Sapporo Premium Black is a lager that marks Sapporo’s foray into the world of dark beer. Created from select barley and hops, Sapporo Premium Black is 5% ABV and packaged in a distinctly designed variation of Sapporo’s signature 22oz. steel can, embodying the same combination of cutting edge style and time-honored tradition that has defined Sapporo for 140 years.
Flavor- Similar to a brown lager. Malt is noticeable, but not overbearing. There is a rich sweetness that carries throughout the palate. Caramel with a slight roasted character.
Aroma- Caramel malt with a sweet underlying presence,
Mouthfeel- Thin and watery, but smooth.
Body- Light to medium body. Quite drinkable.
Head/Lacing- Thin head, nearly no distinguishable lacing.
Hop profile- Very low hop presence.
Malt profile- Rich caramel.
Color- Deep molasses.
Carbonation- Low carbonation. A little more would help with carrying the more nuanced flavors.
Review by Kieran Jerome Matthew