Coffeehouse Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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4.03/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a marked freshness date on the side of the label, “Porter With Natural Flavour” stated on the label.
Appearance: Thin cropped tan lace that struggles to stay but due to the active carbonation it does stay for the duration. A shade away from jet black, some dregs on the bottom of the bottle stay intact during the pouring.
Smell: Iced coffee comes to mind and cocoa also with a laid back roasted grain smell.
Taste: Very smooth with a crisp recoil, solid medium body. Lots of coffee flavour bouncing around, roasted grain enhances that flavour and brings in to a highly roasted coffee flavour. Vague astringencies don’t bother the palate at all. Good balance between hops, roasted flavours and sweetness. Hops are there but are quite mild with a slight earthiness that doubles with the yeast which is nutty in a way. Finishes lightly sweet with a big linger coffee flavour.
Notes: Certainly better from the last time I had it, not a brew I could sit back and drink all day but it would definitely make an excellent dessert beer.
This is what BeerAdvocate thought of the brew back on 06-10-1998
750ml brown bottle with two brewers clanking pint glasses and the "Dean's Beans" logo smack in the middle. Clear freshness date. Very dark, nearly all black with a beige smooth head. Black malt and "cold coffee ground" aromas. Extremely creamy and smooth. Slight taste of earth and some definite coffee flavours that leave a "day old coffee" aftertaste -- not very pleasant at all. The malt tries to come through but is murdered by the Dean's Beans. Their cries unheard in the blackness of it all. Reminds us of waking up late and not having time to make fresh coffee so you microwave what's in the pot from the previous day and are surprised by a pretty harsh cup of joe. Perhaps Berkshire should stay away from Porters, especially coffee ones.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2002 11:54:52 | More by Jason
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
Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
91 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.