My new Black & Tan

Discussion in 'Beer & Ale' started by bigtrain74, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So I went into the package store the other day and I saw a beer I have been curious about for sometime now. It was the Young's Double Chocolate Stout. I asked the guy how it was and he said "It's very chocolaty." I was going to pass until he told me to get a bottle of that and a bottle of the UFO raspberry and pour them like I would a black and tan.

    He told me just to buy one bottle of each to see if I like it and when I do, I would be back for more. So I went home and poured my new creation and... WOW it was good!!!

    Just make sure that it is very very cold!

    I recommend this to anyone looking to change it up a little bit from time to time.
  2. meatball

    meatball Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I've tried a lot of black and tan mixes, but that is a new one to me. I'll have to give it a try, thanks for the recommendation. I usually go with Guiness and Woodchuck Cider.
  3. yount

    yount Meat Mopper

    Damn you off to the beer store i go [​IMG]
  4. Well they say its Chocolate Stout and you would think it taste like chocolate, but it's the same I bet that they use in Samuel Adams Cream Stout where they say they use the hops from the chocolate to make a Creamy Stout. Now I would like to get my hands on some since my name is Thomas Young!
    Where is the beer made and shiping locations do you know?
    Thomas [​IMG]
  5. Next time I am out and about will try other places to look for it.
    Sounds good.
  6. Both are very good beers! I can only imagine how awesome they are together.
  7. payson

    payson Meat Mopper

    Hmmm, some misinformation here. There is in fact chocolate in the Youngs. Also, the cream stout you're talking about is called a cream stout (aka milk stout) because lactose (aka milk sugar) is added which isn't readily fermentable. It adds to the creamy body and mouthfeel. It has nothing to do with hops.
  8. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    My favorite black & tan mix is made with Guiness & Fat Tire. Its called an "Oprah" for reasons you might be able to guess. [​IMG]
  9. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Not sure if I can get either of those here, but I bet I could set something similar to both. I will have to look.

    Thanks for the tip.
  10. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The beer...
  11. I thought this was a coonhound post..
  12. mistabob

    mistabob Meat Mopper

    I'm drooling... looks so good! Gotta love black n tans![​IMG]
  13. jdoe44

    jdoe44 Fire Starter

    MAN do I wish we had harpoon here. I don't care for youngs double chocolate much - too syrupy sweet for me - but I think the tartness of a raspberry hefe might just balance it out.
  14. Well BigTrain74,

    You inspired me..... I cannot get the UFO Raspberry Hefe in Dallas. Something with the TABC....[​IMG]

    So I decided to try something different and got a 6'er of Purple Haze from the Abita Brewing Company and some Framboise Raspberry Lambic along with the Young's Chocolate Stout.

    I poured in the Purple Haze and then hit it with a shot of Framboise followed by the Chocolate Stout

    Man was that GOOD!!! [​IMG] Thanks for the idea!!!!
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great beers there! Unfortunately can't fine either one around here, but you know you can't beat a good black & tan
  16. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    They all look good, love them B&T's
  17. BRILLIANT idea BigTrain!!

    I just finished sampling a few different versions- my favorite turned out to be the Young's Chocolate Stout with Lindeman's Rasberry Lambic. I can't wait to try some more versions- maybe using a Cherry Lambic next time! Thanks for the idea.
  18. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice!!! I like the cherry idea myself. I gotta give that a shot!
  19. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    I love Young's, but never made a black and tan with it. Do you use a spoon, or just pour it straight in?
  20. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do in fact use a spoon... I actually took a spoon I have and bent it to form over the glass. This ensured there would be no spillage...

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