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

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RATINGS: 355   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 22, 2010
360ml bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Vancouver. Pours a very dark brown with thin tan head. Good lacing on this one. Aroma is both smoky and bitter with hints of coffee and a thin whisp of perfume I cant quite identify. Taste is thick with coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a touch smoky. More akin to a stout than a porter. The finish is lingering and slightly boozy. Overall this is very good if slightly big for the style.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (785) - FRANCE - JAN 15, 2017
Belle robe noire opaque, trs fine mousse noisette. Nez chocolat et malts grills. Attaque lgre, caf et malt grills, les saveurs samplifient ensuite avec des notes de chocolat, finale lgrement amre sur des houblons herbeux. Bouche crmeuse, belle longueur.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fules (970) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - NOV 19, 2016
Kicsi, gyorsan eltűnő hab, fekete szn. Csokis, aszalt szilvs-fonys illat. Szraz, prklt malts, aszalt gymlcss zek. Kzepesen testes, erősen sznsavas, enyhn keserű. Kiss jellegtelen s sok a sznsav.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2600) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 16, 2016
Draught @ Wishbeer. Dark brown with reddish tint, smallish foamy beige head, very faint mocha aroma, low carbonation, lightly sweet mocha taste with a hint of cherry, somewhat thick body, medium bitter mocha finish. Nicely smooth but more like a milk stout than a porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (2426) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle. Mainly chocolate and coffee, light roastiness and herbal bitterness in finish. Nice, simple and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2129) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Not much aroma. Dark brown color with modest head. Very balanced taste with no ingredient standing out.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5629) - 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 its a bit heavy on the stomach. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bire)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (4229) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jultsu (805) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Package date 05 10 15. Musta vri, iso tuuhea viipyv vaahto. Katkeran kuiva puuroinen (ruis,kaura,ohra??) tuoksu, , suutuntuma hapan, samettinen, savujuustoisa, mieto. Lmpisen jo pikkaisen runkoakin tulee esiin, mutta hivenen liian jnn ja mitnsanomaton porteriksi.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Blueshawk (465) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2016
- schwarz-braune Farbe mit geringer Schaumbildung - Aromen nach Rstmalz, Bitterschokolade und Kaffee - passende Carbonisierung - geschmacklich verschwinden die Aromen leider vllig hinter der dominierenden Bitternis - aber auch den Krper kann man nur als schlank, wenn nicht sogar wssrig bezeichnen - der Abgang wird dann endgltig bitter und ausdruckslos Fazit: Ein Porter, welches auer bitter nicht viel zu bieten hat

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (1346) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
Beermarket.hu Tasting session @ Budapest. Aroma: good malts with coffee and chocolate. Taste: a little watery, caramel, coffee.


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