mnurda (1104) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample at Ki in Toronto. Nice hop flavor. Not sure what Soba is but it tasted great. Loved it.
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Evolutionary (268) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from giant eagle. Sweet malt nose with toffee hints. Pours brown with brown white head. Head lingers. Starts like a medium dark porter and finishes with rice and malt to follow. Very mellow and doesn't bite.
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BillHick420 (410) - North Dakota, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tanned head with lacing. Sweet dark aroma of some malts, hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium mouth, Decent aroma, and perfect body and level of aroma for when a stout/porter is just too heavy.
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating 3-01-2009. (Bottle) This beer poured a medium sized tan fizzy head with good retention, visible carbonation, transparent body, fair amount of lacing, and a reddish-brown hue. The Aroma is malty, nutty, hoppy, and chocolate. The Taste consists of malt, nutty, hoppy, chocolate, and smokey. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, worthy of a try and a beer that I would consider drinking again.
Hansen (6432) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Roasted aroma, notes of caramel. FLavor starts sweet, finish moderate bitter. Soft carbonation.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Slightly spicey and nice.
mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice "lighter" stout-style ale on par with but a bit better than Young's but without the chocolate. Nice coffee notes at the back end. But just a tad too watery.
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WheatKing (1240) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of... Rogue. Was my immediate thought when opening the bottle. Tastes like I’d expect from them for a American dark ale, but grainier and drier. All the "subtleties" were exactly as you’d find with their other ales. I’d had this in my fridge for quite a while, wondering why I’d bought it because it seemed like a novelty and nothing more, but the final drinkage was pleasantly surprising, it can stand on its own.
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale version. Poured a dark brown with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of light roast, nuts, and caramel. Tastes of nuts, some dark fruits, and caramel. Nutty. Malty sweet with a very light bitter finish. Tastes and aromas were both on the subtle side. Body on the thinner side. Some lacing left on the glass.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & some caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, some buckwheat, dark chocolate, hops, and nuts; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.