"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale
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3.82/5
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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,214
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
281
pDev:
10.21%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.84/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks and smells like a porter, but you can taste the ale from the very first sip! This is a very good beer. I did not think I'd like these "pre-made" Black and Tan's but this is amazing. Even though it's a hot June day, it doesn't feel too heavy like a pure porter would, yet it fills you up more than an IPA would. Best of both worlds!

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3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
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3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clear dark amber mahogany on the pour with a sufficiently long lasting light tan head. Malts are caramel forward throughout. Initial molasses cookie sweetness paralleled with light vanilla coffee roast, blueberry, cedar wood. Herbal hoppiness, tart blackberry finish. Creamy, smooth body. Fluffy and voluminous, med feel.

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4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
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4.41/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A fresh 22 ounce pleasure poured pretty high into two pint glasses made both my wife and me real happy. B&T's her favorite beer style; IPA's mine. We both loved this beer. The "tan" part of the brew comes from an amber ale, so the malt is more forward than I expect in this style; but the surprise is a good one, and I now like black and amber better than black and tan. Hops bring a good harsh bitter to balance the sweet molasses malt in the 33% "Drayman's" porter in this mix. Head lasts all the way to the bottom. A beautiful brew! I'll try to upload the new label and new name for Berkshire's Private Stock "Shabadoo" black & tan ale, as it's more elegant than the old label on this page, with new Berkshire mountaintop logo over foaming mugs clinking.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 281 ratings