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

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RATINGS: 361   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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illidurit (2327) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Pours a brownish red color, pretty uncharacteristic for a baltic porter. Smells like soy and chocolate milk with a solid roasted maltiness. Tastes more like porter-flavored mineral water or maybe porter tea than it does baltic porter. Rather watery with roasted malt and cocoa notes. Barely tips the scales as a porter, much less a baltic one.

3.7
Stew41 (2021) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 29, 2011
Modern take on the style.Lots of roast, chocolate, mineral zingy, and quite a decent whack of hop bitterness (orat least what I percieve to be hops). Chocolate gets progressively stronger as the beer warms up. Pretty good stuff and very drinkable.

3.7
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Near black pour with reddish highlights, large off-white head, pretty lacing. Slightly acidic, cherryish roasty aroma, lots of dark fruit, coffee. Roasty, kind of nutty flavor, a little char, coffee, more dark cherry. The nutty flavor feels a touch off, but otherwise this is quite a nice beer.

3.9
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Dark mahogany with decent, creamy, tan head / Chalky nose of roast barley and / Medium body, creamy and smooth, lightly tart, with good balance and finish / Mellow, cooked, flavors of cream, roast barley, cocoa, and coffee / Lacks the sharper roast punch of American darks, but a fine beer.

3.8
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle pours brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of smoked malt, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor shows the same with a touch of cherry and an additional nuttiness. Overall body is moderate, sweet, and finishes with dark chocolate bitterness.

3.2
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2011
tasting. deep red with a 1+ finger off white head. sweet roasted malt nose with some nuts and dark fruits. sweet light body with more nuts, cherry and chocolate. feels somewhat watered down. sweet, nutty finish with coffee and more chocolate... overall a bit too sweet.

3.7
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Brown pour with a small foamy head. Roasty malt, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is light roast, licorice, coffee and molasses. Pretty good.

3.7
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Dark brown pour. Lactose, coffee, chocolate, prunes, molasses and roasted malt. Flavor is slighty bitter, chocolate, molasses and prunes. Not bad at all.

3.2
egajdzis (6502) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, light caramel, and faint sherry. Taste of roast, some cocoa, smoke, tobacco, light caramel, nuts, and dry finish.

3.2
jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with mocha white head. Nose of licorice, roast malt, chocolate, anise and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, roasted chocolate malt, coffee and licorice.


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