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

bottled
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
Can. On my second to last day in Tokyo I was told that in the basement of big department stores they sell microbrews. This was one of my finds. A chocolate stout in Japan! It had a dark brown color with a foamy brown head. The aroma was sweet with chocolate and coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2575) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Canned:
Black with a mid sized head.
Aroma is licorice, coffee, chocolate, matches and some toffee.
Smooth mouth feel.
Taste is cold coffee, salty licorice and chocolate leading to a sour and roasted finish.
Well made and pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
At just on cool and into a stumpy tulip. Black, brilliant and with ruby highlights showing showing in the very shallows. Capped off by a dense, tannish crown that holds but manages little lace. Light caramel, smoke, Belgian waffles fresh toasted and topsoil make up the interesting waft that tickles the nostrils. Medium light in body, creamy and subtle overall on the palate with a prevalent malty, smoky, charred wood flavour. Good hit of dark chocolate and vanillin. Finish is ashen with a supple, caramel sweetness that lingers. Lacks depth but arguably a very easy drinking Porter. Like it, but it is a little forgettable. (33cL can, Coded 112229, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 11, 2012
Can. Heavy chocolate and mild coffee nose. Very dark brown (nearly black). A bit sharp in initial. Heavy roast malt and chocolate flavors, with nice sweetness in mid palate. Nicely balanced aftertaste. Very tasty, but a bit candy-ish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2014
12 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts and coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
03.12.2014, 0,35l can @ Apollon:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, dark malts, licorice, "knekk", dark sugar, coffee, hay, chocolate. Taste is slightly dry, dark malts, hay, burnt caramel, licorice, grass, paper, coffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and thin mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2474) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Almost black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Aroma of dried dark fruit and molasses. Taste is malty with chocolate. Roasty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SirLimpsalot (2463) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
@Basunen 14-9-13: en tydlig doft av kaffe och mogen frukt. Smaken är lite tunn men helt ok. Lagom besk eftersmak. Helt ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2453) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
Can kindly shared by Roman, thank you! Aroma chocolate, light heavily roasted. Light light dark fruits. Quite tempting. Almost black colour. Taste is moderate burnt roastiness, light chocolate, light coffee. Simple, but tasty albeit a bit thin bodied. Very easily drinkable and a very good one overall. Finish of moderate duration, roasted notes, coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Cask, JDW, 4th April 2008. Pure black with no carbonation, this has a strong roasted malt aroma and an excellent flavour of chocolate, dark malt and liquorice. Very soft on the tongue too. A very, very nice dark porter.


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