Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale | Rogue Ales

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Morimoto Black Obi Soba AleMorimoto Black Obi Soba Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

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

Added by freed on 07-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
388
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
10.93%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Almost like a black IPA, without the hops. Not bad

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Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black core with dark brown edges, light brown head. Kinda cool looking. Nose is roasted malt, a bit of smoke. Taste is porter-like with a bit of a roasty-smokey thing with moderate sweetness. After a while it gets boring, but at least not watery like its sibling Soba Ale. Body is light, carbonation is mild-moderate but sharp.
Better than the last one, but still not much to say. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

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Photo of mikebu
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Marukai $6.99
Dark muddy brown color
Heavy creamy mouth feel
Medium carbonation
Roasted malt taste, aftertaste reminds me of soba noodles
Overall it was good to try, but Rogue has other beers that I would prefer over this.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheRamie
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlbertVogler
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dewsby
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ChefMacAttack
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisCage
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Not quite black but rather a very dark cola color that can't be seen through. The head starts out well and dissipates quickly into a thin layer over the brew! Carbonation seems to be mild, with small, thin columns rising to the top and lacing is questionable with thin wisps retreating back into the liquid fast.

S- Premium cocoa, black coffee, caramel, toffee, slightly burnt toast and mildly roasted malt make up the bulk of the aroma profile here.....it's Earthy at the same time, with perhaps some wet soil and the finish is somewhat dry smelling but not bitter!

T- Ok, this is different than I expected, being somewhat sweet and bready at first, with the buckwheat grain showing itself on the palate shortly after. Roasted notes, with subtle chocolate, coffee, caramel and toffee....perhaps a tinge of charred Earth. The finish is dry and with slight bitterness from the hop blend....which lingers for minutes afterwards.

M/O- Mostly thin bodied and the carbonation is smooth but very plentiful! This falls somewhere in between a flavorful summer refresher and a desert beer.....it has a cola like personality and I think this is a very nice Ale! I recommend this one and would pick it up again....nice job Rogue!

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Photo of Shafaegalo
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of chris826
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CWVegas
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CreedeSon
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BoljaBoy52
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, grain, molasses, earth, floral, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, grain, molasses, earth, wood, and butter flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with interesting aromas, but the butter like flavor I am getting detracts from this one's drinkability.

Serving type: bottle.

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Morimoto Black Obi Soba Ale from Rogue Ales
3.66 out of 5 based on 388 ratings.
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