A life just as ordinary

Just like you, but different

Beer – #127 – Rogue – Morimoto – Black Obi Soba Ale

Morimoto – Black Obi Soba Ale  – Brewed by Rogue Ales in the style of a Specialty Grain NewportOregon USA

Morimoto Black Obi Soba AleIt’s a pint of a 5.3 ABV beer (thats about 2.7 standard drinks),

“A darker version of our Soba Ale. Roasted malts provide a rich nut-laced flavor, while the 3 hops blend to provide a refreshing zest. 10 ingredients: Roasted soba, 2 row pale Munich, c-15, c-60, and Weyermann malts: Horizon, Sterling, and Cascade hops, free range coastal water and top fermenting Pacman yeast. 12.05 Plato, 30 IBU, 75.2 AA, 36.0 L”

I was opening this and Auckland had a 4.0 earthquake, unusual, which I hope portends the beer time come.

It’s a very dark brown beer, with a monster head of light brown, well carbonated, decent aroma of malts, but also some yeastiness. Head lingers too. All good so far.

It soft on the with a little bitterness, not an awful lot of body in this, and the pleasure is all derived from the flavour. Whilst it’s not challenging it avoids being bland and meh by having quite a lot going on on the palate, all very quietly going about what they do.

The darkness of this beer might put some off, and it’s colour doesn’t really match the taste delivery, this is a bit of a paradox in some respects.

The pdubyah-o-meter says 7.75 would be about right, it stumbles to achieve a greatness but quirky gets your attention and makes this an enjoyable experience.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

This is just me being me

Vanity Corner


wordpress visitor

I tweet like a boss

%d bloggers like this: