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Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dylanwilde, Dec 16, 2012.

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    fanta and pabst
     
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    To be honest, I think there are a lot of subpar suggestions in this thread, in that the question was about favorite black and tan combos, not about making browns... You can throw just about any 2 beers together and make a brown, but it would be nice to have some legit combinations people tried that result in actual, layered black and tans. I know at least a few of you have mentioned combos that worked. I, for one, have no suggestions because all my attempts have just ended with me exclaiming "F**k, I made another brown!"
     
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    Good thing everyone here voted to make you the captain of the thread!
     
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    I regularly keep 21st Amendment Back in Black on tap at home, but there just isn't the hoppiness I want, so in my other keg I always keep a nice hoppy IPA. Right now I have Ballast Point Big Eye. I go 2/3 BiB and 1/2 BE. Perfect.
     
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    Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
     
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    Thats called a Snakebite not Black and Tan.
     
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    Snake Bite to me is Yukon Jack and Lime Juice.

    But if thats what it is, so be it. Still fits the color scheme.
     
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    Sn Celebration and Black Chocolate Stout.
     
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    Sorry, I just get worked up everytime I unintentionally make another brown. I know, some might say "Relax, have a beer."... That's what I'm trying to do!
     
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    Breakfast Stout and Lagunitas Sucks... It's amazing. I swear. Try it.
     
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    True that.
     
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    Black and tans can be mixed just fine. In fact I purposely mix them all. No point in layering other than for the appearance.

    Dope
     
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    BCBS and Backwoods bastard.... Sooo gooooodddddddd
     
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    Sorry for nitpicking... Although if I ordered a black & tan & instead got a brown, I might feel a bit cheated, especially if they charged more for it..
     
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    In 2008 Pliny the Younger and Old Raspy on Nitro at the Hopyard, San Ramon. 22oz Schooner.
     
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    Also, I think a black & tan in Ireland is referred to as a half & half, which I assume doesn't mean they just use a special pouring spoon to stir it all up together.. Again, sorry for nitpicking.
     
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    I wonder is a stout and a black IPA would count.
    Maybe not in color but in flavor?
     
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    I like pear cider and a Guiness. Never tried anything but the standard.
     
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    Victory HopDevil and Storm King. It layers ok, but I'm still pretty new on pouring B&T's.
     
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    A perfect Black and Tan, no brown here, just a little Sumpin!

    [​IMG]
     
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    Odd side's citra and Bell's expedition stout. A new taste sensation.
     
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    Black n tan
    Guinness over bass ale

    Black n red
    Guinness over Killian's

    Black n blue
    Guinness over Blue Moon

    Half n half
    Guinness & Harp


    Blacksmith
    Guinness over Smithwick's

    Black Castle
    Guinness over Newcastle
     
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    Yet somehow, BA Smashed Pumpkin is decent...
     
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    Younger and Westy 12 is actually delicious together and creates a "XII and Younger".
     
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    Black and tan elicits some strong negative feelings with some Irish people. Half and half might be a safer term to use in Ireland. However, I was in an Irish bar in Chicago and the bartender told me black and tan was Guinness and Bass whereas half and half was Guinness and Harp. Oh, btw, the special pouring spoon is not used to stir it all up, it used to keep the layers separate.
     
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    Make sure the beers are cold, the lighter color on the bottom poured slow to avoid foam, use the Guinness special spoon and slowly pour the stout over the spoon. But even then I have had failures. As far as I'm concerned, b&t or half & half is about appearance so I layer it. If you are using Guinness make sure to use the Extra Stout.
     
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    Guinness Extra Stout and Woodchuck cider. Not a black and tan but I prefer the combination with cider over any other beer. Smokey and sweet!
     
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    Sink the Bismark under Tactical Nuclear Penguin

    A man's B&T
     
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    Glad to know you are able to pour 7/6 of a beer. Did you know that 5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions? hahaha
     
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    I did a rasputin and 90 minute ipa once... Im not sure if it was terrible or I had just had way to much prior to that point and that beauty put me over the edge.
     
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    Glad to know you're a dick and forget that some people mistype...oops I meant duck...see, what I did there? Oh, I forgot the proverbial hahaha to make it ok to say.
     
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    Faygo & 2-11. Juggalettes love it.
     
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    somebody's a little cranky
     
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    Nope. Just get tired of all the petty responses when some makes a typo. Kinda like people when a sports team makes a minor transaction and one person always has to say "now we can print World Series tickets!"
     
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    last one I tried that was really good was BJ's Brewhouse Tatonka Stout and Drake's Denogginizer
     
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