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Tokyo Black - Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | 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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sukwonee

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-24-2013 04:55:32 | More by sukwonee
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mrjez

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Japan

3.05/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Louisiana

3.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: can

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.2%

02-28-2014 21:08:20 | More by JellyJacket
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dannycohen62

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-27-2014 08:55:05 | More by dannycohen62
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dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-27-2014 03:57:05 | More by dokupe
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-25-2014 17:47:03 | More by bernat1971
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-22-2014 03:50:54 | More by Canada_Dan
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

01-06-2014 20:26:35 | More by Mattsk1
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ironchefkook

California

4/5  rDev +7.2%

12-21-2013 03:49:57 | More by ironchefkook
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.6%

12-13-2013 05:37:38 | More by XmnwildX12
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-06-2013 16:55:13 | More by ygtbsm94
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TheRealPour

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-25-2013 00:53:40 | More by TheRealPour
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joe1510

Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can
$5.00
Standard Market - Westmont, IL

Tokyo Black is dark. As a matter of fact it's black, there's no seeing through this body at all. I can't even see any carbonation rising. The beige head was slow to rise, finally hit a finger in height and fell back to a swirling in no time. A thin ring rounds the glass but there's not much head left after only a couple minutes of settling.

Rich, dense roast permeates the air inches from the glass. Black coffee has its fingerprints all over this beer while an acorn nuttiness softens the backend. Heavy, fairly bitter cocoa powder encompasses all other components. There's even a tendril of smoke wafting through the air. I'm pretty amazed at the sheer boldness of this porter, especially considering it only weighs in at 5%.

The flavor matches the bold intensity of the aroma with dense roast leading the way. Coffee and cream come along mid-palate and the acorn nuttiness follows closely behind. Bitter roast, cocoa powder, and a touch of smoke appear on the follow. The cocoa powder really picks up on the aftertaste. As it warms some dark berries become apparent. Bold and delicious!

The body weighs in just above medium on the scale with a creamy mouthfeel. The finish is dry and there's a touch of roasty bitterness. While the profile is large it remains and easy drinker that, if available in 6-packs, would be easy to drink all night.

Have I used the descriptor "bold" yet? This is a full flavored beer weighing in at only 5%. The guys over in Japan did a great job with this particular brew. A creamy body and weight fit the rich, deep flavor profile nicely. Unfortunately, the price makes this beer restrictive.

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 00:36:13 | More by joe1510
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-01-2013 16:51:31 | More by francisweizen
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Tokyo Black from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.