1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Asahi Black (Kuronama) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

Not Rated.
Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 252
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"a premium dark ale."

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 06-01-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 252 | Reviews: 120 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -15.3%

nathanmiller, Monday at 07:54 PM
Photo of jennybeer
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

jennybeer, Sunday at 03:15 AM
Photo of thommo_nk
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

thommo_nk, Friday at 10:52 PM
Photo of Teacozee1
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%

Teacozee1, Nov 19, 2014
Photo of NJBeer265
3/5  rDev -15.3%

NJBeer265, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of fipoceilz7
4.35/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The aroma gives off bread crusts, molasses, prunes, and a graininess reminiscent of Grape Nuts cereal. Not much retention in the head. The body is clear and almost black but not quite opaque as it admits some deep garnet highlights. The flavor is intensely malty with loads of bread crusts. There are undertones of molasses, caramel, and prune, along with some low-level alcohol. Leaves a toasted marshmallow aftertaste. The body is medium-light with moderate carbonation and bite.

Deliciously malty, though it doesn't seem to venture much beyond that quality. Still really loving this.

fipoceilz7, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +13%

ColSanders123, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of JaredKennedy
4/5  rDev +13%

JaredKennedy, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of dertyd
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

dertyd, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Beervana
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Beervana, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.86/5  rDev +9%

Bottle marked U/1827:K132 at 40 degrees into a standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt and molasses
Head small (< 2 cm), light brown, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing none
Body very dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor begins moderately sweet and tastes like molasses and dates; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4.25, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.635. Final weighted score: 3.8625.
This beer was a pleasant surprise. It seems somewhat sweeter than the typical Munich dunkel, but not cloying. The rapid termination of the head and lack of lacing detract from the appearance of this beer. The aroma, flavor, and palate are all above average with the flavor directing me to buy more. Unfortunately, it’s not available around me.

Ozzylizard, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of BALDKID76
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

BALDKID76, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of bird_soul
1.25/5  rDev -64.7%

bird_soul, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of abrodsky
3.4/5  rDev -4%

abrodsky, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of notchucknorris
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

notchucknorris, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Doodamis-Maximus
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Doodamis-Maximus, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of AWA
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

AWA, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Rocketman2013, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of firefightn24
4/5  rDev +13%

firefightn24, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Draco
4/5  rDev +13%

Draco, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

_morandi_, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of AlvinLin
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

AlvinLin, Jul 28, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.