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

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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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3
   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (112) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Roasted malts, chocolates and some coffee. Black with a smell brown head. Nice taste, dark chocolates and malts, yet fresh and citrusy. Palate is quiet thin for a porter, on the other hand it gives a fresh feeling. Overall a strange beer. Tastes and smells very (!) appealing but the body is really thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMA (170) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2014
Pitch black. Big beige head. Aroma of bread and malt. Medium body. A little thin. Malty taste. Dry.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2035) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Can from SB. Very dark brown with a small brown head. malty and chocolate tones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Medium body with a bitter chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1339) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2014
Overall: Dry roasted coffee, dark fruits, some brown sugar.
Note: Can 350 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-08-25.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
Poured an opaque black with a slight mahogany edge tint and a one- to two-finger light tan foamy head that retained OK and laced well. Aroma of sweet malts; strangely for me no obvious roasted characters. Taste completely different to aroma being quite roasted malty. Medium body. Creamy and smooth with lingering roasted notes on the finish. Average for a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (294) - SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 21/8-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Roasted malt, some burnt notes, chocolate. Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with roasted and burnt notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (905) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
@ Havregatan. Can (350 ml) from Systembolaget (36:-). Roasted malt and chocolate, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter with roasted (almost burnt) notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Can from Systemet, Malmö. Sweet Sith a light dryness. Aromas of milk chocolate with hints of caramel. Just over medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Short dry finish with hints of chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franzen (317) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
Campfire, leather with hints of liquorice in the aroma. Pitch black beige head. Liquorice, bit of vanilla and some coffe and chocolate in taste. Nice session porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Can. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, pumpernickel, light ash, light licorice and light pine. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of chocolate, licorice and light ash. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty good.


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