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

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RATINGS: 362   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - JAN 19, 2008
Chocolate cordial, coffee, and roasty malts. Thin mouthfeel makes the chocolate and roastiness feel tinny. Decent hop bitterness with a roasted malt/bready, dry finish.


3.5
jmgreenuk (9985) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 17, 2017
Bottle at Owls Brew, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is caramel malt, light chocolate, coffee, nutty roast, light hop. The flavour is moderate sweet light liqourice bitter with a smooth, dry roasty, liqourice charcoal hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
explosivedog (1614) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark brown. Toast, smoke, cherry, raspberry, little oakiness. Good.

3.4
Bacchus66 (937) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2017
12oz bottle at Fuji Sushi, Mt. Pleasant. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate syrup. Light-medium body, nice roasty finish. Very tasty.

3.5
tanel025 (226) - ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2017
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is roasty bread, slight rye. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa or dark chocolate. Little sweetness, almost no bitterness. Slightly sour. Drinkable.

3.4
ttoadee (1584) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Deep brown pour, thin off white head. Nose is carmelized malt and a hint of coco. Middle is nice black patent malt, medium mouthfeel, and some chocolate shavings. Finish is bittersweet coco fading out.

3.6
tightslice (1436) - 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.

3.4
colui72 (1099) - 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.

3.4
zvikar (6444) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 28, 2017
At the Backstabber’s tasting, pours brown with a small head, aroma of nuts and chocolate, flavor of chocolate, coffee, medium bodied

3.1
joaopcf (43) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle @ Xi’an 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.

3.6
guzgorog (937) - FRANCE - JAN 15, 2017
Belle robe noire opaque, très fine mousse noisette. Nez chocolat et malts grillés. Attaque légère, café et malt grillés, les saveurs s’amplifient ensuite avec des notes de chocolat, finale légèrement amère sur des houblons herbeux. Bouche crémeuse, belle longueur.


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