Japanese Name: サッポロ 麦とホップ 黒
Release: Oct. 26, 2011
Purchase Price: ￥139 @ Sankus (conbini)
Sapporo recently released Japan’s first black lager style dai-san beer, last month. After reading the press release in August, I’ve been patiently waiting to get my hands on a can, and finally I’ve had some time to sit down and see what this black happousei is all about. Let’s pop the top.
While I do like dark beers, they’re not something that I drink everyday, but in short, Sapporo’s Mugi to Hop Black is simply delicious. This beverage pours out dark as expected, giving off a nice head, while the first gulp was filled with a robust malt flavor with nice chocolate tones. The flavors continue to linger in your mouth long after your first gulp.
Sapporo continues to be the leader in innovative beers, and has hit one out of the park with its Sapporo Mugi to Hop Black. If you’re a dark beer fan, of the Japanese variety, Sapporo Mugi to Hop Black is a must try.