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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (5140) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2008
650 ml, Mori moto version. Opaque dark chocolate color with a four finger, lasting head. Aroma is of espresso flavored with milk chocolate and caramel. Caramel, chocolate, and nut flavors on the front turn more toasted-nutty, dry cocoa, coffee, with a finishing touch of char and smoke as the delicate bittering hop kicks in. Body is maybe a tad shy of medium, smooth, a little watery, and slightly dry on the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AtronSeige (1424) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
Aroma: Rich malt, toasty, chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, molasses. grape. Light roasty. Appearance: Dark amber, clear body. Large, light-brown, rocky head. Good retention, lacing. Flavour: Medium dried fruits, raisins. Light roasty, burnt. Light grape. Medium bitterness, medium sweetness. Well balanced, Dry finish, lingering raisins and slight bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Very enjoyable! Can do with a bit more body to match the style, but the taste and aromas are amazing! 660 ml bottle, poured. 23. Specialty Beer 12C. Baltic Porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (5884) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Stout/porter in appearnce and smell, but more like an IPA in flavoring. Hoppy and somewhat grainy, but has a smooth coating finish. Better than the regular Morimoto but still not top of the line as far as Rogues go. Must be very cold to taste good at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (6009) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Charred oak and raisin aroma with distinct walnut accents. Clear mahogany, medium creamy head, good lacing. Dark roasted malt, somewhat grainy, light tartness, a kiss of bitterness in the end. Great balance and flavor. LIght body, quaffable. Well crafted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2004
This beer pours black with brownish tints. Smells and tastes nutty, roasted soba. Would happily down another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6518) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
22 oz bottle of Morimoto Black Soba Ale: Pours like a porter ... black with a big rocky tan head. Just a hint of toffee or java on the nose. Those tones come on a little stronger in the flavor ... watery coffee, maybe a hint of smoke. nice robust flavors ... only downer is a bit of a watery texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5393) - Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Pours a semi-transparent mahogany with a fairly thick, fluffy, light dirty tan head that hangs around for a bit. Aroma is strong and malty with smoky and nutty hints. Flavor is malty with hints of hops, roast nuts and caramel and even a bit of oak. Texture is lively and tingly, sometimes just a wee bit wan but still good. It leaves a mysterious aftertaste a little like smoked wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nsanders (1092) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bomber. Deep red brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nutty, soy sauce, earthy hops, graham crackers and rich malts. Flavor is richly sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a creamy feel. Very tasty, reminiscent of a black IPA, but without the black licorice flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (14060) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2006
Bomber [thanks robertburns] poured a clear reddish black with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, some dark fruit, vinous, and a hint of oxidation. Palate was medium bodied, smooth yet crisp. Flavors of bitter chocolate, carmel, citrus, and a hint of coffee with a smooth, lingering finish.

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