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

Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) AleBuckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale
BA SCORE
3.5/5
67 Ratings
Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) AleBuckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
rjrockers.com

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

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!

Added by mikesgroove on 02-27-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
67
pDev:
14%
Bros Score:
3.52
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Hopswagger
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of buckyp
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of swimfire
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Damian74
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of mwar
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of SLeffler27
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of devilben02
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of zaphodchak
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
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.

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Photo of rramsey
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of stckhndlr
3.04/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

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Photo of Apex
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Photo of murf1087
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of jayhawk73
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

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Photo of CJS5
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Independant
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of rangerred
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of TheBoozeTraveler
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Mjmoon15
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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Photo of boudreaux
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Buckwheat After Dark (BAD) Ale from RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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