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

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (2449) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Jet black with a finger of tan head. A good nose of burnt malt, but rounds out with roasted malt. Heavy hitter on the burnt malt in the taste. I like it. Joined by nice bitterness makes it "gripping". Hint of milk but the burnt malt reigns supreme. On the creamy side, smoother, bubbles on the tongue. Medium body. A tasty, standard porter.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juks (147) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2017
330ml can. Almost black, big fluffy golden-beige head stays, leave lacing. Aroma is chocolatey, mildly roasty, sweet. Taste is bittersweet, some tart, mildly roasty, some chocolate and hops in aftertaste. Thin body, average carbo, very easily drinkable. Nice easy porter!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2698) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Cask. Black in colour. Roast malts (dark bitter chocolate, espresso coffee, liquorice). Fruity (berries and dark fruits). Smooth, full-flavoured, full-bodied. Slightly sour with underlying bitterness. Good malt/hop balance. Dry roasty fruity finish. Liked this. Super pint! (2008)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8148) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2017
(Can) Black colour with dense, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, black rye bread, chocolate, liquorice and hints of smoke. Roasted, malty taste with coffee, black rye bread, chocolate, some ashes, liquorice and a balanced, roasty bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced porter. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (1077) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 16, 2017
I had this ages ago and no idea why I did not rate it then. This is a lovely black beer with a gorgeous tan head, with an aroma of too much coffee, doesnt do much to me that smell. Flavour is super nice, with dark chocolates, ashes, tobacco, vanilla. Sweet, sour, dry, biter, a bit like the Murphy Stout. Very creamy and velvety on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6001) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Very dark brown with a taller, dense, dark tan head. Pale and toasted to roasted malt aromas. Sweeter start with malted milk and lightly roasted grains. Hints of dark chocolate. Darker grained bread in the finish. Linger is lightly dry and a bit lactic. 6/11

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (982) - Gods Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2016
Can share thanks to Theydon on 90015 on 21/10/16. Whopper. Poured a reddish brown with tan bubble head that dispersed. Nose is cocoa, dark malt and sugar. Taste is a weakish chocolate Cocoa Brown sugar mix. Bit flat and no real body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18218) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 Can on the train back from Norwich, 21/11/16. Cola brown with an initial decent tan head of bubbles that eventually prickle away and dissipate leaving a rather tired looking beer. Nose is cocoa powder, sweet malts, toasted brown sugar, dark fruit dusting. Taste comprises chocolate biscuit, trace of liquorice, light charr, soy sauce, toffee. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close with a light hop tingle. Sub par porter.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (710) - - OCT 30, 2016
Keg, Ant n Bee, Tokyo. Pours black with a brown head subsiding average. Scentless. Taste is light lactose and light toasted malt and notes of grain. Light overall. Finish is dense, grainy, and smooth. Great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2560) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 14, 2016
0,350l can at home. Unsure about BB date. almost black color, small coffee-colored head. smells parfumy, light citric, earthy, hints of chocolate, tobacco. rather decent smell. medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of dark bread, earthy, light tobacco, licorice, some caramel. finishes lightly dry and roasty with earthy notes and licorice. a bit weird but overall good and drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (812) - HONG KONG - AUG 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 Black with a large beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Straight bitter in the palate, with a strong roast malty touch, chocolate, vanilla and good dry hops. Easy to drink and tasty. A pretty decent treat!


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