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


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, - JAN 25, 2012
360ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
6 Pleasant portery aroma, a bit of coffee, but a bit of pulses too.
4 Very dark red, large tight tan head, fairly persistent.
7 Solid roasty taste, pleasant sharp burnt edges, some dry barky hoppiness too, in particular in the retronasals ig you linger over swallowing. Some painty pencil sharpenings too.
4 Full and smooth in the palate, pleasant carbonation crispens it up nicely. Finish has most of the best parts of the taste, and few of the weaker parts. The dryness is palpable, this is very well attenuated.
14 Yet another corker from Baird - this is such an easy beer to drink despite the aspects they are quite happy to describe as "acrid", but for a lover of bitterness, and dryness, I think don’t deserve quite that term. No idea where they hid the 6%. In my belly, that’s where - all gone...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1039) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1292) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2322) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1329) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1484) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is chocolate, smooth, rich, awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5758) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - bottle split with Aurelius, Dark, ruby red pour, off white head, light lace. Prunes, molasses and chocolate in the aroma. Molasses, light chocolate some date like fruitiness in the flavor. Back end roasty notes. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Candied, caramel aroma. Dark and effervescent. Earthy, sweet, malty... Some cocoa. Implied peppers in the finish. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (697) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
Color negro, reflejos caoba, espuma beige. Aromas tostados, cafe y ligero lupulo afrutado. Cuerpo bajo, sabor tostado, acafetado con final amargo moderado y seco. Rica.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (4060) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, light roast, taste is fruity, roasted.

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