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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3266) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Can. Deep brown with a lasting russet colored head. Malty nose is chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, dusty roast. Medium bodied, rich, semi-sweet, gelatinous approach and middle, malt richness and savoriness across the middle turns to a sharply bitter and dry finish - 85% cocoa experience crossed with an herbal-wood hoppiness. Exquisite malt depth and scrumptious mouth feel, all at 5% ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (754) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Can. Many thanks KansaiBeerLvrs. Pours oily black color with some brownish highlights, huge ivory tick cap with retention. Nose: coffee beans, florall, grass. Nice! Mouth: light and easy drinking, clean, hidden coffee, mild herbal notes, fresh and different.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
borre_m (677) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
Pours black, head is dark. Aroma is of coffee. Taste has a lot of coffee too. It is too much coffee for me, lacking some body and creaminess on palate.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jyrsa (231) - - JUL 12, 2015
Black with medium brownish head. Burnt malt with coffee, cream and chocolate. Smoke and derivatives. Wide body with a watery palate yet long, smoky after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1157) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 Can. Black pour with a big mocha head. Chocolate, coffee, spice, roast. Light to medium body. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Slightly chewy finish. Nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4920) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
330ml can at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting: cheers Gary for this offering. Poured black with a tanned head: Malts rule the roost here, dark malty molasses ooze chocolate and coffee esters in the nose and carry on into the taste. Mild liquorice flavouring as the beer warmed in the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2590) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Can share round at Richy’s. Nearly black. Sticky, tan head. Roast malts. Liquorice. Slightly woody. Taste is fruity dry, with some caramel sweetness. Finishes fruity dry, and slightly chewy. A tad odd, though I quite liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (2997) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland tasting group. Can shared thanks to Garrold, cheers Gary. Black beer with small head around the rim. Aroma of roast malts. Taste is roast malts and dark malts. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (4455) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown almost black pour with a soapy light tan head, aroma has roast coffee, taste has red fruits, coffee, ok.


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