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Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

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

  1. Do you guys think Flower Power and Founders Imperial Stout would work? Never made a black and tan before so not really sure what a good combo would be.
  2. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Champion (815) Ohio Jul 4, 2005

    Right now I'm drinking a blend of Bell's Hopslam and Great Lakes Blackout Stout. Not really a Black and Tan since they aren't layered, but they go pretty good together. :)
  3. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Aficionado (120) Texas Aug 20, 2009

    I'm going to have to try this
  4. Only one way to find out...
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  5. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (560) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Yeah, I could see that going badly...feel bad for the Eddy Fitz. Not much of a Christmas Ale fan.
  6. While it didn't layer (for me), my first attempt of Bell's Hopslam and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout was delicious.
  7. my best so far this year was Terrapin liquid bliss with some jalapeno pale ale a buddy of mine brought back from asheville pretty monsterously damn good
  8. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (300) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012

    Yeah, I live pretty nearby and I'd definitely agree. Smashed Blueberry is an interesting beer, and though they aren't great beers, I do like Bluefin and Old Thumper. Tried XXXX a couple months ago and thought it was miserable.
  9. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) Alaska May 30, 2011

    Yeah XXXX was not that memorable, but I think I gave it a decent review. Now, bluefin and old thumper might be somethin' to try at least once.
  10. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (405) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Coors and Coors Light.

    I've had Guinness and Oberon a few times which I enjoy. Also nitro cans of Guinness and Boddingtons as well. I had tried Guinness and pumpkin beers which are good. FBS and Bass once.
  11. e30todamax

    e30todamax Savant (345) Virginia Oct 5, 2012

    I did guinness and heady topper for saint paddy's in VT, best black and tan combo I've had.
  12. Long trail Double bag and Murphy stout.
  13. GilThorp

    GilThorp Disciple (50) Kentucky Mar 19, 2010

    It doesn't layer, but as I sit here typing, I'm enjoying a KBS/Hopslam Black & Tan.
  14. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    FBS and FIS. black on black.
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  15. personally i think it would be two very robust beers fighting each other and might make a muddled mess. IMHO
  16. ScottR

    ScottR Aficionado (160) Ohio Jul 22, 2012

    I second that. Ten Fidy also works pretty well with G'Knight.
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  17. MVP09

    MVP09 Savant (400) Massachusetts Oct 19, 2012

  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    I did...I failed to get any layering...but the flavor was interesting...not sure if I'd do it again though.
  19. Allagash curieux and speedway stout. I call it the blackout Black and Tan.
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  20. jmkoller11

    jmkoller11 Aficionado (195) Arizona Jul 27, 2012

    Seriously, the X-Slam is delicious! Bells Hopslam and Expedition Stout!
  21. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

  22. Dcor

    Dcor Aficionado (150) Florida Aug 27, 2012

    Stella and Guiness at the Shroom is a Marlon Brando...great pour.
  23. Awesome thread. I've been playing with a few myself. I'll post if I find a winning combo.
  24. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (445) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    not good..
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  25. Beerswag

    Beerswag Savant (340) California Jan 16, 2013

    Ten-fidy over some anchor steam..."humble classiness"
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  26. Trader Joe's Mission Street Pale Ale (Firestone Walker contracted) makes the best tan I have had. I prefer Murphy's or Guiness for black.
  27. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) California Jul 26, 2012

    I tried Lost Abbey Serpent stout and Mirror Pond
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  28. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (605) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    Tank 7 and Franziskaner...absolutely delicous...like it to call it the Frankinseven..wish i had a picture to post, will have one soon
  29. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    Does anyone ever get them to stay split? That's only usually seen with the nitro beers right? I've heard of a couple places getting sculpin on nitro, wouldn't mind trying that.
  30. I'm liable to get lynched on here for saying this, but "black magic" (#9 over guinness) is freaking delicious!
  31. anth0ny

    anth0ny Aficionado (225) Michigan Jan 5, 2012

    Either it's mad ballers here or just bordem with mega beer collections, this thread is pure gluttony with some of the suggestions I'm seeing.
  32. supermodified

    supermodified Aficionado (245) Ohio Nov 28, 2012

    I recently tried to make a black and tan with FIS and Dortmunder Gold.

    It didn't layer at all, but it tasted great.
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  33. anth0ny

    anth0ny Aficionado (225) Michigan Jan 5, 2012

    A sane, reasonable suggestion, seems like that would work well!
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  34. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (415) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

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  35. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Savant (415) Wisconsin Mar 13, 2010

    I just had Elysian Dragonstooth and SN Torpedo. It was awesome the Elysian was from a bottle and the Torpedo was on tap.
  36. If you like it layered you should really use a nitro stout and pour over a bar spoon with about a 3/5 ratio in favor of the ale for best results. It doesn't work with every beer combination though, as it's all based on gravity and you have to experiment to see what works and what doesn't. An old favorite of mine was guiness over Liberty ale which layers and tastes great! I also recall making some outstanding Black and Tans with Youngs double choc, but alas, it's been a while and i can't remember which ales it works with.
  37. Brewdog tactical nuclear penguin + brewdog sink the bismarck. 160$ black and tan. pour into frosted mug, enjoy.
  38. PtY and Westy 12 was my most epic black and tan;-)
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  39. legend8706

    legend8706 Savant (335) Virginia Oct 31, 2012

    White Chocolate & Black Tuesday is pretty tasty IMHO...haters gonna hate..
  40. Local bar near me makes one with Old Dominion Oak Barrel and Crispin Cider...it is all kinds of amazing.
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