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Babayaga - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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BA SCORE
88
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 52
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our winter seasonal beer, Babayaga is a 7% export-strength woodland stout. We smoked some malt with rosemary, and added a few other embellishments. This beer is inspired by Eastern European folklore, by woodland, streams, cold dark nights and woodsmoke.

This was brewed at Westport, MA by Dann and Martha with help from our friends Adam and Br. Brian. The mash contained over 4000lb of malt (the biggest beer we've done) and there were also rye, oats and wheat in the grist. Fermented with a mix of English and Belgian yeast strains."

(Beer added by: m1ked on 11-10-2009)
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +15%

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

02-28-2014 22:38:02 | More by NiceTaps
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chadclark


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-28-2014 18:53:35 | More by chadclark
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Dylanjf

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-26-2014 03:02:59 | More by Dylanjf
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2014 02:38:12 | More by lzepplin01
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Jonny41

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-12-2014 00:10:25 | More by Jonny41
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blknikon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-09-2014 16:42:45 | More by blknikon
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-08-2014 00:23:00 | More by swetsastonic
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-03-2014 16:17:21 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-02-2014 04:09:28 | More by jpaulsen
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-29-2014 01:01:28 | More by RummyRedbeard
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-25-2014 03:28:58 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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mbmbmb

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-21-2014 17:35:58 | More by mbmbmb
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JLT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-20-2014 18:19:46 | More by JLT
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NOLANDMAN

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

01-16-2014 06:21:14 | More by NOLANDMAN
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-02-2014 22:41:58 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-31-2013 01:47:40 | More by DerekMorgan
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-30-2013 08:24:11 | More by jeff1973
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Florida9

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

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.

12-28-2013 02:19:03 | More by Florida9
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BrainTree

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-26-2013 21:40:52 | More by BrainTree
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cwc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-24-2013 20:46:05 | More by cwc
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dcp27

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-20-2013 00:14:59 | More by dcp27
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McUbermensch

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-16-2013 22:56:55 | More by McUbermensch
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-15-2013 21:57:59 | More by wonothesane42
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Sekliw

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-15-2013 13:56:52 | More by Sekliw
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-09-2013 16:48:34 | More by Lebzilla
Babayaga from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
88 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.