Mississippi Mud Black & Tan | Mississippi Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
72
okay
1,186 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Mississippi Mud Black & TanMississippi Mud Black & Tan
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mississippi Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,186
Reviews:
447
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
20.45%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
245
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,186 |  Reviews: 447
Photo of wac9
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

awesome beer been looking for it a long time not many black and tans out there this I will drink again

102 characters

Photo of Psg5062
3.29/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bbtkd
3.34/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mississippi Brewing Mississippi Mud Black & Tan, 5% ABV, 65 IBU. First thing to know is that this beer has never been to Mississippi as it is brewed in New York! It is in a huge bomber+ 32oz bottle. This beer is pretty good, but nothing to write home about. Has no bitterness, no alcohol taste, but not much other taste either. It seemed pretty heavily carbonated. I don't believe the 65 IBU rating - there is no bitterness at all. The bottle really is the coolest part of this beer. I'd get it again, particularly at the low price per oz.

 539 characters

Photo of Beginner2
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeccaH
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cold_1
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mario_arias
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrisroarshack
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of erk0607
2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KenProCo
3.29/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of benst287
5/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of EOC
3.99/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
2.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Screw-top jug, no date. DFH Tulip. Served extremely cold, initially.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber/light brown with a half finger light khaki head, which dissipates quickly into a thin ring at the edge and a couple of little islands. Lots of small, active carbonation. No lacing, not awful retention, but pretty poor.

Aroma: Some mild roast, a little lager yeast, but pretty tame overall; nothing offensive.

Taste: Pretty dry arrival, slightly sour across mid-palate. Mixes the texture I love ina pilsner and the taste I love in a brown ale in one beer. A little dry cocoa puff across the middle, right before that sourness. Pretty light on the bittering at the end. Some lingering roast notes and a little lingering sourness on the back end. This is better then Yuengling, I suppose. Certainly less sweet and more complex.

Mouthfeel: Lighter side of mid-weight. Very clean. Active carbonation.

Overall: The combination is interesting, and much to my surprise, I would drink this again. I could see this pairing well with food. However I can think of no fewer than a dozen brown ales and/or amber lagers that I would pick ahead of this, and this is only available in a jug growler, so I don't see it gracing my fridge again anytime soon. I had this in college 15 years ago, well before my palate was developed, and it was a fun little experiment to return to it. It seems downright watery now, but back then it seemed like an RIS.

 1,455 characters

Photo of Ebmahoney
3.42/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
2.57/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
2.21/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CoryBraiterman
4.25/5  rDev +38%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite go-to drinks when I either want something to bring or something for every day. It's a pretty simple, non-offensive combo that is only somewhat accurate to the genre, but it is one of the best inexpensive beers you can get. Mild with just slightly bittery-sweet notes of maybe caramel and dark chocolate. Thin head, dark color. And yes, the packaging will draw eyes, so why not.

 396 characters

Photo of robear
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SPD656
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris912
3.29/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of siscokid79
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeMegabyte
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

This is a pretty cheap beer, you almost never see 32oz beers at $3. Certainly an easy drink to get drunk. I'm not really seeing the Pilsner/porter combo because this look is closer to a carbonated watered down soup than a beer. Literally no carbonation other than a brief hiss when you open the bottle, it tastes like a watered down porter akin to someone's first attempt at homebrew where they didn't have enough flavorful grain. There are clear notes of metal in the beer indicating that it's been exposed to too much oxygen during the fermentation process. It smells yummy, but I think that's about all it has going for it. It's definitely more drinkable than most domestic American beers, but that's not saying too much. The good thing is getting drunk on it is easy because there's no weight to it. If you're looking for a bud light fix or you have a friend that just doesn't like craft beer but loves American Guinness, this is it's perfect mate.

 952 characters

Mississippi Mud Black & Tan from Mississippi Brewing Co.
3.08 out of 5 based on 1,186 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.