Sly Fox Black And Tan | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oberon on 09-27-2003

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark amber/brown color with a thin off-white head. The aroma is good. It has a slightly malty scent with a nice hop aroma. The taste is great. It has excellent malt complexity and balance. It also has a great hop flavor that really makes this beer. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This beer drinks great. I love the hops here; an awesome black and tan.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Sly Fox black and tan is traditionally the Phoenix Pale Ale on bottom, and O'Reillys Irish Stout on top. I however like it done differently, where I put Route 113 IPA on the bottom and O'Reilly on top. Poured from CO2 on the 113, and nitrogen on the O'Reilly at the brewpub.

A: Wow, does this look sexy. A black color on the top half of the beer with the reddish brown color of the Route 113 on the bottom. A one finger off white head tops the beer. Full glass lacing.

S: Dark roasted malts up front with coffee, licorice and some dark chocolate flavors. The Route 113 is buried under the stout so only a faint hop nose is detected.

T: I love this beer. Dark roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate flavors that mix with the caramel sweet and hoppy Route 113. Hops are earthy and piney mixed in with the dark roasted malts as the beer melds together. Great mix of the two. Finish is bitter and lasting but with hints of chocolate and coffee lingering.

M: Creamy and bitter at the same time, but very coating and full. Minimal if any alcohol detected.

D: Fairly high, they are very enjoyable and the alcohol is fairly low.

Overall a very different interpretation of a black and tan that I urge anyone who visits the brew pub to try. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow what a great pour!The pour starts out out black on top and light on bottem but u can watch it come together to this great deep amber with a 1/2 inch head that never leaves and leaves some great lacing.Aroma is of highly roast malts with a nice intertwined roasty flavor with some light hoppiness coming from the pale mixed in.Very drinkable and definently tasty just a great beer.

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Photo of DrJay
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A mix of Phoenix Pale Ale and O'Reilly's Irish Stout. The combination ends up a clear chestnut colour and came topped with a thin, light tan head. Good retention with some lacing throughout. The aroma was basically roasted barley and grapefruit hoppiness, kind of a weird combo, but appealing. Solid bitterness with light caramel, some roast and burnt character, and lingering citrus. Medium/light body and carbonation, fairly dry. This really works. The flavours meld quite well, producing a highly drinkable beer.

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Photo of TooleBurger
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured well with a light foamy head. It looks like a delicious stout from the pour.

It had a bitter taste, but in a good way. The nose is a little pungent for a stout, but grows on you. Great in cold weather!

Overall, a nice local stout. Definitely would recommend drinking it when available on draft.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on draught at Royersford, PA location on 12/2/06. This is a mixture of Sly Fox's Phoenix Pale Ale and O'Reily's Stout

A - Fairly dense light brown body with small frothy tan head that mostly disappeared but left behind very nice lacing. The presence of the pale ale enhanced the overall carbonation of this selection. This was a beautiful looking glass of brew!

S - Surprisingly left a little bit to be desired. There was a light malty nose with some roasted aroma and a faint hop presence due to the pale ale. I could also sense a bit of a smokey aroma, but just a little.

T - Both initial flavor and finish was slightly bitter, but was well balanced with a rich roasted malt flavor. The finish didn't really linger around very long.

M - This is a medium bodied brew with a dry texture and soft carbonation. The finish was mildly bitter and smokey.

D - Drinks more like a pale ale than a stout. I would be more inclined to drink more of these than plain stouts in one setting, though. Overall, it's quite a good offering.

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Sly Fox Black And Tan from Sly Fox Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 6 ratings