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


on tap

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

dreamflower's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle shared with northropfrye. A nice beer. Dark chocolate and coffee, dried fruit. Bitter taste, but with some sweetness. I enjoyed this beverage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (5) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2015 does not count
Chocolate, fruity tastes. Mouthfeel is nice. Dark porter. Real suprise from Japan!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (684) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (843) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1114) - ISRAEL - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Brown black with a nice beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and prunes. Sweet malty flavors with notes of chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Medium-bodied, smooth and a bit oily. Not very fresh, but still quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (783) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks zvsn. Deep brown with medium brownish head. Nice creamy aroma with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and some butter. Sweetish flavor, light hoppy bitterness, notes of vanilla and milk chocolate, watery and dry. Soft carbonation, light to medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks zvsn. Dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some fruitiness, vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor with caramel, chocolate, toast, a bit of roast, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pita1369 (1) - - AUG 16, 2015 does not count
Crisp with a sweet finish. Not heavy. Paired well with a spicy sausage and squash.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (932) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle from Craft and Growler. Damn, this is good. Really well balanced. A little roasty, a little chocolatey and a little bitter. A dry palate that is a tad thin but that's being picky. I'd happily drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (401) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 29, 2015
Dark brown to black colored, red hue, medium strong tan head, a bit hazy. Aroma is caramel, coffee and roasted malts. Taste is low sweet caramel, come chocolate and roasted malt with some roasted acidity, coffee. Dry roasty bitter finish. Low to medium bodied, watery mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1227) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Tap at Bashamichi tap room. black pour with dark brown edge. Caramel, coffee, chocolate. Light to medium body. Light bitter finish

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