OneBrewru (11) - - APR 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tokyo Black pours thin and is jet black. The head is mocha brown and remains for about 30 seconds. Moderate lacing lines the glass.
The smell is mostly of bitter coffee and dark chocolate. The smell, like the beer itself, is a bit thin.
The taste is only a little bitter with coffee and chocolate notes. A slightly metallic aftertaste lingers.
The mouthfeel is thin but smooth and soft. Perhaps a little more prickly carbonation than a porter should have.
Overall, this beer is ok but not great. Yona Yona Pale is a better offering fro Yo Ho.
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
s_hartshorne (2366) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 2nd midlands tasting. Black tan head. Roasty aroma taste roasty malts smoke bit bland bit thin. Not great.
yiannnos (1158) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Rather light body, chocolate, rossted malts flavour
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
markoijelena (1233) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jamaty (1355) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
luttonm (3308) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
3fourths (8642) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ippopotamo36 (803) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
borre_m (726) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.