Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Uinta Baba Black Lager


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20Chad9976 (1550) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2016


AROMA: Plenty of roasty malt like a stout. Light chocolate/coffee. Clean fermentation; no apparent esters. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Black proper hue; dark ruby highlights. Seems filtered. Large tan foamy head - great retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: Malt-forward with dark malt and some roastiness and coffee in the background. Dry bitterness at the apex with slight floral/pine hops. Sweet, but far from cloying. Not wonderfully delicious, but Absolutely to-spec on all points! 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Surprisingly thick for such a light beer. Medium body. Slightly dry, but easily tolerable aftertaste. Not refreshing, but fun and easy to drink. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Almost a perfect beer and probably the best example of the style I can recall having. A fresh bottle might score a perfect 50! 9/10

TOTAL SCORE: 44/50 
 DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP styles. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.