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


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RATINGS: 327   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 18, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2493) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Can share round at Richy’s. Nearly black. Sticky, tan head. Roast malts. Liquorice. Slightly woody. Taste is fruity dry, with some caramel sweetness. Finishes fruity dry, and slightly chewy. A tad odd, though I quite liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2908) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland tasting group. Can shared thanks to Garrold, cheers Gary. Black beer with small head around the rim. Aroma of roast malts. Taste is roast malts and dark malts. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4353) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown almost black pour with a soapy light tan head, aroma has roast coffee, taste has red fruits, coffee, ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (180) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2015
Pours pitch black with sparse white foam on top. The nose shows a simple dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The palate is extremely light bodied with a bitterness that tends to stem much more from the hops than anything else. A light roasted malt flavor permeates throughout but it’s otherwise a porter made for the Japanese palate. To afraid to try bolder or stronger flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dnoaksson (726) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
"Det ska ändå blandas i magen", är en vanlig kommentar när tallriken ser ut som en katastrofscen. Tokyo Black Porter kan man på liknande vis ursäkta med stickrepliken: "Den ska ändå pissas ut." Vatten under broarna, öl under bältet - drick och glöm, helt enkelt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dojken (331) - - MAY 21, 2015
Burk. Svag arom med fina ladgårdstoner. Svaga smaker med lite kaffearomer. Även beskan är svag. Något för svag porter!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2015
Can sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks David Cohen. Black with dark tan head. A little sugar and some soy sauce aroma, also a little floral and roasty. Soy, roastiness, a little rich milk chocolate and then some nuts. Smooth, quite carbonated, full body, roasty finish with some raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (454) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2015
Pours black with a nice frothy tan head. Nose is coffee and dark chocolate, a little spice, slightly floral. Just like the description. Flavor is mellow roasted coffee, milk chocolate creaminess, a little dark chocolate, plum, caramel. Medium body, slightly spiky carbonation. Not bad, a little over carbonated for my tastes but I like the flavor profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12286) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
Cardinal 011114. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, tye, coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, rye, coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, vanilla, toasted malt. Light body, flavour as the aroma, milk chocolate, medium sweet, lightly bitter.

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