Drayman's Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 322 | Reviews: 201 | Display Reviews Only:
4.78/5 rDev +21.9%
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.
12-28-2007 19:35:47 | More by billybob
4.65/5 rDev +18.6%
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. :-)
08-26-2009 21:29:44 | More by taez555
4.6/5 rDev +17.3%
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.
08-14-2008 23:07:11 | More by Murchmac
4.53/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
11-30-2008 03:03:14 | More by auxiliary
4.45/5 rDev +13.5%
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.
08-21-2010 16:19:22 | More by KTCamm
4.43/5 rDev +13%
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.
01-15-2009 22:48:17 | More by jneiswender
4.43/5 rDev +13%
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.
10-17-2008 00:38:59 | More by gfreed
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
12-30-2004 05:53:33 | More by cooter
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
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.
05-25-2005 03:10:54 | More by Jacobob10
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
06-14-2009 04:07:31 | More by argock
4.38/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
10-08-2007 19:22:38 | More by wesleyhighley
Drayman's Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.