We headed to Westchester yesterday for Val’s grandmother’s birthday. The weather was insanely hot, but at least the restaurant was air-conditioned. Across the street was a Farmer’s Market and I could not (nor would I want to) imagine standing out in the heat for hours on end. Today is no party either. It’s still insanely hot and humid and I have to mow my lawn at some point. Now, let’s talk about this beer from Japan…
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Porter is an English traditional, dark-colored beer with roasted malt flavor. Beer of this style is popular not only in England but all over the world. We brew fresh and genuine Porter in Japan. Deep dark in color, Tokyo Black is a Porter with extremely rich taste and creamy top.”
Random: Given the heat, I should water the plants too.
This beer poured with a two finger, light brown head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass. The body was black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was oddly sweet with milk chocolate and roasted malts. The taste was thankfully much less sweet with notes of smoke and dark chocolate. It had roasted malts and some creaminess as well, although not a lot of coffee notes. It had a thick body with light carbonation that could have been turned up more. It finished quickly with a creamy mouthfeel and milk chocolate. This beer was expensive at $5.99 a can ($.50 per ounce) for what was just a middle of the road beer for me. I
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0