BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017 KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is dark, it is also nearly tasteless. I drank a lot of these right from the get go over a lengthy period hoping it would get better. They never stuck their necks out. The irony is that Japanese as a whole like big flavours but the major breweries just hang on to the old standbys like Bud and Busch and Coors and Miller or who ever they are these days. This is not a good example of anything.
Originally rated on 12/18/08. It pours a black body with decent carbonation, and head. Roasted malts and hints of chocolate. Flavor is similar to the aroma, with slightly thin mouthfeel. Overall it was better than i thought it would be, not bad at all. wlajwl (6816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2017
Aroma is roasted malts and mild grainy sweetness. The flavor is roasted/dark malts, mild grainy sweetness in the middle, mild fruit and a bit of acidity in the finish. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle. Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Very Malty; roasty malts, caramel, liquorice. Asahi use roast barley malts, rice and maize. Sweet roast malty throughout. OK. Easy drinking (2010-05)
Scorpstar (12) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2016
amazing beer. Havnt had it from a bottle but a pub here in Melbourne had it on tap. Love it bb (9311) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Draft. Dark mahogany beer with a dark cream head. Light caramel aroma. Caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light fruitiness lingers.
TEJA (3067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle sampled at SBWF 2015.
Short brown head.
Clear red brown color. Dry with a bit of chocolate aroma. Nice roasted malty taste. Semi sweet maltiness. jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle @ some Japanese restaurant in London. Deep brown with a tan head. Attractive pour. Nose is a bit subdued. General toasted cereal. Slightly nutty. Flavor is fairly neutral, mildly sweet. Caramel slathered toast. A bit of charred grain. Light body, strong carb. cmacklin (1179) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
334ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a medium, short lived, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and nuts with a dry, mildly bitter, metallic finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Lilja (3183) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av rostad malt, soja, torkad mörk frukt, kaffe med toner av lakrits. Rund och len, lagom sötma, fin beska. willisread (3350) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2016
Light roasted malt nose with some toasted caramel. Sweet but not overly so. Some weird notes as it warms: fishy and slightly natto like. Not bad overall though.