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Black And Tan | Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 03-18-2012

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Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Take two on this Black and Tan. They had some trouble with the first batch.

A - Poured with a lighter shade of dark brown...it wasn't transparent, but it did have some ruby highlights...the head was a creamy tan and stood two fingers tall...it slowly fell to a full, one finger cap and it left chunky lacing

S - Roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, sticky caramel, dark fruits, vanilla...all-in-all very inviting

T - Milk chocolate starts things off by providing a silky, chocolate flavor without the bitterness...the dark chocolate bitterness shows up towards the end of the beer...in the middle there are levels of flavor...roasted malts provide a base for the sticky caramel and dark fruits...the caramel is dark and flavorful while the fruits just stay in the background...as the dark chocolate comes in for the finish there are hints of vanilla that take the bitterness down a notch

M - Medium bodied...creamy and smooth...nice chocolatey finish

O - SGB decided to blend their Scottish Ale and Shade Mountain Stout...what results is a well balanced, and tasty, Black and Tan...flavors of chocolate and caramel with slight roast and sweetness

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Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: cask at the brewpub

I was told this beer was a mix of the oatmeal stout and the scotch ale (neither of which were on tap individually at the time).

Poured a darker brownish amber color with a small wispy head. Aroma of sweet dark malts, honey, a mild roastiness detected, essence of indistinct dark fruits. Mirroring the nose, the beer tasted sweet with dark malts and honey, some mineral/phenolic thinness, notes of raisins and smoke, mild earthiness. A little clashy, but not bad once you realize what's going on. Medium body, lower carbonation, and a decent drink overall. I'd estimate it around 6-7% ABV maybe?

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Photo of stakem
2.81/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On the handpump at SGB. The brew appears an amber brown with lighter brown clarify and red colors through the body. A creamy tan cap sits atop and displays decent retention.

The smell is tangy with alcohol. Quite fruity with raisins and a hint of booze. A small indication of something sweet that is mildly reminescent of vanilla/caramel. Chocolate comes out a bit when warm but the primary character of the nose is tangy.

The taste is equally tangy in character as the aroma. Some minerals and citrus to fruity alcohol. Some hop character is an afterthought. The aftertaste is almost tart mixed the tangy component. Overall I was not a huge fan of this. Almost had a medicinal cherry thing going on.

A bit warming. Thin and strange but drinkable in it's own way. Medium to light in the feel with smooth light carbonation. I don't know what to make of this brew. It isn't your typical black and tan.

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Black And Tan from Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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