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

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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ROBERT99's rating

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROBERT99 (5) - PLANO, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2001


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zarkam (466) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
334ml bottle from Alko Arkadia, cola brown colour, small frothy mostly lasting off-white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of roast dark bread, cookie, molasses and light coffee with light spicy hops. Taste is initally balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a lightly bitter slightly burnt finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Fairly simple and easy to drink dark lager that still is distiguishable as one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samparkique4 (47) - - DEC 19, 2014
caramel, hay, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty, grass, banana, lite-butterscotch, licorice, raisin, lite-vanilla, black, frothy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, slick feel, lively, 3.51/5 ~ 4.14/5

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nordcore (1054) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Black with a minimal light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and some soy sauce sence. Light bitter with a minimal malt end.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2014
11.3 oz bottle Black with ruby hints. Light brown head. Nose is coco, rice, metal, vinegar, wet vegetables, and some roast. Unimpressive as more rise than roast. Thin and little body. Not very drinkable

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (7426) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. BB 13/07/2015. Thanks to Terry!
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head. Roasted malt, vinegar, rice and some dryness in the aroma. The flavour is sweetness, roasted malt, rice and bread. Thin.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olliejobbins (974) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
bottle from waitrose. pours jet black with thin tanned head. aroma is of weak toasted malts and walnuts. thin mouth feel, watery. slightly nutty and malty. average in every respect. just not interesting at all.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6572) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
334 ml bottle @ Nomu, Tampere. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of toasted malts, bread and some leather. Flavour of toasted malts, grains, leather and some burnt bready notes. Light bodied. Soft mouthfeel. Goes well with the Japanese food here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Toomio (253) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Melkein hyvä. Just sellainen teen makuinen. Vähän nössökkö suutuntuma. Hieno pullo kyllä.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3459) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2014
334ml bottle from Alko. Poured near black with a thin, but lasting brown head. Aroma has soy sauce, roasted malt and hint of coffee. Flavor is roasty, smooth and has some coffee and cocoa notes. Thin body, dryish finish. Overall quite tasty. Leans more towards Schwarzbier than Dunkel IMO.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
djoeye (1855) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2014
Black-brown body, beige head, poor lacing. Aroma; dark malts, roasted malts, sweet black caramel, prune-liquorice. Taste; dark sweet malts, black caramel, chocolate, small coffee notes. Dark chocolate and liquorice notes in finish. Medium body, low carbonation, sweet and slicky. Very easy, not directly exciting. [344ml brown bottle, abv5%, 12.5°, BB02.06.2015, B@Alko, 4€75c, T@höme]


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