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Mississippi Mud Black & Tan | Mississippi Brewing Co.

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Mississippi Mud Black & TanMississippi Mud Black & Tan

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

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Reviews: 439 | Ratings: 1,163
Photo of Spikester
3.6/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark brown with a modest less than one finger of tan short lived head. Little or no lace.
Smell is chocolate and coffee.
Taste is chocolate coffee porter with some light pilzner aspects.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin but well carbonated. Finish is mildly dry and slightly bitter.
Overall it is pleasing to drink and the jug is cool. I waited a long time to try this but ran out of choices at the convenience store.

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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 jasonpeckins32
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is an array of red, brown, burgundy, mahogany, and burnt orange colors topped off by a creamy off-white head.

The nose has a rich, sweet smell. Pleasant but not unique.

A good robust flavor with a hoppy middle. Finishes with fall-like flavors, nature, dried dead leaves, soil, etc...

The mouthfeel has very nice tingly carbonation. Probably a little less than medium bodied but still enjoyable.

A very drinkable beer here. Easy drinking without sacrificing any flavor. This would probably make a good crossover beer for your bud light addicted buddy. Cheers!

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Photo of shbobdb
3.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I wasn't sure what to expect with this beer . . . but I am pleasantly surprised.

It pours a stunning amber with a fluffy white head that fades into a small fairy-ring around the glass. I think the beer deserves some extra props for its packaging.

The smell is simply terrible. It smells like adjunct lager mixed with fruity pebbles. In the future, I think I'll be drinking this guy from the bottle from now on.

But the taste is quite pleasant. There is a muted chocolate presence, a slight sour twang, and a fair mix of fruity esters. It manages to combine the traits of a mediocre porter and an american macro lager. The taste isn't bad. Enough complexity to keep you engaged, but muted enough that you can drink it and forget about it.

The mouthfeel is actually quite full and rich. Wow. I have no idea how this absolutely stunning mouthfeel got attached to a mediocre beer like this. But it did.

Drinkability is good. It is complex enough to keep you drinking it but simple enough so that you don't have to think about it. The aftertaste isn't the greatest, which causes you to take another sip to eliminate it, so the quart goes quickly.

Really, it is a pretty good deal all-in-all. It is a great beer to share with BMC buddies -- a good compromise beer where both parties can be satisfied.

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Photo of MisterClean
3.62/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ozer from a grocery store.

A - Black, little head, no legs.

S - Roasted malts, with light graininess.

T - The same, pretty consistent. Pretty sure this what you get when you combine a porter and a pilsner or lager.

M - Light, easy drinking.

D - Pretty easy to drink. Not a bad beer for what it is.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.65/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mississippi Mud pours an opaque brown color with very little head. There is a light and mellow roasted malt aroma. The taste has a nice roasted malt flavors, that is very crisp as well. Lighter body, but nice carbonation, and nice feel. Overall its very tasty, its like a nice crisp easy drinking porter.

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Photo of ozzyfan97
3.65/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I picked this beer up after looking at it for awhile at my local liquor store. Found the jug quite unique and there for I had to buy it. So later on I cracked it open and I was first not impressed by the taste but later on it started to grow on me. It then became very easy to down almost like water. All in all it is a very nice and smooth tasting beer. I recommend it to anyone who wants a little something different.

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Photo of TownDunkel
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

.I bought this beer because it is inexpensive and had an awesome bottle. It tastes great with a nice malty and chocolately base. The off smell was a bit off putting but the flavor makes up for it. I would buy this one again great value for the price and awesome reuseable bottle .

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Photo of drunkenmess
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I really really like this beer! Tastes sour n sweet to me. I love black and tans on draft at the bar. Not what I usually drink tho, but always find myself drinking it. Goes down smooth, always. Nice red amber body and a smooth light bittersweet taste to it. Recommended.

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3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I truly love this beer as I love all porters and pilsners,so it would only stand to reason that I would love them together.this beer was one of my first experiences with craft beer,since then my palate has grown much larger but this beer is special to me.i like to drink this in the fall and winter as it goes well with cold nights by a fire.it drinks easy but has enough substance to keep you coming back,this a good beer for someone to step outside the box with for the first time.

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Photo of WeezyBoPeep
3.67/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Awesome gimmick bottle here. I'm sure some people save these as souvenirs. Poured into a huge frozen crystal stein.

A: Dark brown with an amber hue. Not much head that fizzed away quickly, leaving not much behind.

S: Rich roasted malt is the predominant smell here. Notes of red wine, caramel, molasses and dark fruits are detectable.

T: Sharply carbonated front hits up front and surprises me. Huge malt presence all throughout. Hiding in the background are some grains like corn and rice. Finishes great with a cafe au lait aftertaste that I like.

D: I could definitely drink two of these bad boys on a cold winter night.

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Photo of Cburnette23
3.68/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oh, come on now! The snarky reviewers at BA REFUSE to give credit where it is due! No matter, this is a good-quality beer all around, and if you like this one it means you have good taste. It's similar in a way to a stout, of course it's lighter and more like a porter in it's consistency and thickness. It's nothing breathtaking, but assuming you're on a budget, it's a fantastic choice, much better than some dull domestic. When I'm low on the dime, I always look to this, Modelo Especial, or Foster's for an inexpensive, yet tasty and enjoyable drinking experience. Kudos to the Mississippi Brewing Company for this, I really do want to thank them for selling this in Sioux Falls, SD where I live. Get you one of these and a few shooters of bourbon or whisky and have yourself a party of one!

