Saranac Black & Tan - Matt Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
12 oz. bottle into a Guinness pint glass.
A- Deep mahogany, barely translucent. Almost two inches of tan/cream-colored head. Healthy lacing.
S- Toasted malts and lager yeasts hit the nose the strongest (naturally). Milky with hints of cocoa. Creamy and sweet.
T- The deep, rich, malty taste of a milk stout, with the slightly bitter, hoppy back of a lager; just what you want in a black and tan. Lots of flavor, subtle notes of coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and oak, but not too strong. Generally, very well balanced.
MF- Surprisingly light and crisp. Not nearly as heavy as I expected. Medium carbonation. Leaves just a slight coating on the mouth afterward.
D- I don't always drink bottled black and tan beers, but when I do, I prefer Saranac. I could drink this beer all day. It has all the stout and lager flavor you're looking for without the heaviness. Tons of flavor in a very lightweight package. Just enough lager flavor to support the stout, which takes center stage (as it should). I'm a huge Saranac fan, and this beer is just one of the reasons why.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 14:04:21 | More by OMGTheyKilkenny
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