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Benchwarmer Porter - Cooperstown Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.71%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 09-24-2001)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

schaffer9252, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

zachary80, Apr 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

civicm87, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

CaptDavyJones, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JMS1512, Mar 11, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

dan027, Jan 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of headbucket
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: a very nice black colorto the beer. Medium off-white color head with decent lacing on the glass.

S:dark, slightly roasted malt. Coffee becoming more prevalent as it warms.

T: bitter, roasted, dark chocolate with the bitterness reflecting some coffee flavors. More bitter and roasted flavors than most porters i have had. Finishes with a little acrid and acidic flavor.

M: on the thicker side of medium, decent carbonation.

O: pretty good and a lot better then the few other beers i have had from this company but not sure if i could drink more than one at a time.

headbucket, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of flagmantho
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark brown with ruby highlights. Head is a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Pretty attractive.

Smell: a nice mocha mélange of coffee and chocolate, but with a big vegetal character that usually comes from hops combined with a bit too much roastiness. Not bad, but not as clean as I'd like.

Taste: pretty big roasty acidity hits me right up front. This is followed by a more mellow chocolatiness and finally the mocha flavor toward the end. Hops are not as notable in the flavor as in the aroma. Bitterness is balanced, although that may come more from the malt than the hops. Not too bad overall, but a little bit on the harsh side.

Mouthfeel: medium body and a good carbonation leave a very satisfying, mouth-filling creaminess. I quite like it.

Overall: this is a tasty beer, well within the style. The acidity in the flavor is a bit high for my taste, but I could see myself drinking this beer again. It is surprisingly sessionable despite its ABV and acidity.

flagmantho, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

thebuck, Dec 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of horshack7
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: On top is about a fingers worth of head beneath that is very dark.

Aroma: Dark fruits, chocolate malt, espresso, roasted hops, light breadiness, very faint licorice towards the back.

Taste: Chocolate malts, dark coffee, light carbonation on the palate but over all it's rather smooth. Some dark fruits along with dark roasted hops.

Notes: Very drinkable a good one to pick up. Cheers.

horshack7, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

NedShakeshaft, Sep 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

PEIhop, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Mart1, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Ralphs66, Sep 02, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.2%

Fantalek, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

dgeebs07, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Deep ruby/brown when pouring, black in the glass, three finger fluffy almost tan head, lots of carbonation.

S-Roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate

T-Good blend of roasted malt and chocolate with coffee sneaking in.

M-Light, a tad on the watery side and a lot of carbonation.

O-Most likely Cooperstown's Best beer, a solid porter.

rlee1390, Jun 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

whartontallboy, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

OriolesFan1008, May 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Larrydoherty, Apr 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Benchwarmer Porter from Cooperstown Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.