Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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Reviews by usechopstix4soup:
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I picked this beer up on a grocery run and as a fan of black lagers, I was looking forward to trying this beer.
It poured straight black into an English pub glass. There was very little head, which was a shame because I was expecting something like a Guiness picture but that is ok. There is some lacing but not very much, which again was another surprise.
Think of the blackest liquid you can picture in your head and this is pretty much what it looks like in a glass. Although it doesn't necessarily look appetizing, the taste definitely makes up for much of it. Strong hints of perfectly roasted malts and coffee, hardly any barley or hops. It reminds me of sipping on a cold, black coffee.
The smell isn't anything too special, smell like any other decently strong black lager would.
It goes down as easily as water and if I didn't know any better, I'd think I was drinking ice coffee. I prefer my beers to have a bit more body to it but I cannot deny how natural it slides down.
Overall, not my favorite black lager or even close to it, but not a bad choice. If you are in the mood to try something new or into organic beers, this might be the one for you.
Serving type: bottle
09-04-2013 01:59:07 | More by usechopstix4soup
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3.35/5 rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: 4 Looks a bit thin on the pour. The color is dark brown with a one-inch light tan head.
S: 3 Mostly a lot of metallic, lager yeast. There’s a little bit of roasted malt in the background giving off a chocolaty, earthy aroma.
T: 3.5 The roasted malt is more up front than on the nose bringing similar chocolate flavors. Hops are pretty mild with subtle bitterness. The hops and malt are actually quite nice and balanced, but there is an off-putting metallic taste that follows them. Fortunately, it’s not quire as strong as on the nose, but it’s still pretty noticeable.
M: 3.25 Quite thin with no dryness, but it’s rather refreshing for a dark beer. A bit more body would be nice.
O: 3.25 This beer is pretty meh. Even if the yeast had backed off a bit the underlying characteristics are uninteresting. At least it’s fairly easy drinking and somewhat refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-15-2014 00:20:28 | More by Tele
3.21/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Drinking this 3 days before the "drink by" date, but since it's still within I'll review.
A: pours a very very dark brown, almost black. Thin 2 finger head quickly dissipates to nothing. Looks a lot like a glass of coke or Pepsi.
S: not much going on here, possibly because the older can. Faint sweet smell, also a slight toasty aroma.
T: I'm tasting a lot of roasty, smokey notes. Coffee and dark bitter chocolate a faint but present. Slightly sweet. After-taste that remains reminds me a lot of stout/porter finish. Cleans from the mouth quickly.
M: Thin taste, also cleans from the mouth quickly.
Overall: Average to above average black lager, good alternative to a stout or porter if your looking to pick up those flavors.
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 19:36:40 | More by Gerberr
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.