Coffeehouse Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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Reviews by BiereBlanche:
4.1/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Served nitro-tap into a 22 oz. glass at Deep Ellum, Allston MA
Poured a very dark, clear brown-amber capped off by a thick and creamy caramel coloured head. Left large lacing clinging to the glass. Even the appearance is tasty and rich. The nose is dominated by strong, dark, roasty coffee malts. Light hints of caramel comes through as well, sweet, rich and full nose. No hoppy florals or fruity esters are noticeable. The taste is very proper to what I expected from a coffee porter. Coffee flavor is strong, roasty, sweet and quite like black coffee. No hops flavors. I lost the caramel from the nose, but picked up a bit of cocoa. The bitterness is mild in the mid/after taste. Dry finish. Very light warming. Very full and heavy in the mouth, low carbonation adds both to the heaviness and the coffee-esque qualities. Not entirely complex for a porter, but it's really quite tasty and richly flavored and well done as a 'coffeehouse.' It's too rich and dry to drink many of, but really tasty and smooth, inviting to drink a few.
Serving type: nitro-tap
12-02-2007 22:53:07 | More by BiereBlanche
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
A - This beer is very dark. When held to the light only a faint ruby glow is perceptible. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head. There is a little lacing.
S - I smell some coffee, but it is not strong at all. There really isn't much else.
T - I get a some coffee and roasted malt. There is a mildly bitter finish.
M - Medium with low carbonation.
O - Full disclosure: this beer has two things working against it. This is my second beer of the evening. The first was a Peruvian Morning with huge coffee smell and taste. This beer lacks compared but still has its own merits. Second, this bottle was purchased in Massachusetts about ten months ago. I may have held on to it for too long. It is decent but not as good as the score indicates. i will revisit given the opportunity for a fresher bottle and a cleaner palate.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 23:32:46 | More by buschbeer
4.16/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I really like this beer. Very dark and robust, with a creamy coffee like flavor (as though I had added cream to my coffee). Flavors are really well balanced. Very nice mouthfeel. Great aromas. And I found that it is very reasonably priced.
Had it for the first time on tap at the Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA), and have since had it in bottles several times. Both quite good.
Serving type: on-tap
05-27-2014 23:08:08 | More by KarlosT
Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.