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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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
1,154
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
33.44%
 
 
Wants:
30
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224
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Reviews: 436 | Ratings: 1,154
Photo of daBEERnazi
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

one of my favorite beers i tried it once because it was on sale and was real suprised if you like dark beers this is 1 to try. not too pricy, its got a cool jug, and doesnt really go flat or taste bad warm 250 characters is kinda long so iguess i will end it with SCREW FLANDERS

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Photo of themind
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A go to beer when in a pinch. Big bold bottle that makes you feel like your a cast member of Moonshiners. Grab this stuff, knock out a few of your teeth and have at it. A quality a beer with crisp carbonation. In the World of craft beers its hard to measure up to the big boys but when in a pinch or low on cash it's time to sling some mud!

Bottom Line: Four wheelers, camp fires and Mississippi Mud make for one heck of a good time!

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Photo of 1234Jack
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally trying this at age 32.

Not sure what the bottle is supposed to represent, shape and color, but it looks fun.

Smell out of the bottle is malt.

Color resembles a Bock - red amber, filtered, with a tinge of brown.

Smell out of glass is a burnt smell.

Taste is definitely malty, with a bitter, smokey aftertaste.

Sourness dominates the mouthfeel.

This beer isn't bad, but definitely not a favorite.

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

Carbonations is lame, so when the muds in ya you know we aint drinking no soda pop. FACT. Lets be honest, if I'm at a party and I got a fist full of mud, shes getting laid. You wont catch me sippin the watered down taste of a peat bog type of brew such as busch lite or others. No pansy IPAs eitha, only that real, raw, smooth, the taste of a Mangrove lagune, canoe gliding ontop of a soup of brown and black clouds. It picked me up like a dust storm in eastern Washington and when that sappy nectar finally endured it's last drop, me and my bussdown were thoroughly pleased, and pleasured. By the mud, see when you give yourself to something bigger than you, you fall back into the mud and let the dirt slowly seep over your body and brown out your sight. It's as if you could go to the local WinCo and pick out an untainted 18 year old virgin, fresh out of high school with everything a pimp knew to, out of a line of well past their golden years milfs, pregnant teenage junkies, and overweight soccer moms looking for some love. That is Mississippi Mud my friends, it's as if mother earths loins were split on the rim of your lips and she let out a stream foggy as the winding meander dumping silts and sands carried from foreign lands down to Mississippi Delta.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a somewhat clear, deep ruby brown with an off-white head that's just under 2 finger thick. Decent retention. A fine, silky and somewhat sticky lacing.

Smell - Notes of roasted chocolate malt and hints of coffee mostly, though a bit muddled, likely by the pilsner.

Taste - Strong notes of chocolate hit right off the bat, and ring through from start to finish. A hint of coffee. A bit of metallic twang creeps up mid-taste, then finishes a tad stale, like day old coffee that's been sitting in tin. Metallic aftertaste lingers.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, and the carbonation is a bit weak.

Overall - Starts off great, but sip after sip becomes a bit of a struggle, as the funky metallic flavor muddles up all the good porter character that's present to begin. Halting the drinkage for a few minutes and allowing the bland metallic flavor to dissipate does help to get back to square one, but is it really worth it? It's not all that great to begin with. Props on one of the coolest bottles in the industry, though!

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Photo of pmcadamis
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Ha! I had to pick up this old fashioned jug (one whole quart!) of novelty brew. Pours a dirty brown with a small white head. Actually looks like it could be scooped straight from the big river

S - LIght lager with a hint of darker malt. Smells like a thin dark lager more than a self-made black and tan with more expertly "curated" brews.

T - This is really under assertive. Mild and slightly toasty, but there isn't a helluva lot going on.

M - LIght bodied and drinkable. Mellow and a bit fizzier than I would like.

This is a very drinkable and thirst quenching beer. But, it offers nothing to really stand out in my memory except the cool and collectable ceramic jug. Find a wash board and a thimble and you are halfway to the making of the next great hipster "string band."

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Photo of Offa
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I found this pretty boring, thin, and a little too sweet for the amount of character, but pleasant enough and at least with some light, if simple, character.

Copper-brown, it has a medium-big pale tan head slowly shrinking to thin ring.

Aroma is mild but firm, pleasant, darkly toasty barley, hints of woody caramel/root beer, and bread crust.

Taste is pleasant, firm, but simple sweet caramelly-toasty barley, light almost root-beer-like woody-grassy bitterness. Feel is a bit thin and nondescript.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.68/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a cool fake ceramic jug a very dark brown with a red hue. There was a small white head but that disappeared quickly.

The smell is roasted malts and coffee.

The taste is sweet and malty. Not too bad.

The mouth is very light and refreshing. The body is light with medium carbonation.

