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Asahi Black (Kuronama) - Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)

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BA SCORE
81
good

252 Ratings
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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)
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DocJitsu, Jun 16, 2012
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Latarnik, May 27, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

334ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Big, billowy mocha head off the pour. Dark brown-black with a lot of ruby highlights. Head settles nicely.

S - Dark, roasty malt and molasses with some brown sugar sweetness.

T - A lot of roasted malt creating a light bitterness in the aftertaste. A little thin to be honest. Still pretty strong on the molasses, but the brown sugar and dark chocolate sweetness backed off a lot. Fairly easy to drink, but nothing really exceptional here.

M - Pretty smooth, without a ton of carbonation. Body is surprisingly thin and feels a little watered down.

D - Lacks something in the flavor profile. I'm usually not a fan of really bitter flavors, but even this was a little tame for me. A nice drinkable stout, but nothing fantastic.

Converge, Aug 14, 2011
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Morris729, Mar 28, 2003
Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
81 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.