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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (3702) - 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 (17912) - 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 (5805) - 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 (1233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arek (944) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Prawie czarne piwo o gęstej i puszystej ale niezbyt obfitej pianie oraz słodowym, lekko palonym aromacie. W smaku lekko wodniste, proste, lekko słodowe, czekoladowe z łagodnie paloną goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (554) - - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma: chcolate, toast, roasty, some caramel, classic porter Taste: light bitter, light sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, roasty, nuts, maybe some diacetyl(but it adds body to the beer) Really good, classic porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9543) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
Bottled thanks to Ingo! November 14, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, mineral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma is coffee. Appearance is deep brown with a nice creamy but thin head. Taste is strong in chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1822) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
It’s a dark copper color beer, almost seal, with nice one finger beige head. In aroma chocolate, honey, a bit of coffee with sugar, sweet dark tanned malts. In taste coffee with its sourness, chocolate, not very much roasted notes, a bit of sweetness in the beginning and in the end. Bitterness rather on the lower level for porter. Medium mouth feel, perfectly low carbonated. Nice solid porter which cannot be even compared with baltic porters obviously.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1514) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 31, 2015
Really lovely standard porter, bit lacks of kick power as body gets bit thin in finish. Otherwise, nice roast level subtle coffee, dark choco mix, kinda toasted brown sugar. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Well balanced OK porter, but easy forgettable

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