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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
80
good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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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3/5  rDev -15%

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DioS

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2012 19:09:14 | More by DioS
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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-18-2012 20:48:08 | More by t0rin0
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15%

08-17-2012 16:59:53 | More by zduerr
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juliannemo34


2/5  rDev -43.3%

08-07-2012 02:47:53 | More by juliannemo34
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A black beer with a bubbly, tan brown coloured head on top that settles as a thin, patchy lacing after about a minute.

Very dark with lots of strong malts coming through with a good amount of chocolate and toffee. It also has some spice, a sweet sugar aroma and a touch of nut with some bread and very light alcohol right at the end.

Strong roasted barely flavour to begin with along with some nice roasted malts and good amounts of spice. There is a some mild alcohol notes and and a nice, rich chocolate flavour to it.

Light side of medium bodied with a nice amount of spice to it and good, solid carbonation and a nice tang to it.

An excellent beer all round without really excelling in any one area individually. The flavours and aroma were well balanced and complimented each other quite well without overpowering you and the drink was very smooth.

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Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 14:07:29 | More by flyingpig
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Orion1


3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-03-2012 21:51:33 | More by Orion1
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JDS


5/5  rDev +41.6%

07-30-2012 01:20:22 | More by JDS
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-13-2012 12:07:46 | More by Pelicanrocks
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-25-2012 03:17:58 | More by SocalKicks
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DocJitsu

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown with an even, tan head. Head retention is average. Aroma is comprised of prune liquer and Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite similar to Guiness Extra Stout. Prune and coffee liquers are most prominent. Finish is smooth, but abrupt. Decent beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 18:07:12 | More by DocJitsu
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -15%

06-03-2012 16:35:49 | More by JohnQVD
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Asahi Black has a thick, beige head and a clear, dark red appearance, with lots of streaming bubbles and good, thick lacing. The aroma is of sweet, dark, sugary malt and grain husks. Taste is of dark-roasted malts, sweetness, dark cherries, grain husks, cream, cocoa powder, and some bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Asahi Black finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and mostly dry. This bottle was stamped 10/2008, but still, this was excellent.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 14:26:34 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-15-2012 18:08:26 | More by valkyre65
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-12-2012 14:12:33 | More by bonbini26
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archey

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-04-2012 19:29:32 | More by archey
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Texas

4/5  rDev +13.3%

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FriedGold2112


4/5  rDev +13.3%

04-24-2012 03:20:19 | More by FriedGold2112
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Irrationalist

California

5/5  rDev +41.6%

04-23-2012 05:49:08 | More by Irrationalist
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-07-2012 21:45:35 | More by shelby415
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JRed

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in body with reddish tints when brought to the light. Beige head rests on top and slowly fades. Real nice aroma of toffee, slight gingerbread, and faint chocolate. Mild flavors that are bready, toffee, some earth, herbal/slightly woody hop presence, faint cocoa hints. Light in body with light carbonation. A subtle and enjoyable stout. Not nearly as bad as I thought this was going to be.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 03:46:24 | More by JRed
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Nate

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-09-2012 00:19:06 | More by Nate
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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

03-04-2012 06:29:48 | More by StoicBeast
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California

3/5  rDev -15%

02-22-2012 00:42:54 | More by whatsajessica
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California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

02-16-2012 04:14:59 | More by TGS
Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
80 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.