I have to admit, I was really looking forward to this one. This seemed like a complete clash of flavors that both fall under the Lager category. I haven’t had a black lager before and the idea of a dark and rich lager is very appealing to me, so I’m particularly looking forward to the Baba Black Lager.

The duel’s opponent is a tropical lager, that I also haven’t had before, but sounds interesting. For some reason I picture it tasting like a rum punch, but maybe the word tropical is just throwing me off. It’s still beer after all…right? Let’s find out.

HopDuel Survey

1. Which beer has better packaging?

Uinta Baba Black Lager

2. Which beer has a better aroma?

Stone Tropic of Thunder

3. Which beer works better with your taste palate?

Stone Tropic of Thunder

4. Which beer has a better finishing flavor?

Stone Tropic of Thunder

5. Which beer won the duel?

Stone Tropic of Thunder

Tell us about it

I appreciated both of these brews, but found the Stone Tropic of Thunder worked a little better with my palate. The “tropics” really presented themselves in a refreshing fruity aroma, but the taste wasn’t overly fruity, more of your standard lager with a smooth, crisp finish. On the flip side, the Uinta Baba Black Lager wasn’t bad, but couldn’t stand up to it’s opponent in anything but packaging. In the end it was a good duel of very different tastes within the same category.

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