flavors (dry cocoa and roasted nut) work well with the lager malt and hops, but there is a vinegar-ish aftertaste that kinda ruins things. OK, but could be better.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is kinda black and kinda brown. Imagine that. The head is beige in color, standing in at 1/4" and leaving a nice, thick sheet of lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is pretty sweet, with a large chocolate presence. The beer is medium bodied and finishes dry. Overall, a decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-09-2011
AKThunder (152) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoy Saranacís Black and Tan, and I feel it is one of the superior ones to be found in Upstate NY.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear dark brown with a small tan head, and some lacing.
smell is of grain, cocoa, and malt.
taste is creamy, cocoa, grain, and a touch of caramel. ends smooth and slightly bitter.
boozedude (1006) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours brown...not much head...bitter malty roastedcaramel aroma..taste is has a sour to it not good imo
Jndubbs (106) - West Des Moines, IA, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good weighty body, but has an after taste too close to cleaning products. Looks good, smells ok, taste surprisingly sub par
deekyn (541) - Yosemite, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A - pours dark chestnut brown with no head. S - aromas of toasted grains, fresh grains and dog food, toasted malts and strong malts. M - light medium body with High carb. T - watery dark fruits, toasted malts, grains throughout. O - alright less than average. 4