Black & Tan
Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #489
Ranked #29,064
3.25 | pDev: 17.85%
May 08, 2022
Nov 07, 2001
Black & TanBlack & Tan
Notes: Yuengling Black & Tan models a traditional English Half & Half. Introduced in 1986, Yuengling produced one of the first hand-crafted draft blends to lead this style of American brewing. Black & Tan combines 60% of our popular Dark Brewed Porter and 40% of our Premium Beer to create a brew that is rich and dark in color with hints of caramel and coffee from the dark roasted malts.
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Photo of BitteNochEinWeissbier
3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

12 oz can
Glass: 12-oz nonic pint glass
Temp at Pour: 55.9 F / 13.3 C

Clear dark brown with mahogany highlights when held up to light. 1-finger tan head dissipates to nothing in a few minutes. No lacing.

Very light scents of toasted bread and instant coffee. Some cola. Sweet lager malts.

Very similar to the nose. Mild and inoffensive lightly toasted bread with hints of instant coffee and cola. Maybe some roasted corn notes. No hop bitterness can be detected.

Smooth and a bit watery. Body is on the thin or light side.

An OK easy-drinking beer that can satisfy an itch for a dark beer when one doesn't want the heavier body and more intense flavors that dark beer normally brings to the table. Such as after mowing the lawn or on a warm day. Friends and I used to make our own version of this before Yuengling starting bottling it, but we used Porter and Chesterfield Ale (we called that a "half-and-half"). When I first encountered this beer (on draft), it became a favorite of mine for a while.

It is a good as a "real" black and tan (ie, and Irish Stout on top of either an Irish/Red Lager or Ale)? No. Not really even close. But it costs nowhere near as much and it is "premixed".

May 08, 2022
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3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Dark brown with ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. One finger of thin off-white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Dark, roasted, somewhat bitter malt, cocoa, and cola.

Taste: Thin and metallic. Tastes more like licking a penny than drinking a beer. Little recognizable beer flavor except a bit of sweet lager malt and mild bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: Poor.

Apr 12, 2022
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2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Kiiz

Drink it cold out of the bottle. It’s too cloying when enjoyed warm or in a glass. Slightly roasted malts along with sweet malty biscuit taste. Thinner body with moderate to heavy carbonation. Odd for a darker beer. It’s an average beer with a cheaper price point. Makes for decent fridge fodder.

Feb 18, 2022
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3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

poured from a 12oz brown bottle

Yuengling Black and Tan poured out dark brown and produced a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly and left very “hit and miss” lacing. The aroma is light and dominated by light malt and light coffee hits the nose. Taste is close to the nose with [maybe] a little caramel and nuts noted. The mouth feel is lighter bodied than I am accustomed to for a Black and Tan. It is also smooth and a little thin.

Yuengling Black and Tan is an easy drinker because of its lighter body.

Jan 03, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Joefromgeorgia from Georgia

I love the fact that this is a premade B&T and it tastes amazing. Even in a can. The balance of flavors is perfect. IDC if you make one fresh with a Guinness, this one will be better. Doesn't taste like ash, doesn't taste bitter or like malt and molasses, it's just great. Kroger has them for a buck a piece here. Grab two or three to pour in a mug I love it

Jan 01, 2022
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3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by 2market from Pennsylvania

Not bad

Dec 29, 2021
3.49 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Nov 30, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by RRB328 from Massachusetts

Brett gifted, 11/26/21

Nov 27, 2021
3.73 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2021
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4.79/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by lojofo61 from Kansas

I enjoy darker beers, and Yuengling Black & Tan has become my favorite go-to beer.

