Asahi Black (Kuronama) | Asahi Breweries Ltd

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Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)
BA SCORE
3.53/5
Good
313 Ratings
Asahi Black (Kuronama)Asahi Black (Kuronama)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Asahi Breweries Ltd
Japan
asahibeer.co.jp

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,857
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
313
pDev:
14.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
Gots:
50
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JRed
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lovely pitch black body but I would never have guessed that the Japanese would give such good head, tan and big and proud.

Lovely malt smells and a hint of toffee.

The taste is dark indeed malty and a hint of liquorice slightly sweet but just slightest bitterness on the way out of the door not much else though.

A very thin mouthfeel but good carbonation.

I guess if I found myself in the land of the rising sun, I would be supping this, quite good, indeed worth trying

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Zimbo
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Forms an easy head and keeps a fine line of head for the duration of the glass this is black but with many reddish brown highlights. Medium roasty flavour, some sweetness and a quick dash of treacle but slightly on the dilute side. Thinnish and easy drinking. Reminscent of Labatt Velevet Cream Porter but without the shrilling zing.
Terribly OK.
This beer has been terribly miscateogrised on BA. A bottom fermented black lager is as much an English Stout as sake. Total BS.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tjkinate
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank a bottle before sushi the other day.

A: Deep dark brown body, with hints of red when held to light. Kinda like Coca-Cola. From a hard pour into a standard pint glass produced a 2 fingered off white head with decent retention and some lacing.

S: Light malts, grains, very little hop profile.

T: Semi-sweet chocolate malts are at the forefront, followed by grains and subtle hints of bitter hops.

M: Pretty light for the variety, low carbonation.

O: I enjoyed the brew and it accompanied my lunch nicely. One of the better Japanese beers I have had to date.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Black with traces of red throughout. Hard pour yields a 1 inch tan head with ok retention

Smell: Bready yeast that Japanese beers seem to have is upfront. HInts of chocolate on the backend

Taste: Flavor is kind of sweet typical of Japanese beers which since its a dark beer I was hoping it wasnt going to be overly sweet. Hints of dark fruits on the backend

Mouthfeel: A bit thin and medium carbonation

Overall: I was really hoping for more with this one but the flavor was of a typical japanese beer which I am not really a fan of.

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Asahi Black (Kuronama) from Asahi Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 313 ratings