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RATINGS: 774   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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
psuCE03 (135) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2008
Deep black color with a faint malt aroma. Lots of carbonation and a dulled bitterness at first taste but finishes with malt and bits of choclate.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed March 28, 2012. She pours a jet black color and leaves the same colored body with a slight brown around the edges. The head dissipates within seconds. The smell has a slightly creamy sweet blend of coffee and has some toasted bread character to it. The taste is nutty and chocolate sweetness with a tinge of bitter coffee at the end. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium, slightly sessionable with a tangy aftertaste and finish. Overall, it is a decent brew that I might have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Black and Tan’s in a bottle never really taste like black and tan’s but there’s something to be said for beer mixes. This one is decent. Has some roasted quality, some chocolate, and the mildness and mouthfeel of an amber. Off flavors abound unfortunately.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (809) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Found this bottle in the back of my fridge, and it’s at least a couple of years old. The look, aroma, and taste are pure stout--there is none of the typical black and tan mix of flavors. With that said, the flavor is definitely pleasant enough, bittersweet and nutty, with a bittersweet, roasty finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
July 2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas, chocolate and caramel. A bit on the lighter side and somewhat watery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2962) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

6/24/2011: Saranac Black & Tan (Stout & Lager)... Aroma: Coffee with creamer, milk chocolate, caramel sweetness in the background. Appearance: Hazy brunette with a nice beige-colored, bubbly head and decent lacing. Flavor: Oddly sweet and creamy with a misplaced coffee acidity and dry, roasted, and herbal bitterness in the finish; notes of artificial coffee creamer, sweet caramel, weird chocolate, and ash pop up here and there; bitterness is moderate, but is misplaced and quite PEPPERY - just not the right profile for the beer. Palate: Medium to medium-full body. Overall: Definitely not one of my favorites and definitely not a harmonious blend of stout and lager.

12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #770 for this beer.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Yet another 12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center. English pint shows a dark brown color with thin off white head that died quickly. Nose is malty, nutty with hints of fruit. Taste is weak and all over the place. Chocolate, caramel with toffee tone. The off putting thing is a strange wheat sourness that really should be here. The body is toasted grain with a watery, super thin texture. Odd yeast tones. This MAYBE a way to introduce a stout to somebody who has never had one but… I sure the hell wouldn’t. I would offer a good home brew before this. This is my 12th offering from Matt Brewing, doesn’t make me want any more beer from this brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3069) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Deep black> Lighter body then a stout. More like a shwartzbier. Pretty good but not my favorite

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Good brew but not too stout. Pours a nice dark brown color with a good forming head. Not much aroma. little lacing. Good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
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.


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