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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saranac Black & Tan is a judicious melding of our classic irish stout with an all-malt german-style amber lager. The result is a brew that is hearty, pleasantly bitter and full of flavor, yet can be enjoyed bottle after bottle. Our unique Black & Tan has multiple flavor notes... you may enjoy counting them. Enjoy!

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AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Yet another 12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center. English pint shows a dark brown color with thin off white head that died quickly. Nose is malty, nutty with hints of fruit. Taste is weak and all over the place. Chocolate, caramel with toffee tone. The off putting thing is a strange wheat sourness that really should be here. The body is toasted grain with a watery, super thin texture. Odd yeast tones. This MAYBE a way to introduce a stout to somebody who has never had one but… I sure the hell wouldn’t. I would offer a good home brew before this. This is my 12th offering from Matt Brewing, doesn’t make me want any more beer from this brewery.

3.1
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Nose is a bit dry like a dry stout. Taste is much the same, yet feels somewhat light.

3.1
BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Bottle. Deep black> Lighter body then a stout. More like a shwartzbier. Pretty good but not my favorite

3.6
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Good brew but not too stout. Pours a nice dark brown color with a good forming head. Not much aroma. little lacing. Good brew.

2.8
HighlanderOne (1332) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt and gas. Nice lookin dark mahogany with persistent head. The stout flavors (dry cocoa and roasted nut) work well with the lager malt and hops, but there is a vinegar-ish aftertaste that kinda ruins things. OK, but could be better.

3.4
Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2012
The beer is kinda black and kinda brown. Imagine that. The head is beige in color, standing in at 1/4" and leaving a nice, thick sheet of lacing on the pint glass. The aroma brings chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is pretty sweet, with a large chocolate presence. The beer is medium bodied and finishes dry. Overall, a decent beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-09-2011

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AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2012
I really enjoy Saranac’s Black and Tan, and I feel it is one of the superior ones to be found in Upstate NY.

3.1
robforbes (2245) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
pours a clear dark brown with a small tan head, and some lacing. smell is of grain, cocoa, and malt. taste is creamy, cocoa, grain, and a touch of caramel. ends smooth and slightly bitter.

2.3
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Pours brown...not much head...bitter malty roastedcaramel aroma..taste is has a sour to it not good imo

2.7
Jndubbs (120) - Austin, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Good weighty body, but has an after taste too close to cleaning products. Looks good, smells ok, taste surprisingly sub par


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