daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks great uot of the bottle dark with a good brown head, malty aroma without the yellow beer skunkyness. Taste is good cold but the tan takes over the black as it warms. Not a bad brew but I still donít see how it is classified as a porter.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding black and tan. Robust malty flavor but just a tad too thin.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at the Outback Steakhouse, very good smooth clean and refreshing. This is not a world class brew but much better than most mass produced skunk juice.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color is a dark red brown. Not much head or lace. The aroma is malty with a touch of hoppyness. The flavor is not as pronounced as you would expect, however, the sweet maltyness is still inviting.
DocKozzak99 (143) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good B&T but not the best! Good body & taste. Nice with food.
ARMed (603) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Love the porter by itself. Like the premium by itself. Donít like the two mixed together near as much as individually. A forced brew created to compete with the microbrew revolution of the 80ís. Robust and hearty but lacks follow-through. Too carbonated and tasteless. Smoked and burnt.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 9, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 Cooked! Where is the flavor. Reminds me of a Yuengling lager colored with fd&c black #5. A dark beer for people who do not like dark beers. A little sweet. I detect a fair amount of corn/rice.
benzim (36) - USA - JUL 30, 2002
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Reminds me of íAmerican Darkí beers like Michelob Dark that seemed exotic twenty years ago, when lagers ruled the land. There is a taste in this and in Yís porter that I really donít like...must be one of the malts. A little worse than Saranacís Black and Tan (which isnít great either)
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is alright. Not too bad, but certainly nothing like a real black and tan. Its drinkable though.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
passable, but not nearly the real thing.