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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Can pours nice and dark with nice firm mocha head of nearly creamy foam. The aroma has a fun mix of bold malts, roasted malts, molasses, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Smells great. The taste is similar with roasted malts heading into dark roasted malts and molasses. It gets a little coffee and chocolate like to midway and into the finish. This is a toasty roasty robust porter. Yummers. I’m lovin’ this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 25, 2012
Very drinkable porter with strong coffee notes. Moderately dry, palate is medium, reasonable bitter finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sethbreaker (173) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAY 3, 2012
From the can. Very roasty aroma almost like burnt toast. some roast on the palate but not too bitter, some chocolate sweetness. More roast than most stouts but has balance as well. Very drinkable

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/11/09. Pours a deep black, very thick. Nice two-finger tan head resting on top. Retention is weak, and there’s some spotty lacing, but not much. Smell is sour at first, but then gives way to a nice roasty scent with hints of cocoa and espresso. Very nice creamy mouthfeel on this. Smooth velvet coats the mouth. Right off the bat, there’s a big metallic twang on the mouth. This recedes and becomes a roasty chocolate and bready flavor. This is very drinkable. I could drink these all night. I was very impressed with this porter, from a can no less. Recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2023) - USA - APR 21, 2012
From a personal cylindrical metal containter. Pretty dry, light, malty porter. Some coffee flavor and light acidity. Sweet coffee aroma. Better at room temp than cold. Nothing amazing going on here, but a good porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dredd (689) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2012
Pour is jet black with tan head, aroma is reminiscent of bitter dark chocolate, but quite pleasent. Flavour is initially sweet which moves to some bitter maltiness and grainy finish where the sweetness returns, in fact there is some spice like christmas pudding at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 11, 2012
Can. Heavy chocolate and mild coffee nose. Very dark brown (nearly black). A bit sharp in initial. Heavy roast malt and chocolate flavors, with nice sweetness in mid palate. Nicely balanced aftertaste. Very tasty, but a bit candy-ish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2012
Can. Pours an almost pitch black color with a roasty tan head. Aroma is super roasty with lots of roasted coffee, almost smokey notes, ashy and charcoal notes and some liquorice. The flavor is again super roasty with roasted coffee and lots of charcoal and ash and a touch of dark caramel too. The body is medium with a creamy and silky mouth feel. Overall a pretty solid Porter but a little to roasty and ashy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Can. Blackish beer with a brown head. Rich malt and light chocolate aroma. Chocolate and vanilla flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Chocolate and vanilla linger with light caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Jet black with a finger of tan head. A good nose of burnt malt, but rounds out with roasted malt. Heavy hitter on the burnt malt in the taste. I like it. Joined by nice bitterness makes it "gripping". Hint of milk but the burnt malt reigns supreme. On the creamy side, smoother, bubbles on the tongue. Medium body. A tasty, standard porter.


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