heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2004 A decent Schwarzbier. However, there was little to make this standout. Slight chocolate and coffee tastes. Cool steel can! JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Clear near black liquid with a head that id fizzy and tan. Dry dark malt and tar flavors. A bit thin in feel, a bit to fizzy perhaps. Just a dark lager at best. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Weak andf watery, I bought this one just out of curiousity to see if Japan had learned to make a decent dark beer... they haven't. Panzuriel (2256) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
Darker liquid with a fizzy head. Somewhat malty and tart. Watery and thin. A odd little combination of beer aspects. Doesn't work. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Had this on tap. Maybe different than the Sapporo Black listed as mine was called Sapporo Dark. Decent beer with a slightly sourish taste to it. Quite bubbly. Decent but nothing to brag about.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2002
Swilled 250 ml of this in the airport in Tokyo as a way of using up my yen 5 mins before i jumped on the plane. Surprisingly tasty. Mildly roasty, with marmaladey aroma. Dark red. Smooth and mallty with a bit of chocolate, and a dry finish. Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2002
This is the worst (unspoiled) beer I’ve ever encountered. It tastes like a non-alcoholic caramel drink (and even if it was called that instead of beer, it’d STILL be bad). It pours like thin diner coffee and sports a weak, quickly-disappearing head. Smells sickly sweet, thin and tinny, like watery molasses. I once tried ’waterchestnut drink’ in Singapore, which qualifies as worse, but it wasn’t trying to be beer. Horrible. Rib Eye (148) - USA - MAY 9, 2002
A good full-flavored dark beer. Excellent with Japanese noodles. Good luck finding it. Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2002
This one had my ratings all over the map. Opaque appearance, with a weak, slightly fizzy brown head. Somewhat carbonated taste as well. Aroma is a bit off, though a strong burnt flavor coming through. Not as complex as your usual Schwarzbier (or Stout) but quite enjoyable if you can get by its weak points. omhper (25128) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2002
Black. Somewhat sweetish with burnt flavours. Rather bitter.