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Rating: 4.71 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This is a St. Patrick's Day staple at our house. Don't be fooled by the simple ingredients...The trick is getting them to layer just right. The key is to pour the stout SLOWLY. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Gently pour half the lager beer into a tall beer glass. Place a large tablespoon, dome side up, an inch or so above the lager beer, with the tip of the spoon pointed slightly downhill. Slowly pour half the stout beer over the tablespoon, so the stout gently pours down the side of the glass in a thick trickle. Allow to stand a few seconds so 2 distinct layers of beer form.

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Nutrition Facts

129 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 9.4g; sodium 10mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2011
One of my husband's favorites (a bit on the heavy side for me though). He always uses Guinness and changes out the lager according to how he feels but often uses Eye of the Hawk. There is a cute little gadget on the market for making these called a Black & Tan Turtle it sits on the rim of the glass and you simply pour the stout over it. Unnecessary when you can use a spoon but it's cute nonetheless. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
I use an absinthe spoon. More manageable. Smithwick's is better. I use Extra Stout; more robust. Read More
(24)
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2011
One of my husband's favorites (a bit on the heavy side for me though). He always uses Guinness and changes out the lager according to how he feels but often uses Eye of the Hawk. There is a cute little gadget on the market for making these called a Black & Tan Turtle it sits on the rim of the glass and you simply pour the stout over it. Unnecessary when you can use a spoon but it's cute nonetheless. Read More
(32)
Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2011
I use an absinthe spoon. More manageable. Smithwick's is better. I use Extra Stout; more robust. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2011
One of my most favorite bar drinks! I never knew how to make this at home so for me it was always one of those "order when I'm out" kind of drinks. Now I know how. You're a rockstar! Thanks Christina! Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2011
This is one of my favorite drinks besides a Guinness draught poured correctly. A great variation on this is the Black and Blue -- Guinness and a good blueberry ale. The flavors really work well together. It's like Ireland and Maine in a glass! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2011
the drink is called a black and tan or a halve and halve. A black and tan in the Irish civil war was an English supporter. It is a fantastic way to lighten the bite of a straight guiness Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2011
This is one of my favs! I usually have it with Fat Tire and Guinness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2012
I love Black and Tans. My wife isn't a big fan of these so she prefers something a bit sweeter like Snakebites or Dogbites which use the same concept but consist of a dry apple cider (like Woodchuck) and either Newcastle (Dogbite) or Guinness beer (snakebite). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2015
The tool worked well for me using Guiness Stout on top of Land Shark which gives a very light colored bottom layer for contrast. Insterestingly a small 2.25 inch diameter glass worked perfectly while a larger 2.75 inch diameter mug did not work using the very same beers and technique. This happened twice so it was not by accident. Evidently a smaller lower level diameter (or small diameter overall) glass helps prevent interface mixing. Also it helps to pour the top as slowly as possible. Read More
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