YO-HO BREWERY TOKYO BLACK PORTER
Within a 10 seat sushi-only restaurant, incongruously located within a Tokyo subway station, toils a man who many consider to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, Jiro Ono. Jiro’s unrelenting quest to perfect the art of sushi has seen his restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, awarded three Michelin stars, the first restaurant of its kind to receive this honour. His dedication to the spirit of Shokunin sees sushi lovers from around the world make a pilgrimage to his modest restaurant to experience his tasting menu of 20 finely executed courses. Expect a similarly outstanding experience when you first sip Yo-Ho’s expertly crafted Tokyo Black Porter.
This thick pouring porter, black as night, certainly lives up to its name. The good news is that unlike Jiro’s restaurant, you won’t have to wait months to enjoy this taste of Tokyo, with its smooth, smoky and roasty flavours and bittersweet taste. A strong flavour of coffee plus a little chocolate and vanilla are also noticeable in the mix. Rather than sushi, however, try pairing Tokyo Black Porter with smoked meats, cheeses or even a steak.