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Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale - Rogue Ales

Morimoto Black Obi Soba AleMorimoto Black Obi Soba Ale

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.48%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
12 Ingredients:
Malts: Roasted Soba, Harrington, Metcalf, Munich, C-15, C-60 and Carafa Special No. 2
Hops: Horizon, Sterling and Cascade. Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

12º PLATO
30 IBU
75 AA
36º Lovibond

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-24-2006)
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Reviews by HugePlume:
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HugePlume

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber decanted into a pair of pints to share with the wife :)

A- Great looking beer, pours a great finger and a half light tan head. very rocky. excellent retention, lacing is well above par too. Color is a deepbrown, with just a little light plumb color around the edges.. Its a real looker.

S- Very sweet, carmel corn, grains and dried fruits.

T- many different malt aspects, caramel corn again from the nose, along with sweet hard candy, and toffee malt. A little alcohol at the end. Very low bitterness, theres 3 hops but none of them do much.

M- very good body, thick with slightly above average carbonation which makes it more drinkable. Clean finish, little aftertaste or residue,

O- Good beer, I will have a gain. Well rounded and a nice sweet balance of flavor that does not get sugary or artificial tasting.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 03:32:50 | More by HugePlume
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Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
83 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.