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Kurofune Porter - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

Kurofune PorterKurofune Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%


Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 01-10-2003)
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Reviews by Hershdawg:
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Hershdawg

California

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Nonic Glass

A: Pours a deep almost black brown. A nice tan head develops. Decent lacing

S:Chocolate, hint of roast, some almost burnt toffee.

T: The blacked sugar notes are pretty forward followed by the chocolate. Good balance of flavors with out being overly complex

M: Medium bodied which is good for a porter.

O: This is a good offering from Baird. Not their best but a solid porter.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 19:50:33 | More by Hershdawg
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Conway

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2014 23:52:19 | More by Conway
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -21.5%

01-12-2014 15:39:25 | More by virinow
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chinchill

South Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 09:53:23 | More by chinchill
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

11-30-2013 05:45:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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chrisroarshack

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.7%

11-14-2013 02:30:14 | More by chrisroarshack
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-29-2013 19:11:34 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-20-2013 05:39:49 | More by Hardcore
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-19-2013 00:15:11 | More by FadetoBock
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MCMASTERSANCHEZ

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-14-2013 13:54:55 | More by MCMASTERSANCHEZ
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

08-12-2013 08:22:29 | More by crbnfbr
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.61/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:03:48 | More by acevenom
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.5%

07-18-2013 03:43:25 | More by DonFrap
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TokyoCO

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-11-2013 12:54:04 | More by TokyoCO
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-22-2013 21:54:52 | More by DRBiser
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 15:51:54 | More by rudzud
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Swedgin_Wu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 16:11:52 | More by Swedgin_Wu
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-10-2013 23:45:13 | More by spycow
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-28-2013 07:50:11 | More by IRONRakkasan
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-13-2013 02:03:02 | More by bigred89
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pin

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-12-2013 05:41:11 | More by pin
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ber12

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-23-2012 13:48:01 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Chrome_Dome

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Didn't have high expectations, as I haven't had many craft brews from Japan.. but right after pouring into my snifter, it slapped its huge nose all over my face and grabbed my attention. Pungent, sweet, but not extremely full/complex nose. 2 fingers of thick, frothy head. Definitely tasted a bit of coffee and raisins/dark fruit, little bit of chocolate.. alcohol was present, but not bad. Good for sipping.

Wouldn't say this was necessarily a top ten favorite, but definitely wasn't bad. I had a delightful time being surprised with the complex olfactory/flavor journey on which it took me! Wouldn't mind drinking again, but probably won't go hunting for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 16:22:57 | More by Chrome_Dome
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

12-08-2012 21:33:30 | More by Bubbles
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Kurofune Porter from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.