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Brewed by Suntorys Limited
Style: Schwarzbier
Osaka, Japan

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A premium black beer brewed with selected ingredients and pride. 100% Malts.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 15, 2012
canned, of course. decently dark, almost black with a cream head; cocoa powder aroma, light caramel sweetness, hints of burnt bitterness; fine for what it is

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2008
Draught at the Hankyu Beer Garden in Osaka. Rich black color, nose of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. Relatively nice flavor of chocolate, dark malts. Flavorful and well-balanced. Not anything fantastic, but very good for a Japanese major brewer. Far better than in the can.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2010
12 ounce can brought back from Nihon by the wife. Pours a pure black hue with a medium swirling cream colored head. A light nose of toast and some metal. A pleasant flavor; smooth toasted malts, chocolate, even a hint of fruit. Some metallic flavors. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Can: Pours a dark ruby color, nearly black until you look through the light, a nice, fairly retentive tan head and nice lacing. The nose is lightly roasty, sweet roast and fruit, some grass and malt. Not too intense in the nose. The flavor though is a bit more flavorful, some sharp roast and lots of sweet molasses, some slight coffee and cocoa, but overall a thin schwarz with a bit of hop bitterness in the tail. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3102) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Can from World Liquor Nakai. Overall a nice, roasty black beer that was a welcome departure from the standard Japanese pale layers. Great choice in Japan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - APR 12, 2009
THis is about as good as it gets for mass produced beer. I never feel I’m drinking something inferior. Rich and wholesome

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 22, 2010
dark brown with a tan head. Lightly roasted malts, some caramel, and cocoa in the aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor has some roasted malts, some molasses, light fruits, and a touch of cocoa. A really nice beer. Easy to drink but with plenty of character (for a macro). I’ve had copious amounts of this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2012
Can from local Yamaya. Light roast malt initial, with a hint of coffee and some yeast. Dark brown, near black, with a thick head of fat bubbles. Light and very pleasant roastiness, cereal-like; mid brings out some coffee notes; finish is mild a sweet. Thin-medium body. Tasty, but not really bursting with flavors. A bit thin for the style. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (1881) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2013
Tap at a Doma Doma izakaya. Dark brown creamy golden head. Aroma is bit roasty, bit creamy. Decent enough. Taste is similar, quite malty, roast again, touch of choc. Quite thick and creamy. Pretty decent. Premium malts is my macro of choice and both are decent enough. Not wildly exciting, but solid enough to not mind drinking a load of in an izakaya.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
meerbier (1468) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2013
Can@Home. Coffee with sugar aroma. Black, beige head, no lace. Sweet, milk chocolate, hints of cola and coffee, light sugary. Dry-ish. Flavourful, easy, too easy.


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