VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 14, 2009 GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Here's the deal: pretend this is random beer in a bottle instead of a "black and tan", and it's drinkable.
Deep amber brew with hardly any cap formed but it almost all stayed for the duration and left some messy lacing on swirls. Nice blend of aromatic malts, caramel, coffee and quite sweet with some hop smell. This is a really drinkable beer - one that could be consumed in mass quantities. Taste could be better and less watery but is still flavourful with its yummy sweet malts with caramel notes, underlying coffee and somehting that I cannot place. With that said, this black and tan lacks any depth. Mouthfeel is really smooth...almost too smooth - velvety. A bit dry but a well balanced bitterness is quite noticable. Medium bodied. Leaves a toasted malt aftertaste. A good beer with good malt flavour. The bottle claims it is a blend of a stout and a bock...er...just because there is a hint of coffee? pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
9-29-07 bottle. Clear light brown color with average head. Watery and very bland taste. Quite flat. So watery and flavorless. lb4lb (2602) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Old bottle, perhaps not fresh...valpoaj (744) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pour is very clear light copper...Not like a stout at all. Medium off white head. Smell is slight roast malt, metal. Taste is wow, terrible. Watery, very bland, pure shit. this beer is awful. fuckers...
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Light mahogany pour with minimal head. Aroma is mostly malty with some undertones of nuts. Flavor is poor...quick burst of malt flavor up front and then turns into water...for a split second I thought someone had put a Bud Light in front of me. Picked these up solely due to a special in price, and I can understand why. In no way is this representative of a Stout... RobBestwick (934) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
355ml bottle. Sweet caramel and nutty aroma, pours with a deep bronze hue and reasonable head. Sweet honey, nutty and slighty woody flavours. Very smooth on the palate with a dry finish.
pintbypint (3668) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
355ml brown bottle. Poured a deep amber colour, head was thick and tan. Aroma has honey malt and caramel. The beer has a sweet edge to it, a lot of caramel malt flavour, slight hop character, some floral notes. Syrupy body with little carbonation. More bock than stout in this mix. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Same deal as presario: this was in an international mixed pack from United Distributors. Definitely not a stout in any way. It pours a deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma is all caramel malt with a subtle earthy tone. Palate is much the same, with the earthy quality coming forward a little more, reminiscent of an English pale ale more than anything. Not a bad beer at all, but not a stout in my opinion. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2006
A World of Beer selection all the way from Minnesota. One of 5 new beers in this pack. Copper with a lasting light head. Interesting nose with roasted scents with a traditional amber vanilla-caramel. It tastes like a little better than normal amber with thin butterscotch almost like sucking on a Werthers while drinking water. Not sure about the stout classification for this one. A bit of a metallic trace in the finish. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
..yes, this beer is on the lower end of "stouts" but u really have to give it a chance and you really have to drink this when u feel like it.I drank this with a slight non coldness..hated it...drank it at the end of a night with some winners(guinness+scaldis) ...hated it ....BUT, when i sat down at home, with a guinness glass and served this at the right temp and under the right circumstances...this was quite nice, has a nice tan head that laces adequatly..pleasing sweet coffee,honey (slight)hop smell...and a nice bitterness to go along with a pleasing sweetness, an average beer that deserves a chance...but don’t be expecting a guinness+harp B+T!! harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2006
This was reminiscent of Amber Bock, with no discernable flavors of each style like you would expect from a black and tan. Slightly sweet in the sense that it was almost syrupy, with some background roastiness and caramel.