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Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale - RJ Rockers Brewing Company

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Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) AleBuckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Dunkelweizen is overlaid with chocolaty flavors and fruity aromas, a beer that's so good it redefines the word bad. That's right...BAD is good!

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 02-27-2009)
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of swimfire
4/5  rDev +14%

swimfire, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Damian74Shensky, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

mwar, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

SLeffler27, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +14%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of devilben02
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

devilben02, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of zaphodchak
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thinnish offwhite head, translucent dark brown body.

Nose has heavy chocolatey malt. Really the sort of malt that just makes you think of malt. Like malt balls.

Body is malty, not overly rich, dryish and really, really nice. Kinda of a German dunkel. None of the heaviness or sweetness I associate with wheat, but this is really well balanced and incredibly drinkable.

Smooth, kinda coarse and airy. Lightish, I guess.

zaphodchak, May 21, 2012
Photo of rramsey
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

rramsey, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of stckhndlr
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

stckhndlr, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Apex
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Apex, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of scruffwhor
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

scruffwhor, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of murf1087
3/5  rDev -14.5%

murf1087, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown w/ reddish highlights when held to the light. This beer has a massive two and a half finger chocolate colored head, which lasts for a while. The nose is chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt, and some phenol smells. The taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit. Very malty and chewy brew. Feel is medium full, with a definite chewy vibe to it. Big, full aftertaste. Overall, a nice beer, and an interesting style.

jayhawk73, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of CJS5
4/5  rDev +14%

CJS5, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Independant
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Independant, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of rangerred
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head. Retention isn't very good and neither is lacing.

Aroms is of roasted malt and cocoa. Some coffee in there as well.

Taste is quite roasty up front with coffee and chocolate flavors. Some dark fruit is slightly apparent towards the finish. Fairly mild bitterness with no hop flavor present. Mouthfeel is slick and smooth. Medium bodied.

Overall a pretty good beer. Drinks more like a porter than a wheat beer but enjoyable on a cold night.

rangerred, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of Mjmoon15
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Mjmoon15, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -14.5%

JAHMUR, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/22/11 notes. Big thanks to the staff at Stateline for digging around the back and finding this one for me. Style #100 of 104 reviewed. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark reddish brown color with two fingers of tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Had lasts for two to three minutes and leaves no lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of sweet dark fruits, roasted malts, bready malts, and light chocolate. As it warmed up much more sweet fruit came out. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, fruity malts, and toasted malts. Also light chocolate and bready malts. More roasty than the nose and less fruit, a tiny step down for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good beer; much better than I was expecting. I think as it warmed up it got better and more swet dark fruits came out, though the taste was still dominated by roasted malts. Something I'd have again.

mdfb79, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of boudreaux
2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

boudreaux, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

jrohrbacher, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +14%

ROGUE16, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

brandoman63, Nov 28, 2011
Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.