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RATINGS: 556   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Robust and smooth, this full-flavored lager is exceptionably drinkable and pitch black in color.

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mjpeterson812 (61) - Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Poured from bottle to glass. Dark black with tan head. Rich malty coffee roasty smell. Soft smooth malt taste. Good carbonation without being overly fizzy. Nice creamy feeling with a slighty sweet finish. Boy this is good stuff!

4.9
Drew1082 (7) - 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

4.7
JDBaker11058 (2161) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Appearance: near black, (ruby highlights when held to the light) with two-fingers of creamy light tan head shrinking to a thick collar and leaving generous lace rings. Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, pumpernickel, a hint of smoke. Taste: predominantly bitter dark chocolate, a bit of roast coffee beans, slightly burnt toast, mellow, earthy hops. Finish: smooth, clean, with lingering dark malts balancing against earthy hops. Notes: A written description cannot do this beer justice. Simply the best schwarzbier Iíve ever had, better than traditional German versions, better than any American attempt. Beautiful pour, attractive nose, delicious, balanced flavors, creamy-but-refreshingly-drinkable palate, and a sessionable 4% abv. Near perfect. Iím very sad that I only grabbed a single bottle, and will be on the lookout for more.

4.7
Zgpt (51) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Excellent. Dark pour effemeral tan head, slightly sour aroma but not taste. Palate is light/lagerish, flavor nice hint of nut+earth. Excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
mviljamaa (159) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - APR 13, 2017
Pours with a lot of bubbly light brown foam. Color is black. Inviting aroma has hot chocolate, cappuccino, lemon candy, licorice. Palate is light and fairly balanced with airy carbonation. Taste has sour fruity notes, sour beer -like notes, a hint of pink grapefruit, lemon soda, some bitterness from hops. Very refreshing. A surprising lager that doesnít taste like lagers Iíve had before. Itís more like an IPA mixed with brown ale mixed with sour/fruit beer. Definite "will buy again".

4.6
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Best by 11JUL13 Black with a nice light tan quilt. Smells malty, some coffee, some soil, some leather - all components come together nicely. I like the nose. Robust flavor with leather, cocoa, dark chocolates, coffee (espresso tradiitional), a slight earthy character. well fucking done. Medium on full bodied with moderate, but prickly carb. This is a sincerely well done beer. Absolute delight for the style. Really recommend this.

4.6
drpimento (3576) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Very good. Appearance is a thick light tan, long lasting head with lots of lace and an almost opaque, but clear black brown color. Aroma is roast up front then dark leather, meat, coffee, malt. cocoa. Flavorís like nose, dryish at first, then with the other qualities including tang, thereís a bit of sweet in the finish. Body is good, tho perhaps a bit thin. Very quaff-able. Iíd like to have another right away.

4.5
bpreo (2832) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2012
Sometimes I buy a 6-pack of individual bottles I have never had before, and I sort them in order of darkness. I start with Lagers, and end with Stouts. This beer is quite the delicious exception.

4.5
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 donít compromise the crisp characters of a schwarzbier. Really well done.

4.4
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Flat flavor (not carbonation), toasty, roasty flavor, coffee aroma, lagerish body with black color.


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