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Drayman's Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

315 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-04-1998)
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-27-2011 23:11:17 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.6%

11-16-2011 03:24:43 | More by BierBliss
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

03-05-2012 21:01:36 | More by durkle
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iAMthePHOTOman

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

02-16-2012 22:19:51 | More by iAMthePHOTOman
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BeerTrader57

New York

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-06-2013 03:01:04 | More by BeerTrader57
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours very dark but not quite black with a medium tan large head with a easy pour and lots of sticky lace with every sip. slightly smoky roasted malt aroma. roasted and slightly burnt malt with fresh coffee taste. mouthfeel silky smooth with a light to medium body with a light carbonation that works well with the taste. very easy to drink and no lingering after taste.

Serving type: growler

12-28-2007 19:35:47 | More by billybob
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rhabdovirus

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-23-2012 14:53:10 | More by rhabdovirus
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Abra

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

01-27-2014 17:34:58 | More by Abra
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taez555

Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from a growler

This bee r poured a pitch black body with a thick bright off-white head.

Nose is extremely fresh with loads of fresh dark malts and dark roasted grain. Touches of brick, coffee, chocolate, cocoa all with a nice fresh dark sweetness. Extremely inviting.

Taste is medium bodied and smooth and very creamy at first. Very simple and straight forward with tons of classic Porter flavors. Very rich malt. Sweet with some very faint hints of fruit. Nice dark roasted and toasted malt and fresh grain flavors Very fresh grain flavors. A very strong chocolate, or even bakers chocolate comes to mind, but stays just enough below the malt to not be distracting. Hops are kept to a minimum never really showing it's face except to give a mild backbone to the malt, very little in the way of any hop flavors. Maybe just a touch of earth.

This beer is the very definition of session porter. I could drink it night and day. Very fresh, never over the top, lots of fresh dark roasted grains, but never astringent. This stuff is heaven in a 64oz growler. :-)

Serving type: growler

08-26-2009 21:29:44 | More by taez555
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Murchmac

California

4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This could be the worlds most perfect porter.

Big head, Dark black appearance.

Hoppy smells, with toasted coffee grounds thrown in

Great coffee cocoa taste. Creamy, hoppy.

Sweet dry finish.

I wish I had access to this beer all the time. It would be my go to beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 23:07:11 | More by Murchmac
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

4.53/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Dark brown color, small tan head on the pour.

smell - Roasted malt smells here.

taste - A big taste here, i liked this one a lot. Chocolate and cofee flavor here, kinda on the sweet end.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Real tasty beer, another good one from BBC. easy drinking beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2008 03:03:14 | More by auxiliary
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-31-2012 03:17:17 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Yallnumbskulls

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-07-2011 21:02:46 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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BeeGinner

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-04-2013 00:58:47 | More by BeeGinner
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-03-2011 08:17:18 | More by zeledonia
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-26-2013 15:43:10 | More by harsley
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JSullivan04

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-24-2012 22:31:29 | More by JSullivan04
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-16-2013 04:46:14 | More by hopley
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a dark black with one finger white/off-white foam. Laces.

Strong roasted smell. Chocolately and malty. Roasted coffee.

Extra Smooth porter taste with a mild hop bitter close. Very even keeled. Light carbonation - step above normal.

Supremely drinkable porter, just a damn good beer. One of the better ones I have had.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2010 16:19:22 | More by KTCamm
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had on drought from Parish Cafe. Served in a 20oz pint class.

A-Nice dark body with a pretty tan head on top. Great cascade effect

S-malty, toast scent, light grass

T-like warm ice cream in the front, light hop middle and non-assertive end.

M-exceptional mouthfeel. not at all filling, soooo creamy. I could eat the head of this beer for dessert every night.

D-Great beer. I would let someone try this to try to turn them onto dark beers.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-15-2009 22:48:17 | More by jneiswender
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gfreed

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now one of my favorite porters. I poured this with a huge head, which stuck around for a very long time before fading into a few rings on top of the beer. It's got plenty of roasty maltiness in the nose, with most of what you expect in a porter-- chocolate, coffee and some breadiness. Very smooth taste, little carbonation and a crunchy hint of burned brown-sugar toast. I drank this bottle over two nights. The first glass was a tiny bit thin in the body (its only drawback). I sealed it with a vacu-vin and opened it two nights later, and the flavors had definitely intensified and the thin body was gone. Another must-have from BB.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2008 00:38:59 | More by gfreed
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cooter

New York

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deepest black color with small-bubbled, smooth head of cream color. A beaut. Can't smell enough with this cold, but I think I recognized some hazelnut and caramel scents. Lovely taste, smooth coffee, toffee, and nut, with an excellent and pronounced malt/hop balance; both are solidly recognizable. Damn I love local craft brews.

Thick and heavy on the mouthfeel, as appropriate. Small sips were exciting exercises in minute taste, but large gulps are very easy, too. There is a gratifyingly noticable lack of an overthick, cloying aftertaste usually found in porters I've had. Excellent texture. A beautiful stab at the style, very nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2004 05:53:33 | More by cooter
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22 oz. bomber of this. Decided to pair it with a barbeque pulled beef sandwich that I made and it went great with it. Beautiful pour into a 24 oz. mug. Perfect amount of head which was tan and frothy. Let some nice lacing down the sides of the mug. Great smelling stuff as well. Strong nutty aroma and roasted malts. A touch of hop bitterness to round it out. Upon tasting, a strong coffee flavor stood out above others, but there was terrific balance between the malts and the hops. Nice, smooth mouthfeel and goes down very easily. A very enjoyable beer and one of the best porters I have tried to date. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2005 03:10:54 | More by Jacobob10
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argock

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz brown bottle into a clear mug.
Purchased from Ancona's (Ridgefield, CT) for $4.49.

A: Beautiful dark brown-almost balck with 1-2 finger light beige head with good retention and lacing.

S: Strong mix of dark and sweet light malts and coffee

T: A full-flavored porter well worth the price tag. Delicious dominant dark malt flavor with lively earthy, floral hops. Coffee and dark chocolate enhance the flavor with depth rather than dominance.

M: Creamy with good, active carbonation. Aftertaste is stronger in coffee and chocolate than the up-front flavor. Body is medium. No alcohol detected in the least.

D: An excellent porter with full-flavor, good body for the style, and an excellent value for a bomber. Great job and I am going to make an extra trip for Berkshire's Coffeehouse Porter on the merits of this very good brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2009 04:07:31 | More by argock
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wesleyhighley

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

couldn't really ask for much more in a porter. I bought a growler to share with friends on my birthday. I even put a bit of it into a cheese soup, (which worked out quite nicely). It has a very rich nutty taste that only gets stronger as the beer slowly warms up room temperature. not much head from the growler, but i don't really expect that in most porters.

Serving type: growler

10-08-2007 19:22:38 | More by wesleyhighley
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Drayman's Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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