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Mississippi Mud Black & Tan | Mississippi Brewing Co.

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Mississippi Mud Black & TanMississippi Mud Black & Tan
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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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2001

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Photo of Zombiepaper
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of cheapxceptbeer
2/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The most boring beer ever. There is no porter in this, maybe a weak pilsener was used to wash out a weak brown ale, but there are no interesting flavors, it is the blandest beer I have ever drank, I think the Heinz corporation had something to do with this.

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Photo of Jeffreytmoore
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of paulys55
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Liondiscs
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of QuantumPint
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of LAp
2/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of masevah
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of brdc
2.03/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This bottle always begged to be taken at the local store, and this time I gave in.
Dark brew with a light tan head, little retention.
Aroma is quite limited, a little alcohol, a little sweetish, nothing else.
Taste and body are as expected from the smell: light, almost like drinking water. It tastes like any macrobrew, perhaps a little bit better, but I have little to comment here.
No particular nose or taste, no complexity at all.
I will not have this again.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.03/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this because the bottle was awesome looking. I thought I'd enjoy this beer much more than I did. The beer is on the light side, not by color but by mouthfeel. I know it's a blend I just think ofnmud as being thick and I was expecting this to be like that too. The color is a dark yet transparent brown. Flavor had too much grass in it and not enough porter/stout.

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Photo of Mthom
2.06/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Is it just me, or does this taste like Schlitz Malt Liquor? Or Olde English 800? Or, well, you get the idea. Swampy smell and taste. Nothing like the package suggests. "Continental Pilsner"?, "robust English Porter"? My arse. Definitely won't buy again, BUT will keep the bottle. Very cool bottle.

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Photo of phizzle
2.09/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hunter
2.09/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The bottle's a bit of a turn off for me, with a screw-top cap and the look of a small whisky jug. Makes me think of trailer parks; should I blow on the bottle when it's empty? Upside: 32 oz. of beer :)

Serious head on the pour! Settles fairly quick into an admirable eggshell-white with strong lacing effects. I half expected there to be some gimmick allowing the advertised porter/pilsner blend to separate in the pour, but no - beer is a uniform brown-red, clear with thin carbonation.

Aroma is odd. You can detect the adjuncts in it (maybe from the pilsner?). hits of corn, scant hops, some chocolate (porter?).

Wow. What a bland-tasting beer. None of the character of a Guinness & Bass/Harp Black & Tan. This is uniformly blah. Thin mouthfeel with little taste of anything on the tongue. This is inoffensive to the point of being invisible. Allowing it to warm a bit doesn't seem to help, but it does bring out barely-there notes of chocolate and almond. Thanks but no thanks.

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Photo of elricorico
2.11/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a deep amber in colour, and a finger of beige head formed. The head recedes to a thin cap, but slowly. Not bad looking.

Started off a little too cold, but as it warms a bit of roasted malt and citrus hop aromas start to show. Further in it simply starts smelling like a fairly standard brown ale. A bit of malt sweetness with faint hop aroma. Nothing exciting.

This one comes of as tasting simply odd to me. At moments I feel like some character from both the pilsner and the porter are trying to show, but mostly if feels like a mixed mess. Especially notable in the finish, there is a sourness that battles with a pilsner's crispness and just comes accross as wrong.

The mouthfeel is actually not bad here, it has a fair bit of body and a medium carbonation, making it reasonable in this category.

While there are hints of good beer in this bottle, it is a struggle to find it. Instead of a harmonious mix of two styles, I find this one to hit a sour note.

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Photo of andrewsporter
2.12/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I bought this in a pre-packaged growler at the state liquor store. Intrigued by the packaging, even more intrigued by the dirty cheap $2.99 price tag. Lets just say you get what you pay for. Might as well pour the beer down the drain and keep the cool bottle.

Appearance - It actually looks like a very good beer, caramel colored, good head, impressive lacing on the pint glass as well.

