Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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2.17/5 rDev -38%
On-tap at Prime 16 into a pint glass.
A: I watched the bartender pour this beer in the proper manner and hand it right to me, but in that 10 seconds what head it had was already gone. What remained was a thin patch of scummy tan bubbles drifting around a molasses-colored morass of a beer. Muddy and ugly.
S: Vague sweetness, with coffee, cocoa, caramel, and rancid bananas. Not good.
T: Dull, muddy sweetness. Old chocolate that's been melted and re-hardened; spoiled caramel, if that's a thing; moldy bread dipped in day-old coffee. The finish is both chalky and sticky somehow. I'll give it credit for having a good bit going on, but none of it's good.
M: Medium-bodied with plenty of ultra-fine carbonation. Definitely this beer's strong suit.
D: Too sticky to be drinkable. And too gross.
Notes: This must be why there are so few American Dark Wheat Ales. Terrible, terrible beer.
01-26-2011 13:58:50 | More by woosterbill
2.38/5 rDev -32%
A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a muddy brown color and a thick consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Above average lacing.
S: A very faint - almost nonexistent - aroma of wheat and malt.
T: Taste is barely noticeable. A tinge of wheat and malt, but mainly this is a thin, watery, bland, flavorless stew. Not remotely memorable.
M: An average amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Light-bodied.
D: Not interesting. Not drinkable
10-09-2010 12:12:18 | More by avalon07
2.83/5 rDev -19.1%
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color. Not much in terms of lacing.
Aroma of wheat, malt and spices.
This brew is actually difficult to classify. It's a dark wheat brew. I get that. But, I think I was really expecting something else. Something more complex. Instead it was pretty average and not all that interesting.
An average amount of carbonation with a dry finish. Light-bodied.
It's drinkable. But, I probably won't go back to it.
01-26-2011 19:22:36 | More by ChristianBlack
2.9/5 rDev -17.1%
Recieved as an extra from mikesgroove.
A - Very dark and muddy looking orange/brown beer with a 1 finger off-white head that left random chunks and stick on the sides.
S - Smells like a wheat beer, bit of citrus, caramel malts, and smoke. Actually smells quite nice.
T - Unfortunately the taste did not live up to the smell. Carmel malts, burnt malts, some sort of lactic sour, and an unpleasant phenol like quality to this one. This actually tastes kind of bad. There is a little bit of smoke that helps to hide some stuff, but not enough.
M - High carbonation, medium bodied, the carbonation is a bit too high for my liking.
D - This beer was a bit of a disappointment, and did not live up to the nose. It didn't taste good, and was hard to finish.
01-05-2011 19:49:27 | More by AgentZero
2.93/5 rDev -16.3%
six pack picked up at bilo mostly to use as extras but was able to drink one this past weekend to see how it carried over. poured into a pint glass and consumed on 02/05/2011.
the pour was decent with a dark brown color that yielded a big head of tan that faded quickly and only moderatly coated the sides of the glass. interesting, but nothing really to go nuts over. aroma is off chocolate, wet hay, moldy grain and campfire smoke, it just did not work for me, i wish it had, as i wanted it too. the flavor was a touch better as the chocolate died down and more of the grains and a touch of dark fruit came through which served it much better.
overall an ok beer but not even close to their best offering.
02-09-2011 02:23:51 | More by mikesgroove
3.03/5 rDev -13.4%
This beer pours with a muddy, near-opaque dark cola brown, with almost no head at all. The aroma is dark and fruity, with a light cherry-like sweetness and a little brown sugar overlaid on a bed of cereal grains. The flavor is likewise fruity and sweet against a nutty, dry graininess. There is also a bit of astringency and some mild but noticeable alcohol burn that distract from the initial flavor profile. It has a nice light/medium body, but the texture is a bit too drying. In the end, this beer has an interesting flavor profile, but a few negative characteristics drag down the overall impression.
06-27-2012 18:56:45 | More by devilben02
3.03/5 rDev -13.4%
A- this beer had a huge head to it. Kind of like when you get a bad beer. Thick foam set on top of a dark brown beer with rusty orange highlights.
S- Wheat and dark fruit. Yeasty and malty. there's some faint smells of vanilla licorice as well.
T- I get some toasted barley and wheat. Some hints of dark fruits and vanilla.
M- Very chalky and dries out the mouth.
O- Not to overly impressed with this one. Didn't seem to have alot that just jumped out at me. So So.
03-24-2012 16:00:06 | More by stckhndlr
3.05/5 rDev -12.9%
Black, with short-lived, quarter inch, froth foam that leaves scant lacing and a thin film on a Dogfish Head snifter.
Phenol up front and dominated by roasted grain and powdered chocolate.
