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


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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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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 itís utter hugeness may be the most prominent aspect of the beerís appearance. Aroma is mainly of roasted malts, with strong chocolate overtones. The malts completely dominate the beerís 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.

JaKeAFC (1121) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2017
35 cl can a firend brought for me from Tokyo. Pitch black color, short relatively persistent dark brown head. Aroma is malty, dark chocolate, some coffee, burnt wood, bittering hops maybe. Taste is light bitter, well balanced, dusty texture, medium body, structured, relatively long and dry finish, light sharp/spicy. Quite nice.

kanibasami (2) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2017 does not count
I had it in the can. So much for the aroma. I had nori before, so my evaluation is now heavily confounded. But itís with mentioning that it fits nicely to minced pork with rice and nori. It is a very round, charming, not heavy, not light, fairly creamy porter. For itís price (280•) I got more than Iíve expected. Itís more on the coffee and black beans side of the palate with a smooth bitterness of black tea (not flowery though). I would have it again. It satisfies.

Aragh (260) - POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Ko?uch g?stej piany. Zapach s?odki, niezbyt mocny, czekolada i rodzynki. W smaku mleczna czekolada, lekka palono??, ciemny chleb, troch? kawy, brakuje nuty owocowej. Troch? ma?o cia?a, poza tym poprawnie.

ordybill (1732) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a pitch black color with a huge brown head. The aroma is roasted malt. The taste is big on malt and very flavorful. An outstanding porter.

60minuteman (1680) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2017
Can. Roasted oak, vanilla, malt, acidic hop. Pale English porter. Clean and bubbly.

joaopcf (33) - Shanghai, CHINA - APR 16, 2017
Can @ Tokyu Foodshow. Pours black with massive dark beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted. Bitter roasted taste with some chocolate notes and dried fruits. Medium mouthfeel, smooth texture and low carbonation. Good balance.

faroeviking (10835) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 22, 2017
Lata. Deep dark brown clear like colour with a medium beige ehad. Roasty like aroma of malt and caramel with some darl fruit to it. Flavour is soft with well toasted maltiness and caramel, some chocolate and dark fruit, medium short lasting bitterness. Good but bit thin.

hawanna (3291) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2017
0,33 l can - as a gift bread, cereal, roasty, cardboard, brown - black color, hayz, frothy / creamy and very stable brown foam head. light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation,

ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2017
My favorite of the beers I tried at the Yona Yona Beer kitchen in 2017.Very black, a little toffee sweetness and a surprisingly bitter finish.

Juks (439) - 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!

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