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Style: Porter
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arek (962) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Piwnica, Wrocław, Poland.
Prawie czarne piwo o gęstej i puszystej ale niezbyt obfitej pianie oraz słodowym, lekko palonym aromacie. W smaku lekko wodniste, proste, lekko słodowe, czekoladowe z łagodnie paloną goryczką na finiszu.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sokuzs1 (583) - - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma: chcolate, toast, roasty, some caramel, classic porter Taste: light bitter, light sweet, milk chocolate, caramel, roasty, nuts, maybe some diacetyl(but it adds body to the beer) Really good, classic porter

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
Bottled thanks to Ingo! November 14, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Malty, sweet scent. Malty, mineral taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Malty aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adamnowek (1826) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2015
Aroma is coffee. Appearance is deep brown with a nice creamy but thin head. Taste is strong in chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adasko (1875) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 4, 2015
It’s a dark copper color beer, almost seal, with nice one finger beige head. In aroma chocolate, honey, a bit of coffee with sugar, sweet dark tanned malts. In taste coffee with its sourness, chocolate, not very much roasted notes, a bit of sweetness in the beginning and in the end. Bitterness rather on the lower level for porter. Medium mouth feel, perfectly low carbonated. Nice solid porter which cannot be even compared with baltic porters obviously.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 31, 2015
Really lovely standard porter, bit lacks of kick power as body gets bit thin in finish. Otherwise, nice roast level subtle coffee, dark choco mix, kinda toasted brown sugar. Moderate to light sweetness, light bitterness. Well balanced OK porter, but easy forgettable

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1169) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Beautiful aroma with some chocolate, lots of coffee. Got stale pretty quickly though, and then it was just watery and flat. What a shame!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4662) - 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 (487) - 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 (1191) - 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.


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