Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle & can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Dark roasted malt; hops; rice; maize; Asahi’s pure cultured yeast.
Japan’s favourite dark beer. Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4141) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark black. Creamy head. Aroma of coffee. Roasted flavour. Sweet roasted aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7988) - Tromsř, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2006
334ml bottle. Almost black body toppd by a medium off-white head. Roasted malt aroma. Sweet malty character. Smooth and crispated. High level of carbonation (at a sushi bar in Gray’s Inn Road, London 15.09.2006)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Thanks to DenverLogan. The bottle is at least a year old and has very little English on it. Said "Dark brown ale" on the bottle, IIRC. The beer pours to a dark brown body. The aroma is richly dark malts with black patent and sweet chocolate chips. The flavor is sweet dark chocolate, light tart barley and cocoa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
dark pour tiny tan head heavily sweet sugars and carmel aroma not a great sweet. avg pal. over sweet flavor all sugars and some light roast.. not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Dark brown body, quickly dissapating tan head. Aroma is a light smoke, with crystal malt, chocolate, and raisen. Taste is a light chocolate and dried fruit with a hint of smoke. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2006
anything that say "BLACK" on the label i like. found this at a dept store in tokyo. dark brown pour with a fluffy mushroom head. nose of nutty roasted malts. flavors continue onto the palate but spill off with a watered down character of the beer. eh?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Nice almost opaque black pour, with a beige froth that leaves no lace, but looks good. Aromas of faint malt, coffee, and mild dark chocolate. Tastes somewhat nutty, dark chocolate, watery coffee. FInishes fast, mildly bitter. I’m not a huge Schwartz fan.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rybowen (105) - Los Angeles 90039, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Beautiful black walnut color with hints of red in the light. Lght tan/off white head. Smooth, light flavor with hint of nutty roast. Very light body overall with minimal to no hop flavor. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Bottle: Dark black, off white head, nice lacing. Nose is lightly sweet, some metal and roast, light fruit and juice. The falvor is thin, some astringent roast and metallic hop bitterness. A bit of coffee and chocolate, the finish is light and thin, decent schwarz.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Crimsony brown, thin tan creamy head. Nose held soft notes of mild roasted chocolate and toast. Flavor held similar characteristics with more light roasty notes, touches of nuttiness, and a very soft late hop tone. Light bodied and watery, medium carbonation, roasty, lightly bitter finish. The key word throughout is certainly light. Not terrible, but I just recommend sticking to the Ichiban for sushi…

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