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


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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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.

WVHouseofBeer's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WVHouseofBeer (939) - Tallahassee, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (3003) - 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 (35) - 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 (937) - , 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 (792) - 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 (449) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2015
surprisingly good and tasty and feels almost like a good thick stout. Black colour and a beige head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This is a dark beer that is too malty in my opinion. it has a tan head and can be overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark colour with small beige foam. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops. A bit nutty. Starts a bit sweet and finishes bitter. Dry, smooth mouthfeel. Decent beer and easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kjelle72 (15) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Malty flavor hints of toast, citrus and corn. Perfect beer when you eating japanese food!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (862) - CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours clear ruby brown with amber-brown highlights, one finger of rocky tan head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is dark roasty malt, coffee and mild chocolate, very light smoke. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium bodied tending to the watery, low carbonation, off dry and mildly bitter finish. (3/5) Well, it’s better than I was expecting it to be. I mean, seriously? A Munich-style Dunkel from Japan? But all things considered, it’s pretty drinkable. Don’t get me wrong, it’s light to the point of it being a bit of a negative - some character would help here, but it’s definitely easy drinking. I had to laugh at the commercial description, though: "Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation.” Oh, really? A corn and rice beer brewed through bottom fermentation? Sounds exotic, and not at all like a macro adjunct lager… (ahem)... (12/20)

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