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


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14944) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with mocha white head. Nose of licorice, roast malt, chocolate, anise and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, roasted chocolate malt, coffee and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, tobacco and toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
Dark brown body with lasting head. Nose of bitter chocolate and coffee. Cocoa in the taste, some burnt notes, medium body and easy enough to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with billowy tan coloured head. Good looking beer. Aroma are somewhat subdued given the still. Some sweet roasted malt and little dark chocolate. Flavours are the same. Very sweet initially with heaps of malt and chocolate. Bitter finish thanks to the roasted malt. Slightly acidic on the finish. Medium to low mouthfeel. Have had better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2010
360mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma roasted malt, light cocoa and light coffee. Flavour is quite bitter, with bitter chocolate and coffee upfront and the roasted, smoky malts kicking in later. Leaves something to be desired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
Black,lasting beige head.Light roasty nose and profile.Fruity overtones.Lacking something. Strange bitterness and far too pricey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle at HashigoZake. Roasty, raisn, rum, toast and ash on nose. Quite intense aroma - barley wineish matured pleasant one. It’s almost cocoa. Bitter chocolate thick flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
360ml bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Good lacing on this one. Aroma is both smoky and bitter with hints of coffee and a thin whisp of perfume I can’t quite identify. Taste is thick with coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a touch smoky. More akin to a stout than a porter. The finish is lingering and slightly boozy. Overall this is very good if slightly big for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
12oz bottle from K and B. Pours an opaque deep brown with a nice sea foam like beige head, great lacing. nose starts with cocoa dust followed by vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor holds bittersweet chocolate with a roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Sample at Wine World. A deep red beer with a brown head. Scent is sweet/roasted malts. Taste is light for a porter, its roasty but not deep.

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