Mississippi Mud Black & Tan | Mississippi Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,186
Reviews:
447
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
20.45%
 
 
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30
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244
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4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of sendbeer
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown with a thin, fizzy khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of mild dark toasted malt, cocoa, bready malt. Flavor starts with light caramel and toasted malt, then thins out to thin dark malt and mildly bitter hops with a slightly metallic earthy element. Light bodied with good carbonation. The dark malt component of this seems nice, but the whole beer seems watered down. The lager part does not seem interesting enough to balance the darker portion. Starts ok, but finishes thin and chalky. I have not had a black and tan made with middle of the road lagers and porters for years, but this does not seem quite up to even that standard. A pleasant, but understated, almost watered down version of the style. For the price, probably better than anything else in its size (1 quart) and price, but that's about it.

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Photo of tone77
3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a jug like 32 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and slightly sweet. Taste is mild, some notes of chocolate and malts, not a whole lot of flavor. Feels creamy in the mouth and is highly drinkable. Overall this is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.72/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. From out of this mini-growler, this beer shows a dark hazy brown to black sort of color with a minimally white foamy head that ends up leaving a slight trickling lacing that slides right on into the body. The smell, well, there’s the German malts, somewhat Pilsener like but still letting the roasty sort of quality running about it, but its mainly just roasty and doesn’t really show anything else. The taste was basically just roasty and sweet and had a weird bland dry aftertaste and finish. On the palate, it sat between a light to medium and had a decent sessionability running about it. Carbonation seemed okay, but nothing over the top. Overall, not a bad black & tan, but also not a really pre-made version of one.

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Photo of drabmuh
2.34/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle split by Thorpe. Thanks I think.

Beer is dark and clear at the same time, think a dark brown, minimal head. Looks about what I expected.

Smells like a lager with a mild porter mixed in. I guess this is what they were going for.

Taste like nothing mixed with ash. Me no liky. It has a mild sweet character at the lead off like a some lagers might if you were bad at making them and then a super weak bitter ash at the end of the beer, no after taste, this is a tick and nothing more, not a repeat just a random beer I've never had.

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a dark brown with brown higlights with a thin bubbly head which left good lacing sticking on the glass.

S: I did get chocolate malt right off the bat with a hint a wheat, nuttiness, and aromas of various grains. It also had faint citrus and spice notes.

T: chocolate and caramel greet my palate first with various grains and wheat malt accents that I'm assuming are coming from the pilsner side. There is also some underlying citrus and spice notes like the nose.

M: the brew was medium body with a good amount of carbonation that had a slight sweet but grainy, malty, and creamy finish.

D: actually drank very good like I remember cause I use to drink this beer all the time when I was in high school which was 10 years ago. I honestly start blending alll kinds of beers after drinking this one; gooding looking out MM.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WesWes
3.97/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a brown color with a thin white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a creamy crystal malt scent that is really quite nice. The taste is good. It boasts of pale and crystal malts. It has a nice sweet malt palate that goes down easy and satisfies. This is a pretty damn good beer for being served up in a glass jug. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This beer surprised me. I wasn't expecting much, but what I got was a fine black and tan. It drinks well.

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Photo of Mora2000
2.63/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours brown-amber with white head. Aroma is mainly malt with some slight roasted character. Pretty ordinary. Flavor is more of the same, tastes sort of like a macro lager mixed with a porter. Not terrible, but not something I would drink again. Medium carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is the only above average part of the beer.

(Sampled several months ago and reviewed from notes. I thought I had already reviewed this but then noticed I had either never entered the review or it was lost somehow.)

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Photo of flagmantho
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 1 quart growler-bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium brown hue with two fingers of light tan foam. Not much head retention, but overall it looks pretty good.

Smell: the bottle claims this is a mix of a porter and a pilsner, and it smells the part. There's a nice roasty character but I think this beer gets the worst of both worlds vis-a-vis porter tartness and a sour graininess from the pilsner. It's not bad, but it's not great either.

Taste: more of the same story as in the aroma. This beer fails to incorporate the best of the styles and really ends up the worse off for it. That said, it's not horrible by any means. Average is about the best I can call it.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a decent level of carbonation. Not too bad, although there's a bit of an acidic, astringent quality that holds it back a little bit.

Drinkability: this beer is alright, but I don't love it. There are better-executed premixed black & tans out there.

