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

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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (481) - 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 (427) - 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 (272) - 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 (3371) - 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 (2262) - 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 (1534) - 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 (1501) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2661) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
@ Havregatan. Can (350 ml) from Systembolaget (36:-). Roasted malt and chocolate, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with roasted (almost burnt) notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Can from Systemet, Malmö. Sweet Sith a light dryness. Aromas of milk chocolate with hints of caramel. Just over medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Short dry finish with hints of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franzen (500) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Campfire, leather with hints of liquorice in the aroma. Pitch black beige head. Liquorice, bit of vanilla and some coffe and chocolate in taste. Nice session porter.


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