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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 312   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Pours an opaque dark brown-black, with an extremely pillowy tan head. In fact, the frothiness of the head and it’s utter hugeness may be the most prominent aspect of the beer’s appearance. Aroma is mainly of roasted malts, with strong chocolate overtones. The malts completely dominate the beer’s aroma. Taste is of toasted malts, with a chocolate flavor that almost matches the aroma. Some hops are discernible, but they are very much in the background. This beer is very sensitive to temperature, and taste changes as the beer warms a bit--improves. Mouthfeel is just a bit disappointing. The beer pours thick, but it tastes thin. I expected more body.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1037) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Cask at Bakushu Club Popeye, Tokyo. Solid black. Tan head and lace. Light malty aroma. Taste is fat maltiness, sugary molasses. Decent porter but not really enough depth to satisfy. Also had high hopes for it being cask but the cask treatment didn’t seem to help it much.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slaktmasken (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Can bought at systembolaget. Pours Jet black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Taste is pretty thin. I expected a bit more from this one to be honest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (298) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2015
Can at hanami. pours pitch black with tan head. chocolate and toffee malt on the nose, a hint of roast, slightly sweet with mild bitter finish. Delicious, fantastic porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Intsr (53) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty, smoke. Appearance: black, tan foam. Taste: tar,light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
From a can listed as Shinsyu Porter. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1671) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hint of smoke. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Quite nice Porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VamboladeTolly (498) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
Can @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours black with brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, milk coffee, some herbal notes. Taste of roaste malts, a bit watery, slight sweetness, coffee, some bitterness, some spicyness in aftertaste. Drinkable but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (176) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 20, 2015
Aroma: caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty, smoke. Appearance: black, tan foam. Taste: tar,light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2015
330ml can from Masuyo’s in Tokyo. Poured into a shaker half pint. Jet black with a modest tan head. Burnt malt, leather and coffee aroma. Burnt coffee, soy sauce and malt on the palate with a hint of dark fruit and star anise. Dry but quick finish. Fairly well-balanced. Not a bad porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2817) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Un nez de mélasse et de noix de coco assez intense pour le taux d’alcool, j’aurais misé plus haut juste avec les arôme. En bouche il y a une belle onctuosité mais une légèreté à la fois, une souplesse je dirais. Les saveurs sont comme les arômes avec un côté lacté encore plus présent. Une bonne amertume torréfié vient calmer les sucres brièvement alors que ceux-ci refont surface à chaque gorgée. Belle surprise.


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