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Tokyo Black - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 16
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yo-Ho Brewing Company visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Naerhu on 12-25-2005)
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rawfish

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-24-2014 19:20:04 | More by rawfish
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Jrbinchiba


4.04/5  rDev +9.2%

08-23-2014 14:51:04 | More by Jrbinchiba
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LakerLeith

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-22-2014 11:51:44 | More by LakerLeith
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stumac

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-20-2014 00:26:45 | More by stumac
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-15-2014 21:28:56 | More by aztraz
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fipoceilz7

Japan

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%

A smoky sweet, molasses-like malt aroma is readily apparent. Pours a moderate, dense, tan-colored head which soon diminishes and forms a lasting ring; lots of lacing. Body is black—no discernible highlights. The roasted malt flavor comes through clearly in the first few sips, along with an unwelcome metallic quality; light coffee; both hop bitterness and flavor are subdued. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of the flavor is the lingering, nutty roastiness. Medium-light body with moderately low carbonation and a satisfying bite.

While not bad overall, the metallic quality is a little distracting and the flavor begins to taste of carbonated water over time. Very drinkable otherwise, though it could benefit from a more complex and expressive flavor profile.

08-12-2014 07:49:31 | More by fipoceilz7
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Greystalker

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-05-2014 07:52:01 | More by Greystalker
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

08-01-2014 12:19:14 | More by atrocity
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mrjez

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-21-2014 08:20:16 | More by mrjez
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-01-2014 20:15:42 | More by Seattle_Suds
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magictacosinus

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-27-2014 01:42:19 | More by magictacosinus
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BobbyDigitali

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-21-2014 00:33:55 | More by BobbyDigitali
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patpat

Japan

3.05/5  rDev -17.6%

I've had this one several times and I occasionally get one or two when I'm stocking up on its brother Indo no Aooni.

The color is black. The head is a light brown and stays around with minimal lacing in a lazy sort of way.

Roasted malts giving some nutty, chocolate aromas.

Hops and that strong toast action. I like the tangy feel to this one and it goes down easy at 5% ABV. I could have another. It's definitely a good enough brew, well carbonated and definitely good to session. I'll buy it again and recommend it too.

06-20-2014 13:08:25 | More by patpat
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

06-09-2014 02:48:29 | More by KevMo84
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-02-2014 15:46:19 | More by SocalKicks
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-01-2014 23:51:00 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

3.43/5  rDev -7.3%

A porter from Japan, in a can? Yeah, I had to try this.

A: Pours a murky dark brown, nearly black with a short khaki head that fades quickly, not much lace on the sides of a standard pint glass.

S: Coffee up front with roasted malts, some chocolate and maybe a touch of smoke. Nothing mind blowing in the nose.

T: Similar to the nose but the flavors are a touch more pronounced than they were in the aroma. I get nice doses of chocolate, and some coffee, but it is subtle. Very light hop bitterness comes through as well.

M: Light to medium bodied with low carbonation. Not a traditional American porter in that the feel is pretty light, but it goes down smooth and is enjoyable.

O: Not the best porter I've had but definitely well done and something I'd drink again.

05-26-2014 01:16:24 | More by Mikecap
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dlmvh5150

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-04-2014 14:56:11 | More by dlmvh5150
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2014 12:15:20 | More by tbryan5
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BeerZombies1

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

American porter
5% ABV

APPEARANCE: Poured out a deep motor oil black. Even up to the light you can not see through this. Small tan head that settle into a small halo.

AROMA: Very intense and in your face coffee aroma. Chocolate and molasses in the mix with a almost metallic cooked blood smell of iron hiding in the shadows.

TASTE: Chocolate right up front with the coffee. It literally reminds me of a mocha latte. Some bitterness in the middle, sweet malts some faint hops. Finishes smokey and toasty.

MOUTHFEEL: Very light body for a porter. I'm assuming that mixed with the low ABV was the intention of an everyday drinking porter. Minimal carbonation. Slight creaminess in the beginning but thins out on the swallow.

OVERALL: Very interesting and complex beer. Easy to drink, I will say this is the best Japanese porter I have had.

RATING: 3.5/5 Zombie Heads!

03-13-2014 05:32:12 | More by BeerZombies1
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Maryland

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Washington

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-22-2014 03:50:54 | More by Canada_Dan
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Tokyo Black from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
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