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

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RATINGS: 283   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!


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 8, 2012
Dark brown pour with thick foamy tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee and light hops. Taste is more chocolate than coffee, slightly bitter on the finish. Fairly light carbonation and mouthfeel. Not terribly complex, but a decent porter.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sibarh (105) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (203) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4302) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with good copper head. Nose is nice on chocolate and dark chocolate. Aroma is on smooth chocolate, toasted caramel, nuts, bitter dark chocolate, creamy, licorice, complex and pleasant. Finish is on the same with long duration, well done beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (1184) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en el momento el 06-02-2015. lote de 17-06-2014. color marrón oscuro muy turbio con espuma beige oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos y de cereales con toques tostados, algo especiados, con cacaos y ligero quemado y amargo al final. cuerpo medio con 6 vol, fácil de beber y paso algo áspero y seco. Bastante buena.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (1921) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
flesje bij de Bierkoning te Amsterdam, schenkt zwart met bruine kraag. Aroma van mout, chocolade, zoet, koffie, goed maar niet extreem aanwezig aroma. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk moutig van geroosterde/gebrande mouten, koffie, en vanille. medium body, lage co2 zoetig, wel opvallend is de vrij lichte/dunne body als basis.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Koht, Tallinn), BB 17.06.2015. Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays forever. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, roast. Flavor is sweet, milk chocolate, roast, malt. Finish is very mild roast. Feels a lot lighter than 6% brew. Overall: nice brew, easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1374) - ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2014
Dark brown to black beer, small off-white head. Nose is slightly acidic, dusty chocolate, roasty malt and coffee hints. Flavor is on the thin side, but pleasantly roasty-malty, with coffee hints. Finishes dry and with chocolate hints. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation. Mild and very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2362) - New York, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle at home first drink of holiday weekend. Pours muddy brown with nose of chocolate and ash. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, dusty, tar, molasses, tobacco, and lingering peanut butter. Bitter and acidic palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1347) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
East of Everything ontap(23-Dec-2014)Biscuit nut aroma.Black,low head&sheet lace. Choc swet biscuit flavour.Bitter smooth herbal coffee choc finish&veg roast malt aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1497) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2014
Herbal fruit chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Malt spice fruit flavour. Smooth lingering palate.


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