Japanese Name: サントリー ザ・プレミアム・モルツ<黒>
Release: Dec. 4, 2012
Type: Japanese Beer
Purchase Price: ￥2?? @Aeon
Suntory’s limited production Premium Black Beer from The Premium Malt’s brand was just re-released. This release is Suntory’s first The Premium Malt’s black beer brew since they reformulated The Premium Malt’s pilsner.
The Premium Malt’s Premium Black Beer has an unexpectedly light, malty flavor and aroma. It’s a bit sharp on the tip of the tongue, with a little sweetness, and not much bitterness on the backend.
This black lager’s light flavor will surprise diehard dark beer drinkers, but for the mainstream audience who wants to change it up occasionally you might enjoy the lightness. I for one would prefer just a little more bitterness, though.