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Charles River Porter | Cambridge Brewing Company

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3.95/5
Very Good
159 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,773
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
159
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a stiff off white foamy cap of a head that dissipated at a mild pace. Not much lace, somewhat stringy running here and there.
The aroma had a nice blend of roasty chocolate malts, some dark fruity sweetness and then some caramel/toffee malts.
The flavor was mainly sweet and seemed to bring in the balance of the roastiness at a nice pace. Mild aftertaste of the caramel/toffee malts and dark fruit.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Mild finish of the smooth sweet malts, somewhat fruity with some chocolate.
Overall, I liked this for me but does Cambridge actually think this is an American styled porter? Seemed more of an English one.

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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

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Charles River Porter from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 159 ratings
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