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RATINGS: 563   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


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sergelutaba (67) - Alberta, - NOV 20, 2012
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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (57) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle sample at Rogue Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark brown with quickly diminishing light brown head. Heavy roasted malt aroma, coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, Japanese tea, notes of coffee, raisins. Feel like kind of lager. Light to medium body. Lack of alcohol. Roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: sweet, alcohol, caramel. TASTE: caramel, little watery, chocolate, vanilla.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1199) - BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG, 2014. Thanks Benzai! Dark brown with beige foam. Soft carbonation. Light roasted with some sweet hints. Bit fruity. Rather flat, also metallic notes. Not very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
650 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG III. Thanks to Benzai! Dark amber. Nose is a bit odd, plain spaghetti / soba, light malt & caramel. Taste is weak, nondescript, soba / spaghetti, touch malt, caramel, faint paint thinner. Med, bit thinner body. Eh, I cannot make up my mind if this is an interesting concept or another one of Rogue’s inexplicable fallacies.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7302) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
Sampled @ RBBSG III. Clear red-brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly grains, slightly roast, lightly bitter. Average to medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6892) - 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 (503) - 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 (800) - 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 (6020) - 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.


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