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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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!


manuchampions' rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 22, 2010
360ml bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Good lacing on this one. Aroma is both smoky and bitter with hints of coffee and a thin whisp of perfume I can’t quite identify. Taste is thick with coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a touch smoky. More akin to a stout than a porter. The finish is lingering and slightly boozy. Overall this is very good if slightly big for the style.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (365) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1163) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenkiGonzo (619) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
Draught at the Shuzenji brewery. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate with a hint of coffee. Flavour is a nice blend of chocolate, coffee and dark berries.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, dark plums. Taste start with sweetness, rosted mallts, slight coffee bitterness at finish, milk chocolate, berries. Medium body. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scotty001 (277) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of light roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium body, flavour as the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
330 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark opaque brown, impossible to see through, with a big, fluffy, forever lasting light beige head. Great lacings. Standard Porter/Stout aroma: toasted and roasted malts, light graininess, coffee powder, a mild chocolate presence. Rooty and licorice forward in the background, togheter with a blueberry reminiscence. Quite fruity in the mouth as well, with a very subtle sourness which goes well with the astringent and slightly bitter coffee taste. Extremely smooth and velvety, great mouthfeel and consequently superb drinkability. Clean and lingering earthy aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (617) - - MAY 22, 2015
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!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
melush (1321) - SPAIN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Malt, chocolate, milky, sweet / Malta, chocolate, leche, dulce.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2015
On tap @ SteamPunk Bar. Dark brown with a medium brown head. Malty and roasted tones. Malt, coffee, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6926) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 15 May 2015) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a touch of citrus. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, dark bread, dark fruit and a certain coffee bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Solid and very well balanced porter. Very nice.


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