Black & Tan
Yuengling Brewery

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Porter - American
Ranked #1,124
Ranked #49,704
3.25 | pDev: 17.85%
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
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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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Beastcpa from Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -6.5%

Nov 13, 2014
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yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best of all Yuengling beers. Sister and Brother-in-law bought me a variety pack with Traditional lager, light lager, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. The unusual taste made me want more and more. Only wish it was available in Ohio. After drinking the finest of the finest, it is hard to drink a Bud or Miller product.

Jul 08, 2010
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JLaw55 from Missouri

3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a porter that has had the rough edges smoothed out by a lager. Pretty much exactly what it is.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

Jul 18, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

for the price there isnt a better black and tan going. the 16oz cans are nice too. the pours a really dark, just like the porter, a little less thick, but equally dark, hersheys brown with a small off white head lastign just seconds. smells chocolatey, i think much more porter in this blend than 50/50, at least thats what the nose tells me, with all that dark roasty malt. the flavor is also favoring porter, but its lighter in feel, and there is a paler malt profile the the look or the smell give away. a little dark cocoa, a little burnt toast, there is a slightly bitter finish on it. smooth feel, maybe a touch heavy on the carbonation, but the body is medium as it should be, and its easy to put a few of these away, especially in the fall. far far superior to the regular yuengling lager.

Nov 24, 2012
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MoreBeer4me from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not too bad and plenty of flavor for such a low ABV brew. Would be a good beer to have with a big tasty steak dinner or with a potent cigar. Only $10 for a 12 pack as well, at least where I usually buy. Wish more decent beers were priced at that.

Oct 22, 2018
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flatblack80 from Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +49.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pilsner
A: Very Dark, almost black yet slightly transparent. Nice chestnut head and light lacing around glass.

S: Beautiful dark roasted malts and smooth hops tones.

T: Simple but wonderful roasted malts, very light hops and something almost chocolate.

M: Nice start, flavor stays robust and then a smooth dry finish

D: I love this one. I used to drink a case every week when I was younger and then almost forgot about it. Back in my life again, I love Black and Tan. Great with food, camping or just hanging out.

Dec 07, 2007
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dmamiano from West Virginia

3.36/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a nice, creamy looking head. Gos lacing.
Smell had notes of vanilla, roasted malts and coffee. Mild twinge of hops as well noticed.
Taste was very unique in a pretty good way.
As Idrank this beer, cream soda kept coming to mind. Very much noted with vanilla undertones. Pretty strong at that.
Not a bad beer, very drinkable and pleasing.
Mouthfeel pretty good as well

Jun 01, 2008
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randylangford from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Jul 14, 2014
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IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev 0%

Jan 15, 2014
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SmokeyJoesCafe from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Dec 02, 2011
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philistinedream from New York

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Apr 06, 2012
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Matthew607 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Mar 08, 2014
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Joshuwutphilly from Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -38.5%

Jul 30, 2013
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Maestro0708 from Kentucky

3.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 27, 2018
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RadDad from New York

4.17/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Apr 18, 2021
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eze153 from Pennsylvania

3.17/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I had this one from a half litre can. It pours a dark brown with a decent head about 2 fingers but it does not last long. turns into a light foam for the duration of the beer. the smell is good, like dark roasted coffee and roasted malts. the taste could be a lot better. it's kind of hard to describe but the after taste is like metal, not too good in my opinion, it keeps you drinking to get the after taste out of your mouth. I would not make this a beer to drink for long periods of time as the after taste lets me down and this beer can fill you up really fast because it's really heavey. not good for a hot summer day but better for a cold winter night. but I would recomend at least trying it once.

Aug 08, 2006
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PeskySaurus from Colorado

4.52/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling Black & Tan was a new brew to me, and I was pleasantly surprised.. I buy this now when I can splurge a little bit but not over the top.

Although it was keen drinking straight from the bottle, it is even better once I poured it into a clean beer glass. The aroma immediately fills your nose of something akin to coffee and perhaps carmel. It appears to be a dark beer, though it leaves coffee-like stains if you spill.

The taste is magnificent, one of the few beers I've had that actually make you want to lick your lips. It reminds me of a Starbucks Frappachino of sorts. Think Guinness but less bitter and filling. All in all, this is a fine domestic beverage that I will be enjoying in the future.

Jun 27, 2008
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BeerThursdays from Delaware

3/5  rDev -7.7%

Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Apr 11, 2012
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Waymore from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 18, 2018
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Florida_guy03 from Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -30.8%

Jul 31, 2013
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BrewStrong2156 from Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

May 14, 2014
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darkfruits from Virginia

3.52/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mar 20, 2016
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barleyman from Georgia

2.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the brown glass 12 oz bottle into my straight sided tumbler. Abundant, long lasting lace goes down the glass and the ruby brown color is darker than most black and tans. Malty bread smell is apparent. The taste is fairly well balanced, with a lack of hop to round out the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is fairly good and the drinkability is pretty good for the style.

Just a thought,


Jan 25, 2009
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GoodKnight1220 from Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer straight out of the bottle.

I wasn't impressed with the smell it was a bit roasty but the wheat and grain smell was much stronger.

It had a full flavor, a little heavy, a bit yeasty, and finshed with a slight aluminum flavor. The mouthfeel was not bad.

Could have 1 or 2 at a time, no more...

Jun 22, 2008
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