Westkyoto77 (560) - Kyoto, - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Silky Yebisu was pretty good, so thought I'd give this one a burl. Sweet aromas brown sugar, soy sauce and malt. Mild carbonation. Not nearly as sticky as I'd expected, but not too watery either. Good balance of richness and taste. Good stuff.
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evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, soy sauce. Pleasant.
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not too shabby. thin but well roasted aroma and flavor. can’t compare to the regular black as I had them too far apart and one on draft, but seem similar enough.
Tonkun (1113) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark almost black pour with a finger of mocha head. Licorice, roast, malt, caramel. Medium body. Easy to drink but not impressed
yenbeer (130) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great tasting dark beer, easily the best available by Japan’s majors. Deep color and full taste.
GoufCustom (1032) - HONG KONG - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
350 ml can bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Clear deep blackish brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy beige foam which fades in 20 seconds; Very small sticky lacing and notable small carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted malt, with black coffee, cream, caramel, hint of Cola, sugar and light sharp grass; Very light sweet taste of strong roasted malt, with strong roasted peanuts, light smoke, black coffee, burnt toast, light cream, shades of soy sauce, lime, bitter hops and strawy grass; Mid to light body. Slick and slightly creamy palate; Mouth feel is full dark malt - strongly roasted, very nutty and burnt toasty with bits of smoky feel. Good start. Decent black coffee with lingering light cream and light soy sauce in background, no sweetness. Licking good!... Hoppiness is light sharp grassy nose. Lime and grassy hop taste. Bitterness is moderate to strong, mashed well with roasted malt for a lasting, light astringent and roasty finish; Fairly dry after taste; Roasty and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: A very solid and decent Schwarz - it has good body, very roasty and nutty malt, nice creamy palate accompanied with neat hoppiness. Definitely way better than Asahi Super Dry Black and stand up well with many Euro Schwarzes. Solid and nice and will buy again!
melush (1265) - SPAIN - JUN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lata de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Toyoko-Inn Chubu. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, dulce, ligeramente a chocolate.
borre_m (630) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasted. Taste has some bacon and coffee. Not my favorite.
czlowiekwiadro (384) - POLAND - MAY 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
w zapachu słody palone, karmel i lekkie śliwki. ciemnobrązowe, przejrzyste z kiepską pianą. w smaku lekka paloność i popiół, średnia goryczka, półpełne. przyzwoite ale nic specjalnego.
Brentv (476) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pour is opaque black with a big beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Roasted malty flavor with chocolate and some caramel, but not too sweet. Medium mouthfeel, creamy, not too thick. Hops are present but not front and center. Nice beer. Much better than I expected. Easy drinking and worth finding again. Went well with the sashimi. Enjoyed in Narita, Japan.
biirusaikou (1152) - - MAR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Milk chocolate, earthy aroma. Roasted malt flavor, mild toffee, coffee beans, clean finish. Quite drinkable, even though a bit light in flavors for a dark brew.