Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
4.13/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22 oz bomber
Almost black with some ruby notes around the edge. Creamy head that dosn't hold as long as i would like. Smell of roasted malts but I also picked up some distinct cascade hops grapefruit in the first wiff. The roasted flavor takes over and pushes the hops out of the picture. Some chocolate and coffee tones in the taste. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but that isn't exactly a bad thing. There is so much flavor in this beer that it stays interesting all the way through. Fruit/vegetable beer dosn't really give you a feel for what this beer is, I would describe it as a scotch ale. Nice beer that is worth seeking out to try.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2007 00:36:03 | More by beermanbrian
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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.