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


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 15 May 2015) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of citrus. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread, dark fruit and a certain coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Solid and very well balanced porter. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from Uba ja Humal. Packaged 06/17/14. Pours brown with a moderate light beige coloured head. The aroma seems at first not present. Then after it’s warmed some, I get a pretty off-putting milky tone supplemented by faint roasted malts, chocolate and sourness reminiscent of cold coffee and ’raw’ black bread (yeasty? doughy?). Tastes roasty and sour, milky, chocolaty, kinda piquant and quite bitter. Quite nice and smooth on the palate, with very mellow carbonation and a nice tight body. Overall... nearly a disappointment though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (531) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2015
bottle at Lucky Buddha Restaurant Ak City very nice as expected dark lacy & creamy tasted more dry chocolate than coffee but not too sweet with a fine bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
bottle 330 ml in osaka. thin body black mild bitterness and hint of roast, little chocolate flavour. decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3233) - 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 (4500) - 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 (1998) - 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 (2409) - 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 (1282) - 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.

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