I seriously am ready for the weekend and it’s only Monday. I’m not even kidding. I have to bang out a 10 page research paper on Saturday and I have another twelve-hour shift on Sunday. After that, I am basically done except for finals. After finals, it’s a day bar hopping in New Brunswick with my sis. I’m probably hitting up Stuff Yer Face and Harvest Moon at the minimum. I’ll probably throw Old Bay in there too. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my time at Rutgers, but I’m mentally done. Also, being a non-traditional student changes things. I literally go to class and then leave. But, I’m thrilled to be almost done. Onto tonight’s brew…
Style: Black & Tan
Trivia: According to wikipedia, “Black and Tan is a drink made from a blend of pale ale, usually Bass Pale Ale, and a dark beer such as a stout or porter, most often Guinness. Sometimes a pale lager is used instead of ale; this is usually called a half and half. Contrary to popular belief, however, Black and Tan as a mixture of two beers is not a drink commonly consumed in Ireland. Indeed, the drink has image problems in parts of Ireland and elsewhere due to the association with the Royal Irish Constabulary Reserve Force which was sent into Ireland in the early 1920s and nicknamed the Black and Tans.”
Random: The Phillies are off today…I have nothing to watch.
I poured this beer into the glass and I already determined my first complaint. It was going to be too thin. Anyways, it poured a dark mahogany color with a barely there white head. There was some visible carbonation on the brew. On the nose, I got some roasted malts and not much else. On the taste…yeah, about that…it’s way too thin. I initially got the roasted malts and some watery pilsner followed up. There was really nothing to this beer. Give me a Yuengling Black and Tan over this brew any day. Not a fan…at all.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0