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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: 370   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1297) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Can at home, black beer, small head, aroma is roasted, coffee, some dark chocolate, Taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter with some sweetness, nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1720) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 3, 2015
Dark seal color, clear but non-transparent. Medium quality tanned head. Very pleasant aroma, full of dark notes - bitter chocolate, espresso coffee, even a bit of smoky notes. Really nice. Itís definitely a bit over carbonated which make it even more drinkable, which is not the thing Iím looking in porters. Itís watery more than I was hopping it will be. In taste very nice roasted notes, dark coffee with tiny touch of chocolate. A bit of roasted bitterness in the end and in the afterates. Itís very nice in overall but I would say itís like a small porter with itís taste, aroma, bitterness and abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9932) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2015
350 ml can. (Prisma) Tallinn, Estonia.
Pitch black color with a mid-size foamy light brown head. Roasted malt, cacao, dryness, mild hops and dark chocolate in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dryness, mild ash and some hoppy notes. Balanced and tasty. After all itís only 5%.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 28, 2015
Can. Pours deep black, nice beige head. Aroma of chocolate with light roastiness. Thin bodied, smooth with light roastiness. Decent porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lebermilz (208) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
Black, brown thick head. Malty, metallic, black syrup. Slightly sweet, not very bitter. Not too special, but well made.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbertels (317) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2015
Can. A nice, round taste. Dark chocolate and some bitterness. Nice fullness. Good allround porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeadRomance (38) - - OCT 24, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty Appearance: black, brown foam, rocky head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation Overall: Very good porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2015
12 ounce can from Johns. Pours a pitch black color with a medium light brown head. A nice light dark fruit toasted malt nose. Sweet, cocoa, dark fruit, cola. Very smooth, lactose, some metal. Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippieFee (290) - - SEP 30, 2015
Draft - Another jet black Porter with no head and very minimal carbonation. Really coats the palate and sticks around for a while in the mouth. Subtle malt and coffee notes on the nose. Good balance of roasted malt (coffee, malt, nuts) and bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2015
from Erzbierschof; canned - black beer under a solid long lasting beige foam; roasted coffeeish aroma with notes of walnuts; full-bodied, creamy palate, grainy and umami; dry and pretty bitter; long cacao and coffeeish finish - deeply balanced and satisfying


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