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


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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bloodbuzzdean (34) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
5%abv. In bottle at Nippon Kitchen. Black colour and few head. Very smooth and dry, has stout feels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (199) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
* Bottle. Pours dark ruby black, with tan head. * Aroma is strong, liquorice, roasted malt & coca. * Palate is rich body, very high carbonation, fine bubbles. * Taste is slightly dry, burnt dark malts, grass & liquorice. * Finish is thin & short, roasted dark malts. * Overall slightly dry, burnt dark malts, grass & liquorice, only bad point is very high carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
The look of this is astounding: blackish brown, huge puffy head that laces everywhere and looks cake-like. Minimal smell - the head traps it in - but coffee, dry roasted, bread and grains. Taste is very smooth. No bite, no real bitterness, no sharp coffee or roasty taste. Just balanced, pristine. But don’t ya want a little character to your black brew?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (486) - - SEP 4, 2015
Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Pours black with a hint of brown at the edges. Beige head and medium carbonation. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste is of burnt malts but it quite quickly fades, leaving quite a thin aftertaste. Mouthfeel is also rather thin. A very clean beer, but a little bland. Good initial taste, but a little disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (798) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle - deep ruby red with a foamy fizzy brown head. Aroma of treacle, hints of roasted malt, a little cocoa. Taste of chocolate, hints of molasses and dark fruits. Medium, dry body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (3337) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
30.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Sushi Lovers Torvehallerne, Copenhagen:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, minerals, dark malts, grass, licorice, hay, roasted grain. Taste is slightly dry malty, dark malts, grass, licorice, minerals, roasted grain, hay, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jenner707 (43) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Nice black color with dark brown top. Aroma dominated by the rosted malt...In this case I wouldn’t see this as a con. The aftertaste has the same roasted dark taste, makes you think of licorice and coffee. Last the carbonation is way too high very sad,now that the rest of the beer was that good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike67 (976) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, off-white head. Aroma is of plums and toasted malt. Body is medium and very crisp, way too much carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma with some herbal hops in the background. Finish is short and barely noticeable. Overall it is drinkable brew.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Not much aroma and just a little thin foam. Malty with hardroasted palate and slightly taste of english licorice. Hoppy, but still with hardroasted malt and licorice as main theme. Lovely dark lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Clear dark brown with a light tan head. Light molasses, rice grain,light earthiness. Very light bitterness, round malt sweetness and light bready backbone. Medium body, light chewiness. Slightly oily, medium watery finish. Fine.

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