Winter Nights Black & Tan | Shaftebury Brewing Company

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Winter Nights Black & TanWinter Nights Black & Tan

Brewed by:
Shaftebury Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by canucklehead on 11-03-2005

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of Viggo
2.43/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Picked up as a single.

Pours a clear orange/brown, thin off white head, no lacing, head disappears right quick. Smell is weird, sweet, soft malts, citrus, stale almost vomitous aroma, not sure whats going on here. Taste is metallic, cloying sweet, toffee, weird and unpleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium body with high carbonation, very bland and strange flavours/aroma. Trainwreck.

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Photo of Derek
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Ruby-brown, pours with only a little tan head.

S: Dark malt with a little fruit and alcohol. It's fine, there just isn't a lot of aroma.

T: Bready, slightly nutty malt, with a hint of burnt bitterness to round out the flavour. There's a slight flavour of fruityness from the yeast. Dry finish, with a touch of warming alcohol (though it's well hidden).

M: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation.

D: Quite good. Should appeal to a large audience, but still have enough flavour for the enthusiast.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.38/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not the best black and tan I've had, but not bad.

Good mahogany colour, but it looks a little light compared to the other black and tans I've had. Light cream head.

Smells reminiscent of brown ale, but a bit more on the malty side. I can smell some buttery, sour notes in there that are somewhat unpleasant on the nose.

Taste is okay. Good malt balance, and not too bitter. I wonder what dark and light beers were mixed, or if this was brewed this way. Still, I can taste some sourness and an excess of diacetyl (spelling?).

Okay drinking, but a bit too carbonated. Haven't tried any of Shaftebury's other beers.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.6/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This replaces the lackluster Winter Solstice and IMO it is now Shaftebury's best beer. Dark Caramel coloured and nosed this beer is in steep contrast to the pale lagers that now make up their collection. The nose is malty with some hops on the second sniff. The taste is a nice malty main body with a clean finish. Very drinakble and comparable to Nelson's After Dark or Fat Cat's Black and Tan. Worth buying a six pack for the cold season.

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Winter Nights Black & Tan from Shaftebury Brewing Company
3.19 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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