Escorpion Negro | Baja Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baja Brewing Company
Mexico
bajabrewingcompany.com

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Baja Black

Added by treque on 04-07-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,605
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
35
pDev:
15.32%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 13
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3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrieCheese
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Dark black. My bottle had strands of what might have been yeast, or possibly some kind of additive, which was slightly disappointing.
Smell: Dark chocolate with a slight spicy chocolate hint.
Taste: dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and hints of butterscotch and spice.
Mouthfeel: not too boozy, compared to others in the style, slightly creamy but not too creamy, medium carbonation.

Was pleased, but it's not the best in its style! Whatever was left at the bottom put me off a little bit.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taste: Smooth toasted, dark malts, robust taste, hint of sweet. Mild dark roasted black malt nose. Black, opaque, Foamy tan head, with some sticky lace. Medium to full body. Paired well with BBQ ribs.

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Photo of Curt3
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of V1per41
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NoYouDidnt
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark appearance, black. Butterscotchy aroma, this is the main feature throughout. Taste, Butterscotch with some malt backbone. No hops. Overall a very approachable dark beer for some folks I do not doubt.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not bad Baja. As advertised, good, clean fun! Cabo, MX, April 2016

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Photo of rdooley
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep black color with a thin head with short retention.
Sweet aroma with predominant notes of chocolate, coffee and caramels.
Sweet flavor with notes of toasted malts, chocolate, caramels, cocoa, home-made coffee, a hint of licorice and some spices. Dry aftertaste with its lingering taste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very decent and well-crafted Schwarzbier, very drinkable and faithful to style. It could even be compared this to its Fatherland references.

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Photo of LennyOvies
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Pitch black with a beige foamy head.
S- Toasted coffee and dark fruits.
T- Coffee, chocolate, toasted grains.
F- Lovely velvet like feel, rich, smooth.
O- Great beer, would love to have more.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, deep brown color. Mild ivory foam head with very little retention. Smells like dark fruits and wood notes, molases and some burned sugars. Taste like roasted malts, coffee and chocolate notes, like cooked agave. Fells light bodied with low carbonation. Overall a very very nice shwarzbier to pair with a chocolate dessert.

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4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Opiemanbeer
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ejmw
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from the source in Cabo San Jose and decanted into a pint glass acquired from the same source. Pitch black more or less, maybe a few cola brown highlights, with two fingers of light chocolate brown head (looks like it was colored by some roasted barley). Aroma fruitier than the palate with some raisin and cherry notes but predominately a deep rich molasses backbone with hints of chocolate. Love the melding of roasted and fruit elements. On the palate things are more one-dimentional but still a great schwarzbier by my reckoning, not particularly sweet with some low-key charred flavor, robust molasses, a nip of milk chocolate and a clean grassy finish. Drinkable light body with similarly low-key carbonation. True to style across the board. If there's a defect its a slight graininess than I also note in this brewery's other offerings but let's not sweat the minor details too much.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Escorpion Negro from Baja Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 35 ratings