PorterPounder (6200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Rerate - Aroma, a bit less offensive this time and found the palate to be a bit smoother this time around and less gritty aftertaste. Noticed a bit of a chocolate undertone to it as well. Improved. Original - 2.7 - Stagnant water smell - a bit acidic. Nice deep dark appearance. Very thin - pour mouthfeel. Flavor - a bit chalky/gritty - but about as expected considering the price. Not the best that Yuengling has to offer - but beats buying Bud for the same price.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like this better than the other Yuengling’s I’ve had. A little light, but it has a nice, fresh flavor. I’d like to try it on tap!
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2003 I have never had a pre-mixed black and tan on tap before. Lovely dark color but almost no head. Malty aroma and a nice bitter finish. Not quite as good as their traditional lager but its hard to compare since they are different styles. Beats the ever-loving piss out of Michelob Black and Tan.
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than most commercial dark beers. Thin palate. nice lacing. good malty flavor.
boto (1960) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is pretty good! These guys make alot of decent beers. They are better than a Macro, and not quite a Micro. This has a decent amount of malt flavor to it. You could knock quite a few of these back, with no problem.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2002
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s okay, I think. I prefer Yuengling Traditional Lager, though.
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice black and tan from American’s oldest brewery--esp. for a bottled or canned b&t. Slightly malty with a Carmel + roasted coffee flavor with a tad bitter, yet smooth finish. Rerate: The magic seems to have worn off--this beer was okay, but the caramel and roast notes were hardly discernable--will knock this down several points.
DOdubble (92) - UVA, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had 1 last night, and for some reason i had remembered it being better than it was. I think a dark beer should have more flavor than this.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yuengling continues to impress me. This beer has a light yet distinct aroma with a smooth, rich taste. Has a big head but is definitely satisfying.
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
not a great black and tan...better than the michelob, but i’d rather just have a porter or a lager.