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

bottled
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RATINGS: 375   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5220) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Can@rööperifest. Black, foamy tan head. Roasty nose, dry espresso, pretty good portery aroma. Light med bodied, some sweets. Dark malty, woody. Rather nice.

-- bb

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (2080) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
Can: Black colour, big Brown creamy head. Aroma is dominated of coffee, dark choclate, caramelly, sugar, a bit vanilla . Flavor has a nice mix of Sugar, caramelly, coffee, and dark choclate mouth feeling, Thin to medium body, medium coffe chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 From a can poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a quick finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Canned from Systembolaget Black with a medium, beige head. Sweetish, roasted aroma with milky chocolate. Chocolate and liquorice in the flavour. Light to medium bitterness, body and sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (1003) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Burk från systembolaget. Kaffefärgad med stort ljusbrunt skum. Blöt rostad doft av mörk choklad och kaffe. Lätt i munnen utan att på något sätt vara klen. Smaken går åt mörk choklad. Trevlig beska

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (770) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
350ml can poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a large creamy thick tan head with good retention. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malts and muscovado. Flavours of milk chocolate, roasted malts, muscovado and a hint of coffee. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is medium-full bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall a great porter and one of the best beers I have tasted from East Asia.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
klas (403) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Can from Systembolaget (36 SEK). Limited aroma of toasted malts and coffe. Really good taste. By far the best Japanese beer I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
350 ml can at the inlaws. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, a bit burnt, some chlorine or chlorinated water and some minerals. Taste is very creamy, cocoa, dry chocolate, minerals with a finish with minerals and cocoa. Nice one

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (6038) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Can from SB cons 2014-08-03 Göteborg, last day of the holiday (5 weeks) AR: roasted malt, coffey and chocolate - dark and bitter, wee white sugar AP: dark brown with yellow rim, high frothy fluffy dinishing dark brown foam F: rich, carbonation, vanilla chocolate, bitter black coffey, dry and wee white sugary sweetnees, wee liqurice (salt), smooth feeling, great body but a bit short, finishes wee lingering chocolate, I thought it had 7-8% ABV, but there is only 5%!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lawger (267) - SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Pours black with half a finger of chocolate milk coloured head. Surprisingly bright malty scents at first on the nose, some dried mushrooms, light licorice and coffee aromas, japanese soy sauce and wet wool. Palate is almost medium bodied with a relatively high amount of carbonation, fairly dry for a porter with some medium roasted malt flavours, medium finish and moderate bitterness. Tasty porter but a bit nondescript. Tastes like a good session beer but at 5% ABV it's on the verge of being too strong for that purpose. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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