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


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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
left_bank (106) - - JAN 9, 2013
can.bought at aeon. good looking porter with good head. chocolate,caramel,coffee. nice malt taste. fare price and worth buying regularly.

yoxik75 (456) - 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.

flying_pig (1685) - 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.

tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2017
330ml can @ Kyoto. Smooth, slightly roasty and earthy porter with some licorice, coffee and syrupy sweetish notes. Okay.

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.

mile (4067) - 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.

PotjeBier (3834) - 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.

onceblind (10862) - 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.

PhilosophyGuy (835) - 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.

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

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..

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