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

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RATINGS: 354   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (925) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark red brown with a small, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of chocolate malt, roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, roasted malt and licorice with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 2016-01-30. Black body with a small foamy beige head. 3+ Aroma is mild, lightly earthy, muted roast. Flavour is similar, sort of earthy cocoa roast. Very lightly tangy undertones. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Modest overall, but enjoyable. 7/3-4/7/3/14-15 Bottle shared by Radek.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7211) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Where and how: b. 330 ml, tasting
Aroma: chocolate malt with mild roast to it, nicely rounded, weighted aroma. Faint smoke on edges.
Appearance :
Top: mid-sized, lasting beige cap
Base: dark brown
Palate : drinkable, refreshing, mid bodied.
Taste: hmm, reminded me a bit of Schwartz beers. Some dry roast, ash, hinted with chocolate.
other notes neat, nice creation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12149) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
from Erzbierschof - black beer with no head retention; aroma of black cherries and licorice; low carbonation, quite full-bodied, some bitterness; long chocolaty finish with more notes of black cherries and hints of vanilla

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Pours dark brown with an unusual white sediment. Thin white head. Big chocolate aroma with hints of coffee. Flavor is like malted chocolate balls. thin body with a creamy texture. Heavy carbonation. Not a fan.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutz (957) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Tap @ Valencia on Tap. Bijna zwarte kleur. Fijne crmige kraag. Ruikt naar chocolade melk. Smaakt vooral waterig, granig. Weinig nasmaak.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (5031) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
(Baird Kurofune Porter) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a big shaker, ABV 6% Dark brown colour on the body, with a small and thin beige head on top. Low retention. Aroma of cofee, milky chocolate, toasted malts. Taste also of milky chocolate, some toasted malts, hints of coffee on the finish, basically follows the aroma but then weaker. Thin body, soft carbonation. Decent but nothing itll stay on your memory for long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1868) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
On tan @ Bishop Arms, Vasagatan. Black body with a low head. Roasted notes, some earthy hops but mostly chocolate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (4125) - Alingss, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
bottle shared with a friend. poured a murky light coloured brown colour with a tanned head. nose of roasted malts, burned sugar, metallic notes, grains, nuts, not a huge fan

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18735) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Draught at Haket, Gteborg. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Roasted dark chocolate aroma, licorice, cocoa powder, coffee notes, raisins, some biscuits. Roasted dark chocolate flavor, licorice, coffee, some tar, vinous, some caramel. Quite nice.


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