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Drayman's Porter - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Drayman's PorterDrayman's Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

322 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 322
Reviews: 201
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 14
Gots: 14 | 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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George1005

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

12-21-2013 14:49:44 | More by George1005
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WhiteLight68

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

12-21-2013 03:19:49 | More by WhiteLight68
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-19-2013 05:28:46 | More by jim_carignan
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-17-2013 02:44:53 | More by ctwybeerguy
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-12-2013 17:38:28 | More by tom10101
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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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Bjlps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

12-04-2013 14:39:21 | More by Bjlps
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

12-01-2013 04:52:29 | More by bkwhoppa66
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +9.9%

Best by 02/25/14

A: Dark brown to amber in color with a big, fluffy, light brown head. Good lacing and retention.

S: Huge aromas of chocolate, some coffee, and roasted malt. The dark chocolate really stands out. Fantastic for a Porter. Maybe some spices in there, too. A lot of good stuff going on.

T: Similar to the nose...full of chocolate and roasted malt. Some charred and earthy qualities. A very tasty beer that I would drink anytime.

M: The body is spot-on for the style, if not better than usual and closer to a stout. Not watery like some. Carbonation is there. The flavor never fades and provides a great finish.

O: Superb stuff here. Very easy-drinking. Well done, Berkshire!

11-12-2013 02:30:50 | More by Gatch
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prisdefer

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

11-10-2013 00:01:51 | More by prisdefer
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-04-2013 14:02:27 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Ohmmygawd

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%

Growler to pint.

A- A nice darkness to this porter. Sadly no head like I read in other reviews. I think that might be due to the growler.

S- Dark bitter Chocolate with hints of roasted malts.

T- Dark Chocolate, roasted malts, tiny bit of coffee. Front of the tongue brings the malts and the more I drink the more the chocolate taste sits on the back of my tongue.

M- Slightly carbonated but dark, creamy and delicious.

O- Overall a good porter. I love the creamy chocolatey finish.

11-02-2013 23:20:51 | More by Ohmmygawd
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

10-21-2013 14:45:02 | More by DrinkSlurm
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abrodsky

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

10-17-2013 23:47:04 | More by abrodsky
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Chou

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

10-13-2013 16:58:08 | More by Chou
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JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2%

10-08-2013 15:06:37 | More by JuliusCaesar
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-07-2013 02:54:33 | More by jefftuck47
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-05-2013 22:06:55 | More by JakerLou
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: Poured a jet black with two fingers of nice, foamy khaki head that fades to a nice chunky lacing.

Smell: Up front with a good deal of chocolate and cocoa, and some roastiness too. I get a whiff of coffee but this porter smells more sweet than roasty as some do.

Taste: Chocolate first with hints of roasted barley and more dark, rich chocolate. Very smooth tasting with a bit of coffee and subtle bitter notes, fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a silky smooth texture. Quite creamy and complex while avoiding to be too filling.

Overall: This is a delicious porter here from BBC, and even better at just 6.2%, yet tasting bigger. Putting down a bomber won't leave you stumbling and this is a good one.

09-26-2013 01:15:25 | More by Mikecap
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Jonny41

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

09-24-2013 01:12:18 | More by Jonny41
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kirkse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

09-20-2013 01:56:36 | More by kirkse
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-19-2013 08:30:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-09-2013 16:19:37 | More by ThrashMaster
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-09-2013 16:05:36 | More by pknyc
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2013 03:14:25 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Drayman's Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.