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.

KapitiCritique's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
It is dark, it is also nearly tasteless. I drank a lot of these right from the get go over a lengthy period hoping it would get better. They never stuck their necks out. The irony is that Japanese as a whole like big flavours but the major breweries just hang on to the old standbys like Bud and Busch and Coors and Miller or who ever they are these days. This is not a good example of anything.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (8588) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft. Dark mahogany beer with a dark cream head. Light caramel aroma. Caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light fruitiness lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle sampled at SBWF 2015. Short brown head. Clear red brown color. Dry with a bit of chocolate aroma. Nice roasted malty taste. Semi sweet maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7069) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (883) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2839) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (2552) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (623) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2708) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21687) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcinG (483) - 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.

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