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Photo of auxiliary
3.68/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - Medium brown color with a nice tan head and some lace formed too.

smell - Roasted malts and some grain smells here.

taste - Not much going for me here. Roasted malts, a macro lager like taste.

mouthfeel - Light- medium body.

drinkability - Easy drinking, light like beer, nut much deep flavors going on here.

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

16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 1/22/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light coffee/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice black and tan style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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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 NeroFiddled
3.69/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm not sure exactly why this beer is so popular in southern New Jersey (I think it's the packaging), but after seeing it time and time again in liquor store coolers I thought I'd give it a try. It pours a clear mahogany body that's topped by a short but creamy tan head. The head retention is only fair, and it drops shortly to a thin collar and whispy surface covering but leaves some lace initially. Fruitiness is prevelent in the nose, backed up by a touch of lightly caramel and cocoa-tinged malt. There's not alot going on, but it's actually quite nice and very welcoming. The body is light and it's crisp on the tongue. In the flavor, assorted fruits (apple, grape, orange, berry) and chocolate/cocoa-tinged malt combine in a mildly sweet cornicopia of drinkability. There's no noticeable hop flavor present, and the bitterness plays only a supporting role. It finishes with a flourish of fruit followed by a soft note of cocoa, and then dries out with a very mild note of alcohol and a touch of hop bitterness. Although it's very simplistic, it is actually quite quaffable. It has more character that most mainstream American lagers and makes a good crossover beer for the uninitiated.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a nice off-white head and brown color. Aroma is a delicious blend of nuts, caramel, toffee and chocolate malt. Flavor is less impressive but good with toasty grains and some pilsner-like hop notes and grainy flavors in there as well. Mouthfeel is light-medium to make it easy drinking. Overall, a decent party brew in a convenient quart package.

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Photo of akorsak
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A screw top bottle - the classic look. Haven't had one of these since Mardi Gras a long, long time ago. From The Andersons on Talmadge.

A: Phssst, the screw top opens. Dark caramel brown, the beer is. To the point of minimal translucence - I can barely see anything on the otherside of the glass. A white head over two fingers on first pour, laces nicely. The off-white color stands out against the body.

S: Chocolate is strong, a sweet milky aroma. That's the porter side of the equation. The tan side has caramel and toast. The tan side, I'll say, brings more to the table - the toast fuller than the chocolate sweetness.

T: A premium beer? Yep. Chocolate and caramel sweetness paired with toasted bread. The flavors are lighter, present but fast to disappear, leaving only a light chocolate behind. Exactly what I remember it being - a run of the mill black and tan in a very cool container.

M: The chocolate and breadiness own the beer, hardly a porter/pilsener combination. Easy drinking though. And a great bottle.

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Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The idea of a black & tan in a bottle is absurd to say the least. If you are expecting the taste of an English B&T then you will be dissapointed. I found this a drinkable and good beer. Not a great beer mind you but still very good especially for an american beer. The maltiness is on the very light side. almost non existinet. The hops are mild also. A creamy texture with a good taste. Also a very large beer in a unigue bottle. I have tried this in both sizes and I find the larger bottle has a better flavour than the smaller bottles.

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Photo of Daktyls
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with hints of ruby, with a 2 finger head which dissipates to a thick foam which remains n the sides of the glass.

S: Roasted malt is the primary aroma with hints of molasses and a little hoppiness.

T: Much like the smell, but seemingly leaves something to be desired. Definitely a roasted malty taste with a little bit of hops. A slight nutty taste as well creating an "earthy" tasting brew.

M: Very light on the tongue with a low amount of carbonation. Feels a little generic tasting, though this is my first Black & Tan so I'm not sure if that's the general taste of the style or just this beer.

D: While quite drinkable and easy to drink, it's not particularly memorable, but it does come in a cool jug and was pretty cheap, $3.50 for 32 oz.

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Photo of rrob311
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I used to get quart bottles of this from a gas station I worked at.

A- This is pretty dark, brown, and not clear.

S- This beer smells pretty good.

T- This beer tastes great and has kind of a chocolate flavoring to it.

M- mouthfeel is kind of creamy I guess.

D- I have no problem drinking a cold quart or two of this stuff. Too bad I cant find it out here.

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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 richerd
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The bottle is the best part of the package and was added to my collection. The beer as a whole wasn't too bad with a nice deep amber coloring and a huge head when first poured. The taste is decent but since this is the first Black & Tan that I've tried I don't know what to expect from other breweries B&T's. Overall I found it as highly inoffensive and since the price is right I wouldn't pass it by.

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Photo of pikemark
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this I pint bottle from the Foodery in Philly -- read about it in Maxim like four years ago so I was excited about finding it.

It didnt have as much anything as I thought it would, probably because the cool packaging makes you think molasses or the "mud" makes you think of brownies.

Ok Im going to try to rate this one thinking Black and Tan.

As far as B&Ts go this one is more on the darker side. Chestnut color with little head, but some nice lacing.

The smell is very sweet off the bat with the faintest tinge of coffee. The taste is closer to an Oatmeal stout or Sweet stout with a sharper bite and more carbonation.

I feel like I could drink this one often, especially straight out of the bottle, very simple and refreshing/

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Photo of BeerBeing
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 16oz brown glass custom bottle, tan colored wrap-around label

Appearance: reddish brown color, medium tan head, some lacing

Smell: grain, roasted malt, some caramel and minor fruitness

Taste: medium body, smooth mouthfeel, roasted malt, some chocolate

Notes: one of the best in its class, very good taste and highly drinkable, just keep it COLD

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Mississippi Mud Black & Tan from Mississippi Brewing Co.
3.08 out of 5 based on 1,163 ratings.
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