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Black & Tan
Black Eye Ale

Black Eye Ale

Surprisingly enjoyable. I am definitely not a fan of Black & Tan's, or indeed blended beers in general, but this was very nice. Very dark pour with a small head and some lacing. This nothing if not extremely malty. A lot of creaminess and a very sweet and tasty experience. Reminded me of a creamy Porter - something like St. Peter's, or even like a creamy Brown Ale. Some very, very mild bitterness in the finish, but very little - a creamy, weak coffee. 22 oz bomber @ $2.99 represents very good...

Black Eye Ale

Yuengling Black & Tan

Slightly confused by the concept of a Black & Tan in a bottle (all my experience is with these "mixed" drinks is them being poured at the bar) but thought I should at least try it. Unsurprisingly, average in the extreme. Some fizzy carbonation out of the bottle, sort of had a caramel appearance, looking a lot like a Michelob Amber Bock pour. Carbonation was way too great, in fact a rather nasty, fizzy experience. Any aroma was masked by the fact it was poured into a frosted mug, but after...

Black Eye Ale

Saranac Black & Tan

Good looking beer with a nice balance of malt and hop bitterness that makes it very drinkable. There's a warm, bread like feeling in the mouth which is very full and satisfying in a way that I was not expecting. Some burned malts in the aroma. Stout like appearance, with a tan head sitting on the black/reddish body. Some lively carbonation out of the bottle, but this fades quickly to reveal a more average looking dark beer. A mild finish with neither the malt nor the hops dominating. A little...