Mephistefales (47) - USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 As someone who seeks out new flavors instead of comparing everything to existing standard flavors, I tend to enjoy the family of Japanese Blacks. Like this beer, they tend to be a bit more refreshing than your standard stout. I really enjoy relaxing with this beer. I feel that the facts in the other reviews here are accurate, but I enjoy that this beer is a smoother, lighter black than its German counterparts. heemer77 (5366) - 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 (6325) - 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 (2496) - 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.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
.................................................. 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. morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
.................................................. eczematic (1326) - 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.