Tokyo Black - Yo-Ho Brewing Company
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3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
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
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
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
3.43/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
05-26-2014 01:16:24 | More by Mikecap
3.5/5 rDev -5.7%
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
Tokyo Black from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.