WVHouseofBeer (973) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty standard dunkel. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Aromas and flavors of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Body is pretty light but the finish is nice; slightly sweet. Overall a surprisingly respectable effort from Asahi.
willisread (1896) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light roasted malt nose with some toasted caramel. Sweet but not overly so. Some weird notes as it warms: fishy and slightly natto like. Not bad overall though.
M_Sack (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tokyo Bird, Sydney. Doesn't have the malt complexities of the German dunkels, but a good, lightish quaffing style, perfect for slamming back without thinking too much with good bar food.
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dnstone (2454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with slight white head. Light bready aroma and taste and touch of roastiness. Quite clean tasting.
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Travlr (19553) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, large beige head with good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet, sticky, malty caramel. Tasty. My 100th tmavy rating.
MarcinG (340) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka. Ciemny prawie czarny w kolorze z palona piana ktora szybko znika. W zapachu chmielowe nuty i lukrecja.raczej wodnisty o malo skomplikowanym smaku.wyczuwa sie karmel.lukrecje ale i kawe. Dostateczny.
bloodbuzzdean (42) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5%abv. In bottle at Nippon Kitchen. Black colour and few head. Very smooth and dry, has stout feels.
MrJamesMcEwan (200) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
* 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.
ffbot (264) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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?
Cimbasso (620) - - SEP 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
edsspoon (838) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.