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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Where and how: b. 330 ml, tasting
Aroma: chocolate malt with mild roast to it, nicely rounded, weighted aroma. Faint smoke on edges.
Appearance :
Top: mid-sized, lasting beige cap
Base: dark brown
Palate : drinkable, refreshing, mid bodied.
Taste: hmm, reminded me a bit of Schwartz beers. Some dry roast, ash, hinted with chocolate.
other notes neat, nice creation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
from Erzbierschof - black beer with no head retention; aroma of black cherries and licorice; low carbonation, quite full-bodied, some bitterness; long chocolaty finish with more notes of black cherries and hints of vanilla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
libertine (405) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with an unusual white sediment. Thin white head. Big chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Flavor is like malted chocolate balls. thin body with a creamy texture. Heavy carbonation. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (909) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Tap @ Valencia on Tap. Bijna zwarte kleur. Fijne crêmige kraag. Ruikt naar chocolade melk. Smaakt vooral waterig, granig. Weinig nasmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4826) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
(Baird Kurofune Porter) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big shaker, ABV 6% Dark brown colour on the body, with a small and thin beige head on top. Low retention. Aroma of cofee, milky chocolate, toasted malts. Taste also of milky chocolate, some toasted malts, hints of coffee on the finish, basically follows the aroma but then weaker. Thin body, soft carbonation. Decent but nothing it’ll stay on your memory for long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1807) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
On tan @ Bishop Arms, Vasagatan. Black body with a low head. Roasted notes, some earthy hops but mostly chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2015
bottle shared with a friend. poured a murky light coloured brown colour with a tanned head. nose of roasted malts, burned sugar, metallic notes, grains, nuts, not a huge fan

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Draught at Haket, Göteborg. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted dark chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa powder, coffee notes, raisins, some biscuits. Roasted dark chocolate flavor, licorice, coffee, some tar, vinous, some caramel. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (5976) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2015
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2015. Malty and bready smell with chocolate. Similar taste. Creamy taste. Chocolate dominates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1280) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @ ÖÖWF2015: Aroma of chocolate, milk chocolate and slight smoke. Taste is roasted coffee beans, sweeter chocolates and a dry mid bitter finish.

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