Best way to make one is with a “Turtle” or a spoon tool with a shallow, round “bowl” and a notched handle that can rest on the lip of the glass. Some bartenders just use a bent spoon where they pour the stout over the back, or rounded side of the spoon. There is also a cool layering tool with holes in it to pour the beer over.
You don’t always have to use Guinness, but I’ve found that not all beers can be layered.
Back in Black: Guinness over Sid Richardson College Lager.
The name is a reference to the AC/DC song of the same name.
Belgian Brunette or Dirty Blonde: Guinness over Stella Artois.
a.k.a. Black Lady, Black on Blonde, Black on Blonde or Dirty Blonde, may also refer to Guinness over any type of blonde ale.
Black 8-Ball : Guinness over Olde English 800 malt liquor.
a.k.a. Black 8
Blackest Black: Guinness over Guinness Extra Stout.
Hardly looks layered though.
Black Blood: Guinness over Ribena Blaccurant.
Black & Blue: The newest one is Guinness over Smuttynose Blueberry Short Weisse.
originally is was Pabst Blue Ribbon or Labatt Blue.
Typically, this refers to any variation of stout coupled with blueberry-flavored ales or brands with the name “Blue” in them.
Black Bock: Guinness over Shiner Bock, or any bock beer.
a.k.a. Irishman in Texas
Black & Brown: Guinness over Newcastle Brown Ale.
a.k.a. Black Castle
Black Bumblebee: Guinness over Honey Brown Lager.
Black Cherry: Guinness over Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat.
a.k.a. Chocolate-Covered Cherry
Black Gold: Guinness over Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold.
Black and Gold may also refer to Guinness over hard cider.
Black Orange: Guinness over AleWerks Pumpkin Ale, or any pumpkin ale.
Black & Red a.k.a. Jamaican Black and Tan: Guinness over Red Stripe.
Black & Sam: Guinness over Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
a.k.a. Patriot Pint, Boston Half and Half.
Black and Tan: Guinness over Bass Ale, the original classic.
Symbolizing Irish dominance over the Brits.
Black Trash: Guinness over Budweiser, Miller, or Coors.
Black & White: Guinness over Lost Coast Great White.
Black Apple: Guinness over Woodchuck Hard Cider, or any Apple Cider.
a.k.a. Black and Gold, Woody Stout
Black Barrel: Guinness over Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale.
Black Bastard: Guinness over Arrogant Bastard Ale.
a.k.a. Arrogant Black
Black Christmas: Guinness over Samuel Adams Winter Ale, or any Christmas ale.
Black Czech: Guinness over Pilsner Urquell.
Black Dead Guy: Guinness overRogue Dead Guy Ale.
a.k.a Black Zombie
Black Fish: Guinness over Dogfish Head.
a.k.a Dark Shark
Black Eye: Guinness over Black Eye Ale.
Black Girl: Guinness over St. Pauli Girl.
Blackhead: Guinness over Moosehead Lager.
Black Hearted Lady: Guinness over Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale.
Black Goose: Guinness over Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale.
a.k.a. Irish Goose
Blacklight: Guinness over Imperial Oak Buzz Lite Beer, or any type of light beer.
Black Magic: Guinness over Magic Hat #9.
Blackout: Guinness over Fosters.
a.k.a. Outback Black
Black Rock: Guinness over Rolling Rock.
Black Satin: Guinness over Guinness Black Lager.
Black & Scotch: Guinness over Sam Adam’s Scotch Ale.
Black Shiner: Guinness over Shiner Lager.
Black & Smooth: Guinness over Kilkenny Cream Ale.
Blacksmith: Guinness over Smithwick’s Irish Ale.
a.k.a. Pint of Special
Black Summer: Guinness over Samuel Adams Summer Ale.
Black Torpedo: Guinness over Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra Pale Ale.
Black Tire: Guinness over New Belgium Fat Tire.
a.k.a. Fat and Black
Black Top: Guinness over Shock Top.
Black Velvet: Guinness over any type of champagne or sparkling wine.
D4 Special: Guinness over Heineken.
The “D” stood for Diageo, who used to own Guinness, but it was sold to Heineken.
Dark and Steamy: Guinness over Anchor Steam Beer.
a.k.a. Black Anchor
Dirty Busch: Guinness over Busch Light.
Dirty Old Englishman: Guinness over Tetley’s.
a.k.a. Tetness Shot
Eclipse: Guinness over Blue Moon Belgian White.
a.k.a. Belgian Waffle, Black Moon, Black and Blue, Dark Side of the Moon
Flying Guinness: Guinness over Red Bull.
Garnet and Black: Guinness over Killian’s Irish Red.
Guinness Shandy: Guinness over Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.
Guinn-ling : Guinness over Yuengling.
a.k.a. Pennsylvania Tan, a.k.a. Philadelphia Black and Tan
Half and Half: Guinness over Harp Lager.
Don’t order a Black and Tan in Ireland, it’s a Half & Half.
Irish Canadian: Guinness over Molson Canadian or Labatt Blue, but that would just be a Black and Blue.
Midnight in the Garden: Guinness over Hoegaarden White.
Raging Inferno: Guinness over Firehouse American Pale Ale.
Red Velvet: Guinness over Raspberry Cider Jack.
Sappy Black: Guinness over Sapporo.
Snakebite: Guinness over Magners Irish Cider.
Snoop Dogg: Guinness over St. Ides malt liquor.
Trick or Treat: Guinness over Samuel Adams Octoberfest.
a.k.a. October Tan or October Night.
Vermont Tan: Guinness over Long Trail Pale Ale.
Also there’s bottled Black and Tan beers like Mississippi Mud, one of my favorites and the jug looks great, but it’s a mixed beer, not layered.