Smell - Doesn't smell like much, slight hint of chocolatey, roasted porter.

Taste - Going down it is fine, the pilsner is a bit chalky and bitter.

Mouthfeel - on the lighter side, not particularly heavy.

Drinkability - It just tastes too bad to keep drinking more than the quart bottle it comes in.

Overall, pre-mixed black and tans have never been a huge hit in my world but why not? Probably stick to Yeungling B&T if thats what you're into.

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Photo of hobojon
2.12/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured from 1 quart screw cap bottle from Trader Joes.

App- filtered, brown amber, off white head dissipates to a fine layer.

Smell- sweet, pils malt, roast malt, lots of caramel, one dimensional.

Taste- much worse than aroma, light caramel and astringent roasty malt. sweet, very mellow noble hop bitterness. poorly brewed, rough finish. thin taste.

Mouthfeel- thin, fine low/med carb.

Drinkability/overall- not very tasty. drinkable, but not for the taste. watery.

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Photo of HardTarget
2.12/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Aroma: A minor hint of malt, but mostly I’m getting an alcohol smell.
Appearance: Black which shows a clear ruby when backlit. Had a creamy tan head that left a little bit of lacing.
Flavor: Malty, but has a metallic aftertaste. Basically has a porter profile.
Mouthfeel: Light-Medium, with an alcohol/carbonation prickle.
Overall Impression: Cool bottle, but I can’t reuse it for homebrew (twist top). I expected a thicker, more intense flavor. This is basically a thin slightly off porter. I would look at the water source or the cleaning of the metal in the brewing system. That, or a re-evaluation of the hops.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Brown colored beer with some amber highlights. Bit of a white head, faded away quickly to some whisps of stick before disappearing altogether.

S - Some slight roasty notes and a lot of sweet pale malts with a bit of corn syrup. Smells a little too much like a sweet macro beer with some roasted stuff added to it.

T - Sorry, taste is worse than it smells. None of this is really offensive, it's just not a good beer. Very sweet, maybe some molasses, but this doesn't taste like a pilsner and some of the minor porter notes that it had on the nose was gone as well. Somewhat watered down.

M - Lighter bodied, soft carbonation, watery.

O - Well, pretty drinkable, but doesn't taste all that good. Best thing about this one was the nice novelty bottle. I picked it up only because I didn't want a six pack of anything at the store and cans of Fosters wasn't doing it for me either. Not recommended.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This brew is pours a color that is neither black, nor tan, and certainly not both. Instead, it pours a clear blood red color with a small white head. It would look so bad for an amber or pale ale, but it is not what is espected for something called a black and tan. The aroma is rather pleasant; sweet roasted malt, nuts, fruit. The taste leaves a lot to be desired. It is faint, and mildy sweet. The mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a brew to be avoided. I seriosly can't see myself ever being in a situation where I wanted to drink a beer like this.

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Photo of Redgoatman
2.13/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeardedBoffin
2.14/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A quart of Mississippi Mud, which, is said to be a mixture of classic porter and continental pilsner from the Mississippi Brewing Company, Utica, NY. Utica isn't anywhere near Mississippi, the Mississippi River, or an alligator like the one depicted on the faux stone bottle. Something a little amiss here?

A removal of the screw cap reveals a dark nutty brown brew with modest head that managed to leave some lacing on the glass. This, as I was soon to find out, was by far the best part of the beer.

The aroma was mostly caramel complemented by buttery toffee with some hops penetrating through. A thin palate disappoints. Malty flavors dominate in the beginning, but are usurped by an unpleasantness toward the finish that, unfortunately, lingers after the beer is through. Some have characterized the unpleasantness as metallic mineral water, and I don't disagree.

Not something I would not seek out again. The cheap price ($3/quart) and flashy bottle is, apparently, the marketing strategy of this beer, clearly not the repeat costumer.

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Photo of SirMoose
2.15/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Mississippi Mud Black & Tan from Mississippi Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 1,200 ratings
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