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


on tap

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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (2274) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Jet black with a finger of tan head. A good nose of burnt malt, but rounds out with roasted malt. Heavy hitter on the burnt malt in the taste. I like it. Joined by nice bitterness makes it "gripping". Hint of milk but the burnt malt reigns supreme. On the creamy side, smoother, bubbles on the tongue. Medium body. A tasty, standard porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 14, 2016
0,350l can at home. Unsure about BB date. almost black color, small coffee-colored head. smells parfumy, light citric, earthy, hints of chocolate, tobacco. rather decent smell. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dark bread, earthy, light tobacco, licorice, some caramel. finishes lightly dry and roasty with earthy notes and licorice. a bit weird but overall good and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2767) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 13, 2016
Can from beermerchants. Dark color. Thin brown head. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium thin body. Aroma is cacao, liquorice, milk, chestnuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4108) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
conquerex (11) - - JUL 29, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2137) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 26, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2016
Poured from can. Near black with light tan head. Light roast malt, slightly watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - JUL 13, 2016
5%ABV. Porter. 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2016
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

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