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I know that I have said that many beers that  I have posted about are very unique and that is because they are all unique in there own way. Well, this next one is also very unique. If you are a fan of Guinness you have most likely heard of  a “Black and Tan” or “Black and Blue.” If you have not heard of those, what they are is a beer such as Guinness or any other Porter, mixed with a beer such a Pilsner. The outcome that you seem is really amazing. When you combine the two the  Guinness or other Porter will migrate to the top of the cup while  the Pilsner sinks to  the bottom of the cup leaving a perfect line between the two. You will also get the two distinct taste of each beer. First you will get the taste and aroma of the Porter then it is followed by the Pilsner.

While I was wondering the isles of the local Bevmo this afternoon I came across this beer called Mississippi Mudd which is brewed Mississippi Brewing Company. What caught my eye what the bottle that it is bottled in.  The term bottle is really a misconception, what it really is, is a  growler.  So after some thought and consideration about buying this because I wasn’t sure what to expect,  I went ahead and bought it.  To my surprise this beer taste really similar to the black and tan that would  be poured at your favorite pub. However, you do not get the cool effect that you would if it was poured at your favorite bar. This beer pours to a dark but clear brown and forms the head that you would expect of a Porter. When you pour this beer you will immediately smell sweet aroma of the  roasted malts and chocolate. Then when you take your first sip you will first taste the roasted malts and chocolate of the Porter. This will then be followed by the taste that the Pilsner distills in this beer. The beer  ends with the sweet notes of toffee that is left on your palette.

If you are looking to try what would be considered a bottled black and tan, this one would be the one to try. Along with your  purchase you will be able to get a great growler as well.  I encourage you all to try this beer and then if you are looking to get to see the effects that I was talking about, go to your local pub and order a black and tan.  There are many variations that you can order if you don’t want an ordinary pilsner such as the black and blue. If you order this you will get the Porter mixed with a Blue Moon. I can say that this combination is truly amazing and one of my favorite combinations.

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