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


on tap

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RATINGS: 270   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (395) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Very dark brown with red highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma: Mocha or perhaps kahula with a hint of molasses. Flavor: Burnt toast, coffee Palate: light to medium bodied with low cabonation. Overall: Very clean flavors, smooth texture and a nice roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (530) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 5, 2013
Draught @ Bungalow. Dark brown body, fine-laced tan head. Rich malt, cherries, dash of soy sauce in the aroma. A little thin and fizzy for a porter, but flavours of dark fruit, bitter chocolate and coffe are supple and rich. Can’t fault the taste- really easy drinking and morish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (727) - - AUG 17, 2013
Bitter chocolate, dark cherry aromas. Sweet coffee, brown sugar, mocha, pretty clean finish. Creamy porter with a well-balanced character, great dessert drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
5 oz. glass on Draft @ When Pigs Fly. Black color with thin beige head. Nose is light hints of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is lightly sweet, medium coffee bitterness. Light sugar. Medium body, light watery texture, low carbonation. Needs a bit more body. Ok overall, decent to try. Don’t need to seek it out again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Chocolate, toasted malts, lactose and hints of fruit greet the nose. Pours a solid black with a thin none-lasting tan head and sparce lacing. The pallet is somewhat bitter. Roasted malts, chocolate, fruit. wood, and coffee grounds, with a biscuit/grain/bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a very good porter - rich in flavor and satisfaction. Will buy again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gscratch (8) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
Wow. I may be new to quality beer, but this was a treat. Home consumed draught in a howler. Poured clear dark amber brown, minimal head but lovely lacing. Hearty nose of coffee / caramel / chocolate, with a little breadyness. A little herb-iness perhaps. Strong flavour, only slight bitterness, but mouth filling creamy richness. Soft carbonation, but most certainly because this was a draft brought home. Unexpectedly, the palate was left surprisingly clean with little residual flavour. Later, sipped while enjoying a light tiramisu cake, and I almost exploded from the experience. JOY!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (276) - Poway, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
Smells yummy, caramel and chocolate. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick tan head. Tastes good, not very complex and a bit watery, sweet and chocolaty though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee, some fruit. A bit watery and weak mouthfeel. Flavour of burned malt, caramel, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Very dark brown pour with a large off-white head. The aroma is fairly faint but I get a little roasted malt and some chocolate. The flavor is full of heavily roasted malt. milk chocolate and a bit of grass. There is a slight metallic note in the flavor as well. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4923) - Utah, USA - MAR 25, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Bevmo in Vacaville
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and powdered chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate and toffee
This was a decent porter

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