Michelob Black & Tan

Michelob Black & Tan

Rated 2.864 by BeerPals

Brewed by Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

St. Louis, MO, United States

Style:  Porter

5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 415 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank42795
Overall Percentile9.6
Style Rank1313 of 1354
Style Percentile3
Lowest Score1.1
Highest Score4.8
Average Score2.842
Weighted Score2.864
Standard Deviation0.944

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  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 1.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 2 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 2 | Overall: 2

    pours a brown color with a small head of cocoa that seemed to hang just long enough for it to coat the glass then settling back to a broken crown that barely coats the sides of the glass. The aroma is mixed bag, lots of caramel and cocoa notes with a hint of earth hops, but it just seemed pushed together without any real balance to it. The flavor is not as bad as the aroma, but still kind of rushed together. The mouthfeel has a creamy finish.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Weak. Nastiness in a bottle. How can they just put "black & tan" in a bottle anyway? It just doesn't work - for any brewer, but the Mich is just bad. Hopefully I'll not have to endure another.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    a weak lighter ale blended with a weak dark ale. not revolting, but i had it on tap with a pizza and beyond the crispness and tiny bit of malt, there's nothing there...

  • ACKMAN 157 reviews
    rated 1.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    Why call this a black and tan? I thought a black and tan was when you mixed Guinness and Bass? A weak beer, but a beer nonetheless that should be tried only for novelty.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 1.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    I don't think i would consider this a black and tan in the least bit. Pours a watery dark but clear brown colour. no head, aroma is sweet mouthfeel is light and somewhat dry.

  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 2.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Served at Montclair Days, my neighborhood beach party. My other choices were Miller Lite and Bud. Black and tan is a "style" I don't get--really more a recipie than a style--anyway, the question is, "Why wreck a good stout?" In the case of Michelob's Black and Tan, I suspect the answer has to do with covering up a weak stout. This is a thin bodied and feeble tasting toy beer. So, the beer at our beach party was so-so at best. Well, at least it didn't rain.

  • JAICE 961 reviews
    rated 1.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 3 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 3

    I'm not a fan of michelob by any means. This was as poor a tasting black and tan as I have had. I'm just glad i got it in a sampler pack so i didn't have to have more than one of these.

  • CROWKING 82 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours dark brown to black, nice tan head, very nice nose, quite pleasing to the palate. I wouldn't consider it a porter and it isn't a classic black and tan (Guiness/Bass) but it is very good for Anheuser Busch. Not you typical American Brew. I bought it in a Michelob Seasonal Variety Pack and I liked it a lot. I would recommend this one. Quite surprising.

  • MADMAKR 40 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    My first Black and Tan in a bottle. I was hooked! My opinion back then would not be fair today since I had nothing to compare it to when I first tried it. I do remember liking it and wanting more. This beer opened up my eyes to start trying darker beer. Good taste and a good price.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    I have only seen this beer once and I tried it and it was pretty good and I enjoyed it. The appearance was very dark with a nice tan head. The mouthfeel was strong and full with a flavor of roasted hops and malts. This a very good beer but I just cannot find it anywhere but if you see it, get and try it.

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