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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 364   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5095) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Can with Jan-Hein in Tokyo. Nice black body with medium tan head. Nose is malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar of dark chocolate, malts, some caramel and spices. Quite a nice kick to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (5094) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Thanks to the Atlanta crew for sharing this one, and Lee for his masterful can-opening skills. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is some smoke, malt, earth, and some band-aid. Flavor is similar with lingering smoke in the finish. Light to medium bodied and ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to Eric for this can. Served in a tulip. Pours black with a huge tan head and quite a bit of nice, streaky lacing as it falls down the glass. Eventually this settles into a thin cap that looks nice around the edges of the beer. The nose is pretty plain and is disappointing after viewing this thing. There is some mild roast there and maybe an undercurrent of chocolate, though that might be stretching it a bit. The flavor involves some mild roast and a touch of dark chocolate. The body is medium and it has an off-putting dry, roasty finish. An okay beer, but not something I would seek out again. Thanks again for the gift, Eric. Serving type: can Reviewed on: 01-24-2011

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2011
12oz. Can: Aroma of malt, light chocolate, light roasting, and light licorice. Poured pitch black in color with a huge, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, light hops, light licorice, light roasting, and light chocolate. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly tingly texture. Average carbonation. Malt, light chocolate, light licorice, light roast finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4843) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4826) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2012
330ml bottle. Black as a moonless night with a big thick light brown head. Roasted malt flavour with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Lighter in the mouth than expected but very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78 (4768) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy tan head. Clear aroma of coffee, roast and malt. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweetish notes of caramel malt and touches of liquorice and coffee. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4695) - 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.


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