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


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RATINGS: 450   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
Hard to find, but worth tracking down. Warm nutty aroma, followed by a rich coffee taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jeronimus99 (35) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 6, 2001
Very good dark beer even in cans. Probably the best dark one among the beer in cans.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rwilson5999 (1) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2002 does not count
it has a nice nose, smooth approach to the throat and a fluid, charming manner going down. Although hard to find at times, it is well worth the search.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
What a mind f--k. You so totally expect stout when you see it. As black as any stout. This, Xingu (from Brazil), and Sapporo Black really freak me out. Schwarzbier? It simply does not compute in my stout-primed brain. If I were expecting a thicker richer version of Negro Modelo, I would have enjoyed this more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BuKKet99 (39) - Republic of Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2001
I have a really difficult time explaining this thing. It’s like the bastard child of the darkest of stouts and Bud Ice... in a good way. It has all the flavor you would ever want out of a black beer combined with the smoothness and drinkability of your average lager. Even if you don’t like it, you’ll admit it’s one of the more interesting beers you have ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ROBERT99 (5) - PLANO, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2001 does not count

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2007
Ah ynes the brown trumpet, quitye surprosing. great like a ale or stout and smelling nicely of ham, WHAT A PINT, its definet joose and wine of crab cakes. complictaed eating a wee say of gateau.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benio (5) - - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
surprisingly good, roasted and burnt malts with a nice finish. definitely rivals some good porters and dark lagers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4035) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2012 Dobre ciemne piwo z Japonii. W odcieniu nie czarne tylko ze sporymi refleksami czerwieni. Spora i pnąca piana, palony słód z orzechowym posmakiem. Przyjemnie się to piwo piło.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stumblor (64) - - MAY 13, 2013
Pours dark red chocolate, but with a filtered clearness with no cream. Tiny bubbles, not a lot of head. Smells of chocolate brownies, charred malts, honey, and smokey BBQ ribs. Taste is all dark lager, malty smoke aftertaste. Slightly less than the nose. Overall dry and pleasant, very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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