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


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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (6459) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, light roast, taste is fruity, roasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (3005) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Aroma caramel, chocolatey, soft. Light herbal hops. Very dark colour. Soft malty, chocolatey taste, light English hops flavour, almost moderate bitterness. Soft slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2708) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 30, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a thick foamy yet bubbly looking off white to white head dissipated within about less than thirty seconds. . Light lacing pervaded throughout. The smell had a really nice sweet nutty roasty coffee to caramel to toffee to chocolate goodness. The taste replicates the same as the smell. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style as it just enough to be sharp but not overbearing at any resort. It leaves a nice creamy and smooth trickling sweetness rolling over my tongue. Overall, hot damn, what a really nice porter I’d quickly have again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (768) - USA - JUL 20, 2014
Very dark brown, beige head. Biscuit and cocoa malt, bittersweet chocolate, some licorice, nutty notes, a little leathery age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Love this porter from Baird. Easy to drink with a slight smokey flavor. Pours a dark brown almost black in color. Slightly hoppy an just crushable. Had at sunda ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sulawang (722) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Visual: Extremely cool Japanese-style artwork on the label. Pours ultra-dark brown with a nice-sized cream-foamy head, good retention, sticky lacing, several micro bubbly streams near the base of the glass. Nose: sweet roast coffee-chocolate malts, very enticing (lvl-8)-pungency Attack: silky smooth-crisp, mild fizzy Mid-palate: creamy-smooth mouthfeel, (MAIN) chocolate malts, roasted coffee, mild soy sauce Finish: just a touch of coffee sourness, soft bitter malted hops + roasted bitterness, hint of black pepper spiced malty finish. Summary: Ultra smooth, crisp and well-balanced, this one is now one of my favourite porters. This makes me reconsider my love for imperial stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (10456) - 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 (8538) - 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 (6570) - 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.

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