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Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dylanwilde, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. If your at a bar that has a decent cider on tap ask for a Black Velvet: cider & Guiness. Being a bartender for a long time id want to make something that could be layered well. Are any of these combos able to be layered or are they just blended together?
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  3. brewtus

    brewtus Savant (460) Ohio Dec 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    How can people stand to mix rare/rareish beers? Crazy bountiful inventories I guess
  4. I haven't attempted many but I could really only get Guinness to layer well out of the stouts/porters I've tried. Imperial stouts didn't seem to layer well at all.
  5. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    It doesn't matter to me either way, whether it layers or not, just as long as it tastes good, imo.
  6. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Savant (490) Pennsylvania Dec 23, 2011 Beer Trader

    Can never go wrong with heaven and hell. May try FBS and Devil Dancer
  7. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011



    By a long shot. Not only the best black & tan I've had, but one of the better beers I've had in general.
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  8. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (365) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    Darkness, Serendipity, and Coors Light? Now that's outside the box.
  9. Green beer and Chelada.
  10. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Savant (300) Wisconsin Nov 17, 2010

    Just bought the Bass split-6 with 3 pales and 3 stouts. Decent but not Guinness. I then tried New Glarus Coffee Stout with the Bass but they did not layer, kind of a waste of beer.
  11. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays Advocate (625) Delaware Feb 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    You only mix a bit of the rare beer and try the black and tan, then drink the two beers alone to fully appreciate the mixture...
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  12. BILF

    BILF Advocate (725) Israel Jan 9, 2010

    O'Hara's Leann Folláin on Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)
  13. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Advocate (725) Arizona Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    Odell Myrcenary and Deschutes Obsidian Nitro was delicious!
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    Heaven and Hell is soooooooo good! You get 2 B&T's with the two bottles!
  15. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Aficionado (130) Texas Aug 20, 2009

    I like mephistopholies and the beast
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  16. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Why have I never thought of this!!!!! What is wrong with me lol
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  17. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (460) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    I know your not far from the border but I'd send you a bunch of NG Serendipity for some Darkness. I need to try this combo in a bad way.
  18. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    I'm not a huge fan of mixing beers. I like to enjoy each beer as it is. But I've definitely had some combos that I enjoyed.

    Perhaps my favorite was called a "Black and Blue" that was kind of a local thing to order at Durango Brewery in Colorado. It was their blueberry wheat mixed with a brown. It was rather delicious. Not something I'd want often (I'm not big on fruit beers), but it was absolutely worth trying.

    At my (one and only) local brewery, Black Tooth Brewing Co, we can order a "Dirty." It's the stout mixed with the IPA. It's alright, nothing to write home about. I personally really like their IPA, so I'd rather just enjoy have it as it is.
  19. Southern Tier Choklat and Well's Banana Bread! So damn good!
    Dales Ten Fidy and G'Night
    Parabola and Abacus
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  20. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Savant (345) New Jersey Aug 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Buddy at my job just did a Bourbon County Coffee 22oz and Allagash Curiuex 750ml.

    We're now calling it the "Rich Man's Bourbon Black and Tan". He said it was amazing. He also added a shot of white whisky to it and said it was extra bourbony.
  21. Double Black and Sam Adams Utopias. Careful, it will get you drunk.
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  22. Schmoozer

    Schmoozer Aficionado (190) Michigan Nov 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    Double Trouble and Reds Rye is angels piss in a glass.
  23. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Advocate (620) Virginia Oct 22, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have dreamed about doing Chocolate Rain and White Chocolate. I guess that's similar to a black and tan. But then I just wake up with wood.
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  24. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

    Years ago, I liked a B&T mix of Sheaf Stout and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
  25. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    Black Tuesday & Cantillon 100% Bio
    In a cantillon flute with a swirly heart straw.

    Yes this happened.

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  26. Try it & report back, positive or negative.
  27. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (330) Illinois Nov 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have Hopslam and Tres Blueberry stout in the fridge. May try that combo.
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  28. DH Punkin and FBS is great. Both come out around the same time. The coffee mixes great with the pumpkin spice. Always get strange looks when I order it.
  29. recently had goose island IPA under Guinness. was delightful!

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  30. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Savant (485) Pennsylvania Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Honestly have never tried this but I have a flower power and a heart of darkness in the fridge so I may start tomorow's friday night off with a bang!!!
  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,420) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Beer Trader

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  32. Ah, the 2 oz. black and tan.
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  33. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Advocate (505) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Hop Venom and Abyss
  34. E_FAHREN

    E_FAHREN Aspirant (25) Ohio Aug 8, 2012

    Has anyone tried a Great Lakes Blackout stout and Bells Winter White Ale Combination?

    Thinking of mixing the two tonight and wanted some prior feedback.
  35. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (495) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    Hopslam and Breakfast Stout...yumm!
  36. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bells Hopslam and Expedition Stout.

    Or how about

    Darkhorse Too Cream Stout and Plead the 5th.
  37. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Savant (405) Georgia Apr 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Dales Pale an Ten Fidy. Nectar of the Gods! Perfect balance of hops and malt. A Dirty Dale!
  38. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Savant (435) New Jersey Dec 17, 2008 Subscriber

    Well this is what I'm drinking tonight, Thanks to SMITHER22 who gave me the idea and it tastes wonderful. I won''t double post.
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  39. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Founders BWB and FIS.
  40. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Savant (405) Georgia Apr 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    My recommendation is to pour 1/4 and 1/4 of your beers. If you don't like the combo you haven't wasted 2 beers.
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