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

bottled
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RATINGS: 318   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
New Beer Distributors, New York can ($4): Pours a black color with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate malt, roast, and a fair amount of hops. Beer is slightly sweet with chocolate being the primary flavor. This leaves some sugary aftertaste, but is overall rather palatable. A good porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3906) - - OCT 18, 2010
cool can with little sumo dude. the beer pours out black with ruby highlights through a flashlight. a large, fluffy, brown head on top. very robust roasty aroma with coffee and milk chocolate. palate is milky with low carbonation. reminds me of a dry stout nitro can mouthfeel. flavor is much of what the aroma suggests. a really nice porter...just with they could get the stuff to the states a little cheaper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3905) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2014
350ml can. BBE 2014-12-10. From Systembolaget. Pours black with a brown, thick head, lacing. Ashy, roasty aroma, licorice as well. Flavor has some sweetness (licorice?) roasted malt, chocolate. Pleasant finish, coffee notes and chocolate lingering. As it warms up more, ashy notes. Thin, needs more body. Nice flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of fruits, chocolate, malt sweetness, flavor is bitter with chocolate, light acidity, medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3901) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
350 ml can at the inlaws. Black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, a bit burnt, some chlorine or chlorinated water and some minerals. Taste is very creamy, cocoa, dry chocolate, minerals with a finish with minerals and cocoa. Nice one

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (3898) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 6, 2004
Stylistically challenged, pitch black and overhopped Porter had no head, but the nose gave off a deceptively huge citrusy aroma and the malts were barely present. The mouth was smooth with citrusy fruit, nuts and a hint of chocolate prancing around. The ending was smooth, but lacked real depth. An interesting beer that just gets a slightly lower mark because of it is not really within a style guideline.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3885) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2014
Can from Systembolaget. Deep smell with creamy dark chocolate. Taste is also deep and full with dark chocolate, hard toasted bread and something that makes me think of milk chocolate. Full body. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3801) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2011
It pours a luscious opaque sable brown with a thick, fairly persistent, fluffy, fine-bubbled pale tan head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Aroma is smoky with an overtone of quality roast coffee and hints of molasses and chocolate. Flavor has tones of semi-sweet chocolate, fine coffee and molasses with hints of wood smoke and licorice. There is also a bit of a metallic tang, possibly from being in a can. Texture is smooth, oily, a little thick, with just a bit of a fizz.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Can courtesy of butters on 01/15/2011 at the 13th Richmond Gathering. Dark black body with a small creamy off-white head. Sweet roast and chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate, roast and light smoke flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
12oz can. Darkest brown in color with a half finger tan head. Roasty and chocolatey aroma with maybe just the slightest metallic hint. The flavor is dry and bitter with sharp roast, cacao nibs, molasses, and anise. Medium-thin bodied with big bubbles. A good, enjoyable beer.


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