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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6780) - 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 (576) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Color brown with medium creamy head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, maybe coffee. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2013
6% bottle from Rakuten. A dark black pour with a beige head. a black body with a beige head, the aroma is chocolate & cocoa while the taste is roast coffee bitterness & chocolate sweetness. A tasty porter with a smooth mouthfeel. As it warms up you get some smokey bacon notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
11/14/2013. 12 oz. bottle from BottleSelect.com. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate, bitter hops, light coffee. Medium carbonation. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - 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 (545) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1157) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bahumat (132) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Aroma: 7/10. A very sweet, chocolatey aroma of malt. Appearance: 4/5. Pours dark brown with a thin, chocolate-brown head. Taste: 7/10. Initial chocolate, then strong coffee, with a surprisingly intense taste of alcohol despite only 6%. The hops are stronger with this porter than most I’ve tried. Palate: 3/5. Smooth and wet, quenching on the tongue, with a long, long bitter finish of hops. Overall: 13/20. It’s a decent, different porter. If you’re looking for a porter with more pronounced alcohol flavor and a more intense bite of hops than normal for the style, you might enjoy this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maverick34 (2486) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15990) - 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.

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