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RATINGS: 589   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   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) - Ohio, 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle from the Garvie dregs run, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Liquorice and raisins on the taste and aroma. Clean finish, good body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl via cgarvieuk dregs run. Appearance - deep brown with a decent head. Nose - earthy and loads of soya beans. Taste - soy sauce, salty and earthy again. Palate - medium bodied and creamy to the finish. Overall - very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours deep ruby with a cream head. Aroma is tart dark berries. Taste is roasty, nutty, medium coffee bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, roasted, nutty, taste is sweet, roasted, toffee, thin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5100) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12/4/2009 11:12:56 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle, slightly past due date. Dark brown, amber body with healthy tan nose. Nice spicy nose of malts and nuts. Taste is quite thin, of rice and hops. Not much there. I am wondering if it’s slightly off. Warms up a bit and gets spicier in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stampion (210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours very dark but not quite black. No hops to speak of. Deep but not overpowering malt. Very mild toffee, chocolate, and licorice. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (3575) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. It poured a red color with a white head. The aroma was malty, with rice and roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with roasty bitterness and more malts. Not my style, but still decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Roasted caramell licorice hay aroma. Roasted licorice caramell chocolate toffee flavour with some floral notes.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Wondeful beer by rogue. Has a dark look and the malt comes through in stages from caramel to the roast on the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (322) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
I was expecting a little more out of this beer. Was better than average, just after trying many other Rogue beers, I thought this would be somewhat better since it’s sold in 22 oz. bottles. I also watch Iron Chef and like Morimoto’s cooking style, so was curious to try this. Maybe this beer is more about the label, or is what he likes to drink? Don’t think I’ll be paying that price again. Would buy in a Japanese restaurant though if they served it. Might be better with Sushi.


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