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Sapporo Black

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Formerly brewed at Sapporo Breweries
Style: Schwarzbier
Tokyo, Japan

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
Swilled 250 ml of this in the airport in Tokyo as a way of using up my yen 5 mins before i jumped on the plane. Surprisingly tasty. Mildly roasty, with marmaladey aroma. Dark red. Smooth and mallty with a bit of chocolate, and a dry finish.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
This is the worst (unspoiled) beer I’ve ever encountered. It tastes like a non-alcoholic caramel drink (and even if it was called that instead of beer, it’d STILL be bad). It pours like thin diner coffee and sports a weak, quickly-disappearing head. Smells sickly sweet, thin and tinny, like watery molasses. I once tried ’waterchestnut drink’ in Singapore, which qualifies as worse, but it wasn’t trying to be beer. Horrible.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - MAY 9, 2002
A good full-flavored dark beer. Excellent with Japanese noodles. Good luck finding it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2002
This one had my ratings all over the map. Opaque appearance, with a weak, slightly fizzy brown head. Somewhat carbonated taste as well. Aroma is a bit off, though a strong burnt flavor coming through. Not as complex as your usual Schwarzbier (or Stout) but quite enjoyable if you can get by its weak points.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Black. Somewhat sweetish with burnt flavours. Rather bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2002
Smells like it was poured through a dirty gym sock into the can. Tastes much better than I expected. Not a true schwarzbier but who cares. Worth trying, which is a lot more than I can say about other sapporo’s.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2002
Stout my black ass! Ok, it looks like a stout, but that is about as far as it goes. I definately did not like the smell of this one and the taste is of a weak schwarzbier. Oh yeah, why the hell is it so damn bubbly?! I’ll take the Grand Reserve anyday. (The can still kicks ass though)

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KenoTheDog99 (12) - USA - DEC 15, 2001
It’s no Guinness, but decent.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Schwarzbier, huh? Looks like a stout, but drinks like an Orberdorfer. So carbonated I burped like I was drinking American piss beer like Miller or something. Not a bad flavor. A bit thin. Decent. Hard to find.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2001
This is good stuff! I’d much rather pull this out of the cooler than a Bud when I want a beer for the road.


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