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Old 04-13-2009, 05:46 PM   #1
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I've tried it before and it didn't work, but now I have two beers with FGs that are different enough to pour a very nice black and tan. I have an Imperial Porter with an FG of 1.018 and a Pale Ale with an FG of 1.013.



The pale is a little darker in the photo because a little porter is mixed in, but it's a pretty nice B&T. Hoppy nose and nice hop character, but is much fuller bodied with a hint of chocolate because of the porter.

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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I could be wrong, but all the "Black N Tans", "Half & Half" or "50/50's", what ever people want to call them, that I have had, and by the way, Guinness & Harp is my fav... To me all the same just diffence in the tans. But I think the dark is suppose to float on the tan. But other than that minor detail, look good, I'd still drink it.

How did it taste?

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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Nice, beautiful Tan & Black!

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Old 04-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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OG, FG alcohol....

Which matters with the Stout usually being the weakest on top?

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FG matters. Stout's usually on top.

I like this, different looking and it's making me thirsty! That lighting is cool, too, kind of eerie.

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Ya, the stout is usually on top, because it's usually a dry stout (Guinness) with a very low FG. I used an Imperial Porter with a high FG, the higher final gravity beer has to go on bottom, otherwise it just mixes all together.

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