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

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4351) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- bottled 12/19/14 --- Aroma of malt and coffee. Opaque black-brown color (like Coke), off-white head that drops to a cover, stripes of lace. Taste is malt that adds coffee and light chocolate as it moves through light carbonation to a finish that turns chalky and bitter. Starts well, and ends less well. Maybe past the "best by" date. Not a re-do here.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (906) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Package date 05 10 15. Musta vri, iso tuuhea viipyv vaahto. Katkeran kuiva puuroinen (ruis,kaura,ohra??) tuoksu, , suutuntuma hapan, samettinen, savujuustoisa, mieto. Lmpisen jo pikkaisen runkoakin tulee esiin, mutta hivenen liian jnn ja mitnsanomaton porteriksi.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schwarz-braune Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Rstmalz, Bitterschokolade und Kaffee - passende Carbonisierung - geschmacklich verschwinden die Aromen leider vllig hinter der dominierenden Bitternis - aber auch den Krper kann man nur als schlank, wenn nicht sogar wssrig bezeichnen - der Abgang wird dann endgltig bitter und ausdruckslos Fazit: Ein Porter, welches auer bitter nicht viel zu bieten hat

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Beermarket.hu Tasting session @ Budapest. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Tap at Craft Beer Base Bud in Osaka, JP. Murky brown pour with good foam and lace. Nose is muted, low coconut. Flavor of dusty cocoa powder, fairly dry, sharp roasted malt, fairly robust. Clean, neutral end. Simple, no major flaws.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
[8056-20160130] 330mL bottle. Toasted grains and wet sweet balloon aroma. Dark rich brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet roasted grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(c/o Radek Kliber)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (968) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown/ cola colour, with a thin off white head. Nose is sweet, roasts malt, caramel. Tastes sweet, a little roasty, touch bitter, chocolate, a little chalky on the tongue. Easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsandman (1315) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Very old bottle, 2-3 years? From Leighton. Pours a thin black, tan grey head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt, raw veggies, dates, prune, chocolate. Flavor is light silky sweet malt and rich fruits, caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (574) - Osaka, JAPAN - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Pours near black with a low creamy tan head, decent lacing. A light milk coffee aroma, gentle chocolate and light caramel. Smooth dark malt flavour, chocolate sweetness, a tinge of coffee. Really easy drinking, a creamy texture, coats the tongue, light-medium body, low bitterness. A beer thats so smooth and not assertive that it glides by, nice gentle flavour, easy to down a few in one session.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geiserich (4369) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 11, 2016
Bottle at Craft Bier Fest Linz: Almost black color, brownish creamy head. Malty aroma, caramel, roastiness, toffee and note of nuts. Flavor is also malty, medium bodied, notes of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, hints of oak, cacao powder and dark chocolate. Tasty, good.


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