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Baird Kurofune Porter

Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Kurofune (means "Black Ships") was the word the Japanese used to describe the American gunboats that came to open Japan to western trade. Kurofone Porter is sleek and forceful, but leaves a winning bittersweet taste of chocolate and coffee on the tongue. "Do not resist the superior might; cunningly acquiesce, and embrace." Kampai!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1153) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Beermarket.hu Tasting session @ Budapest. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Tap at Craft Beer Base Bud in Osaka, JP. Murky brown pour with good foam and lace. Nose is muted, low coconut. Flavor of dusty cocoa powder, fairly dry, sharp roasted malt, fairly robust. Clean, neutral end. Simple, no major flaws.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8056-20160130] 330mL bottle. Toasted grains and wet sweet balloon aroma. Dark rich brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(c/o Radek Kliber)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (959) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/ cola colour, with a thin off white head. Nose is sweet, roasts malt, caramel. Tastes sweet, a little roasty, touch bitter, chocolate, a little chalky on the tongue. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (1030) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Very old bottle, 2-3 years? From Leighton. Pours a thin black, tan grey head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, raw veggies, dates, prune, chocolate. Flavor is light silky sweet malt and rich fruits, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours near black with a low creamy tan head, decent lacing. A light milk coffee aroma, gentle chocolate and light caramel. Smooth dark malt flavour, chocolate sweetness, a tinge of coffee. Really easy drinking, a creamy texture, coats the tongue, light-medium body, low bitterness. A beer that’s so smooth and not assertive that it glides by, nice gentle flavour, easy to down a few in one session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4101) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle at Craft Bier Fest Linz: Almost black color, brownish creamy head. Malty aroma, caramel, roastiness, toffee and note of nuts. Flavor is also malty, medium bodied, notes of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, hints of oak, cacao powder and dark chocolate. Tasty, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1751) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is some coffee and chocolate.Taste is slightly sour with some roasted malts and cocoa. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (509) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
Pas mal. Nez assez frais de café et de notes légèrement fumées, avec un fond de verdure, d’un léger houblonnage assez fruité et herbace. La bouche est légère, corps timide, attaque plutôt caramel qui se porte vite sur le café et une superbe longueur fumée et un houblonnage semi agrumes semi herbace et floral. Joli bière, assez aqueuse mais qui propose des choses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Tony. Pours a clearish deep brown. Coffee, milk chocolate, red fruits....perhaps too fruity.. Thin beer, low carb, easy drinking.

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