Kurofune Porter - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3.85/5 rDev +0.8%
Very dark brown, almost black when poured. Low creamy head that dissipates quickly. Decent smell, though not strong. Delicious tasting porter; full of flavor. Nice rich taste with flavors of chocolate and coffee, slightly smoky. I enjoyed the beer a lot; though I did not find myself craving another immediately - probably because I found this beer filling. Medium to heavy body; slightly grainy.
05-02-2014 00:26:22 | More by sprat1960
4.16/5 rDev +8.9%
360ml bottle imported March 2012.
Poured with a creamy tan head that had very good retention and lacing. Very dark brown but clear body.
Aroma: lightly sweet, with hints of chocolate, raisins and coffee.
Flavor: rich and complex with great balance and a lasting dark-roasted grain aftertaste. Somewhat similar to a Scottish stout including a hint of smoke.
Feel: Medium body is near creamy smooth even with lively medium carbonation.
O: an excellent porter.
12-26-2013 09:53:23 | More by chinchill
4.61/5 rDev +20.7%
Poured into a pint glass. The beer pours really dark brown to black with a thin, light tan head and some visible rising bubbles along the side of the glass. The aroma is of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and dark roasted malt. The taste follows the nose. There's some rich bittersweet chocolate and coffee with vanilla and dark roasted malt. It's straightforward and delicious. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry and the beer goes down smoothly. This is an excellent beer.
08-06-2013 23:03:48 | More by acevenom
3.45/5 rDev -9.7%
Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!
A - Poured a very promising brownish cola type hue with a nice fingers worth of foam that just hung around forever. Solid, solid.
S - Aromas though, ehh. Nice roasted malts, chocolate, and then overpowering metallic notes.
T - Taste, unfortunately, is similar to the nose. Lots of roasted malts and chocolate, nice sweetness, then a strong, harsh metallic finish.
M - Mouthfeel was far too carbonated for my liking. Almost soda-esc.
O - Overall, between the over carbonation and the metallic this just didn't do it for me. Least favourite Baird beer.
06-13-2013 15:51:54 | More by rudzud
4.5/5 rDev +17.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased from Total Wine & More into a Stout glass.
Appearance - Thickness of the head caught me by surprise. Not quite jet black, very deep brown dark wood type brown on the pour. A very lightly colored Khaki head but very thick....easily more than 2 fingers
Smell - Normally this is not my best category, because i often have trouble smelling beers but i think my nose is a bit stuffy. Mostly picking up roasted malts, some coffee. maybe a hint of dark fruit
Taste - Excellent porter/stout. Nice blend of coffee, roasted malts, some hint of bittersweet chocolate and some dark fruit in the finish. it's a great symphony of flavors in the mouth and transitions well on the palette.
Mouthfeel - Moderate carbonation. Medium bodied...just right.
Overall - Quite surprised with this one. I've had a few of the Japanese craft brews from Hitachino Nest and was very impressed, and so far Baird seems to be an excellent brewery as well. One thing I enjoy about the Japanese renditions on porter/stouts is that they don't over do anything...just a nice complimentary blend of flavors whereas some american stouts tend to be uneven and/or too heavily hopped
04-15-2013 16:11:52 | More by Swedgin_Wu
Kurofune Porter from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.