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

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 10-15-2001

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Photo of Avatar113
2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mschofield
3/5  rDev -2.6%

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 sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Excellent price ($5 quart). Great bottle. Good porter mixed with a decent pilsner. Okay tobacco tasting beer with a somewhat crappy watery mouthfeel. Good enough to get again. I bought it because of the bottle (so did you). They must sell a ton for the same reason.

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Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.86/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Used to drink this beer in college and thought it was a very tasty black and tan. Of course at that time I was still experimenting with my beer palette; but this was certainly a beer at the time that was more complex then the crap I was drinking.

Saw it in Whole Foods in Paramus, NJ and brought back memories so thought I'd give it a whirl. Certainly has not lost its drinkability. Is very smooth, nice dark black iced coffee color. Toffee smell. Taste is very toffee-like with a hint of cocoa and maybe a little coffee. But is just a smooth; on the sweeter side, black and tan.

I think it deserves a better overall grade than the C +; I don't think it is a beer anyone would turn down if offered at a BBQ and certainly better than the "summer swill" that is often offered!

But brought back some memories; hasn't lost its drinkability and would keep some in my fridge during the summer months as a darker beer with some character that acts like a light beer

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Photo of FrankShirley
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dewsby
2.49/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Segelstrom
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of anon
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dewey0603
2.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This pours a dark ruby color,it looks like black cherry soda, with a thin off white head. There is almost no smell, except a very faint malt roastyness. The taste has a roasted flavor,some coffee and chocolate, but little else. The m/f is light and alittle weak and watery. I don't understand the point of this beer. If I wanted a good black and tan I'd mix it myself.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
2.87/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I remember drinking this before I found BA and realized that there is actual art and flavors to be found in beer. At the time, I thought this was a pretty good beer. Now I can try it a little more objectively, with a lot more information at hand.

Pours a moderate reddish amber. Since it's a pre-mixed Black and Tan, it completely loses out on the best part of a B&T, the dark beer sitting on top of the light. Not a good start. Decent enough head, though.

Aroma is semi-sweet, very malty in concept. Nothing much to write home about. Flavor is a malt up-front that definitely has some stout dryness, and the finish is very bitter harsh (in a bad way).

I can drink this, it's harmless enough, but no thanks.

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Photo of DruC4
3.52/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Big 32oz screw top jug type bottle.

A- Pours a deep, deep amber to brown hue. Fairly translucent with red tinges in the color and a medium sized frothy, slightly tan head. Decent lacing.

S- Mild dark roasts and sweet notes. Maybe a brown sugar flavor in there with some caramel malts in there.

T- Very similar to the scent. Dark roasts as in a porter, but milder. Definite sweet notes. Caramel and some chocolate hints. Slight hints of lighter malts and slight hop crispness. Let it warm a bit though and it develops a sour milk type taste. Not a great thing to develop.

M- Very smooth and silky. Just the right amount of carbonation. Weight on the palate is perfect for the style. A very drinkable beer.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KeefD
2.19/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

$2.50 for 32oz of beer? Sure, I'll give it a shot. Neat little mini-moonshine jug bottle. Mississippi Brewing Co, Utica, New York? Weird. Pours a dark brown color with an enormous tan head that falls slowly, becomes interestingly rocky. Crystal clear. Lots of little carbonation bubbles keeping good head retention. Aroma of weak porter and some light hops. Flavor profile of weak caramel and chocolate malts, very little hop bitterness. A bit watery. Slightly creamy, decent mouthfeel. Can I really drink this whole thing? I dunno about that. Yeah, this is a drain pour.

I've never had a pre-mixed Black and Tan, but this is nothing like the bar trick brews I've experienced in the past. Interesting it was a mix of Porter and Pilsner, but not something I would buy again, despite the very low price.

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Photo of beeragent
3.49/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a quart jug into a pint glass. The beer pours a deep amber, forming a thin 1/4 inch head that quickly faded. Light spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is very light, but there are subtle hints of roasted malt and coffee. The taste is very light and tasting nothing like a black & tan that I've ever had. Aside from that thought, the taste isnt that bad. Light coffee and roasted malt, along with a slight hop presence. A very interesting taste. Light smooth mouthfeel. If you get past the fact that this isnt what a black & tan tastes like, it really is a very drinkable brew. Overall, I was impressed by the overall qualities of the brew. So it may be mislabeled, but as long as you can look past that, this is quite an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Fordknox
2.97/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BradLikesBrew
2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a: Dark brown body with an off-white head.

s: Mild aroma. Maybe some roasted malt?

t: Disappointing. Like the aroma, the flavor is pretty mild. Vague roasted malt. A pretty light flavor. I think vague malt sums it up. No nasty or unpleasant flavors, but nothing too good either.

m: Wish it were more like Mississippi Mud. The mouthfeel is like a lager, I've had heavier lagers though. Very light and watery.

d: Why did I buy this again? Was the jug-like packaging really that appealing? Was I drunk? Totally lacking in both aroma and taste. The only possible upside is that the light body and weak flavor make it easy to chug. I would only recommend this if you have already had several beers, were done looking for something to enjoy and just wanted to get hammered. Then, maybe then, this would be acceptable.

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Photo of OriolesFan1008
1/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Patlee3324
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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