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


on tap

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 14/20
RexTalionis (3108) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Notes of dark chocolate, some sweeter notes as in cocoa powder, later on some smokey vibes as well in aroma. Roasted coffee and notes of milk chocolate in taste. Dry and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2015
330ml bottle (Koht). Very dark brown color. Small size, brown head, stays. Chocolate, malts, roast, bit of dirty cloth in aroma. Not much aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, milky taste. Smooth mothfeel. Soft carbonation. Long lasting chocolate malts in aftertaste. I think too much yeast was poured to glass and it makes beer bit duller than it should (only meself to blame). But still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (1756) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2015
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige. Nez malt noir, chocolat et grains de café, note de lactose? style sweet stout. Gout de malt, café, chocolat doux et chocolat noir. avec notes grillées et amères en fin de bouche. Corps moyen. Fin intense et bien longue. Super!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (2089) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some fruity notes. Flavour is light sweet with a moderate coffee bitter finish. Thinnish but nice Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sibarh (153) - Białystok, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Kolor - czarny, klarowny. Piana - beżowa, wysoka, średnio trwała. Zapach - wyraźna kawa i czekolada. Smak - wyraźna i mocna kawa, plus czekolada, mocno słodkie, mocna palona goryczka, spora cierpkość w ustach, lekka nuta kwaśna. Smaczny porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (937) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Nakameguro Taproom. Served in a stemmed tulip. Jet black with a modest tan head. Huge chocolate and roasted coffee bouquet on the nose. Bitter roasted coffee with milk chocolate taste becoming more prevalent as the beer comes to room temperature. Nice hints of cacao, licorice and prune also present. Creamy mouthfeel and nice well-balanced finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with good copper head. Nose is nice on chocolate and dark chocolate. Aroma is on smooth chocolate, toasted caramel, nuts, bitter dark chocolate, creamy, licorice, complex and pleasant. Finish is on the same with long duration, well done beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1509) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 06-02-2015. lote de 17-06-2014. color marrón oscuro muy turbio con espuma beige oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos y de cereales con toques tostados, algo especiados, con cacaos y ligero quemado y amargo al final. cuerpo medio con 6 vol, fácil de beber y paso algo áspero y seco. Bastante buena.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (2339) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
flesje bij de Bierkoning te Amsterdam, schenkt zwart met bruine kraag. Aroma van mout, chocolade, zoet, koffie, goed maar niet extreem aanwezig aroma. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk moutig van geroosterde/gebrande mouten, koffie, en vanille. medium body, lage co2 zoetig, wel opvallend is de vrij lichte/dunne body als basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn), BB 17.06.2015. Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays forever. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet, milk chocolate, roast, malt. Finish is very mild roast. Feels a lot lighter than 6% brew. Overall: nice brew, easy to drink.

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