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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


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2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2005
I couldn’t finish a bottle of this beer. Flat and bitter tasting, this is one of the few beers I would never drink again. I thought I would like the rich malts and roasted soba flavor...I was very wrong.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1087) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
A nice black ale. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Smells of rice pudding and French toast with a bit of hops. Taste is quite crisp, with more rice cakes, chocolate malts and a slightly hoppy finish with a bit of a flour-like fizziness on your tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
nice beer, quite malty and heavily roasted (ie-lightly hopped for Rogue) with a dry light spiciness throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-745) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark purple brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: mocha, some caramel, sweet malts, some dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, some chocolate, sweet bitter hops, little roasted. Aftertaste: bitter, hoppy, bit malty, coffee touch. Not my thing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wyzzywyz22 (2036) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Beer Moth, Manchester. Dark brown pour with a fading tan head. Aroma had roasted malt, dark fruit choc and a little spice. The flavour was slightly sweet with more roasted malt, and notes of fruits and licorice. Some vague hoppage lurking in the shadows. Seemed a bit thin. Forgettable and sits on the average side of the street.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (401) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2014
It pours with a thick, brown head. It is dark brown in color. It has coffee aromas mixed with nuts that has a spicy pop to it. The head is uneven and does provide some lacing as it recedes. It has a coffee and nut taste with other roasted flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (347) - Kfar Saba, 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 (1989) - 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 (1574) - Ghent, 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 (4297) - 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 (8924) - 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.


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