Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

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  1. philly224

    philly224 Aspirant (217) Jan 30, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Do you guys think Flower Power and Founders Imperial Stout would work? Never made a black and tan before so not really sure what a good combo would be.
  2. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,403) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    Right now I'm drinking a blend of Bell's Hopslam and Great Lakes Blackout Stout. Not really a Black and Tan since they aren't layered, but they go pretty good together. :-)
  3. AttitudeBrew

    AttitudeBrew Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2009 Texas

    I'm going to have to try this
  4. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,566) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Only one way to find out...
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  5. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (596) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Yeah, I could see that going badly...feel bad for the Eddy Fitz. Not much of a Christmas Ale fan.
  6. ZachOfAllTrades

    ZachOfAllTrades Initiate (135) Dec 30, 2012 Indiana

    While it didn't layer (for me), my first attempt of Bell's Hopslam and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout was delicious.
  7. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    my best so far this year was Terrapin liquid bliss with some jalapeno pale ale a buddy of mine brought back from asheville pretty monsterously damn good
  8. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Aspirant (234) Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Yeah, I live pretty nearby and I'd definitely agree. Smashed Blueberry is an interesting beer, and though they aren't great beers, I do like Bluefin and Old Thumper. Tried XXXX a couple months ago and thought it was miserable.
  9. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    Yeah XXXX was not that memorable, but I think I gave it a decent review. Now, bluefin and old thumper might be somethin' to try at least once.
  10. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    Coors and Coors Light.

    I've had Guinness and Oberon a few times which I enjoy. Also nitro cans of Guinness and Boddingtons as well. I had tried Guinness and pumpkin beers which are good. FBS and Bass once.
  11. e30todamax

    e30todamax Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Virginia

    I did guinness and heady topper for saint paddy's in VT, best black and tan combo I've had.
  12. AlTrombley

    AlTrombley Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2012 Connecticut

    Long trail Double bag and Murphy stout.
  13. GilThorp

    GilThorp Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2010 Kentucky

    It doesn't layer, but as I sit here typing, I'm enjoying a KBS/Hopslam Black & Tan.
  14. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    FBS and FIS. black on black.
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  15. OatmattStout

    OatmattStout Devotee (468) Nov 20, 2002 Connecticut

    personally i think it would be two very robust beers fighting each other and might make a muddled mess. IMHO
  16. ScottR

    ScottR Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2012 Ohio

    I second that. Ten Fidy also works pretty well with G'Knight.
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  17. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I did...I failed to get any layering...but the flavor was interesting...not sure if I'd do it again though.
  19. dbmernin83

    dbmernin83 Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2010 California

    Allagash curieux and speedway stout. I call it the blackout Black and Tan.
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  20. jmkoller11

    jmkoller11 Aspirant (205) Jul 27, 2012 Arizona
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    Seriously, the X-Slam is delicious! Bells Hopslam and Expedition Stout!
  21. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

  22. Dcor

    Dcor Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Florida

    Stella and Guiness at the Shroom is a Marlon Brando...great pour.
  23. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Awesome thread. I've been playing with a few myself. I'll post if I find a winning combo.
  24. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    not good..
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  25. Beerswag

    Beerswag Devotee (486) Jan 16, 2013 California
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    Ten-fidy over some anchor steam..."humble classiness"
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  26. itsiilegal

    itsiilegal Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    Trader Joe's Mission Street Pale Ale (Firestone Walker contracted) makes the best tan I have had. I prefer Murphy's or Guiness for black.
  27. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 California

    I tried Lost Abbey Serpent stout and Mirror Pond
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  28. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Tank 7 and Franziskaner...absolutely it to call it the Frankinseven..wish i had a picture to post, will have one soon
  29. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    Does anyone ever get them to stay split? That's only usually seen with the nitro beers right? I've heard of a couple places getting sculpin on nitro, wouldn't mind trying that.
  30. SadMachine

    SadMachine Meyvn (1,439) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    I'm liable to get lynched on here for saying this, but "black magic" (#9 over guinness) is freaking delicious!
  31. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    Either it's mad ballers here or just bordem with mega beer collections, this thread is pure gluttony with some of the suggestions I'm seeing.
  32. supermodified

    supermodified Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Ohio

    I recently tried to make a black and tan with FIS and Dortmunder Gold.

    It didn't layer at all, but it tasted great.
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  33. anth0ny

    anth0ny Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2012 Michigan

    A sane, reasonable suggestion, seems like that would work well!
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  34. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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  35. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I just had Elysian Dragonstooth and SN Torpedo. It was awesome the Elysian was from a bottle and the Torpedo was on tap.
  36. sketchpunx

    sketchpunx Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2008 New York

    If you like it layered you should really use a nitro stout and pour over a bar spoon with about a 3/5 ratio in favor of the ale for best results. It doesn't work with every beer combination though, as it's all based on gravity and you have to experiment to see what works and what doesn't. An old favorite of mine was guiness over Liberty ale which layers and tastes great! I also recall making some outstanding Black and Tans with Youngs double choc, but alas, it's been a while and i can't remember which ales it works with.
  37. schnarr84

    schnarr84 Zealot (577) Nov 27, 2011 Alberta (Canada)

    Brewdog tactical nuclear penguin + brewdog sink the bismarck. 160$ black and tan. pour into frosted mug, enjoy.
  38. edproctor

    edproctor Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 California

    PtY and Westy 12 was my most epic black and tan;-)
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  39. legend8706

    legend8706 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Virginia

    White Chocolate & Black Tuesday is pretty tasty IMHO...haters gonna hate..
  40. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Local bar near me makes one with Old Dominion Oak Barrel and Crispin is all kinds of amazing.
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