Black & Tan
Yuengling Brewery

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From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #485
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
75
Ranked #29,648
Avg:
3.25 | pDev: 17.85%
Reviews:
751
Ratings:
1,835
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 28, 2022
Added:
Nov 07, 2001
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  569
SCORE
75
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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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Ratings by RadDad:
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Rated by 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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Rated: 3.73 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Oct 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Oct 26, 2022
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Clear, deep brown appearance set against a copper hued backdrop. The medium sized tan head lasted a short while and left good lacing. Mild aroma if compared against many porters. Earthy, toasted malts, modest sweetness stand out. Taste is a bit more rounded. Floral hops show up while the flavor stays focused on the malts. Some dark fruit in the aftertaste. Well carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, not too bad but it seems out of its league for the style. Think it would not be out of place if compared to a dark lager.
Oct 16, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.56 by scootercrabb from Illinois

Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by Castler from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is my 2nd beer brand to try. It's milder than the Guinness which is a plus if I don't want a heavy flavored brew esp in summer.

I really like the 'hints' of coffee and toffee to not be overdone. I don't like strong flavored beer at all.

It goes down smooth and I drank 4 bottles in one setting I liked it so much.
Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by Best_Username from Florida

Jun 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jun 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.33 by kp7 from Massachusetts

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
12 oz can
Glass: 12-oz nonic pint glass
Temp at Pour: 55.9 F / 13.3 C

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

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

Taste:
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.

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

Overall:
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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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.08/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
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
 
Rated: 3.31 by PapaGoom

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

2.95/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
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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Reviewed by bushbeer75 from Michigan

3.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by Joefromgeorgia from Georgia

4.04/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Rated by 2market from Pennsylvania

3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not bad
Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Nov 30, 2021
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Rated by RRB328 from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brett gifted, 11/26/21
Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.73 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2021
 
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Rated by lojofo61 from Kansas

4.79/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I enjoy darker beers, and Yuengling Black & Tan has become my favorite go-to beer.
Sep 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.81 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.27 by mltobin from Connecticut

Aug 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by Fubudu187 from Illinois

Aug 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.46 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Aug 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Jul 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.14 by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.13 by lagrluvr

Jun 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.49 by keoweekid

May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 2.99 by GRhoads from Ohio

May 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.34 by tylerrmj

May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.2 by Mxsluis from Michigan

May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by Rhetion from Florida

May 07, 2021
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Reviewed by andypeters1971 from Georgia

1.12/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
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
 
Rated: 3.68 by Danzifer from Ohio

Mar 29, 2021
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Reviewed by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.27 by Hazey92 from New York

Feb 25, 2021
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