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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4,000 lb 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, malty, caramel, taste is similar, dark fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, beautiful fruity chocolate malt with cherry blossom, alcohol, licorice notes, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet fruity chocolate malt with light floral hops, dark fruits, peated notes, creamy character, very nice. 2011 edition. OttBottShare March 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home with my dad. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big frothy brown head and great lacing. Roasty, cocoa, coffee, earthy, light vanilla, toffee, and caramelly aroma. Taste is big roast, sweet vanilla, dirt, espresso, toasted bread, light grass, and caramel. Slick mouthfeel with SPF carbonation. Easy drinking stout. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
October 2011 bottle. Pours tar black with creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, oat, and smoke. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, oats, and a smoke ending. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1896) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle, VINTAGE 2011. Pretty close to black with a large creamy light brown head. Charcoal, cocoa, fruity bubblegum yeast notes, wood, dark dried fruits. Full body, creamy/sticky texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter, very light acidic. Light bitter and dry finish with lingering burnt notes. Solid stout, but a bit too yeasty for my taste. Cool label, learned a bit about Slavic folklore while drinking this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (405) - - JAN 17, 2014
Cloudy,deep brown, thick lacing. Very full body, rich, intense flavor, long palate. Bitter, malty, burnt sugar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (767) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
Color caoba muy oscuro, casi negro con espuma beige densa. Aroma dulce y tostado, azúcar moreno ligeramente afrutado, plátano. En boca es dulce, nuevamente se notan los matices de azúcar moreno, los toques dulces y tostados. Muy rica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2412) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2014
65cl bottle. Courtesy of Andrés Lúpulo. Pours dark with some nice tan head. Some head retention and lacing. Roasty, liquorice, spicy aromas. Medium body, silky texture. soft carbonation. Taste is roasty, spicy, some dry notes. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle: A very dark brown color with a mountain of brown head that fades away slowly and leaves sticky sheet lacing. Nose is relatively muted at first, but comes through stronger as it warms. Roast and dark chocolate are significant with just slight hints of espresso. The same carries on in the flavor by way of an outstandingly silky and rich mouthful. Delicate, but stout. A simple interpretation of the style done with great care and attention to detail. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MurosIPA (2) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
Enjoyed on 12/26/2013. This is a very smooth stout. Pours on the lighter side of most stouts that I've had. This is not too flavorful but is a great session stout. Recommend by a fire or with a steak

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