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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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A premium black beer brewed with selected ingredients and pride. 100% Malts.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petewhitley (337) - JAPAN - DEC 1, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomciccateri (1002) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On draught dispenser machine at United Airlines lounge at Narita airport. Pours an opaque dark brown with think ran head and lasting lace. Subtle dark malt aroma when stil cold. Creamy mouthfeel. Even dry/sweet dark malt flavor balance. Slight dryness and very slight gritty texture hint toward cocoa over chocolate. Clean, interesting, very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
On tap at TGI Tokyo . nice and dark with full tan head .nice malty aroma with a touch of chocolate . taste is toasted malts , touch of caramel and cocoa . it is not a stout though - a bit too watery for that but pleasant and drinkable . in fact it was an oasis in the desert of pale lagers on offer here . So we had several .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (520) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Can on the Shinkansen. Nice roasted malt nose, coffee crema, touch of chocolate. Body a tad thin, but there is creaminess and depth there. Still one of my favorite mainstream beers in Japan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thisis12ptfont (838) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma is faint wheat, black malts, and barley. Appears black with a two finger foam head. Taste is crisp black lager malts, rich toffee, pronounced caramel, chocolate, cocoa, roasted sugar syrup. Overall, syrupy and sugary with dark malt roast. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6010) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czlowiekwiadro (215) - POLAND - MAY 6, 2014
w zapachu słody, karmel i kawa. kolor ciemnobrunatny, ładna średnio trwała brązowawa piana. w smaku dość kwaśny, z dobrą, paloną goryczką, lekko czuć popiołem

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2026) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (452) - Kobe, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2013
Aroma: licorice, chocolate, chocolate, yeast Palate: smooth Flavor: rich medium dark chocolate, roasted grain, licorice, finishes medium long with mildly bitter coffee and grain notes Comment: pretty good for a large Japanese commercial brewery. The Suntory house style (malty with mild bittering for their premium beers) works well here.


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