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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: 342   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!


BenH's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, - APR 28, 2012
From bottle. Black with off white head. Aroma of chocolate and cola. Similar taste, chocolate and cola with a little nuttiness. Heavy carbonation and a bitter finish, pretty good


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (899) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Very old bottle, 2-3 years? From Leighton. Pours a thin black, tan grey head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, raw veggies, dates, prune, chocolate. Flavor is light silky sweet malt and rich fruits, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (347) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours near black with a low creamy tan head, decent lacing. A light milk coffee aroma, gentle chocolate and light caramel. Smooth dark malt flavour, chocolate sweetness, a tinge of coffee. Really easy drinking, a creamy texture, coats the tongue, light-medium body, low bitterness. A beer that’s so smooth and not assertive that it glides by, nice gentle flavour, easy to down a few in one session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4046) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle at Craft Bier Fest Linz: Almost black color, brownish creamy head. Malty aroma, caramel, roastiness, toffee and note of nuts. Flavor is also malty, medium bodied, notes of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, hints of oak, cacao powder and dark chocolate. Tasty, good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is some coffee and chocolate.Taste is slightly sour with some roasted malts and cocoa. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (417) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
Pas mal. Nez assez frais de café et de notes légèrement fumées, avec un fond de verdure, d’un léger houblonnage assez fruité et herbace. La bouche est légère, corps timide, attaque plutôt caramel qui se porte vite sur le café et une superbe longueur fumée et un houblonnage semi agrumes semi herbace et floral. Joli bière, assez aqueuse mais qui propose des choses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1307) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Tony. Pours a clearish deep brown. Coffee, milk chocolate, red fruits....perhaps too fruity.. Thin beer, low carb, easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phfyysik (447) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2016
Pours black with quickly going beige head. Aroma is raisin, cocoa, milk, coconut oil, mild toasted white bread, tofu. Taste is light, watery, some sweet cocoa notes, light medium roasted coffee, some fruit sourness, a bit crispy white bread. Little bit burnt after. A bit disappointment of such light taste, otherwise very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (8234) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate with a slight powdery character, mild coffee notes, I get hints of dark fruit, a bit thin on the palate, ok, but not something I would revisit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (671) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark red brown with a small, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of chocolate malt, roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, roasted malt and licorice with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
2015-01-30. Black body with a small foamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild, lightly earthy, muted roast. Flavour is similar, sort of earthy cocoa roast. Very lightly tangy undertones. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Modest overall, but enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Radek.


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