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Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter

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Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Nagano, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tokyo Black is the second brand at YoHo. A robust porter, well balanced between the malt and the hops. The complex chocolate and roast flavours of dark specialty malts are combined with a floral and slightly spiciness from Perle hops.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3145) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
350ml can. BBE 2014-12-10. From Systembolaget. Pours black with a brown, thick head, lacing. Ashy, roasty aroma, licorice as well. Flavor has some sweetness (licorice?) roasted malt, chocolate. Pleasant finish, coffee notes and chocolate lingering. As it warms up more, ashy notes. Thin, needs more body. Nice flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klippx (53) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma smells like the Wild West, smoking guns and tar. Dark licorice, roasted barley flavor and an elegant palate. Pretty awesome for 5%

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (752) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Can 0,33l. Pours a deep brown color with a medium thin brown frothy head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and roasted malt. Sweet taste with some bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (159) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
33cl can from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little head. Roasted aroma with coffee and chocolate taste. Short Bitter after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (114) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malts, chocolates and some coffee. Black with a smell brown head. Nice taste, dark chocolates and malts, yet fresh and citrusy. Palate is quiet thin for a porter, on the other hand it gives a fresh feeling. Overall a strange beer. Tastes and smells very (!) appealing but the body is really thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMA (172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2014
Pitch black. Big beige head. Aroma of bread and malt. Medium body. A little thin. Malty taste. Dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Can from SB. Very dark brown with a small brown head. malty and chocolate tones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a bitter chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1342) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
Overall: Dry roasted coffee, dark fruits, some brown sugar.
Note: Can 350 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-08-25.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint and a one- to two-finger light tan foamy head that retained OK and laced well. Aroma of sweet malts; strangely for me no obvious roasted characters. Taste completely different to aroma being quite roasted malty. Medium body. Creamy and smooth with lingering roasted notes on the finish. Average for a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (297) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 21/8-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Roasted malt, some burnt notes, chocolate. Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with roasted and burnt notes.


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