ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
sorachi ace works great in a RIS! tryd various singel hoped sorachi PA and IPAs, but this tops most. pitch black, small head as expected. mouthfeal thicker then most emelisses RIS, still a bit thin in my opinion. BUT, this one is a must, just to try this hop in a black.
SirLimpsalot (2157) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Basunen: En ganska tydlig humledoft i en ganska kladdig vätska. Ingen större toner av den "mörka" smaken, men ganska söt och med toner av lakrits. Nja ...
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Jet black pour, small tanned head. Aroma of booze, dime strange notes that must be the soriachi ace. Very boozy flavor and sweet notes. Interesting, but less than the ardbeg.
dEnk (3804) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is grassy spicy hops with some roast and liquorice. Flavour is fresh sweet hoppy herbal, it brings the ris down a bit imho.
jackl (4604) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep brown with a modest off-white head. The nose is of soft chocolate and bucolic field, some caramel and grassy funk. The taste is buttery hot cocoa, soft toffee. Hints of grassy straw and hay. Smooth, but a bit too buttery for my tastes. Oily. Overall, a bit awkward.
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch black with a thick head. Good lacing. Nutty, roasty aroma. Great sorachi ace flavour that melds well with the huge malty blackbone. Great.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Black with a small tan head. Dark malty aroma with licorice, charcoal and a herbal note. Sweetish dark malt flavour with a yeasty touch
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. Black body covered by a brown dense film. Fruity, milky roasted nose. Full bodied and pungent with sweet and milky roasted flavors. Smooth and thick. Grows slightly in the mouth.
PhillyCraft (3226) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at De Molen Borefts. Pours a deep black with creamy beige head, Notes were spicy sorachi hops, licorice, flowers and malt. Medium bodied kind of smooth on the palate for the hops.
LomYst (490) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sick sick sorachi... nasty bitterness (good!) not so nice mandarin hints...