Coffeehouse Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served in the 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass. The color is a very dark brown with a nice lingering head that leaves a nice lacing. The smell is dominated by the coffee roastiness with a bit of crystal malt sweetness in there. The taste really starts with the strong roasted flavor of the java and really covers up a lot of the porter character...the patent is just noticable but the crystal barely exists, and there's just a bit of a Goldings/Fuggles hop bite in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. As for drinkability, could have a few of these.
Thanks to ppoitras for this beer as part of Secret Santa '05. Coffee in porter is something I very much want to play with in my homebrewing (though I haven't yet). This is good, but it seems like it just doesn't compliment the subtle porter character but instead dominates it. Still, fairly enjoyable and I'd give this one a try again.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2006 03:36:40 | More by beergeek279
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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
Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.