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

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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (746) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 20, 2016
Pas mal. Nez assez frais de caf et de notes lgrement fumes, avec un fond de verdure, dun lger houblonnage assez fruit et herbace. La bouche est lgre, corps timide, attaque plutt caramel qui se porte vite sur le caf et une superbe longueur fume et un houblonnage semi agrumes semi herbace et floral. Joli bire, assez aqueuse mais qui propose des choses.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1560) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from Tony. Pours a clearish deep brown. Coffee, milk chocolate, red fruits....perhaps too fruity.. Thin beer, low carb, easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phfyysik (1142) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2016
Pours black with quickly going beige head. Aroma is raisin, cocoa, milk, coconut oil, mild toasted white bread, tofu. Taste is light, watery, some sweet cocoa notes, light medium roasted coffee, some fruit sourness, a bit crispy white bread. Little bit burnt after. A bit disappointment of such light taste, otherwise very easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (9827) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
11.2 oz bottle from Party Source. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate with a slight powdery character, mild coffee notes, I get hints of dark fruit, a bit thin on the palate, ok, but not something I would revisit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (1040) - 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 (10210) - 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 (7274) - 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 (12477) - 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 (1010) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
Tap @ Valencia on Tap. Bijna zwarte kleur. Fijne crmige kraag. Ruikt naar chocolade melk. Smaakt vooral waterig, granig. Weinig nasmaak.


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