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Photo of BillRoth
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.41/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a cool jug with rustic artwork. Almost like a growler, yet close to a 40 too.

Pours a very dark amber in color, a large head dies down to nothing. Not much of an aroma, just some malty notes. This beer falls a bit flat in the taste in my opinion. Grain, corn, a hint of porter influences and an off flavor reminiscent of adjuncts gone a bit stale. Theres also something alittle more unnerving, a wretched taste that I've never encountered in a beer before. The beer is interesting enough aesthetically and worth the buy for the cool "bottle" alone. The beer inside is just an odd mixture of pilsener, porter and astringency. Next time I'll pass.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of enelson
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gueuzedude
2.76/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with a tan colored, frothy, initially two-finger thick head. The beer is concentrated, burnt amber color that shows ruby and amber hues when held up to the light. The aroma is a mix of light roast notes, butter, toffee, well toasted grain and more diacetyl accented butter notes. While the diacetyl is not overwhelming it certainly plays a big role in the aroma profile of this brew; ultimately it is just too distracting.

Light bodied and quaffable, there is a noticeable sweetness to this brew up front and in the finish. The sweetness in the finish is accentuated by buttery, almost butterscotch diacetyl driven flavors. The diacetyl is not as noticeable in the flavor as it is in the aroma, but it still plays a significant role. Sweet grain, almost corn-like flavors are offset by a light roast character that provides a touch of burnt acidity, and a soft, toasted grain character to the finish. A light hop bitterness becomes more noticeable in the finish where it tends to lightly linger on in the palate after the beer has left my mouth. Can be a little thin at times, a bit more malt richness would certainly be welcome.

About what I expected, not horrible, though not something to write home about either. The soft diacetyl character certainly doesn't help. I'll certainly pass an having this again though.

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Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving type "bottle" is subjective, since its design is a jug. Like the look - not the beer. A good looking beer, light brown with some ruby tints, see thru a little, with a two-figner head that died quickly. A light malt smell of roasted malts along with some butterscotch/caramel and toffee mixed in for a little sweetness. This beer starts to lose it after this. Light-to-medium bodied with some sweetness to it, but it also comes across as a little slick and syrupy. Has a slightly dry finish from some roasted malts and a twinge of hops, although the malts pretty much nullify any significant malt presence. A somewhat dull beer that really doesn't improve while it warms (that 32 oz. bottle sure starts to look dumpable after a while). I might be able to take a 12 oz. bottle or draft, but I can't buy the quart again. Just not that good.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

32 oz. quart bottle,

A: Pours a dark brown, though lighter than I expected into a mug, with a full white head, no real lacing though.

S: Light smell of roasted malt and coffee, some hops.

T: Mostly roasted malts and some milk chocolate. The porter seems to be the major flavour imparter in this beer, as the lager doesn't seem to do anything, but lighten the flavour. Tasty, but I would have liked more porter character, maybe change the blending ratios.

M: Very light, almost like a macro lager in feel, watery, fizzy.

D: An interesting beer, one of the first beers I remember ever having, would be a good introduction into crafts, without hitting someone over the head with flavour, great bottle as well.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HopHead84
2.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Classic porter and Continental pilsner in 1qt. (32oz) whiskey jug bottle with a twist cap.

A: A deep scarlet red coloring shows a good sense of clarity when backlighted along with a medium sense of effervesce that was spaciously separated with a rapid rate of rise. The head is pancake tan, soapy with macrobubbles, and quick to dissipated within the occurring minute of pour.

S: The nose had light mentions of sweet caramel grains, chocolate as well fresh barley.

T: For flavor we find deep toasted grains, of munich and chocolate that blended beautifully together. Sweet with some worty notes along with cola and a bit of nuttiness. The pilsner malt lend a nice soft compliment to the rich porter (chocolate malts). On the finish we find passing thoughts of light brewed coffee coming to the surface upon the swallow that faded rather quickly.

M: Nice level of bubbly sensation especially at the tip and edges of the tongue. The body is smooth texture wise with a slight creaminess and a medium consistency.

D: Decent drinkability though a jug (32oz) seems a bit excessive especially considering its sweet toasted nature at times.

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Photo of cjgator3
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with a fizzy off-white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. The sweet and malty aroma is extremely faint with a touch of caramel. The taste is pretty bland as well with some malt and a very mildly bitter finish. Overall, this is a pretty dull beer that really doesn't posses anything that makes me want to purchase again.

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