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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A darker version of our Soba Ale. Roasted malts provide a rich nut-laced flavor, while the 3 hops blend to provide a refreshing zest. 10 ingredients: Roasted soba, 2 row pale Munich, c-15, c-60, and Weyermann malts: Horizon, Sterling, and Cascade hops, free range coastal water and top fermenting Pacman yeast. 12.05 Plato, 30 IBU, 75.2 AA, 36.0 L


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7910) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch stark nach geröstetem Malz, Karamell. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Karamall, nussig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TempeCoyote (63) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pours a deep brown with thin tan head. Interesting aroma of roasted malts. Sweet and toasty flavor with mild bitterness balancing it out. The malts are super smooth almost creamy and somehow get the toasted flavor through without additional bitterness. Good stuff if you're in the mood for a dark ale that's not as bitter as an IPA and something thinner than a porter or stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fattybladdy (582) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Dark cola brown appearance with beige head. Aroma consists of caramel malts. Taste of toast, dark malt and nuts. Pretty smooth. Decent although not super exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1025) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 28, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo. Junio de 2013. Lote csnw13 hasta 20-12-2013. Asomas y sabores especiados con bastantes toques maltosos y de cereales y con un cuerpo medio, fácil de beber. Interesante, para repetir.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2014
22oz bottle, on close out at Party Source. Cap lining has weird bubbles on it, probably an old bottle. CLear dark red color, kind of brown. Appears black from a distance. Good thin khaki head, leaves pretty solid lace; good head retention. Medium-plus body. Slightly chewy. Smooth, kind of soft, kinda chewy lighter carbonation. Lightly slick, lightly drying in the finish though. Good dark chocolate, notes of coffee in the aroma. Caramel malt. Pretty noodly, I think, but I don’t know if I’d have called that if I didn’t know it before hand. Moderate sweet taste, light spiciness. Very light bitter. Much better than expected, considering I expected this to be about 2+ years old. Drinking solid right now. Just a mild hint of oxidization in the nose. Kinda watery after a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (314) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Pours dark, close to black. Dark roasted malts are the main elements of the aroma. Slightly nutty with hints of caramel. Flavour is nutty and malty as well, with just enough bitterness to balance. Roasty and toasty with a nicely lingering after taste. Tingly carbonation. I expected more though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (723) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Aroma is a light roastiness paired with some floral hops. Taste is a roasty malt body with some creaminess. Finishes somewhat flat. Appearance is a dark body with a beige cream head that retains well.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (847) - HONG KONG - FEB 7, 2014


650 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.

Clear black brown with no yeast sediments; One finger head with light beige foam which last for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing and slight bubbly carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of roasted dark malt, with dark chocolate, black coffee, cream, sugar, toffee, caramel, floral, and thin grass; Near zero sweet taste of roasted malt, with strong nuts, toast, light butter, light bread, soda water, non-sweet toffee and caramel, thin lemon and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is non-sweet dark lager, very strong nuttiness and buttery toastiness, but otherwise pretty muted tastes for everything from bread, caramel to toffee. Like drinking a toast soda, quite plain all the way. Hmmm… Hoppiness is decent floral in slight grass in nose, and faint lemon grassy in taste. Faint bitterness in background with no finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy and nutty to mouth.

Comments: This is like a non-sweet, toasty Schwarz: watery, ptetty good aroma, roasty and very nutty taste but with very few distinguishable characters. Very easy going, not bad to wash down meals and for hot Summer. Okay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Rating #952 -February 5, 2014 0- Finally discounted these as they’ve been on the shelf since I got to @coopwinespirits. This was a deep coppery brown coloured pour with a mild tan foam that faded to a ring. Nose was teddy graham cookies, chocolate, toffee, and vegetable oil. Mild alcohol warmth and carbonation (well disguised at 6.6%) Taste is lagery, an earthy funky raspyness from the soba. mild toffee and caramel malt sweetness, but a load of noble hop grassiness. Finishes like an odd, light peppery porter. Not my bag, but certainly intriguing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Dark amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Roasted caramel aroma, hay, floral, hay notes, licorice. Roasted licorice flavor, caramel, chocolate, hay, toffee, floral notes.


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