Overall not as bad as I expected it to be. It has the dark malty flavours but is also light and refreshing.

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Photo of dogfishandi
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

32oz growler shaped bottle. Received as a gift.

Pours a dark reddish brown, decent clarity with a nice full off white head with pretty good retention and decent lace.

Aroma is somewhat bland. Light roast, fruity esters, and hints of strange meat funk. Some lageriness noticeable as well.

TAste is somewhat decent for the style. Both beers can be noticed but the ending result makes it come off as a light porter. Light roasted malt, toasted malt with hints of berry and grape like fruits. As it warms some caramel and brown sugar take over. Finishes with some lager qualities.

Light feel, light finish, but definatly not watery. Easy drinker.

Overall, this is a pretty good example of a black and tan but this style is longing for some expierimentation by the bigger, better breweries. The bottom line is that this is not something memorable enough to come back too.

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Photo of 08Deltadawn8
5/5  rDev +62.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is the closest bottled black and tan that i have had to the real black and tans done with a spoon. i give it a two thumbs up!!!

perfect color, creamy but also lager type taste. good head on it. best served at room temp!

i also like the bottle, its a pretty cool design and reminds me of the old moonshine bottles. this brew is pretty easily attainable. most package stores that have craft brews will have this.

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Photo of swedish655
4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found the beer at local deli. I tried it with friends and found it almost perfect. Better to drink from goblet. Nice brown color with tan head. Flavor mellow, taste rich and full, smooth and creamy texture. When in tall glass taste will change as beer is consumed. Smoother than a stout and clean mouth with no after taste. I like it and continue to buy. Thanks for a great product. Keith

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Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So, yes, the bottle, name and artwork is very cheesy. And I think this beer gets a bad rap because of it.

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, khaki colored head of foam. It left some sudsy sheets of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate and some roasty notes.

T - Mostly chocolate with caramel and a slight bitterness. It started out tasting like a porter, but as it warmed it tasted more like a Munich Dunkel Lager.

M - It was fairly crisp and sharp. A light bodied beer with a somewhat dry finish.

O - This is better than what I expected from the reviews.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and surface foam bearing various thicknesses. Decent lacing sticks to the glass longer than expected.

S- Lightly roasted aroma that's a bit nutty like smoked pecans. Some coffee and chocolate.

T- Initial dark malt flavor that's soon swept away by a light lager taste. The malt flavor is toasty with notes of soft chocolate while the lager flavor is watery and bland. There's also some faint caramel sweetness.

M- Medium carbonation and a surprisingly light body.

O- I can kinda see why this is so popular among non-craft drinkers but it just leaves me wanting more of the porter side and less of the pilsner.

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Photo of metter98
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is very dark red in color but clear and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light to moderate amounts of roasted malt aromas in the nose along with some hints of maple syrup.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of nutty malts along with notes of roasted malts and hints of maple syrup and smoke.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does not have much complexity in the flavors but its light body makes it very easy to drink.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear dark amber in color with some lighter amber colors when held up to the light. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a small patch of thicker bubbles and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma of this beer is rather malty with some lighter notes of brown sugar and molasses sweetness.

T: This beer has flavors of roasted malts, nuttiness, and some sweetness from maple syrup/molasses. Just a touch too sweet for my tastes but there is just a very light hint of smokiness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. So much carbonation it is almost prickly.

O: This beer is nothing special but it is certainly not offensive either. The last time I had this beer, I was still an undergrad and thought this was quality craft beer - how much the world has changed in the last 20 years, especially in my appreciation of good craft beers. Easy to drink but not something I really want to have more than one during a session. Not sure I will get this one again but it was a nice walk down memory lane.

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Photo of Lemke10
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up a jug of this from Woodman's in Rockford, IL in summer 2012. Pours a medium brown color with an off white foamy head. Scent is fairly malty as is the taste. Has an overall pretty dry taste but has some nice caramel hints as well. Texture is average as to be expected. Just a reasonable 32 oz jug of beer in a more rare to find style. Probably one of the more plentiful black and tan beers on the market.

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Photo of smoke68
4.72/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

very smooth, good color, nice looking bottle. It is easy to find at carryout stores in our area. Price is very good @ 2.99 a quart. It is well with-in my price range and very tasty. A dark beer with no heavy after taste. you should give this beer a try if you are into dark or great tasting smooth brew.

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Photo of BeerRaiser
4.73/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm kind of shocked to see such low reviews on this beer. I live in Rhode Island and for some reason we cannot get this beer up here anymore. It's very disappointing to me because this was one of my all time favorite beers! I loved everything about this brew. The taste was awesome, the smell was great, there was no nasty after taste and it had a pretty cool looking little growler! I hope some day we get this back up here. Truly a great beer in my opinion and I miss it.

