Charles River Porter | Cambridge Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79.6%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 157 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
cambridgebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,420
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
157
Liked:
125
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.38%
Alströms:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of ManapuaMan
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic, roasty, smooth. A rendition of the porter that will have some folks dropping the flippant "meh" but it's a truly well crafted and tasty brew. Poured a rich, frothy black with a standard khaki head. Aroma and taste of roasted grains, light coffee, char, dark chocolate, bitter hops. Smooth, creamy and soft on the palate. Easy drinker that will continue to fly under the radar.

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Photo of Icemann383
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AirBob
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On cask with Chinook at the brewpub. Chinook added some wintergreen and piney undertones that complemented the base beer.

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Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerSipper
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joberlander
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft poured tasting glass

Black liquid with taupe foam ring

Aroma of coffee

Fresh brewed taste, lightly toasted malts

Light carbonation , light to medium mouthfeel , clean, little aftertaste

Light tasting porter

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Photo of LoudRed
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jebrew
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shy5
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uncwest96
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

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Charles River Porter from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79.6% out of 100 with 157 ratings
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