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

"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale
BA SCORE
3.82/5
274 Ratings
"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,595
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
274
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Photo of DrewBest
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of mmorris15
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of newcastlemike
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of Noooddle
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redsoxjim
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of MA_hops
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jameswaldo
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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Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Phillip13
4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very good Black & Tan Ale with just the right mix between porter and pale ale. It has both the smooth coffe flavor of a porter and bitter hoppy flavor of a pale ale. This beer was enjoyable from first sip to last.

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

id like to see a whole lot more black and tan bottles and sold already blended. this is a good one, very very easy drinking with the lightness of the paler beer and the smoothness of the porter. I like that a lot, especially in an evening context, post dinner. this has a crimson hue to it, not nearly as dark as many, maybe even less than a 50/50 blend with the porter, amber in the light, heady and creamy, looking like an English mild of sorts. smells like a perfect blend of both pieces, the roast and the sweetness, the richness and the dryness, and the bitterness. its all there in the flavor too. I like the philosophy these guys have, making straight forward beer extremely well, and this is a great example of that idea in practice. its traditional all the way, and the quality is great. missing only a little more body for me, I like these a little more on the porter end, this one is squarely in the middle for those who like it lighter. bomber was gone in less than 15 minutes...

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Photo of PERDIDOUSA
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of George1005
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfecteau
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeC144
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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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 274 ratings
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