The flavor follows the nose, the chocolate being more prominent, but is mostly grainy with a light, short finish. The balance is decent.
A medium body with watery texture and big, fizzy carbonation. Light alcohol.
I had this as a fresh bottle and later aged nine months with no significant effect. This is a decent beer that works well with sausage or kielbasa.
11-25-2012 21:34:11 | More by SLeffler27
3.1/5 rDev -11.4%
Black with dark brown highlights. Quick head and very little foam.
Dry chalky yeast aroma with roasted barley and wheat malts keeping the aroma bready.
Chalky palates and flavor throughout the whole beer. Roasty and toasty malts with some dry powdered fruit flavors as well. Palate is pretty thin overall. Pretty easy to drink, but not full on flavor.
03-11-2012 22:44:14 | More by scruffwhor
3.13/5 rDev -10.6%
P: Murky super dark cola appearance with thin cappuccino head.
S: Rich caramel and toffee malt, roasted grain, sweet molasses, prunes, cocoa powder and stale coffee. Clove, cinnamon, and faint licorice. Cherry cola and bourbon fumes with big inhales.
T/M: Coffee, amaretto sweetness, bittersweet cocoa and loads of roasted grain. Really earthy and less fruity than I expected. Timid fruit sweetness in the after bite. No alcohol presence. Light-medium grainy body with an aggressively effervescent sting. Finish is dry and sweet.
O: This at first was drinking like a porter until the subtle sweet fruit came in on the tale end. A decent beer but not a huge success. I would drink this again but won't seek it out.
02-21-2013 22:26:59 | More by Hopswagger
3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
Poured a brown body with minimal head and lace on top of a light citric and clove smell, but mostly I'm picking up some bread and sweet malt. Smooth and creamy with a light-to-medium body, a decent sweet edge of caramel and some chocolate and I pick up a touch of dough for light bready dryness. The hefe qualities, citric and spice notes, are very minimal and come across as slightly bitter. A dry finish to a beer, that while not bad, is not the most exciting.
01-07-2011 13:01:47 | More by clayrock81
3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
The bottle says the ABV is 6% but the website says it is 5.6%.
Appearance: Pours into glass a very hazy/cloudy brownish color, doesn't let any light through the glass at all, small head that quickly vanishes leaving a blanket over the surface of the beer. Some patchy lacing remains on the glass with every sip.
Smell: I don't get a very potent smell off of this brew, there is some darker grains detectable, but not much of an aroma.
Taste: there is a good grain-y taste initially, I mean the buckwheat really has some serious flavor, and then *poof* by some form of beer magic it vanishes, leaving this taste vacuum without much else. The finish is surprisingly clean without any aftertaste what-so-ever. It left me startlingly bewildered.
Mouthfeel: very creamy texture in this beer.
Drinkability: its drinkable. I just wish that the taste remained longer or that something else was going on with this brew.
10-07-2010 22:21:06 | More by mcann2pu
3.33/5 rDev -4.9%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some sweetness and spice. Taste is also rather mild, some malts, spices, a touch of sweetness, rather subdued flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall a decent brew but nothing special.
03-05-2011 16:27:57 | More by tone77
3.35/5 rDev -4.3%
A: pours a muddy dark brown. brownish/whitish head is pleasant at first but quickly dies to virtually nothing. no lacing either.
S: milk chocolate. slight roast. the combination is sort of coffee ice cream-like. a fruitiness in there as well. cant put my finger on it exactly, but something else is going on there...
T: starts with a tasty roasted coffee flavor. plums. a lingering tobacco in the finish. sweetness as well. tasty palate.
M: pretty mild carbonation on a medium body. a little more fizz would help.
D: not familiar with this style of beer. i figured it would be close to a dunkel, but it is similar to a porter-like tasting brew.
10-21-2011 01:34:43 | More by Jimmys
3.38/5 rDev -3.4%
Bottle poured into pint glass.
A-Dark, near-opaque dark brown, with about 1 finger width head.That went into white chunks.
S-Caramel, chocolate, toffee and fruit.
T-Malts, Raisin,Coffee. Taste some banana.
M-Medium feel, High carb.
O- Wasn't bad would get again.
01-05-2013 22:40:13 | More by Damian74Shensky
3.4/5 rDev -2.9%
I have been looking for this style to try for a while!! Pours a muddy dark brown with little light coming through. Fizzy light tan head with average retention and very little lacing.
Smell is malty with a kind of slight medicinal bitterness. Taste is similar, like a mild, sweet malty brew with a slight bit of medicinal bitterness at the end.
This beer is smooth and goes down easy. The bitterness dies down as you drink it. On the whole, an average malty brew. More flavor than most American Pale Wheat Ales.
04-02-2011 18:38:22 | More by JayQue
Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
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