Brewed by Sapporo Breweries
Style: Schwarzbier
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with high quality barley and hops, along with a longer maturation time to develop the rich, fully satisfying flavor.

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GoufCustom (2133) - HONG KONG - JUL 25, 2017

350 ml can as "Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Kuro Rich Black" bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep blackish brown colour; One finger head with crumpety beige foam which lasts for 90 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt, with strong roastyness, peanuts, tartness, caramel, chocolate, burnt toast, light toffee, strong cream, floral, light sugar, bread, lemoned Cola and grass.

Taste: Light sweet dark malt, with strong roastyness, strong nuts, metallic, burnt toast, grain spirit, light caramel, floral, very light molasses, light herbs, biscuits, lemon, quite strong bitter hops and strawy grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick and smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Fairly good dark maltyness in a pretty slick background. Very roast nutty with some burnt toast. Grain spirit is not as evident as most Happoshu. Slightly floral with low sweetness, Fairly herbal hoppy with lemon to round. Good!

Hoppiness: Floral, lemon and grass in nose, same in taste with light herbs; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, mid-astringent roast malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Nutty toasty and quite bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one has a very attractive chocolatey and roast aroma, whereas the taste is more or less typical Schwarzier with good roasty herbal hopyness. Despite the presence of grain spirit, it doesn?t hamper the palate too much. Way better than expected, and very much enjoyable!

hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Assume this is the rate one - can, ’Rich Black’. Poured a near black with an off white head. Roast, some chocolate, and a lighter coffee finish.

BreweryProfessor11 (3) - Kawasaki, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2016 does not count
This is a great beer. As for details: it has the same exact flavor as the Asahi black-colored beer, at half the price. It competes favorably with microbrewed beers. It’s a world of difference from the major offerings of the major companies, not less than the many that charge twie the price. That said, I found, lately the major beer company have started to offer craft-style beers in small bottles in the 200 yen range that usually surprise me and outpace this maybe 115 yen beer.

Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
"Rich Black". Very dark brown, thin head, toasty, light nose. Light body. Emphasis on toast with some soy sauce character...good beer.

Cantabrian (1158) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2016
Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Kuro is not easy to find here on this list. That’s because most of us non-Nihongo speakers will only be able to read "Sapporo Rich Black". Anyway, this was a bit of a surprise. I was expecting a repellent Schwarzbier, but I got a malty, rather berry-bitter and sweet concoction that reminded me of some of the better local stouts. Not bad on the palate, a bit creamy, and better than anything you can get from a can at a convenience store.

melush (4486) - SPAIN - MAY 5, 2016
Can 35cl / Lata 35cl. @ MaxValu Taiko, Nagoya, Japon. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S:Roasted malt, sweet / Malta tostada, dulce.

Ungstrup (38249) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2015
A red-brown beer with tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bread, and caramel, leading to bitter finish.

jinroh (2137) - ESTONIA - OCT 18, 2015
Can from a random Japanese supermarket for 115 yen. Pours dark brown with a beige head that even stays. Aroma is nondeScript, some roasted malts and then quite generic booze and wet cardboard. Feel dusty. Taste is surprising as it feels quite full, mouth is full of roast OK, it maybe lacks depth and finishes fast but still, for happoshu, this one is pretty good. I might drink this again as for this price, it is very hard to beat.

joergen (28991) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
Can at Ungstrup. Clear ruby colored with a medium sized off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and bread with roasted notes. Malty and light roasted flavor of caramel. Light roasted finish.

yespr (47115) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
Can. Pours black with a huge tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Breadish and malty. Breadish and toasted malty. Breeadish. Bitter and caramelish finish.

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