Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Douglas14:
3.53/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours out a flat black color with a small white head that dissapears rather quickly. The smell is of floral fruits and lightly roasted malts. I almost get a oxidized off-flavor too. There might be some liquorice in the nose too. The flavor is bitter and doesn't have enough sweetness to balance it out. I get that same oxidized flavor in the taste also. I'm guessing it's the roasted soba...
Anyway, definitely glad I was able to try since I am a huge Rogue fan as well as a fan of Morimoto.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2009 03:24:32 | More by Douglas14
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3.86/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I picked this up without knowing a single thing about it. I didn't even know it was made by Rogue -- I just figured it was a Japanese beer. But, hey: impulse buy.
I feel like I should have saved this for sharing. I say that only because I have no clue what it is, and I figure it might be challenging.
As soon as I open it, there is an explosion of foam, up to a point. It's not like a gusher, where it goes everywhere, but it went from normal-looking bottle to bottle-with-foam-jutting-out in an instant. But it just froze there. There is about an inch of foam extending straight up out of the neck of the bottle, and standing straight up like well-beaten egg whites. It doesn't even collapse.
I pour carefully into a glass, but end up with about 75% foam, and some dark beer at the bottom.
It smells good, clean and roasty. Taste is all of that. It's as foamy as any beer I have had. I have no idea what style this is. It's lighter than a stout, not hoppy enough to be a CDA...it's just tasty, and way lighter than it looks.
Pretty nice beer. I have been overlooking Rogue entirely too much.
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2013 05:15:05 | More by DaveAnderson
Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.