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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1996) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
A n opaque black body with a tan head, which had good retention and nice lace. Aroma had a nice roasted malt presence upfront. There was notes of smoke and even the presence of leather. Mildly reminiscent of a imperial stout. Flavor was similar. Mouth feel was on the light side, but i think that is the trust behind this style. Slightly dry in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (165) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark, dark brown with a nice beige two-finger head. Smoke and toast aromas. Smoke, coffee and a hint of caramel, dirt, and dark chocolate taste. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours translucent black with small beige head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and good really small bubble lacing. Taste is roasty, some herbal hops, and some dark chocolate. Pretty good Schwartz beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (91) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of faint toast and yeast. Flavors of roasted coffee, smoke and cocoa. Slight malt influence. Bitter, yet mouth feel remains light and slightly watery with good carbonation. Dry, not sweet. For a light beer, which is what this is, I find this to be tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear deep brown with small brownish head. Aroma of strong coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, ash. Flavor of light coffee, roasted malt, ash, light sweetness, earthy, light sourness, light bitter sticky semi-dry finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served cold in a tulip glass. Deep brown with a so-so tan head. Lots of dark-roasted malt, a touch brothy, black coffee, a touch of the grape jelly thing that I often get in stouts and porters. Medium body, medium+ body, lightly astringent. Roasted malts, minerals, a bit watery, less going on compared to the nose; dry with fairly low bitterness and a slightly watery, roasted finish. Acceptable for the style, which is not very much fun...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap at Disney World (Wine and Food Festival). Poured a black color with a small sized off white head. Some roast, coffee, and chocoalte.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (127) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Chicokate aroma. Big fluffy head. Dark brown with red highlight. Very smooth and not as roasty as the aroma would indicate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bork (335) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Lots of roasted aromas and flavors with some coffee, caramel and chocolate mixed in, almost like a stout or porter, however the body and texture is too light to carry all that weight.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Drew1082 (6) - Barrington, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
This is a smooth and pleasing black lager. Excellently named, the Baba black lager is certified organic to boot! Will definitely buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Not much aroma. Black Licorice, raisins and malty taste. Some choclate but subtle. Easy to drink. 12oz bottle poured at home.

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