Yuengling Black & Tan | Yuengling Brewery

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Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

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#42,668
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
2,449
pDev:
17.59%
 
 
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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.99/5  rDev +54%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tweezerjam
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Yeungling variety. Its my favorite black and tan. It is quite delicious with plenty of that distinctive maltiness.

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Photo of darkfalz
4.33/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used to really like dark beers but got away from them the last few years as my tastes changed. This one is a winner.

Poured out a chilled bottle into a glass and had that perfect dark beer look, almost impossible to see through.

Smelled mostly like coffee with faint hints of chocolate.

Tasted like cold coffee with that great beer kick. Not the overpowering kick that drove me away from dark beer but just enough to let me know I was drinking beer.

My previous go to dark beer was Guiness. The Yuengling Black & Tan has replaced it. Definitely will keep in the fridge with the Yuengling Lager and my Hamms.

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Photo of bschmidt_37
3.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Haildelsol
1.24/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of nitoy08
1.97/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Confined to drinking this crappy example of an American lager growing up in PA. That and Rolling Rock. Yucchh!!

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/yuengling-sucks-1635714534

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Photo of Rengersc
3.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rockhead
3.77/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of docgris
3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.19/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigMustyElbows
4.75/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours almost black with a fluffy, well retained tan head that leaves little lacing. Smells and tastes of slightly sweet lightly roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, bread and a slight nuttiness. Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation, slightly dry finish. A good substitute when you do not want to make your own.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spartacat300
4.7/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Solid black color, a bit heavier on the carbonation and body felt a little thin. Aroma wasn't overpowering but it was mostly roasted malt, coffee, milk and dark chocolate. Taste was close to aroma, a little sweet but a small amount of coffee bitterness to balance it out. Taste got better as it warms. The body wasn't too appealing but it was an okay beer that went fairly well with food.

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Photo of pontiuspalette
4.78/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Find a better beer than this for a dollar a can and you are the Indiana Jones of beer. Frankly....I love all Yuengling beer. I poured a beer snob this in a three floyds glass and he raved about it until I told him what it was.

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Photo of stevoj
3.16/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Catch up rating from notes, 2012: Bottle from my brother in law. Tasting American beer for the first time after a six year diet of German-Belgian beer. Pours out near black with small foamy beige head. Nutty, roasty aroma, somewhere in between a dunkel and a schwarzbier. Taste also features the roasty malts, with a hint of sweetness, and a small bitter bite at the back. Thank you Yuengling for what you do!

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Photo of Muss42
3.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
2.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SFBMC
4.52/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The report was a dark brown color with Presley one finger of tan/light brown colored foam. The beer maintains a nice head. Beer has a light aroma, you can initially smell the Porter undertones. Undertones of dark chocolate/coffee.And is your taste is a little bitter as you would expect with a porter but drinks more like a premium beer. Very smooth with nice aftertaste of coffee.This is my go to off-the-shelf beer. Pricing is very reasonable for such a smooth drinking beer.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 2,449 ratings