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.
colui72 (643) - HONG KONG - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a large beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Straight bitter in the palate, with a strong roast malty touch, chocolate, vanilla and good dry hops. Easy to drink and tasty. A pretty decent treat!
andrepintado (2674) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from beermerchants. Dark color. Thin brown head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium thin body. Aroma is cacao, liquorice, milk, chestnuts.
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the can with fluffy tan brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma of earthy soy under mild roast. Taste has more of the roast and less of the oxidation, nice mild chocolate tones and fruity yeast. Solid porter.
conquerex (11) - - JUL 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
YOHO 브루잉 쪽이 원래 바디감이 약한걸까. 보통의 스타우트보다 특유의 쌉싸리함이 적고 캐러멜 풍미의 단 맛도 굉장히 약하다. 단맛은 없다고 봐도 무방할정도. 일본 제품이라 그런지 디자인은 좋은데 거기에 준하는 풍미가 아니라 아쉽다.
sir__v (1984) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge - UK. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brownish head. Smell: roasted malt caramel notes. Small coffee finish. Sweet nose. Taste: medium body with roasted malt and coffee with caramel notes. Good body, very drinkable. Good attenuation. Aftertaste: coffee and roasted malt. Small bitterness.
pictoman (920) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from can. Near black with light tan head. Light roast malt, slightly watery.
drjoeng (816) - SINGAPORE - JUL 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped out black brown. 34ºSRM. I’m guessing here because when it comes to the darker end of the spectrum I start to become less confident about color.
Nose has smoke and the tang of ripe stone fruit. The smoke and slightly fruity sour of a porter is for me invariably reminiscent of curing tobacco with the sour smoky tang.
Mouthfeel is watery. Palate has tons of dry ume, but without having the physical quality on the palate of being dry. There is woodsmoke, and burnt toast, black bread. Not much fruit in the palate, almost closer to the stout end of a darkly roasted grain beer.
thellgren (789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l can from food store in Tokyo. Dark brown, almost black, big tan head. Taste has dry chocolate and hops combined with sweet malts. Quite nice porter or stout or whatever.
Palme (4076) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.355l can (I guess since its all in Japanese) @ Apollon. Quite deep and dark in the glass this one, near black actually and not much of a head really. A thin sidesticking brown film perhaps. Smells nice and roasted. Lots of chocolate here. Dark chocolate, rich cold coffee, cocoa hints and a little vanilla trace. Nice aroma. Light oily texture in the mouth, almost a little watery and it’s about average on the bubbles. Tastes alright also. Light roasted, dry burnt, traces of both cardboard and thin coffee. Lots of thin coffee actually. A fair one. 17.12.2014
adamnowek (1737) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge aroma of nice dark chocolate. Taste is fairly bitter with a lot of espresso.