Baba Black Lager
Uinta Brewing Company

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Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Lager - Schwarzbier
Ranked #75
Ranked #21,910
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Apr 25, 2022
Oct 09, 2011
Very Good
Baba Black LagerBaba Black Lager
Notes: Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionally drinkable and pitch black in color.

32 IBU
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Photo of Sabtos
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Sabtos from Ohio

This black lager actually displays cola brown with a tall puffy tan head supported by expanding air bubbles that slowly collapse it down to a root beer float persistence.

Really toasty malt and cigar verge almost into peat, earth and maybe even the sort of smoke you might find in a rauchbier. The bitter, herbal swallow invites hints of almond that fully develop upon the second sip.

The medium-light body has an airy froth that finishes semi-dry.

It's an absolutely scrumptious campfire-lite.

Apr 25, 2022
3.49 by funku2 from Colorado on Apr 10, 2022
3.75 by Connybumbum from Colorado on Jan 06, 2022
4.1 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Dec 11, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

Around a medium body with about the same for carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,bakers chocolate, smokey coffee.
Taste has a very mild sweetness with a bit of a dry finish. Bakers chocolate, coffee,roasted malt.
Overall it has a nice body,great aroma, and is very flavorful. If I find this I will definitely pick it up again.

Dec 02, 2021
4.09 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Sep 14, 2021
4.08 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Aug 29, 2021
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3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Barnettaidan81

It was kind of cool. I don’t drink many dark lagers, so it’s always a fun twist up on a classic lager for me. Not to say dark lagers are just a twist, but they are for me because I rarely have them. This one was okay. Not really good, not really bad, just a lager that looked like Pepsi. Nothing very special about the taste or smell or anything, really just another lager. You could definitely taste higher quality ingredients as opposed to your run of the mill cheap lagers, bud, coors, etc. but that lager taste is still very apparent. Just okay. I’ll take it over cheapies any day.

Jul 23, 2021
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

Drinking this at home.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Looks dark brown almost black with a tannish foamy head that dropped quickly to a thin ring.
Smells malty, a little spicy and sweet.
Taste follows the nose nicely.
Mouth feel is creamy smooth.
Overall a very nice black lager that I would definitely drink again.

Mar 31, 2021
3.75 by Chipwells from Georgia on Feb 06, 2021
4.12 by biteme398 from Virginia on Jan 31, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Requisite darkness applies along with an average size head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and chicory. Flavor is true to the spirit of a schwarzbier, with modest sweetness, some smoke, a strong roasted malt backbone and hops that are more spicy than citrusy. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish.

Sep 08, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours dark mahogany brown with a frothy beige head that settles to a firm layer and laces beautifully.

S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, char, and a hint of smoke, dark fruit, earthy, a hint of pine, and some burnt sugar sweetness.

T: Roasty, char, coffee, hints of dark chocolate, and a touch of smoke, earthy, piney, herbal, subtle dark fruit, and a little burnt sugar and toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, faintly creamy.

O: Feels bigger than one would expect from a 4% beer. Very nicely done.

Aug 07, 2020
3.68 by Giggy from Michigan on Jul 12, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours nearly jet black. Excellent head and lacing.

Roasted malts on the nose blend with char and perhaps some faint hops.

Dark and roasted malts abound. However, some understated dark fruit and herbal flavors also balance things out.

The brew is solidly medium bodied but has decent carbonation and a good finish.

Overall, this is above average and checks the boxes well, but it's a bit muddled and one-note.

Jun 07, 2020
2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 02, 2020
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3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by cratez from Canada (ON)

Rating from notes. Consumed January 2013. "Spot on for the style."

Jan 25, 2020
4.16 by Leftover1223 from New Hampshire on Jan 22, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Roguer from Connecticut

Excellent head production and retention. Body is a wonderfully appealing ebony color.

Nose is clean and roasty, featuring toffee, caramel, and toast, as well as nuts, dark fruit, cream, and banana. Slightly spicy and earthy hop note. Smells quite like a Schwarzbier from Germany, without noticeable flaw.

Similar flavor, adding a lightly smokey note to the profile found on the nose. Moderate and clean bitterness balanced against toasty (not overly roasty) malts. Supremely drinkable. Long finish.

This is an excellent American take on the style, very low in ABV but high in flavor. I'm more than a little surprised, and equally impressed.

Jan 16, 2020
3.54 by Impetuous from Montana on Jan 14, 2020
4.5 by DudMan from New Jersey on Dec 18, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Appearance: Pours a dark, near completely black color with a light tan head. SRM of 23-24. (3.75)

Aroma: Mild aromas. Maybe some roasted milk chocolate. Very simple. (3.25)

Flavor: Mild flavors too. Very clean. Some watered-down coffee with hints of chocolate. Then more clean watered-coffee. Nearly no bitterness. (3.50)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Light carbonation. Very clean on the palate. (3.75)

Overall: It's an extremely light, clean, dark lager. It's the light beer of the dark craft beer world. Sort of like watered coffee. I prefer more flavor, but at 4% you have to respect the light cleanliness of this dark lager. (Final Rating: 3.53. Probably deserves a higher rating, but the aroma and flavors were mild)

Dec 14, 2019
3.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Sep 02, 2019
4.02 by Dalbeast from Wyoming on Jul 20, 2019
3.27 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jul 10, 2019
3.88 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 29, 2019
3.75 by Pfishin28 from South Dakota on Apr 28, 2019
3.73 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Apr 20, 2019
3.94 by drstalker from Illinois on Mar 03, 2019
3.32 by IkeSunu from California on Mar 01, 2019
3.97 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Feb 02, 2019
2.21 by Jotunsynth from Illinois on Jan 06, 2019
3.48 by robotic_being from Florida on Jan 04, 2019
4.37 by jguzman718 from New York on Dec 16, 2018
3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2018
3.69 by bshefftz from California on Nov 10, 2018
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3.22/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by iguanodon from Utah

[Original rating 2012-08-17] Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Taste is pretty much the same, roasty malt with some sweetness. Not bad, better than I expected as I’m not a big fan of the style. Extra points for this much flavor in a 4% ABV beer.

Oct 03, 2018
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3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by ZenAgnostic from Texas

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. $2 for a single at the grocery store. BEST BEFORE 01/19/19K printed in a black rectangle on the bottom left corner of the main label. So it still has over 3 months of freshness in it.

Appearance - Pours a tan pancake batter head with moderately fine lacing, powerful stick and moderate-low retention. Body is clear but is such a dark mahogany brown that you can only see shadows on the other side. 4.75

Smell - Soy sauce, medium roasted character, and slight dark fruit. No off characters but a little bland. 3

Taste - Black coffee bitterness up front that becomes slightly sweetened by the malt in the middle. Tastes a lot like a black coffee that's been watered down and only very slightly sweetened and creamed to take the edge off the harshness. 4

Mouthfeel - Thin and water and aside from the kick up front, finishes pretty clean. 4

Overall - Probably not too bad in-style, and that's how I rate, so I'll begrudgingly have to give it decent marks despite not being a big fan of the beer or its style. 3.5

Oct 02, 2018
4.15 by corywalston from North Dakota on Sep 05, 2018
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