Babayaga - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4.53/5 rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured into a stemmed tulip glass.
A- It pours nicely and looks good while pouring. So oil-spill dark brown that it's black in color with a dark British tan colored head, big and whipped 2-plus finger. Ample foamy lacing. Active bubbles to start that get lost in the darkness.
S- NOT a roasted malt and chocolate overload. Sure, there's some roasted malt but the beauty of its aroma is in the subtle blend of molasses, sweet and dark chocolates, hop spiciness, the right touch of alcohol, and black licorice. Light smokiness. A sublime combination.
T- The flavor profile follows the nose. It's mellow, not as intense as many stouts. The dark chocolate, dark malt and licorice are sweetened nicely by the molasses and spice.
M- Well carbonated with medium body. Tingles. Hearty enough, not quite chewy.
O- It must be the combination of 7.0 abv and 48 ibus that makes this a hit for me. Bold, not boozy. Balanced, not sugary or bitter. And, the aroma; mmm
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 22:38:02 | More by NiceTaps
4.2/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled October 2011
A: Pours quite a bit thicker than I was expecting. Appears black in the glass, but dark brown on the pour. Forms a moderate sized, very creamy, dark tan colored head. Moderate lacing.
S: Aroma is heavily roasted malts, chocolate, and a touch of smoke.
T: Taste is similar, but is a bit more complex. Starts with a moderate sweetness mixed with milk chocolate flavors giving the impression of chocolate milk, but then it quickly turns smoky, almost burnt or acrid, but not overdone. Dark roasted malts and burnt coffee on the back end. Finish is a touch acidic (more like black coffee than acetic).
M: Full bodied. Very smooth. Voluptuous. Mild bitterness. Slightly acrid.
O: I've been sitting on this one for longer than I should have. Great balance of flavors. A very nice stout that I was expecting.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 02:19:03 | More by Florida9
Babayaga from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.