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

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RATINGS: 406   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 18, 2011
Tokyo Black pours thin and is jet black. The head is mocha brown and remains for about 30 seconds. Moderate lacing lines the glass. The smell is mostly of bitter coffee and dark chocolate. The smell, like the beer itself, is a bit thin. The taste is only a little bitter with coffee and chocolate notes. A slightly metallic aftertaste lingers. The mouthfeel is thin but smooth and soft. Perhaps a little more prickly carbonation than a porter should have. Overall, this beer is ok but not great. Yona Yona Pale is a better offering fro Yo Ho.


4.1
flying_pig (1648) - 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 (7635) - 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 (4052) - 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 (3735) - 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 (10593) - 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 (810) - 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

3.5
MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2017
Bottle @ Floris’ Leaving Party. Pours a pich black beer with a thick off white head on top. Aroma of roasted malts, some meaty aroma, licorice and tobacco. Flavor is strong, earthy notes, some coffee and high in carbonation. A bit weird, with a strange coffee tartness in the finish. Full and complex, but still a bit weird..

3.5
PorterPounder (8294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz can, Dark brown with a purplish tint to the pour. Aroma has some creosote accents, some smoky meaty accents, Flavor is bold and complex, some topsoil notes, some anise seed, some smoked meat and a touch of mole sauce, Mouthfeel has a pleasant slickness to it.


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