Asahi Black (Kuronama)

Formerly brewed at Asahi Breweries
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Production in Japan was stopped in September 2015. If you have a dark Asahi beer after that, it is Dry Black.

Bottle & can: Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Dark roasted malt; hops; rice; maize; Asahi’s pure cultured yeast.
Japan’s favourite dark beer. Brewed in Osaka, Asahi Black is made from three different roasted malts. This gives it a rich, nutty flavour and makes it incredibly smooth-drinking. Unlike other, more bitter dark beers and stouts, it’s brewed in a process called bottom fermentation, which gives it a subtle, sweet edge and smooth 5% abv.

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Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Does little to transcend it’s macrobrew pedigree--bland, thin, and not very interesting. It’s verymuch like a traditional lager but with a bit more malt and a suggestion of body.

TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Wow this is the best Asian beer I’ve ever had. Aroma of caramel, roasted nuts, and hay. Poured a deep dark brown/black color with decent head. This tasted pretty good with an initial taste of dark chocolate & coffee. Overall this is the best Asian beer (that I know of) you can get locally. Worth the money, try it and enjoy!

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, roast, and a hint of coffee. Flavor is coffee, roast, caramel, and a bitter earthy finish.

gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle in a Japanese-alike restaurant. Pours black and carbonated with no head, looks exactly like a glass of cola! Drinks fairly thick, sweet and malty, with a dark bitter finish. Fairly unusual for an asian beer, not entirely sure what I make of it.

Plamadude30k (122) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2009
Nothing entirely unique here, but it is a passable dark beer. The nose is a little weak, but the taste and mouthfeel are both satisfactory.

Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2009
This was fantastic. I’ve been really let down by most of the Asian beers I’ve had and this one made up for it totally. Like a mix between Young’s Double Chocolate and Xingu.

jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2009
From a bottle poured dark brown with a fair amount of head. Nice malty sweet flavor with a quick finish.

pintbypint (3977) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2009
334ml brown bottle. Dark brown with mahogany highlights. Good head, thick dense and creamy, long lasting. Malty nose, sweetish, trace of brown sugar, chocolate, faint rasiny note. Flavour had dark bitter chocolate, dry malt. Finish is very clean and dry with a little lingering bitter dark malt. Body is light, medium to high level of carbonation.

Christian (14071) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
Dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Dry and roasted grainy malt flavour

Hansen (8629) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
Thanks to Saxo: Dark brown almost black. Clear. Off-white head, fully lasting. Roasted notes, soy-sauce too? Light sweet start of the flavor, light notes of acidic too. Moderate bitter finish. Roasted notes too.

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