Sobek & Set | Finch's Beer Co.

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168 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Finch's Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
finchbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 06-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
168
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by cbutova:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured from the 16oz tallboy can to a tulip snifter for the review. Black bodied with some light piercing the very edges, not motor oil. Light mocha tan head forms to about two fingers with a thick and frothy, creamy texture. Head retention is pretty good. Lacing forms with thick bubbly webs at the top and thick patches below that.

S- Hops don't dominate but they are certainly the most notable element. Aromatics from the hops include notes of citrus zest, oranges, tangerine, earthy and pine elements. Backing these hops is roasted and toasty fresh cracked grains.

T- As with the aroma, hops are the main characteristic as one would expect with a Black IPA. The hops provide a nice bit of pine resin, oily citrus zest, earthy and floral notes. Malts provide a base with a lot of cocoa powder, dark roast cereal grains, toasted nuts and slight caramel hints.

MF- Moderately thick bodied, perhaps just a bit on the light side of the middle but not a problem. Medium-high carbonation gives this a crisp feel and a silky, slightly creamy texture. Finishes with moderate hop and some roast bitterness.

It seems that nowadays everyone is releasing a Black IPA and this is yet another solid example. The hops are super fresh with citrus and pine attributes atop a roasty but not decadent malt base. This allows the hops to shine.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SjConroy
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of sgn4779
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into 34oz mug; jet black with a moderate brown head made of tight foam that doesn't fade at all. Smell is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, with floral and citrusey hops. Taste is big roasted malt, lots of coffee with some sweet chocolate and dark fruit yeast flavors, along with a finish of bitter citrusey hops. Mouthfeel is medium-full.
Overall this is a good cascadian dark ale; more heavy on the roasted malt than the hops, but that's what makes it unique.

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Photo of kwkdmk
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richkrull
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of RDW
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCHritz
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma has earthy hops, resin, chocolate malt and generic sweet malts. Taste starts with roasted, resiny hops, medium bitterness throughout, roasty finish but also some grapefruit pith underneath. Medium to light body and medium carbonation. Quite bitter black IPA but I like it.

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Photo of grahuba
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3+ fingers of caramel colored head. Nice lacing & head retention

S: Roasty, brown bread

T: Follows the nose, some charred grain as well, a little pineyness & woody bitterness up front. Dryness, roastyness , & char as this warms. Finishes with a little carob, herbal & woody bitterness

MF: Medium bodied firm carbonation. Alright balance

Drinks pretty, good a serviceable, not great Black IPA

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Photo of NSXAG
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwerner23
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Hopportunistic
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lzepplin01
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Somewhat a surprise here. Opaque as a good stout with a HUGE tan head and tons of tan lacing. Nose of chocolate, coffee, spicy hops, and deep roasted malts. Taste is up front bittering hops with sweet malts to the sides. Coffee and bitter bakers chocolate comes through on the back. Highly carbonated mouthfeel makes it tingly to the hop flavor. Beefy for a black IPA. Excellent. Have had few Finch's brews I dislike, and for not being a hop head either I am changing or they just do it right. Cheers!

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Sobek & Set from Finch's Beer Co.
3.84 out of 5 based on 168 ratings.
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