Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company
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3.51/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Lager are known for their bright pale straw appearance and mild pilsner taste, so when one goes dark, it certainly gets labeled as the black sheep. Enter Baba- a German black lager with a taste and texture that just might more closely resemble Irish dry stout than that of Bavarian lager.
Baba's black color is certainly an interlude into the toasty, coffee, and chocolaty aromas and taste that ensue. Backed with the malted sweetness of malted milk ball candies, the lager's introduction is sweet and creamy.
Yet as the creamy flavors unfold, flavors of burnt toast, dark-roast coffee, bitter chocolate, walnut and campfire saturate the middle palate with luxurious savory roastiness. A side shoot of faint licorice, red grape, cola and chicory continue waves of complexity as the sweetness begins to fade and a high roast flavor takes command.
And as the flavors conclude with coffee-type roast and a broad woodish bitterness, mildly burnt embers add to the hops for a consensus bitter finish with spice and pep. Medium-bodied, its refined lager-like influence complements its rugged roastiness nearly ideally.
Serving type: bottle
06-13-2014 03:25:01 | More by BEERchitect
4.48/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Deep brown color with ruby red highlight. I could see some carbonation rising. Thick rocky head.
Malty, lightly roasted, a little chocolate, very crisp.
Very malty up front, some roasted malts, caramel, bitter chocolate, hint of black licorice. Very mild hop bitterness towards the end. Finish is very crisp, a little dry. Body is medium, very smooth, silky, refreshing.
It's an outstanding beer.
Serving type: can
06-08-2014 20:44:37 | More by mjurney
3.7/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown pour out of the can results in a large beige two finger head. It leaves quite a bit of ringed lacing on the glass following some pretty good retention.
Tons of roasted and even aromas, chocolate, lighter coffee and charred malt. More like a stout than a lager.
Opens with that nice roasted malt flavor, chocolate, caramel sweetness that dips into some oily licorice and herbs from the hops. Runs into a metallic finish, rather bitter edge as well.
Hefty body with average or maybe slightly below average carbonation. No alcohol burn and the twinge of metal in the finish is hard to fight through.
Black lager but really more like a stout in aroma and body, the lager yeast must really not play nice with the roasted malt since there are some off flavors coming through the veil of chocolate and dark flavors. I think I could pass this off to my stout lovers buddies when they need to session something.
Serving type: can
06-08-2014 03:39:32 | More by rawfish
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.