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


on tap

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (1041) - - AUG 22, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 21/8-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Roasted malt, some burnt notes, chocolate. Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness. Body is medium, the finish is dry and bitter with roasted and burnt notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7432) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2015
12 ounce can from Johns. Pours a pitch black color with a medium light brown head. A nice light dark fruit toasted malt nose. Sweet, cocoa, dark fruit, cola. Very smooth, lactose, some metal. Solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippieFee (174) - - SEP 30, 2015
Draft - Another jet black Porter with no head and very minimal carbonation. Really coats the palate and sticks around for a while in the mouth. Subtle malt and coffee notes on the nose. Good balance of roasted malt (coffee, malt, nuts) and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 18, 2015
from Erzbierschof; canned - black beer under a solid long lasting beige foam; roasted coffeeish aroma with notes of walnuts; full-bodied, creamy palate, grainy and umami; dry and pretty bitter; long cacao and coffeeish finish - deeply balanced and satisfying

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6836) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (almost opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted/charred grain, coffee), with notes of minerals and licorice. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/soft carbonation. Darn solid brew! Very very roasty, this ain’t no kid’s chocolate syrup type of stout/porter. I’ve only had one other thing from Yoho many years ago, the Yona Yona, and that was equally solid. Obviously a talented brewer and I wouldn’t be surprised if they have some 4+ beers in their arsenal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
s_hartshorne (2413) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Can 2nd midlands tasting. Black tan head. Roasty aroma taste roasty malts smoke bit bland bit thin. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1166) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
Can. Roasted malts and coffee aroma. Rather light body, chocolate, rossted malts flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2765) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
Can at Øltorget, november 14th 2014. Black body with a tiny dark brown head. Roasty aroma with vanilla, sweet taste with chocolate, cofffee, ash and a mild fruityness. Roasty bitter finish wchich is quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1270) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
Can 0.33l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this bottle.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of floral interesting.Taste of light coffee, chocolate, really summer refreshing, quite dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1445) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2015
Negra, opaca. Con dos dedos de espuma beige. Aroma con recuerdos de tabaco, y algo de café, no muy intenso. Entra bien, con textura muy cremosa. Escaso gas. Sabor excelente, con claro chocolate por todas partes, notas tostadas y gran equilibrio mezclando muy bien dulce y amargor, aunque la sensación predominante tira a dulce. Muy bebible. Muy agradable. Muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3414) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Can. Creamy dark black, small ring foam. Sweet perfume aroma, body is very dry, bitter coffee and chocolate. Touch sweet, very clean. Lovely.

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