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Mississippi Mud Black & Tan - Mississippi Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
72
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825 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 825
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.97%
Wants: 19
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mississippi Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2001)
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

05-25-2013 15:49:52 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like to get this from time to time as its a decent beer, 946ml for $4 or so. Pretty sweet deal.

A: Pours a large 2 finger head that slowly dissipates. Leaves lots of pot marks as it fades. A very clear amber brown color.

N: A cheaper ale like aroma, with some crisp ale smells, a slight sweet malt, and slight crystal malt. Not much for "black".

T: A little better than the nose. Some roasted malt taste hits first. It adds a slight creamy taste and touches of dark fruit. Then a light malt taste follows suit. It's very creamy, and together adds some dark malt flavors and light body taste and feel. Some fruit flavors as well comes through, not sure which fruit, but it's there. A little sweet as well.

M: Semi light body, lower carbonation.

F: A slight sweet flavor mixes with a lingering roasted malt flavor to stick around for a while. Finishes pretty clean though, similar to a light ale. The roasted malt adds a nice flavor, and the light malts add a nice finish. It lacks a little in the aroma and body, which is probably what the light malts take away from the darks.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 04:17:30 | More by jlindros
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WesWes

New York

3.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a creamy crystal malt scent that is really quite nice. The taste is good. It boasts of pale and crystal malts. It has a nice sweet malt palate that goes down easy and satisfies. This is a pretty damn good beer for being served up in a glass jug. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer surprised me. I wasn't expecting much, but what I got was a fine black and tan. It drinks well.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2004 03:34:44 | More by WesWes
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Mora2000

Texas

2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours brown-amber with white head. Aroma is mainly malt with some slight roasted character. Pretty ordinary. Flavor is more of the same, tastes sort of like a macro lager mixed with a porter. Not terrible, but not something I would drink again. Medium carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is the only above average part of the beer.

(Sampled several months ago and reviewed from notes. I thought I had already reviewed this but then noticed I had either never entered the review or it was lost somehow.)

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 20:56:51 | More by Mora2000
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jwc215

Wisconsin

2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours reddish brown with a head that is sizable, but quickly descends to a thin cover.

The smell is of some sweet grain - not much aroma - nothing too unpleasant.

The taste is of some sweet malt, some graininess. Soda-pop like fizzle to it. A steel-like aftertaste. Rather bland. Some sour and metal in the aftertaste.

The body is weak. Badly misnamed.

In all of it's blandness, there is something towards drinkable in it - might be the carbonation. Anyway, the lable says a "robust porter" - no robustness here, and a "continental pilsner"...don't know - didn't quite catch that either - maybe they mean as far as carbonation. Had this a while back after having other beers - figured I would try it again on a fresh palate. Nope. Not for me - not much too it - too much like spiked, coca-cola mixed with metal and some sourmix with only hints of being a "beer".

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2007 23:59:01 | More by jwc215
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a tan colored, frothy, initially two-finger thick head. The beer is concentrated, burnt amber color that shows ruby and amber hues when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of light roast notes, butter, toffee, well toasted grain and more diacetyl accented butter notes. While the diacetyl is not overwhelming it certainly plays a big role in the aroma profile of this brew; ultimately it is just too distracting.

Light bodied and quaffable, there is a noticeable sweetness to this brew up front and in the finish. The sweetness in the finish is accentuated by buttery, almost butterscotch diacetyl driven flavors. The diacetyl is not as noticeable in the flavor as it is in the aroma, but it still plays a significant role. Sweet grain, almost corn-like flavors are offset by a light roast character that provides a touch of burnt acidity, and a soft, toasted grain character to the finish. A light hop bitterness becomes more noticeable in the finish where it tends to lightly linger on in the palate after the beer has left my mouth. Can be a little thin at times, a bit more malt richness would certainly be welcome.

About what I expected, not horrible, though not something to write home about either. The soft diacetyl character certainly doesn't help. I'll certainly pass an having this again though.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 21:32:07 | More by Gueuzedude
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2/5  rDev -35.5%

11-24-2011 14:56:03 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Halcyondays

California

3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. quart bottle,

A: Pours a dark brown, though lighter than I expected into a mug, with a full white head, no real lacing though.

S: Light smell of roasted malt and coffee, some hops.

