RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose of malt, cane sugar and yeast esters. Malt and smoke flavor with a dark fruit finish.

4
Palme (4831) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2016
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. Yupp, it’s a black one this. A really deep dark chocolate brown head that’s leaving curtains and dots down the sides of the glass. Smells superb roasted and thick creamy. Lots of chocolate and darker roasted coffee mocha, soft hints of sweet marzipan and marshmallows. Lovely. Tastes superb also. It’s both sweet and almost a little wood acidic - in a really good way. Thick and almost chewy on the texture and it’s prickling and below average on the carbonation. So much dark chocolate in this. Ben and Jerry pish-food also. A lovely tasting one! 21.06.2015

3.5
The_Osprey (9343) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington as ’Pretty Things Babayaga’. Many thanks to Fergus. Black with a big foamy brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, earthy, resin. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is spicy, salt, thin chocolate, bourbon biscuit, ashy finish. Pretty decent. (3.5)

3.6
mR_fr0g (13657) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Opaque caramel brown coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Aroma is nutty earthy, little powdered choc, little shredded coconut. Flavour is composed of earthy, brown malts, brown sugars and a little smoke. Little lactose sugars. Palate is medium full,highish carbonation rounded. Lingering earthy coconut. Good.

3.3
Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours near black with a small white head. The aroma is toasty, creamy, earthy roast, dull filter coffee, musty/farty aspect, cocoa and salted liquorice. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, salted liquorice, cocoa, ashy, bit of smoke, minerals, liquorice and some alcohol with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty OK without being a game changer.

3.3
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 21, 2016
66cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Fergus for this one. It pours a clean brown colour with ruby edges and a small off white head. Aroma is crackery and bready with notes of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is lightly tangy and crispy sweet with notes of chocolate vanilla bread grains and crackers. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

3.3
Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle split at Islo tasting, 21/04/16, ta Fergus.
Rich mahogany brown with a decent tan head.
Nose is funky dark fruit, nutty, light roast, toffee.
Taste comprises sweet brown sugars, toffee, light roast, sticky toffee pudding.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a sweet edge.
Ok.

3.5
mabel (9874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
[7932-20151114] Tap. Mild roasted grains aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Bitter burnt roasty wood flavour. Medium-full body is a little boozy. Interesting. (7/3/7/4/14) 3.5

(@ Deep Ellum, Boston, MA)

2.9
Quick3Beers (1458) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Pours a deep dark brownish-black. Aroma of coffee and mulch. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, peat, Jägermeister. Okay beer.

3.8
jercraigs (10921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
2015-11-14. Black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Aroma of tangy fruit and roast, light coffee and cocoa notes. Flavour is similar, tangy fruit, lightly herbaceous spice character. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Solid, but not entirely what I was in the mood for. 7/4/7/4/16 On tap at Deep Ellum, Boston.


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