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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4403) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2015
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/15/2014. Pours hazy dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light raisin/plum, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, herbal, floral, light raisin/plum, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (441) - LATVIA - OCT 23, 2015
Kafijaija stauts. Tipa labs bet nu vienkarss. Prasaas laktoziiti un bik biezaku konsistenci,

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tarmok (1072) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
black liquid with frothy tan head. Aroma of light smoke and malts. Taste: caramel, roasted malts, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, long finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Looks pretty black, pours with a 2 inch head, settles to 1/2" and holds. Tan head. weak lace. Creamy, sugary, raosted malt flavor. Does this beer have adjunct sugar? Shame, shame!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (5139) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Black. Bit dusty chocolate, malty, barley, malt- sacky, ’roapy’ aroma. Med bodied, quite smooth, nice texture. Dry chocolate. Pretty ok.

-- bb

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adodo (175) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 14, 2015
Malty, fruit loaf aroma. Dark brown, brownish foam but not much of it. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Very nice rich flavour.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
belgis (387) - - SEP 14, 2015
Smooth, coffee hint. Dry stautish character. Lovely lacing with foam that lasts. Easy drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (22) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2015
Chocolate, fruity tastes. Mouthfeel is nice. Dark porter. Real suprise from Japan!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1745) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2015
In bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro, schiuma beige fine e persistente. Aroma di cioccolato, latte condensato, caffè, vaniglia, leggera liquirizia. Al palato corpo medio, cosi come l’intesità dei sapori. Inizio dolciastro con vaniglia, latte e cioccolato seguito da una seconda parte con caffè, tostato e terroso che si allungano nel finale. Manca un pò di morbidezza e l’aroma è un pò corto anche se è una buona birra.


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