Fatehunter (1647) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bomber into tulip glass. Caramel colored, nice one inch head formed and a fair amount of bubbles.
Smell: Light caramel, a slightly sour note. Very subtle smell overall.
Taste: Burnt malt, but very smooth and no real bitterness.
Creamy and soft but still light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Iím actually very impressed/surprised by this. The creaminess and light body do not seem a likely combination, but I really like it.
Given the ingredients used this ale turned out well. A nice curiosity but nothing Iíll be drinking again soon.
Jabah (207) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 itís sold in 22 oz. bottles. I also watch Iron Chef and like Morimotoís cooking style, so was curious to try this. Maybe this beer is more about the label, or is what he likes to drink? Donít think Iíll be paying that price again. Would buy in a Japanese restaurant though if they served it. Might be better with Sushi.
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
aumentm (449) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wondeful beer by rogue. Has a dark look and the malt comes through in stages from caramel to the roast on the back end.
Stampion (184) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark but not quite black. No hops to speak of. Deep but not overpowering malt. Very mild toffee, chocolate, and licorice. Nice
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lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, dark chocolate and yeastiness. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, earthiness, mild saltiness, nuttiness and bread. Light bodied and thin mouthfeel. Not my thing.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3062) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black with a thick beige head this soba beer has a pleasing fruity aroma with a dab of spice. The taste is decent chocolate, raisins, graham & soba spiciness. Quite a good solid black ale. I prefer Rogueís regular soba ale but this black variantís solid too.
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, spices, toffee, syrup, hints of roastiness and earthy notes. Taste is smooth, spicy and a bit weird with hints of earthy notes, tea, toffee, syrup and roastiness. Finish is roasty, a bit weird and spicy with hints of earthiness and syrup. A bit strange.
Aniela (3728) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Roasted caramell licorice hay aroma. Roasted licorice caramell chocolate toffee flavour with some floral notes.
BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a surprisingly clear dark reddish brown with a good off-white head. Aroma is bitter hops, malt, raisins, non-sweet chocolate, spice, fruit, citrus, bread. Taste is malty, caramel, smooth, dark bitter chocolate, hoppy, spicy, fruity, citrus. Very different beer, donít know why everyone seems to hate on it though, I think it is a solid beer, maybe not for the price however.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
65 cl bottle (5%) @†lusikka, BBE 12/2014
Aroma is rather odd, feels like some spicy soup. Some soy sauce, spices and toffee typical to English ales. Also hints of sweet licorice. Flavour has harsh malt, toffee, hay, licorice and weird spices. Finishes with some grapefruit-like hops. Not my thing.