Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Better than expected on this fine hot fourth of July. I am a bit toasted so I might have to rereate this another time. Creamy and smooth. Kind of like a brown/porter/stout. SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
Bottle. Pours dark brown with amber-red highlights. Nice full, tan head but little lacing. Warm, roasted malt aroma with chocolate, molasses and alfalfa hops. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors from the stout with good balancing of hops. Full body, little carbonation and very gentle in the mouth. Seems to combine the best of both brews. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Dark ruby/brown color with a beige head. The aroma and flavor had hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted peanut, and some hops bitterness. I was surprised at how much this beer resembles a schwarzbier. Decent, but nothing too exciting. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Dark black color. Medium head. Aroma is malt, touch of fruitiness. A “black and tan” that mixes Black Hawk Stout with Eye of the Hawk Ale. A interesting blend, both beers are there and you can pick out each one, but they blend together into a whole new beer. Malts are nutty, roasted, coffee and choclately. Hops are kind of subtle, spicy and grassy. Nicely balanced. Well done. Good stuff. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. kyzr (1548) - Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Never had the stout on its own, but have had the eye of hawk. To me the stout is a little over powering, which I liked. Good roasted chocolate malt flavor, with just a hint of hop. Good solid beer.
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Go read the reviews for this blend - the reviews speak volumes (literally). Here’s my abridged version. I’m a fan of Eye of the Hawk Ale so I was intringued when I saw this mixture of EotH and the Black Hawk Stout. This didn’t dissapoint - you can taste both beers but neither flavor overpowers the other. Good stuff. joet (2607) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2002
Roasty, bright flavors buoyed on a fairly spritzy, acidic body. The lower flavors of the stout and ale are distinct and harmonious. Nice big grassy and herbal hops run through the entire profile and are felt in the appreciable finish. This is really good stuff. mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Very dark brown. Small head. Mild yeasty aroma. Slight roasted aroma. Great smoky flavor. Medium body. Very slightly sour. Tasty. Extra points for being a blend. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Decent beer. Not sure I like it better than each individual beer though. Nice malt/hop balance,dark beer with a big tan head. Just pour your own black and tan you’ll like it better. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2002
Well, after the ’Voluminous Verbage’ heaped upon this beer, this will be a real ’Anti-Climax’ Just kidding, those reviews were ’Extremely’ well done, and I give you 5 Stars.
The beer pours a deep brown to black, nice beige head, that dissipates quickly, but leaves some lace to remember it. Nose is toasted gains, caramel and a slight hint of coffee/chocolate. Sweet at the onset, the top is medium to full, the finish is dry, nicely hopped and moderately carbonated so slightly acidic. The best of all the ’SO CALLED BLACK & TANS’, I like it, and will most certainly pick up a few more bottles for ’Emergencies’.