"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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3.33/5 rDev -12.8%
A-Pours brown with crimson highlights. Head is tan and doughy. Head retains very well too. Light strings of lacing are left by the dense head. Body is also quite clear.
S-Nose is surprisingly smoky. The Pale Ale and Porter both come out in the nose as well. Lightly chalky with plenty of breadiness and darker tastiness. Virtually no hoppiness. Well fruited. Sweet all the way.
T-Pleasant. Starts off Porter then the Pale kicks in. Also there is a light, airy grassy hoppiness Lightly chalky and sweet with a hint of smoke. Toasted bread with more residual sweetness. Toffee and coffee. I think the Porter shows up a bit more in the aroma.
M-Medium bodied with a softer, buzzing carbonation. A bit syrupy. Drinks easily enough. Very light bitterness.
O/D-Decent. As far as a Black & Tan goes, this one is pretty legit. But its still nothing to fawn over. Just a mostly sweet brew with both Porter and Pale characteristics. Wouldn't buy this again.
10-14-2012 23:45:49 | More by VelvetExtract
4.5/5 rDev +17.8%
A: Nice ruby red-brown with a big, foamy, off-white head. Good lace and retention.
S: Malty, smoky, fruity, with a hint of hops.
T: Everything I expected from reading the description on the bottle. The best of their Pale Ale and Porter. Great hop presence up front with a slightly sweet, malty finish.
M: Highly delicious and drinkable.
O: My first of the style but I imagine it's at the top of the list. Well done beer that's fresh, fun and easy to drink.
08-08-2012 21:49:16 | More by Gatch
"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
86 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.