Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by vkv822:
3.93/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz. bomber into pint glass.
Pours a very dark brown with a slight red tint with hints of gold and a foamy light tan head with decent retention.
It has a rich roasty malt smell, with notes of nut and light coffee. The taste is a very roasted malty coffee flavor with more hints of nuts. The roasted coffee flavor reaches a slight astrigency as it warms. The mouthfeel is a bit light, but still very enjoyable.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the flavors I found in this beer, and quite enjoyed the nut flavors and it's over all drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2010 05:22:45 | More by vkv822
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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.