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


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RATINGS: 401   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (713) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma is roasty malts, licorice and not too much else. Taste is some sweet roasted malt balanced fairly well with a basic hopiness. The malt character finishes pretty watered down sadly. Body is a dark amber with a thin bubbly head that retains somewhat poorly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle, 334ml. A black colour with a large brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, some treacle. Flavour is malty with some chocolate, a little hop coming through. Rice? A sweet treacle finish. Moderate to high carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ninecats (180) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a lighty brown foam, settles fast. Roasted malt, pear and light floral hops in the aroma, taste is initially roasted malt, light coffee and dried fruit and then quite fast a dry finish. Medium body, low to medium carbo. Stylistically true.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHult (289) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, tack! Mörkt rödsvart vätska med lågt ljusbrunt skum som lägger sig fort. Söt lätt metalliskt doft. Smakar farinsocker å rostad malt. En bra japan

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
Dark brown with thin head then dies. Not bad for an Asian beer. Has a good body and taste.. Toasted flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with ivory/tan finger thick head. Aroma: Bread, roast malts, liquorice, toffee and a light treacle. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt liquorice, treacle, malty sweet finish with an increasing bitterness. Palate: Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
17-Apr-14 (330-ml bottle: $1.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This beer is dark brown in color and some translucence at the edge, and it’s capped by half an inch of tan head that settles to a ring. The nose is malty and lightly roasty, with notes of cola, well-toasted bread, and a hint of sweet caramel. On the palate, the malt is lightly roasty and lightly sweet, with obvious flavors of medium-dark toast and cola, plus a hint of smokiness. There’s not enough roastiness to create any noticeable bitterness though, so this is pretty soft, easy, and smooth to drink. Weight is medium-minus, carbonation is medium, and the mouthfeel is reasonably dry. Overall, this is a light, easy drinking dark lager, but tasty enough to quaff mindlessly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilverfoX (296) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
roasty, caramel aromas light sweetness, medium bitterness, very smooth light body, creamy, soft carbonation, drunk straight from the bottle. i quite like it. very nice. bottle from beers of europe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (358) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
From bottle, beautiful black colour, with thin head. Aroma of malt, flavour fairly non descript. Nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (643) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap in the bar of the Hotel Belka in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Pours black with a roasted nutty aroma. Taste is lightly sweet and smooth. Flavors of malt and grain. Aftertaste is slightly metallic. Quite drinkable.

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