brokensail (11085) - Orange County, 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 Babeís, but thatís not saying much.
DuffMan (6886) - 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 Babeís 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 (5538) - 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 Pignís 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 (3000) - 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
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, Iím guessing this is their schartzbier I had. It was called the Blackfin Lager. Tap at the brewpub... black body with a rich creamy roasted caramel aroma with lesser notes of chocolate and coffee. Very smooth and drinkable. After a long hike this hit the spot.
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 @ Babeís. 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.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best of Babeís current line up and a brew that takes a little time to develop its full character. Profound chocolatey and roasted coffee cream flavors, with a thick smooth palate that might fool some into thinking that this is an ale.
rejtable (1377) - 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.
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 havenít had that many schwarzbiers, but this was as good as any that I have had. Malt and smoke are present, but donít overkill the base beer, which is a nice flavorful lager. If youíre ever in Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs, stop at Babes for some good BBQ and beer.
Getbetter (874) - 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 itís called Blackfin now