jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting mix. Not your normal black and tan but it has some nice qualities.
kickedkeg99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good beer. better when it was in the 16oz cans, just not as good out of the bottle. will keep you pleasantly buzzed all night.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had to rerate this after having it on tap at the brewery after taking the tour; fresh itís absolutely amazing, with an aromatic coffee-like roastiness that somehow gets lost in bottling. Still far superior to everything else that calls itself a premixed black and tan.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2001
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stinky yeast -- sulfury smelling. Flavor is more acidic than roasty. This is probably better from the PA brewery, rather than the FL shop, due to the water. Probably best not to contrast with real good beer, but itís inexpensive.
Norton (327) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice for a simple b&t. Personally I never understood a bottled black & tan - this is a drink that is supposed to be made up for you at the bar. That said, if I want a dark beer I go for the Yuengling porter.... this is like the Nissan Stanza. Better than the Sentra but not as nice as the Maxima. Sentra = lager. Stanza = this stuff. Maxima = porter. P.S. they stopped making the Stanza.
Balthazar (86) - Clinton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of my home-town beers. Itís better on tap in Philadelphia... It was also better when it was $15 for a case of 16 oz cans.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2001
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A smoky malty taste doesnít bring this from being a pretty boring beer.
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice beer. I like this much better than the traditional Black & Tan.
EricMichaelSmith99 (27) - USA - NOV 8, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice taste. A hint of coffee and or caramel. Really a nice beer to drink while relaxing.
brodieman99 (7) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2001 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Its a distinctive black and tan beer thats smooth and extremely good. Tastes great!