fredthecat (314) - - MAR 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
very dark brown with a white head. smell is mild, some malt. taste is of malt, very little roast. some caramel sweetness, sweetness is only countered with astringency rather than bitterness. carbonation is strong and harsh. poor crap, a typical east asian "black beer"
TedE (397) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
334ml bottle into glass. Dark ruby red beer with thin tan head. Slight slight malt nose. Watery flat mouthfeel with mild sweet nutty finish. Disappointing and not one I will be revisiting.
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Black, minimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, & astringent finish.
RafeAU (326) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap In Osaka. Little of the desired subtle dark flavours you should find in a schwarzbier. pretty ordinary. only slightly more flavour than the usual super dry. but look, it?s good for washing down your food, which is how you usually drink beer in japan. go for the suntory premium malts black instead if you want a schwarzbier.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white/beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate.
Jado (633) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a sudsy tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Aromas of raisins, caramel and citrus but all very light. Taste is light caramel and roast with a bit of a citrus zing. Very dry - as promised. Clean finish with a little fruit in the aftertaste.
GIJOE (807) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours quite dark, almost black, with a reddish glow against the light. Frothy pale tan head that lasts a few minutes. Nose is roasted malt and a hint of molasses. Taste is sweet. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Not bad at all.
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waiake (366) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
350ml can from Tokyo Liquor on Wyndham St, Ak, pours very dark with a nice lingering frothy head, faint malty caramel aroma, taste is mild & watery with a dry bitter finish
yenbeer (118) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste nearly like a standard Asahi Super Dry with black food coloring. The only discernible difference would be that the Dry Black is slightly less sweet.
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown, almost black pour with a thick, light tan head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, grain. Taste is very watery - a little of the roastiness, a little sweet, but really just thin and bland
Brodies_Best (263) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Tanuki’s cave on Queen St. Pours dark with frothy head. Aroma of roasted malts. Very drinkable. Sweet caramel taste, dry and well rounded chocolate nectar. Sort of has a tinge of pineapple in the aftertaste.