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


on tap

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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8944) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, würzig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Dark reddish brown, moderate to large head, good lace/retention. Aroma is chocolate, light roast, some caramel, a touch of hop bitterness. Lighter bodied, pretty nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (7688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
12oz bottle, on closeout at Party Source. Brown red color. Thin khaki bubbly head. Good dots and spread of lace. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Lightly slick. Good roasty aroma, dark chocolate, nice coffee. Bitter sweet taste. Drinking good right now, impressive for the age it probably has. Nice chewier texture, more bitter taste, and good big long lasting finish to the aroma. Just a hint of dark fruit, very light sweet caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared by DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style; a semi-translucent dark mahogany with bubbly off-white lacing. Smells of dark malt and roast. Tastes like it smells with some chocolate as well. Decent on the palate. Thin, but alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
360ml bottle imported March 2012. Poured with a creamy tan head that had very good retention and lacing. Very dark brown but clear body. Aroma: lightly sweet, with hints of chocolate, raisins and coffee. Flavor: rich and complex with great balance and a lasting dark-roasted grain aftertaste. Somewhat similar to a Scottish stout including a hint of smoke. Feel: Medium body is near creamy smooth even with lively medium carbonation. O: excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore
The color is dark brown, cloudy, with generous beige head. The aroma is chocolatey (like a chocolate bar for cooking). Lean and dry mouthfeel; the roasted malt and chocolate flavor are in balance, although there is as usual a light yeast and dust touch in the end; correct bitterness.
More a Brown Ale, quite good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottled. Dark black. Not much head. Burnt coffee and some vinegar mostly. Bitter chocolate also. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft to taster Toasted malt, coconut, barley, chocolate Deep reddish brown Chocolate, toasted malt, roasted tea

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6310) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft - Roast malts and dark chocolate. Jet black with a small beige head. Lots of grains and roasted malts with a bit of coffee. Very basic porter without too much complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Color brown with medium creamy head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, maybe coffee. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate.

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