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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: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


Marc's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JAN 19, 2008
Chocolate cordial, coffee, and roasty malts. Thin mouthfeel makes the chocolate and roastiness feel tinny. Decent hop bitterness with a roasted malt/bready, dry finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1228) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2272) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1319) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1473) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is chocolate, smooth, rich, awesome

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5713) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4381) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (656) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is sweet toffee, light roast, taste is fruity, roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Aroma caramel, chocolatey, soft. Light herbal hops. Very dark colour. Soft malty, chocolatey taste, light English hops flavour, almost moderate bitterness. Soft slick mouthfeel.


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