Friday, 27 April 2012

Morimoto Black Obi Soba

BREWERY:
Rogue Brewing Company

LOCATION:
Newport Oregon

STYLE:
Soba Ale

COLOR:
Deep Copper

ALCOHOL:
5-6% (Not stated)



This beer has won numerous awards.  It's actually dedicated to the Rogue distributor in Japan.  Yup, they import a lot of their beers to Japan.  I really enjoyed this beer.  Don't let the smell fool you because it smells like a strong IPA, but that is far from the truth.  However, after a few sips, it starts to have a slight bitterness to it.  It didn't bother me at all because if you enjoy IPA's, then you won't even notice it.  They use specialty malts and a special type of hops to brew this beer which gives it the slight nutty taste.  It's crisp, clean, not too refreshing, and goes great with pork chops or a medium rare steak.  An overall great sipping beer.