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

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RATINGS: 448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (1023) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle @ some Japanese restaurant in London. Deep brown with a tan head. Attractive pour. Nose is a bit subdued. General toasted cereal. Slightly nutty. Flavor is fairly neutral, mildly sweet. Caramel slathered toast. A bit of charred grain. Light body, strong carb.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (765) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
334ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a medium, short lived, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and nuts with a dry, mildly bitter, metallic finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2611) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av rostad malt, soja, torkad mörk frukt, kaffe med toner av lakrits. Rund och len, lagom sötma, fin beska.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (2213) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2016
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (605) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2524) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pours deep brown with slight white head. Light bready aroma and taste and touch of roastiness. Quite clean tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20929) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bloodbuzzdean (42) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
5%abv. In bottle at Nippon Kitchen. Black colour and few head. Very smooth and dry, has stout feels.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - 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.


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