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


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RATINGS: 431   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1334) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Colour....well....black, with a thick ecru head. Nose...lightly roasty with notes of molasses and dark caramel. Palate...somewhat velvety and rather smooth with hints of roasted malt, cocoa and molasses cookies. The finish is longer than I expected and kind of sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewBoxer (2442) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thin head that fades. Taste is malty chocolate and nutty . Better then I expected from them

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dermi (753) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
334 ml, bottled. Pours black with a thin, ringed beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt, vanilla. Taste: Medium+ sweet, some bitterness. Woody flavours, roasted grain, rice. Some maize, too. Complex cereal flavours. Palate: Quite light body, thin mouth feel. Not bad. The mild flavours has some deepness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a creamy tan head. Soft roasted notes, charcoal and coffee in aroma. Mild roasted notes with coffee and chocolate in taste. Notes of slightly burnt wood too. Tasty, but a bit thin though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
a better than expected predecessor to sushi. pours like a sam adams black lager. similar aroma too. a little thin and light on the palate, but the flavor is a nice, rich, malty brew. overall...good with food. kinda average/boring on it’s own, but the best Japanese beer i’ve had."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (4253) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from Queens Plaza Beer & Wine 071014. Black with a big creamy tan head. Smoke like aroma is okay and the thin bodied beer has some good flavours.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle from Japan Centre. Hours a rich black. Not much aroma and body is a little thin but there are pleasant roasty tastes and as it’s not too heavy it actually pairs well with Japanese/Asian food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
A black lager, but it’s surprisingly ale-like. Black, slightly smoking aroma and the taste is quite the same. Great thick plate!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (2058) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
A very dark brown, slightly red beer with a medium, and beige head. Thenose is malty, bread, slightly roasted, also sweet berries. Taste has bread, some roastiness, tense. Medium bodied, quite harsh palate. Not very convincing beer, quite tasteless and tense.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkopen (929) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
334 ml bottle. Deep dark brown colour, tan head. Roasted malty aroma, sweetish notes. Mild, roasted malty flavour, with coffee notes. OK, but nothing special.

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