Foxbush (1622) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery This one of their beers that won a tasting competition in California. The lager poured a black color with tan head and lacing. Roasted caramel malt is detected on the nose. The taste had chocolate and hints of coffee. The lager had a medium body with average carbonation. This is nice lager that is very smooth and drinkable. You can see why it did well in a competition.
rejtable (2011) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola with limited head and lacing. Nose is sweet and some roasted. Flavours of cola, bitter coffee and light brown sugar. Taste med sweet light bitter. Light body. Tap at brewpub.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Babe’s. Dark brown with a small, dense off white head. Aroma of rich, dark, bready malt, with some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more dark, bread and some dry cocoa with a light hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry, clean finish. I really like this, lots of malt flavor but not sweet at all, goes down very smooth.
brokensail (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown with a rather creamy tan head.
S: Starts off a little buttery, but that seems to diminish with time. Moderate roastiness with some nice toasted malt and an earthy and floral hop profile. A little bit of bread and toffee sweetness.
T: The flavor also shows some butter. Sweet with a big creamy caramel flavor. Some roast, but not all that intense. A mild bitterness to go along with some light earthy hop notes.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: One of the least awful beers at Babe’s, but that’s not saying much.
Getbetter (1019) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off a Tap@Babes,white head ,Dark Red in color,light body,crisp, caramel and a lite roasty malt taste,4.8% abv.Also noted it’s called Blackfin now
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Babes Bar-B-Que Grill & Brewhouse 1/8/10. Now marketed as Blackfin Lager. Pours a dark brown with moderate tan head. Aroma is biscut malt and caramel. Flavor is very sweet and not smoky for a supposed schwarzbier. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors and just a hint of light coffee malt.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler that my brother brought over. I had this about a year ago and enjoyed it - and am enjoying it again today. I haven’t had that many schwarzbiers, but this was as good as any that I have had. Malt and smoke are present, but don’t overkill the base beer, which is a nice flavorful lager. If you’re ever in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs, stop at Babes for some good BBQ and beer.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the tasting platter at Babe’s BBQ & Brewhouse in Rancho Mirage. Now called "Blackfin Lager" with an ABV of 4.8%. Deep clear mahogany. Burnt malt entry, followed by a surprising fruity sweetness (cooked berries). Finish is dry with low bitterness. Very nice.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blackfin Lager On tap at Slim Pign’s Redlands. Dark brown with a slight creamy white head. Faint malty aroma. Caramel and roasty taste with a hint of chocolate and a clean crisp finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had a pint of this on draft. They call it "Blackfin Lager" and list it now at 4.8%. This is a Very Good Schwarzbier. Great nose of smoke & roasted grain, this was great w/ BBQ