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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: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/charred grain, coffee), with notes of minerals and licorice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Darn solid brew! Very very roasty, this ain’t no kid’s chocolate syrup type of stout/porter. I’ve only had one other thing from Yoho many years ago, the Yona Yona, and that was equally solid. Obviously a talented brewer and I wouldn’t be surprised if they have some 4+ beers in their arsenal.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Can 2nd midlands tasting. Black tan head. Roasty aroma taste roasty malts smoke bit bland bit thin. Not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1156) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
Can. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Rather light body, chocolate, rossted malts flavour

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
Can at Øltorget, november 14th 2014. Black body with a tiny dark brown head. Roasty aroma with vanilla, sweet taste with chocolate, cofffee, ash and a mild fruityness. Roasty bitter finish wchich is quite pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1232) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
Can 0.33l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this bottle.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of floral interesting.Taste of light coffee, chocolate, really summer refreshing, quite dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1341) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2015
Negra, opaca. Con dos dedos de espuma beige. Aroma con recuerdos de tabaco, y algo de café, no muy intenso. Entra bien, con textura muy cremosa. Escaso gas. Sabor excelente, con claro chocolate por todas partes, notas tostadas y gran equilibrio mezclando muy bien dulce y amargor, aunque la sensación predominante tira a dulce. Muy bebible. Muy agradable. Muy buena.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Can. Creamy dark black, small ring foam. Sweet perfume aroma, body is very dry, bitter coffee and chocolate. Touch sweet, very clean. Lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Can. Deep brown with a lasting russet colored head. Malty nose is chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, dusty roast. Medium bodied, rich, semi-sweet, gelatinous approach and middle, malt richness and savoriness across the middle turns to a sharply bitter and dry finish - 85% cocoa experience crossed with an herbal-wood hoppiness. Exquisite malt depth and scrumptious mouth feel, all at 5% ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (779) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Can. Many thanks KansaiBeerLvrs. Pours oily black color with some brownish highlights, huge ivory tick cap with retention. Nose: coffee beans, florall, grass. Nice! Mouth: light and easy drinking, clean, hidden coffee, mild herbal notes, fresh and different.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
borre_m (723) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
Pours black, head is dark. Aroma is of coffee. Taste has a lot of coffee too. It is too much coffee for me, lacking some body and creaminess on palate.


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