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

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RATINGS: 437   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KapitiCritique (375) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - 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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cimbasso (366) - - SEP 4, 2015
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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (776) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Inbreak (3004) - 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.

3.4
   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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike67 (939) - , 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.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (831) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markducommun (451) - 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.

3.1
   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

2.9
   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.

3.1
   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.


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