Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) "Blach & tan", back here we call it "Half & half" - both terms cover the same blend of half Lager, half Porter. I suppose this is not blended but brewed as a Dark Lager more akin to a Czech such or a German Schwarzbier. Quite dark, lightly toasted malts with a pronounced, crisp dryness and some bitterness. Light notes of coffee and a touch of chocolate and...vanilla? Actually quite good.
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color, brownish head. Chocolate aroma, milk notes, cocoa and some cream. Chocolate flavor, quite malty and a bit too thin.
brokensail (14530) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is a dark, yet clear, mahogany color with a fluffy tan head.
S: A bit of toasty and somewhat roasted malts and grains along with a mild sweetness. The lager portion seems to ruin the nose, to be honest.
T: More of the same from the flavor. Just a mild roasted flavor and lots of grainy sweetness. There’s sort of a weird "off" flavor that I can’t quite identify either, maybe a bit of metal?
M: Light in body with far too much carbonation to be enjoyable.
D: Pretty "bleh" offering here. The adjunct lager is really overdone in this beer and just detracts from any part of it that could be enjoyable.
bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Dark roasted burnt malt with a treacle hint. Near medium body with lightly foamy carbonation. Flavor is not strong. Burnt/roast malt. Which seems to provide bitter in the finish. Decent drink.
Tmoney99 (12732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color with an average light brown frothy head that slowly diminishing. Good balanced aroma. Medium body with a creamy fizzy texture. Light bitter sweet flavor with a medium finish.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eminently drinkable beer - perfect for when you’re hanging out and aren’t actively ’tasting’ the beer. As noted by others, surprisingly good black and tan for a premix. The mild caramel maltiness balances the bitterness nicely. Some bitterness, but not enough to scare away anyone.
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz can, courtesy of JJFoodie) Pours a clear brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of maple, mustiness, roasted malt, and herbs. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, herbs, earth, and cocoa.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It’s more of a black lager than a porter. Nose is malty. Taste is much the same. Rated 6/22/02
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown with a moka head. Light chocolate and grassy aroma. Sweet malt and boiled corn, no chocolate and light caramel. Light and boring.
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a tan head with brown color. Aroma is choclate malt. Taste follows, roasty. Nice medium bodied beer. OK carbonation.