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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 202   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1082) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (232) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Pours deep black from the can with a dark tan head. Big aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, roasted malts, toffee. Taste is coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Nicely sweet, but not too much. Medium full mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation. Very nice porter. True to style and a real pleasure to drink. Enjoyed in Narita, Japan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (995) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Nästan svart öl med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av choklad, lätt rostade toner och mörka bär. Viss fruktighet, kola, choklad och rostade toner i smaken. En bra och ganska rakt fram porter. Lätt med sina 5%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (781) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap @ Popeye in Tokyo, Japan. Aroma brings deep chocolate, plums, raisins and dark fruits. Appears black with no foam at all. Taste is deep dark fruits, plums, grapes, port wine, figs, strong coffee, espresso and cocoa powder. Finish leaves chocolate, coffee and moderate booze. Overall, nice porter with a port wine twist. Good stuff. A rating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerZombies1 (19) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2014
American porter 5% ABV APPEARANCE: Poured out a deep motor oil black. Even up to the light you can not see through this. Small tan head that settle into a small halo. AROMA: Very intense and in your face coffee aroma. Chocolate and molasses in the mix with a almost metallic cooked blood smell of iron hiding in the shadows. TASTE: Chocolate right up front with the coffee. It literally reminds me of a mocha latte. Some bitterness in the middle, sweet malts some faint hops. Finishes smokey and toasty. MOUTHFEEL: Very light body for a porter. I'm assuming that mixed with the low ABV was the intention of an everyday drinking porter. Minimal carbonation. Slight creaminess in the beginning but thins out on the swallow. OVERALL: Very interesting and complex beer. Easy to drink, I will say this is the best Japanese porter I have had. RATING: 3.5/5 Zombie Heads! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2014
350 ml can. Pours black with a lasting creamy film on top. Aroma is espresso, dry cocoa, cola and molasses. Flavor is molasses, spicy green herb, apple, semi-sweet chocolate, espresso and dry grass. Long finish shows some mint and char. Light-medium body is nearly astringently dry and a little too fizzy with flare-ups in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (431) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
Black pour with a thinnish tan head. Roasted malt, burnt sugar and coffee nose. Taste is similar, nice burnt toffee aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
180114. Can at hotel, chitose. Pours black with a nice light brown head. Aroma roasted malts, brown sugar. Smooth bodied. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Can from world beers. Pours black, dark tan head. Scent is nice and toasty and chocolaty. Taste is dark chocolate with some coffee flavor. Me likey.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Nice porter and i def like porters in a can. Dark black like oil and a silky chocolaty taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (4945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2014
33 cl can @ home, BBE 05.09.2014
Aroma is nice with cocoa and licorice. Flavour has lots of licorice, some dark chocolate, coffee and distant herbal tones. Delicious, I like the roastiness here.


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