Michelob Black & Tan - Anheuser-Busch
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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 45 | Display Reviews Only:
1.58/5 rDev -36.5%
If only this beer tasted as good as it looks. Its color is a dark mahogany with a thick caramel-colored head which fades to a thin layer with plenty of lace. I really did not like the taste of this beer, it begins with coffee notes, which would be pleasing, but the flavor is that of stale coffee. It does improve a bit as it warms, the caramel taste seems to assert itself a bit more, and the stale coffee flavors are somewhat less prominent. The aroma is quite odd, smoky but with an underlying metallic note. Not that good and certainly nothing like a black and tan.
04-02-2002 22:18:19 | More by Pegasus
1.78/5 rDev -28.5%
My tour of duty through this miserable Michelob sampler continues...(I think I will give myself a medal of honor when I am done..."Great Lakes Christmas Ale" this weekend)..
Pours a brownish black with a flat Pepsi like appearance...Nose has some hints of dark cocoa and roasted grains....very little flavor...some faint roasted malt and a real bitter aftertaste....moutfeel is very thin and tart on the finish....drinkability would rate low because I don't ever want this in my mouth again unless someone buys me a free one and there is no other beer available..
I'm not a real fan of this style to start with and this one is definitely the worst of this style I have tried...Keep away..
01-02-2003 21:56:10 | More by ZAP
1.9/5 rDev -23.7%
Chocolate brown beer pours with a moderate tan head which fades quickly. Strong corn smell, with a bit of hops and maybe a hint of caramel. The taste is odd, somewhat medicinal with a touch of chocolate and burnt flavors. Very harsh mouthfeel due to excessive carbonation. Drinkability is at the level that i wonder what to do with the other one in the sampler. Huge disappointment. I really wanted to like the beers from this sampler. This may be the worst of the bunch. I will not buy this box again.
01-12-2003 18:37:19 | More by aaronh
1.95/5 rDev -21.7%
Got 4 of these in the 2006 Michelob Variety 20 pack.
Poured into a pint glass, rich dark brown color, tan head, looks ok.
It smells like roasted malt, nah, make that just malt!
It taste like a Malta, cept it has alcohol in it.
Is that chocolate?... nope it's malta, a little on the thin side.
I wouldn't buy this beer on it's own and it was my least favorite in the mixed pack.
03-28-2007 21:56:43 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
1.98/5 rDev -20.5%
Appearance: Deep ruby brown tone with a bubbly tan head quickly disipates away, leaving thin lacing how said and this beer was bottle conditioned too. Aroma: Once again a dark beer gone wrong, slight coffee and chocolate from the dark roasts used here just so dumbed down absolutely too light. Taste: Offness of slightly burnt graininess no positive flavor going on mild cream stout tone in the backbground this is sorry. Mouthfeel: So damn thin it's sick c'mon give us something decent we know A-B is capable of better than this. Drinkability: Gave it a shot due to the fact that I've never tried this Christmas sampler from Michelob I decided to go against my better judgement and grab one, please don't make the same mistake.
12-09-2003 15:43:20 | More by WVbeergeek
2.05/5 rDev -17.7%
Pours with a thick brown head that goes quickly, not much carbonation. Deep ruby brown color. Hoppy after taste. Not what I expected with a black & tan, remind me not to buy this Michelob sampler again. Almost medium bodied. What I would like to know is whose porter are they using??? The ABV is 5%.
02-10-2003 16:15:15 | More by jdhilt
2.23/5 rDev -10.4%
A re-review--found in the back of the fridge from the winter sampler pack. This one pours a very thin black with no head. The taste of day old coffee is very thin, still leaves a bad aftertaste. A bad attempt and simply a waste of time and money on this one.
01-02-2003 19:27:58 | More by GeoffRizzo
2.25/5 rDev -9.6%
Appearance: Pours a deep dark brown with a wispy tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt and coffee dominate. Slight bitter tones.
Taste: Nice roasted malt upfront, but the middle is lost in the excessive carbonation. Coffee is present in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Flavorful, but quite light. Short, unimpressive finish.
Drinkability: One of the better of the Michelob family of beers. Worth a try, but no need to seek it out.
11-21-2003 15:39:47 | More by winomark
2.33/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours a dark brown, close to black with a three finger tan head, the head disappeared quickly and left no lace.
Doesn't smell or taste as good as it looks, all michelob products have the same base to me, a soapy sort of smell and taste.
Coffee and caramel aroma. Also in the taste with the addition of molasses.
The body is too light, and the taste too sour.
02-04-2004 19:25:52 | More by mschofield
2.38/5 rDev -4.4%
decent color. the head is ok, not quite what i expected. the smell and flava are ok.
i am disappointed with this beer. it had some potential considering the brewer. i am once again left with the empty promise of a great beer from a macro brewer.
not my suggestion regarding a black and tan.
suckem up and movem out!
07-08-2007 12:45:04 | More by giblet
Michelob Black & Tan from Anheuser-Busch
62 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.