Tokyo Black
Yo-Ho Brewing Company

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Yo-Ho Brewing Company
American Porter
Ranked #373
Ranked #22,666
3.75 | pDev: 12.27%
Sep 17, 2023
Dec 25, 2005
Tokyo Black is a genuine Porter with extremely rich taste and creamy top. The smoky flavor that comes from roasted malt combines nicely with the pleasant bitterness of hops.

35 IBU
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Reviewed by mintzmeet from Washington

3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Very interesting Porter. Slightly off flavors, but they don’t detract too much from the flavor profile. Some bitterness but not acrid. Complex malt flavors. Slight “rubberyness”
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.32 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Aug 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
May 2014: 350 ml can, ABV 5%, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Black colour, large tan head. Nice roasty aroma, notes of coffee, dark unsweetened chocolate and woodwork. Dry roasty flavour, not "robust" but nicely balanced, notes of mild coffee and burnt breadcrumbs, hint of dark unsweetened chocolate. Moderate hops. Enjoyable.
Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
11.8 oz can exp date stamped 23/10/20 into a Kolsch-style glass at Lat 14 Asian Eatery.
L: Pours black with a 1/4" light khaki head that has ok retention, goes to edge foam, light carbo bubbles, light sticky lacing.
S: Sweet candied malts, very highly dark roasted grains, light chocolate, distant dark bread, root beer.
T: Dark roasted sweet malts, char, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, a hint of raisins, dark bread crust. The grains are roasted to the point of being gently smokey. Roasted notes linger. It is very lightly rich.
F: Fairly smooth med to med-heavy bodied with a medium long drying finish.
O: A straight ahead no-frills roasty Porter with char and chocolate that mingle in the center. Lightly sweet at first, it finishes fruity and dry and is gently bitter. Really nice tastes and feel. It is very good in its style.
Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 3.74 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Jan 16, 2023
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Rated by AlfromPA from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
An excellent porter, with a subtly smoky flavor. Highly recommended, and an excellent value in Japan (280 yen a can).
Dec 06, 2022
Rated: 3.48 by KameHouse

Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Satsuma from Florida

Jul 03, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ovaltine from Indiana

Sep 30, 2021
Rated: 3.67 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

May 30, 2021
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Rated by CaryLewis9961345 from Japan

3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I'm very comfortable saying this is a fine beer. It's smooth, well balanced with a good flavour. A solid porter that anyone can try.
Jan 07, 2021
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep clean chestnut body. Garnet at the corners. Substantial fuzzy off tan head. Swells then recedes but remains at about a quarter inch.

Nose is kind of nutty and sweet. Creamy mild chocolate as well.

Kind of generic but decent. Roasty/toasty with a decent amount of char and bakers chocolate. Kind of plummy and weak on the finish though.

Follow through is all bitter char and that kind of tinny stonefruit situation.
Nov 19, 2020
Rated: 2.95 by IRONRakkasan from California

Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 3.73 by Boone757 from Virginia

Apr 15, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4.11 by markallmon from Tennessee

Mar 17, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought it at Susan’s Wine shop in Santa Fe, NM.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Deep rich brown with good head and lacing. Smell and taste of light chocolate and vanilla. Bit of a mocha finish. Not bad but probably not something to seek out.
Oct 10, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Sep 06, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by travelguy from Ohio

Jul 12, 2019
Tokyo Black from Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 242 ratings