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"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
Very Good
276 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,025
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
276
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Photo of Brewman7284
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of jrallen34
2.63/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into my De Struise glass... Pours a dark brown in the middle, but the outer is a much lighter brown that detracts. A nice light tan head, looks great, good retention and lacing... The aroma is super sweet, tons of molasses, strangely like rootbeer, vanilla, chocolate, a hint of a wet dog finish. Not offensive, just too sweet, not my thing.... The taste is wet dog and alcohol with a hint of coffee on the finish. Lots of malt on this, work like qualities to the taste... The mouthfeel is really flat.

This is really bad, to the point of not being drinkable. Big time pass for me.

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Photo of woodchipper
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of chrispoint
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Emkehr
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of harsley
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of DCav
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of kelticblood
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much of a head, but had a ton of lacing. I tried to pour real hard to stir up the carbonation to produce a big head, but it didn't work to good. The color is a very dark red. It's not quite black because you can still see through it. Aroma is all sweet malt. No real hop aroma or taste. There is a very slight bitterness. The mouthfeel is dry and not carbonated enough. It does have a watery texture. It goes down smooth and is drinkable, but could use more hops and carbonation. I would also like to taste more roasted malt flavors to give it a touch of a coffee taste. I'd rather pour my own black&tan than buy one already done for me.

I agree with Doomcifer when he says "It's like a REALLY heavy brown ale".

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Photo of doremite
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of JTomczak
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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 KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of smutty33
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of pveilleux
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of wyllder
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Longhorn Steakhouse. 22oz big glass.

Pours a midrange, musky brown. Translucent but hazey with no head to speak of and some slight lacing.

Smell is small, some slight hop aroma with a light undertone of a malty toffee character.

Taste is average for a black & tan. A slight hit of hops on the top of the palate, the malt comes in quickly, perhaps too quickly and balances out with a fairly pleasant caramel/toffee flavor. Flavor dissipates too quickly, leaving little aftertaste and a somewhat watery mouthfeel.

It's inoffensive enough to be drinkable in large quantities, and is worth a try.

Wyll-

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

Photo of bornridiculous
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One thing of note on this beer is its beautiful appearence, dark caramel coloring, and nice thick head. Not much of a smell, however notes of roasted barley and crystal malts are present. It tastes great however it seems there is clearly more black than tan, almost tasting similar to a porter. Normal mouthfeel, nothing special with a clean finish. It's good, and I will drink the entire bomber it came in, however I could not make this a session beer.

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Photo of beernut7
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm not a big fan of bottled black & tans, and this one failed to change my views. This one was kind of like a dark brown ale with an overuse of hops and strong aftertaste.

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"Shabadoo" Black & Tan Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 276 ratings
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