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

bottled
common

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!


VertBaconStrips' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2179) - Asshat, Alberta, - JUL 10, 2011
Deep brown brew with a heavy red hue, big ass bubbly brown head that leaves my glass filthy. Coffee and berry sweetness on the nose first, that dirty filter / cigarette aroma - yea, down to style but I really am not a fan period. Slightly nutty with the smell of a variety bag of mixed and dried fruits. Chocolate and vanilla as well. The taste is alright - coffee, vanilla, nut, cream, light hop and citrus, hard roast - really can’t complain about this brew all that much as this is quite balanced and well put together. Fairly smooth with light, biting carbonation, mild to medium hop bit for the style and it is kept under control. Long stiff roast finish with hop hints. Well put together despite not being a beer that I really enjoy based on style.. aaaag..


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (361) - 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 (1161) - 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 (618) - 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 (252) - 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 (616) - - 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 (1307) - 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 (2525) - 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 (6901) - 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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