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RATINGS: 435   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.


TheCrowsNest's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Black with a tan head. Aromas of iced coffee, chocolate, and crisp, clean lager yeast. Lots of roasted barley flavors with coffee and a hint of smoke. Medium-bodied with a clean finish. The dark flavors don’t compromise the crisp characters of a schwarzbier. Really well done.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (47) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Nose of faint toast and yeast. Flavors of roasted coffee, smoke and cocoa. Malt influence is faint. Some bitterness yet the mouth feel remains light and slightly watery with good carbonation. Tasty and drinkable helped along by the super low 4% ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (299) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3008) - 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...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9059) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MWMBeerguy (118) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bork (318) - 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.

4.9
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2993) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (634) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft. Dark cherry brown. Nutty malt aroma. The taste adds light chocolate, tobacco, and some char. Light mouthfeel and body with a medium finish. A touch of smokey citrus on the finish too. Very very good. I definitely want more of this one.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dagimp (731) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
From a Uinta shaped bottle into a Blue Mountain Mason jar. Bouts black with moderate brown head. Great Schwartz aroma. Mmmmmmm. Mouthfeel is light but with too much carb. Taste is dirt, mint, minerals, black malt and ink. Good solid schwartzbier. However, the very nice taste is a tad too subdued. If it popped a little more it would be fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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