Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by purplehops on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,734
Reviews:
487
Ratings:
1,084
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
159
Trade:
2
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Photo of sully00
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this at BJ's and like that it wasn't over coffee flavored suttle enough. Nice head from the can pour. I come away thinking porter is a better style for coffee than stout. I will look forward to drinking again.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at an Outback near my hotel in West Warick, RI. It poured an opaque dark with ercu head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of roast. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with coffee presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this bomber in a trade from connecticutpoet. Prost!

Dark chocolate brown to black body with a nice foamy beige head of 2 fingers in my nifty snifty. The legs are great on this.

Guns N' Noses - Lots of really nice fresh coffee notes with chocolate and teddy grahams. Only slight pepper, and some nice vanilla creme notes too.

Flava Flav - comes off much like a coffee brown ale, in fact it would be a freaking stellar coffee brown ale, but since it's labeled a porter I was expecting a bit more substance. Still tasty. Anywho...
Beyond the emptiness, I get a lot of nuts - some cashew, hazelnut, roasted peanuts. Nice mocha-coffee notes right behind it, barely bordering on blackberry, with chocolate animal cracker/teddy grahams dipped into coffee. Slight biscotti, slight honey, slight toast.

Feel is, as said earlier, a bit empty, with some solid carbonation going on and a nice roasty albeit slightly chalky finish.

Overall, a very very good coffee ale, I'd say it's a fantastic brown ale as it's not quite hitting the thickness nor the flavor profile of a porter for me. At the end of the day, it's a tasty brew. Would have again.

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Photo of socon67
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Korymiller
3.09/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dakin
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dextr24
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On nitro tap at City Tap in Boston, MA.

This one pours a fairly dark brown, nearly black, with a giant creamy big nitro head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like roasted malt and toasty coffee.

This has a pretty killer creaminess, but the flavors seem very muted since it’s on nitro. The coffee flavor is nice, but this gives off a feeling of the volume not being quite too high on a stereo- it feels like there’s something good there, but you can barely hear it.

This is very creamy, with the typical nitro feel to it. It’s definitely very drinkable.

Why do breweries even bother doing beer this way? This could have been way better.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ah here's a beer from yesteryear. I don't remember, did James bring these or was it an extra from a trade? Irrelevant I suppose. Pours a dark brown color with a thin 1/3" lighter brown head and better than average retention, especially given the coffee and oils and shit. Average coffee aroma, not massive, not miniscule, just right down the middle.

Taste is pretty good, standard American porter base here, its got plenty of roasted malt and what seems like a good 50ibu amount of Cascade/C hop hopping going into it. Carbonation appropriate, drinks easy enough if you like roasted malt without excess getting in the way. Viscosity is average to slightly below average. Its pretty good stuff, but I dunno in the bomber format, prolly would not purchase, but I'd give a 6 pack of this another run if it was around $10.

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Photo of Iski100
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerhunter_3
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark bold black with small amount of head. Smells of coffee but not very robust. Taste is a little disappointing but does hit on the coffee flavor quite nicely. Smooth mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Easy to drink and tasty at that. Will be buying this again in the future. Cheers!

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Photo of Sulty
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.84/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark chocolate color with a pillowy brown head. Good retention.

The aroma is of brown bread, coffee and chocolate. More chocolate than coffee.

The taste is more of a latte than coffee grounds. Chocolate milk and dark chocolate. Brown bread and wet wood earthiness. Doesn't scream coffee.

The feel is well bodied with tingly carbonation. Sweet, almost sticky, on the palate. Has an earthy bitter finish.

A tasty beer but not really coffee forward. More like an earthy brown ale.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stengelfoot
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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