Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2003
I hadn't visited a Black and Tan beer in some time--I'd had only the Saranac since I became a beer geek--and this was interesting. There is a notable maltiness here, of course, and a good blossoming of chocolate flavor. Like a schwarzbier, there is a thinness of body and a bit of fizz, with a decent head. Clear, dark, with a reddish hue. It is enjoyable for its approaches to porter flavors, but there is a constant reminder of its "tan" component that undermines it with unenticing dimensions. Oh well, another free bottle given to me at a Pennsylvania convention! tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2003
For some reason, I remember this having more flavor than their regular porter. Delicious and of course cheap as hell. Cheers to Yuengling. ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Not bad because their porter is good. But Yuengling premium stinks. If they mixed it with something else than this beer would probably be pretty good. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2003
This wasn't too bad but I would prefer the porter rather than a mix of it and the premium beer. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Dark color, small quickly disapating lace, rather thin. Aroma is slightly malty and quite weak. Flavor starts somewhat malty with some carmel and coffee tones, has a somewhat bitter hoppy middle and finishes slightly sour. Has some good flavors but there all a little too subdued.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
an average black and tan that tastes mass produced, somewhat bland, but it does come in a can, and is ok on a cool summer night Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2003
What I notice first is that it's a bit more complex than one would expect from a mainstream beer-good chocolatey and caramel aromas, and the flavors suggest a nutty quality overall with hints of caramel. Slight coffee nuances come out as well and there is a slight roastiness present but lacking in intensity somewhat. The hop finish is minimal, with a more malty finish. Light and smooth, goes down easy.
A pleasant surprise. NoDonkey (3) - San Antonio, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2003 does not count
This beer is excellent in summer or winter, as it full-bodied, but not overly carbonated or heavy. Smooth taste and aftertaste. Good value of the money. DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Pours an obvious black with a rather robust tan head. Aroma is a mild one of maltiness. Start is a mild creamy taste with a little hoppy-ness going on about midway through, which gradually dissipates with a very smooth finish. The finish is smooth. What really makes this beer is its palate--a fine mixture between low carbonation and heaviness. AtomBombOfLove (30) - Marina Del Rey, California, USA - JUN 19, 2003
A very good black and tan....if you can't have the real thing, this is a great close second.