overall
85
83
style
Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 358   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1966) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10926) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (6316) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15759) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a medium creamy/bubbly off white head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla and tobacco. Flavor of roasted malt, tobacco and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
Dark brown body with lasting head. Nose of bitter chocolate and coffee. Cocoa in the taste, some burnt notes, medium body and easy enough to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with billowy tan coloured head. Good looking beer. Aroma are somewhat subdued given the still. Some sweet roasted malt and little dark chocolate. Flavours are the same. Very sweet initially with heaps of malt and chocolate. Bitter finish thanks to the roasted malt. Slightly acidic on the finish. Medium to low mouthfeel. Have had better.


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