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


on tap

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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milewide (2260) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Not much aroma. Dark brown color with modest head. Very balanced taste with no ingredient standing out.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
Dark brown, very cream head, nice looks. Refined roasty and coffee aroma, herbal hop. Quite smoothed out, pleasant. Taste is nice but I do feel it’s a bit heavy on the stomach. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

rondphoto (4467) - 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.

Jultsu (1105) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Package date 05 10 15. Musta väri, iso tuuhea viipyvä vaahto. Katkeran kuiva puuroinen (ruis,kaura,ohra??) tuoksu, , suutuntuma hapan, samettinen, savujuustoisa, mieto. Lämpöisenä jo pikkaisen runkoakin tulee esiin, mutta hivenen liian jännä ja mitäänsanomaton porteriksi.

Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schwarz-braune Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Röstmalz, Bitterschokolade und Kaffee - passende Carbonisierung - geschmacklich verschwinden die Aromen leider völlig hinter der dominierenden Bitternis - aber auch den Körper kann man nur als schlank, wenn nicht sogar wässrig bezeichnen - der Abgang wird dann endgültig bitter und ausdruckslos Fazit: Ein Porter, welches außer „bitter“ nicht viel zu bieten hat

SeniorZozo (1862) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Beermarket.hu Tasting session @ Budapest. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.

GT (10000) - San Diego, 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.

mabel (9246) - 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)

Hammy78 (974) - 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.

drsandman (1478) - 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.

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