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Baba Black Lager - Uinta Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

771 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 771
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 28
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 10-09-2011)
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Photo of Jsteez
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a bottle of this while visiting Utah. The date said bottled on 6/5/12. Poured it into a pint glass.

A-Pure black, even when held to the light. One finger tan head, lacy sides. Frothy and bubbly. Looks good. Medium-bodied.

S-Coffee,licorice, molasses, smoked barley malts, slight dark chocolate.

T-Smoked barley, molassess, a little sense of smoked barley hops. The aftertaste was a little flat, yet dry. Also, the aftertaste was slightly metallic, but not enough to ruin the beer.

M-Watery and flat. Not too exciting.

Overall, I would buy this brew again. It could go well with heavier foods. It is a little watery, but the overall flavors were ok. I was surprised because Utah has its strange 4% ABV laws, so I was not expecting this beer to be as good as it was. Buy this brew and eat a reubon.

Jsteez, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of eskimo21r
4/5  rDev +6.7%

eskimo21r, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of Raiden805
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The aroma is lacking, it hat a smooth/buttery smell with a light amount of malt smell to it.

The pour was very bland, I wasn't expecting much of a head since mine was bottled on 1/03/12, so it is a 5 month old beer. It does have some nice lacing though.

It has a slight chocolatey and coffee like taste to it. I predominantly taste the unmalted hops. Still has the taste of a lager, but almost that nutty/coffee taste is what the black part of the lager brings to the table.

I love that this one isn't dry, but it is definitely a heavy beer! Would go great with certain foods I imagine! :)

Raiden805, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

mzpepsigurl, Jun 03, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

nichcollins, May 24, 2012
Photo of jpro
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single 12oz “compass bottle” from Total Wine Park Rd in Charlotte. Into a shaker pint -

A: Pours black with a half finger of coca cola head (in both color and fizziness); not much lace.

S: Not much aroma; buttery, toasty malts.

T: Better than what I thought it would be based on smell; light roasted malt and chocolate; not much hop presence or bitterness.

M: Medium mouthfeel; high carbonation; tingly on the palate.

O: A pretty good black lager; crisp and roast; easy drinking; good, but not overly flavorful.

jpro, May 21, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: dark coffee color. thin tan head, minimial lacing.

s: roasted malts and nothing else, kind of bland.

t: has a nice subtle roastieness to it, a bit of chocolate and coffee hint at being in there.

m: a tad thin, like most lagers are. carbonation is good. some charred wood flavors on the after taste.

o: pleasantly surprised by this one.

match1112, May 21, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Trask in NC for this brew.

A- thick black like mdinight without the moon. A nice frothy head that is 2 fingers and leaves a brown lacing on my mug.

S-licorice, cocoa and a smokey charred wood aroma. Simple yet nice.

F-Robust charred and smokey malt with hints of cocoa powder.

M- Medium bodied which is on par for a lager. Wood and char remnants in mouth which i like.

O- Not a bad brew from Uinta and this is from first and i have heard all good things and this confirms it. An abover average beer.

Dodo2step, May 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

poppyjohn, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Stevie_Janowski, May 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

Maximusmaximus, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

prisoner1572, May 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

kiki3drt292, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

zoso1967, May 06, 2012
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.38/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Strong, smoky aroma has tones of licorice and charred wood. It pours a deep sable a whisker above black with a decent tan head. Flavor is woody and smoky, with hints of licorice and coffee. Texture is smooth and fizzy but body is average. Overall it's so-so, but worth sampling.

Cyberkedi, May 03, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle; tulip snifter.
bottled on 03/15/12

Pours black with a thin, very light tan head.

Roasty char notes in the nose.

Pleasant roasty malt, light hints of cocoa.

Medium-full body with average carbonation.

An enjoyable dark lager. Easy drinking, but without becoming boring.

vkv822, May 03, 2012
Photo of ocelot2500
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark ebony color with a tight, off-white head that leaves good medium sized chunks of lacing.

Smells of light roasted notes. Chocolate seems to dominate.

Tastes of the light roasted notes with a little bitterness. Notes of coffee and chocolate come through with some toasted bread. A touch of roasted bitterness combines some leafy hops to round out the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty solid beer, but could definitely use some refinement.

ocelot2500, Apr 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

kevgod, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of homebrew311
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into nonic pint glass. Pours dark brown with light brown head. 1 Finger of head present initially, dissipates to a thin layer quickly. Nice lacing is left around glass. There are some ruby highlights at the edge of the glass. The smell features roasty chocolate notes along with noticeable lager yeast character. There are subtle hints of smoke present. The taste has a much heavier presence of smoke, almost a campfire like woodiness. Bitter waves of roast come through. Minimal hop presence noted. This beer feel very light with somewhat high carbonation. There is certainly a lot of flavor packed into this small beer with smoke being the main note. This is a great example of the style.

homebrew311, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

mdillon86, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled on: 03/13/12. Cute-lookin' bottle, but I'm not here for bottles, and I'm not particularly concerned about it being organic, either. I do, however, appreciate the low ABV.

Appearance: Pours out a black body capped by a mocha-toned head depositing a few stray bits of lace here and there on the descent.

Smell: Roasty, mainly, but also some burnt dark bread crammed in the background. Also notes of chocolate shavings, lemon zest, and licorice with a vague whiff of peppery spice.

Taste: Roasted malts with a gulp of coffee and a mild inclusion of sweetish chocolate and black licorice. One drop of homemade lemonade. Leafy, faintly citrusy hops with sufficient balancing bitterness. Low hint of something spicy. Dry with a bit of a carbonic acid bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation, fairly crisp.

Overall: It is what it is and what it is works for me.

ChainGangGuy, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

chocosushi, Apr 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

dugly2ugly, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Opaque black color with a rocky medium tan head

Brown bread and a bit of husky roastiness on the nose.

Mildly astringent roasted malt dominates the flavor with a herbal bitter finish. A touch of lemon at the end with a lingering pepper flavor.

Medium body with a lively fine carbonation.

CliffBrake, Apr 14, 2012
Baba Black Lager from Uinta Brewing Company
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