irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Previewing this beer for my super bowl drinking pleasure. Seems just about right-just interesting enough, but easy to drink. Really small finish, and not as much dark flavor as color. Still, good for the price.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is probably one of the worst porters. I know it's not a porter - there is no category for this one. This is a sort of beer to drink a lot of - with the porter twist. Decent, like all Yuengling beers, but I prefer the un-mixed porter.
spicedad2 (78) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fine beer. Its light feel along with its mixture of caramel, coffee, and malt make it an easy beer to drink.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, light, easy to drink. I won"t turn it down. But, if this really is a porter then Michael Jackson is a black man.
Foxbush (1711) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good color. Small head which disappears. Good flavor and great all-around drink from this nation"s oldest brewer.
An excellent dark beer from a regional US brewer. The competition for dark beers is stiff.
soulfly967 (5) - Zelienople, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nope this one does nothing for me.
PorterPounder (6975) - 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 (3842) - 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.