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Photo of julian89
2.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

This is by far the cheapest growlette I have ever seen.

Appearance: Pours a brown color so similar to coca-cola. I got a 1.5 inch head with good retention and a little lacing. It's a watery beer not syrupy in consistency. Not bad looking.

Smell: Malty, thats just about it. Maybe some slight brown sugar and spice.

Taste: Really the mouthfeel kills the taste here. It's sweet and malty with a poke at some spice of some sort, but really not much going on here.

Mouthfeel: Oh so light and oh so watery, meh.

Overall: Honestly, it's kind of what I expected. It's not horrible and i can drink it but I really bought it because it was cheaper to buy the beer and growler than just the growler alone, kind of like how cassette tapes of Hanson were cheaper than blank cassette tapes.

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Photo of dkoehler42
2.91/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mississippi Mud is a drinkable beer, not overly heavy in taste or mouth feel. That being said, the color was a nice brown with 3/4" of head. The smell is mediocre, really missing. The taste is slightly heavier than a pilsner, but nowhere near a porter. It's mouthfeel is a similar profile.

All in all, it was a worthwhile investment, but not likely something I'll pick up again.

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Photo of Fulky
3.96/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the quart jug into a 16oz shaker glass.

Pours very dark brown with not much transparency. An excellent two finger golden brown head with good retention and lacing throughout. Has the general appearance of a stout.

Not much to speak of in regards to smell. A little piny or something, but really just smelled like the inside of an empty bottle.

Contrary to smell, the flavor is absolutely excellent. Not necessarily the same as other Black & Tans I have tried, which is good for me. Has a nice bitter malt bite, with smooth caramel and chocolate accents. A beer that is good to taste from beginning to end.

A nice full body that is not too thick. Crisp but does not burn or overwhelm the pallet with carbonation. Surprisingly refreshing for a beer of it's stature.

An excellent beer, especially for it's price. Good for those new to the style.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a light-bodied brown color. Head is fizzy and lively, but it dies down very quickly. Seems to be mostly transparent.

S-Not much aroma. Light mixture of Pils hops and yeast and darker Porter chocolate notes. A bit pleasant but very simple and subdued.

T-The Pils taste is quite mute. More along the lines of Porter chocolate and very light coffee but it isn't intense enough. Pretty bland. Too light.

M-Feels more like a Pils but because it tastes more Porter-like, the fact that it lacks good Porter body makes it mediocre. Very light.

O/D-Not bad; great bottle. Too boring. Nice price at $3.50 for a rather sizeable bottle. The jug was the best part.

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Photo of Antonius08
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in a 32 oz bottle—which is awesome looking and unique.

Pours nice and dark; expose it to a well lit room, you can see it’s a rich brown color.

Decent sized head, but does not last long and quickly simmers away, but a thin amount will remain.

Smells just like you would expect a black and tan to be.
Definitely has a good strong black and tan flavor, but there is also an extra punch of a bitter flavor a little bit after it touches your tongue. Flavor really holds itself on the back of your tongue.

I’m not really a fan of Black and Tan Styles, but there is something special about this black and tan; I can’t put my finger on it though. It has a caramel flavor, but there is something else to it—an almost smokey flavor, it’s hard to describe. If I was more experienced in this style I, probably would be able to describe it better.

It has a very nice and smooth mouth feel and didn’t feel to heavy.

Not sure what the suggested drinking temperature was, but I noticed as it got warmer I enjoyed it more and was able to pull out more flavors. I would suggest exposing it to about 10-20 minutes of room temperature after it comes out of the refrigerator to get some good flavor out of it. I’m no expert on that though.

Overall, it was a great drinking experience.

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Photo of JayS2629
3.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was surprised at how good this was. It pours a dark brown with a thick head that fades fast and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is of chocolate, caramel, and subdued grassy notes.

The taste was actually very nicely balanced with a low profile grassy hops that peeks through a rich chocolate and bready background. Pumperknickle and caramel notes.

Rich, medium bodied, smooth

Overall, goes down very easy. Nothing offensive, nothing complex. Simplicity and very enjoybale to drink.

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Photo of gunnerr
4.31/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Ok i saw the reviews, and I am a dark beer drinker, or a brown ale. So when i saw this bottle in the local market, I thought to myself very cool design. Yea the taste afterwards is not to good, it's not a real black n tan. But is a good beer, and when i brought it to a party i was going to alot of people commented on it, some who took a drink said it's ok..and others didnt like but thos ppl where the ones who where drinking Natural Ice beer. I mean wtf..come if i wanted something that came out yellow then i would of.. well you know where i was going with it..But now I dont even see this beer in any market..

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Mississippi Mud Black & Tan from Mississippi Brewing Co.
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