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


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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (1187) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 2, 2017
Bottle from Hometown Spirits in Flowery Branch, GA. Aroma is roasted malts, some earthy twigs, chicory. Taste is really straightforward roasted malts with some earthiness. Not tangy enough and more of a brown ale to me, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (906) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2017
Dark brown with a medium white head, some lacing. Aroma is minimal, some dark malts, very mild. Taste is much more intense than the mild nose, with lots of roasted malts, notes of coffee and chocolate, dark fruits, an unpleasant candi sugar after taste, and something metallic. Light bodied, pleasant carbonation, not too bad, in line with other Baird beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5755) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2017
At the Backstabbers tasting, pours brown with a small head, aroma of nuts and chocolate, flavor of chocolate, coffee, medium bodied

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joaopcf (26) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle @ Xian Craft Beer Festival. Dark body brown with tan head. Aroma is some coffee and chocolate. Taste is slightly sour with some roasted malts and cocoa. Aftertaste is more sweet than bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (825) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fules (1108) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2871) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle. Mainly chocolate and coffee, light roastiness and herbal bitterness in finish. Nice, simple and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (2187) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Not much aroma. Dark brown color with modest head. Very balanced taste with no ingredient standing out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5858) - 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)

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