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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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours black with a small tannee head. Aroma is nice as flavor...fruity malty roasted and.a.nice bitter finish

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bomber bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours reddish brown with a frothy goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is subtle with toasted malts, cola nuts, hay, cereal, lemon zest, moist wood and green grapes. Taste is sweet and tiny sour with wheat flour, crackers, toasted malts, lemon juice, moist soil, cola nuts and hay. Mouthfeel is crisp, astringent, fizzy and light bodied. Finish is tiny bitter and tiny sour with toasted malts, biscuits, raisins, cola nuts and hints of vomit. Weird and not very good.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Really a nice, quite toasty malty, chocolate, cookie, slightly burnt, light caramel aroma. Flavor has some nuts, toffee, chocolate and bready, toasted malts but unfortunately is completely full of butter. A bit watery as well. Damn, this one seems to have some potential.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (567) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber. Deep red brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nutty, soy sauce, earthy hops, graham crackers and rich malts. Flavor is richly sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a creamy feel. Very tasty, reminiscent of a black IPA, but without the black licorice flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1334) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice frothy brown head that leaves ample lace. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and mocha. Taste is nutty, roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of bitter black licorice with a nice zesty crisp and refreshing finish. Excellent sessionable dark ale with tons of flavor and Aroma but so easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Nice dark color with a medium, tan, burnt-looking head. Not really black, but reddish-black (darker than mahogany). Light bodied. Very smooth & drinkable. Lots of roasted malt. Pretty similar to a schwarzbier. The buckwheat gives it some nice nutty and earthy flavors. Lightly hopped, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barreras (1047) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a root beer color with aroma of nutty malts and hops. Taste is complex with a clean, crisp, flavor. A full malt mouthful with a slight sweetness of caramel. A delicious beer that has a twist of soba grain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle sample at Beoir Go Leoir. Lightly smoky soy -like malt, cola, and light molasses aroma. Hazy chestnut with a small beige head. Light smoky nutty malt and cola flavor with a very subtle hop finish. LIght body, moderate carbonation. The flavor was surprisingly complex, actually a little difficult for me to describe, and very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2726) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a darker reddish beer with a small, of white head on top. Aroma is malty, some rice and a roasted backing. Flavor has a very roasted bitterness and it’s incredibly malty. A bit on the watery side, but still quite decent. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark mahogany with tan head. Aroma is caramel roasted malt and mild hoppy. Taste is muted version of aroma. Mouth feel was a little watery, but still a very nice beer.


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