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

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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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.

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3.8
CurlyJoe (427) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Got this one as a real/cask ale at Yona Yona Beer Works in Shinjuku. Deep black with generous creamy light brown head. Milk chocolate aroma, toasty malts. And some malt sugar too. Mellow chocolate taste, not too overwhelming. Extremely drinkable. Beyond luscious in the mouth, oh so creamy.

3.4
yoxik75 (474) - Wroclaw, POLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Piana drobna opada , zdobi szkło. Kolor czarny. Aromat słodki, ciemne słody, paloność, czekolada. Smak palone słody, czekolada lekka słodycz, karmel, czuć lekko żelazo w smaku. Piwo lekkie, przyjemne, dobre, nic nadzwyczajnego.

4.1
flying_pig (1695) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2017
350ml Can from Bic Camera, Akihabara, Tokyo (¥288):
Quite an enjoyable porter & definitely one of the better dark beers that I've tried from Japan, this one coming through with quite a sweet but balanced taste than had a great combination of caramel malts & milk chocolate flavours as well as some earthy malts & vanilla in there. The beer was exactly what I was expecting from the style & it went down smoothly too, it's definitely one I'd have again if I could find it outside of Japan.

3.6
tiong (7823) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2017
330ml can @ Kyoto. Smooth, slightly roasty and earthy porter with some licorice, coffee and syrupy sweetish notes. Okay.

3.2
Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 5, 2017
Can. Clear, black, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, flat, & abrupt finish.

3.3
mile (4090) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2017
Can. Very dark brown, average to large and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, ligh coffee, light hoppyness. Body is , medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint roastiness and light coffee, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint roastiness and light coffee, light hoppyness. OK porter with roastiness - not too sweet/too much coffee. Nice head.

3.7
PotjeBier (3914) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2017
Approx. 12 oz. can @ home. Black color. Beige head with short retention. Aroma's: roasted malts, umami, drop. Retronasal it' roasted, drop, molasses, umami. Flavor is roasted, light bitter, light sweet. Light bodied. Roast gets stronger and turns into a moderate bitterness. Pretty good.

2.9
onceblind (11135) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2017
Black hue with thick light beige head. Medium roasty black malty nose with a dryish backbone. Smooth yet full flavor that’s dark and roasty and earthy with a kiss of licorice and light tempered and balancing bitterness. Standard earthy roasty dry and somewhat bitter finish. Kinda just plain.

3.9
PhilosophyGuy (849) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
W aromacie głównie kawa zbożowa wzbogacona o subtelną mleczną czekoladę. W smaku kawa, kawa zbożowa. Wysoce kremowe, gładkie, dosyć słodkie, delikatnie palone. Czarne z piękną, kremową pianą. Dobre.

3.6
japancottrer (17) - JAPAN - AUG 4, 2017
Just got home and cracked this cold beauty. Admittedly, though, after a two-hour commute because of bad weather, Milwaukee's Best might also taste like salvation. Luckily, having drunk this many a time, I also know it is a well-crafted beer. Pours an opaque black with a tan head. There is a lot of chocolate and coffee flavors in here, along with roasted malt. Chocolate comes first, then coffee, and finishes with malt. Tokyo Black is a little bitter, but not exceptionally so. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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