T: Mostly roasted malts and some milk chocolate. The porter seems to be the major flavour imparter in this beer, as the lager doesn't seem to do anything, but lighten the flavour. Tasty, but I would have liked more porter character, maybe change the blending ratios.

M: Very light, almost like a macro lager in feel, watery, fizzy.

D: An interesting beer, one of the first beers I remember ever having, would be a good introduction into crafts, without hitting someone over the head with flavour, great bottle as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2007 02:43:56 | More by Halcyondays
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GClarkage

California

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12/09/04- Purchased at the local Trader Joes in San Mateo.

Appearance- Pours a semi dark brown with a huge head and pretty nice lacing. Nice moonshine jug! I can join me's a jugband now!! YEEEHAW!!

Smell- Nothing fantastic. A bit of roasted malts and that's about it. Not a real good scent.

Taste- Roasted malts, a bit of chocolate swirling around and some nasty coors light tasting stuff. I guess that's the tan part. YUK!

Mouthfeel- Pretty smooth and admittedly easy to swallow. Very low carb level.

Drinkability- That funky "tan" taste ruins it for me. Would have been semi decent if they had used a good lager for the tan part. Now it's just a below average beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2004 01:15:45 | More by GClarkage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've seen this so many times at bottle stores in California. Even though the full-quart bottle is very cool, and very memorable, something always stopped me from buying it. Today, I finally conceded. Let's see if this was a good move.

Pours a very deep reddish amber colour, the colour of deep port, with a very fine and pretty damn persistent head of yellow white, that leaves some lovely lacing. Body has some pleasant depth to it, at least enough to contain the fine carbonation. You know, all things considered, it's a pretty damn good looking beer.

Nose is pleasantly touched with deep roasted malt, even though it sits above a rather blandly realised dirty hop basis. Earthy, slightly pungent tones underneath, but the grainy depth drags this up nicely.

Taste is, yeah, unsurprisingly, where it all starts to fall apart. Here, there's very little going for it whatsoever. For the most part it tastes like an extremely bland and forgettable adjunct lager, with a slight sweaty, leafy character. On the back, there's the hint of roast, but it's too little, too late to actually give it some meaningful character.

By the end, it's a bit tiring. No. Not a good beer, even though it may look that way until you put it in your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 02:25:16 | More by lacqueredmouse
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A screw top bottle - the classic look. Haven't had one of these since Mardi Gras a long, long time ago. From The Andersons on Talmadge.

A: Phssst, the screw top opens. Dark caramel brown, the beer is. To the point of minimal translucence - I can barely see anything on the otherside of the glass. A white head over two fingers on first pour, laces nicely. The off-white color stands out against the body.

S: Chocolate is strong, a sweet milky aroma. That's the porter side of the equation. The tan side has caramel and toast. The tan side, I'll say, brings more to the table - the toast fuller than the chocolate sweetness.

T: A premium beer? Yep. Chocolate and caramel sweetness paired with toasted bread. The flavors are lighter, present but fast to disappear, leaving only a light chocolate behind. Exactly what I remember it being - a run of the mill black and tan in a very cool container.

M: The chocolate and breadiness own the beer, hardly a porter/pilsener combination. Easy drinking though. And a great bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 20:02:07 | More by akorsak
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer has a slightly dense but clear nutty brown body with a big lumpy light tan head. There was a strong carbonation of big bubbles that glided to the surface.

S- The soft notes of brown malt with a noble hop hint that comes through when it warms in the finish

T- The taste of light brown malt has a faint note of coffee and caramel malt hints with a note of cardboard and mineral taste. The finish has a dry sulfur note with a noble hop hint at the finish. The taste of nougat and hops lingers after each taste.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a watery texture.

D- There are notes of porter and notes of pilsner but it taste like they have been watered down and that gives the malt a stale quality. The nougat and hop notes linger making an odd finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 13:51:00 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear dark amber in color with some lighter amber colors when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a small patch of thicker bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is rather malty with some lighter notes of brown sugar and molasses sweetness.

T: This beer has flavors of roasted malts, nuttiness, and some sweetness from maple syrup/molasses. Just a touch too sweet for my tastes but there is just a very light hint of smokiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. So much carbonation it is almost prickly.