Sep 28, 2021
3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 27, 2021
3.27 by mltobin from Connecticut on Aug 30, 2021
3.5 by Fubudu187 from Illinois on Aug 29, 2021
3.46 by PvtSnowball from Florida on Aug 24, 2021
3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Jul 31, 2021
3.14 by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee on Jul 23, 2021
2.99 by GRhoads from Ohio on May 24, 2021
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Received a bottle from a friend. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Dark brown, almost ruby in color. Pours with a one-finger foamy tan head. Head disappears very quickly.
S - Hershey's "Special Dark" chocolate. Instant coffee. Ambiguous wheat scent.
T - Light caramel backs a rush of semisweet chocolate and nutty [natural] cola notes. Surprisingly bitter. A little metallic. Finishes with a clean taste of brown bread & toffee.
F - Medium in body. Almost oily. Lightly carbonated.
O - I have to admit, this isn't a terrible beer. It doesn't really taste like a black & tan, so I'll write it up as a pretty good shot at a macro porter. It's an easy-to-drink beer that isn't too filling, but relatively satisfying to finish. None of the flavors in this beer really seem 100% "real", if that makes sense. More "processed" in flavor. That being said, it doesn't hit me in a really bad way. I'd take this to a BBQ any day, but it doesn't suit me as a daily-drinker. Not bad overall.

May 19, 2021
3.2 by Mxsluis from Michigan on May 08, 2021
3.98 by Rhetion from Florida on May 07, 2021
4.17 by RadDad from New York on Apr 18, 2021
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1.12/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Horrible attempt at a black and tan. Nowhere close to a real black and tan. And whatever it actually is, it's really nauseating at whatever it's trying to be. Don't ever try it.

Apr 07, 2021
3.68 by Danzifer from Ohio on Mar 29, 2021
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3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Tastes a bit like Yuengling light (gold) with the citrus replaced with a sort of coffee/caramel taste. Very light on the feel factor. Could have a bit more body, sorta feels like non alcoholic beer. Flavor is still good tho.

Mar 11, 2021
3.27 by Hazey92 from New York on Feb 25, 2021
3.64 by thisita from Maryland on Jan 30, 2021
3.19 by D-man20 from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2021
3.46 by Mustela_Man from Rhode Island on Jan 24, 2021
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3.88/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

Look: Pours a cola colored dark brown with a two finger, rocky beige head of foam. Opaque, somewhat translucent around the edges. Poor lacing.

Aroma: Slightly burnt toasted bread, dark chocolate and toffee/caramel. Vague notes of sweet red apples. Raw cookie dough.

Taste: Smooth flavors of sweet chocolate and fresh biscuits with a backdrop of fruity red apple, complemented by just the right amount of roasted malt, coffee bean like bitterness.

Feel: Perfect for the style. Rich, but not over the top or overtly thick. Thirst quenching (like all good porters should be) and refreshing, but still filling.

Overall: Is this going to absolutely blow you away? No. Is this a well made porter? Without a doubt. Super easy drinking with an approachable, satisfying flavor.

Jan 16, 2021
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3.44 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 10, 2020
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4.2/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

Sampled December 2020 from bottles in pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown color, with light-tan head that lasted for a minute.

Smell: Some coffee aromas, with hints of toasted/burnt aromas. Smell is not over-powering.

Taste: Medium-bodied porter with great balance of malt and hops. Dominated by toasted coffee, but with some chocolate flavors as well. Not surprisingly, this is a very similar taste as their porter, but with a bit more sweetness from their lager.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth.

Overall: Very good porter, especially for the price. I prefer drinking Yuengling's porter for drinking everyday, but the Black & Tan is a great alternative with its more sweet flavors from their lager.

Dec 05, 2020
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3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

The beer looks nice. It is dark with a reddish hue when viewed through the light. The head disappears quickly. On the nose it is nice and chocolatey with that pale lager background. The chocolate notes are very pleasent and the lager notes act well with it. Taste wise, it is that chocolatey porter taste at first, but a little less impressive followed by yuengling. The transition is smooth with hints of the bitter malts from the porter. The feel is medium loose with good carbonation. Overall, its a unique beer and not a bad one either.

Nov 22, 2020
2.27 by AMC9 from Illinois on Nov 01, 2020
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