O: This beer is nothing special but it is certainly not offensive either. The last time I had this beer, I was still an undergrad and thought this was quality craft beer - how much the world has changed in the last 20 years, especially in my appreciation of good craft beers. Easy to drink but not something I really want to have more than one during a session. Not sure I will get this one again but it was a nice walk down memory lane.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 23:02:03 | More by dbrauneis
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-20-2013 15:11:19 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a cool jug with rustic artwork. Almost like a growler, yet close to a 40 too.

Pours a very dark amber in color, a large head dies down to nothing. Not much of an aroma, just some malty notes. This beer falls a bit flat in the taste in my opinion. Grain, corn, a hint of porter influences and an off flavor reminiscent of adjuncts gone a bit stale. Theres also something alittle more unnerving, a wretched taste that I've never encountered in a beer before. The beer is interesting enough aesthetically and worth the buy for the cool "bottle" alone. The beer inside is just an odd mixture of pilsener, porter and astringency. Next time I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 13:00:06 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

3/5  rDev -3.2%

11-28-2013 06:36:40 | More by BillRoth
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Classic porter and Continental pilsner in 1qt. (32oz) whiskey jug bottle with a twist cap.

A: A deep scarlet red coloring shows a good sense of clarity when backlighted along with a medium sense of effervesce that was spaciously separated with a rapid rate of rise. The head is pancake tan, soapy with macrobubbles, and quick to dissipated within the occurring minute of pour.

S: The nose had light mentions of sweet caramel grains, chocolate as well fresh barley.

T: For flavor we find deep toasted grains, of munich and chocolate that blended beautifully together. Sweet with some worty notes along with cola and a bit of nuttiness. The pilsner malt lend a nice soft compliment to the rich porter (chocolate malts). On the finish we find passing thoughts of light brewed coffee coming to the surface upon the swallow that faded rather quickly.

M: Nice level of bubbly sensation especially at the tip and edges of the tongue. The body is smooth texture wise with a slight creaminess and a medium consistency.

D: Decent drinkability though a jug (32oz) seems a bit excessive especially considering its sweet toasted nature at times.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 22:39:36 | More by beerthulhu
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from notes.

A: Big fan of the jug. Pours a clear brown with a large off-white head that has decent retention and spotty lacing.

S: Some lager yeast, roast malt, and a bit of caramel and coffee.

T: Similar to the aroma with lager yeast flavor, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, and some grainy malt.

M: Crisp, light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Not as good as I remember it from having it years ago, but that doesn't really surprise me. Not bad, fun to carry around and drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 02:01:39 | More by mdaschaf
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just can't replace the proper black & tan appearance out of a bottle (not without one of those didgerydoos). Dark tan colored, big head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma was like the appearance, ruddy and muddy.

Taste, semi-sweet, kind of thin bodied, no discernable hop presence. Really just kind of dark in color without submitting any real malt flavor component to the palate. Kind of reminiscient of a better looking Newcastle brown ale. This is lots more tan than black.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 22:37:58 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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sendbeer

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

12-03-2012 20:04:38 | More by sendbeer
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Gusler

Arizona

2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear incandesant dark ruby color, the head is modest, beige, the lace wraithish. Nose is malt, light hits of caramel. Front is malt, a tad sweet, the top thin, the finish is shilpit, minimal carbonation, nebishly hopped. Drinkable, and the bottle is "Cute", and I always find a "Lady" that wants the empties, a pleasure in its own right. Does not rank on my current 1000 beer master list.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2002 16:37:50 | More by Gusler
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Tone

Missouri

3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear brown color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, slight hop, yeast, and slight adjunct. Much stronger in smell of a pilsner not the porter. Fits the style of a Black & Tan. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, slight roasted malt, some grain, and slight adjunct. Overall, better body and flavor than aroma, but it would be vastly improved with a better quality pilsner as the 'tan'.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2009 06:11:53 | More by Tone
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dmorgan310

Panama

3/5  rDev -3.2%

06-17-2014 00:49:02 | More by dmorgan310
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: as in the bottle freaking awesome jug. poured brown with an amber hue and a 2 finger off white head

smell: malts, caramel, roast, yeast

taste: malts, caramel,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: not to much to this beer. glad I got to try it but doesn't have anything special to offer other then a cool jug.

Cheers,
The CpJ

Serving type: growler

07-03-2011 14:59:33 | More by THECPJ
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-15-2013 20:29:27 | More by harpus
Mississippi Mud Black & Tan from Mississippi Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 825 ratings.