Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
1,056 Ratings
Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,056
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
151
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a dark brown/black body with a two finger foamy white head rises and gently subsides leaving some nice lightly foamy clingy lacing that eventually spider webs a bit. The smell has espresso coffee, light chocolate, and some vanilla comes out as the beer warms. The taste is bittersweet through the coffee and chocolate, vanilla is way more subdued with a malty aftertaste. The palate is about a medium to heavy, shows a rich and smooth, sticky sweet finish, not as sessionable - good sipper. Overall, this is probably one of the heavier porters out there. I still liked it, coffee forward - yes, but also has some nice complexities that come out to play.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a mildly hazy dark brown with a robust light tan head that leaves patchy lacing on the glass. Classic combination of coffee/baker's chocolate both on the nose and the tongue, with a nice malty smokiness to balance the flavors. The mouthfeel falls a little short on this one: it's almost watery and definitely overly carbonated, but at least it has a smooth finish.

76/100

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Photo of Larueminati
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tekstr1der
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gifted to me luckily, and I've passed this by a hundred times. Dark brown pour with mocha head that fades. Aroma is excellent with both coffee and cocoa amid the roast. Flavor is similar and very well done. Just the right amount of coffee where others tend to overdo. Very smooth, never astringent, with creamy mouthfeel and not too thin for relatively low abv. Finishes fairly clean, leaving just a hint of bitter roast to wash away with the next sip.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbw5009
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crotharagain
4.62/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 ounces used to make a beer batter for fish tacos, rest imbibed by me and my son
L - Deep dark with a full finger of foam
S - Complex cocoa and coffee
T - Outstanding. The coffee shines without overpowering the overall complex taste
F - Silky smooth
O - My preferred style is not a porter. However, this is an outstanding example that you should try if you ever run across it.

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Photo of JonnyCastle
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shockey
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrenaline
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCad
4.74/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Very nice looking dark (nearly black) beer. Large head that is white-brown and appears to be hanging in there long after the initial poor.

S: Imagine that, it smells like coffee! Coffee with a noticeable malt backbone in the scent.

T: This is fantastic. It tastes as it's described on the bottle, its Berkshires Drayman's Porter with lots and lots of coffee. It also appears to have a smidge more sweetness. I really love this brew, it tastes great. Nose is robust, almost like a dark-roast, coffee with malt; that same tastes rides through the majority of the drink, which ends on a hop-centric bitter note. Well balance, smooth, and delicious.

F: Very creamy, almost milky.

O: This is the best beer that I have had from Berkshire. (And all there beers have been 4+ out of 5 in my opinion) They really did a good job of incorporating the coffee flavor into the porter flavor without taking over. The coffee does not take brew, you get a next mix of both worlds. This is one of my favorite porters and one that I will deffinitely be purchasing again.

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Photo of Gauss
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best porter I've ever had. I usually do not like coffee-infused things, but this taste is very subtle and adds a flavor to this Porter that really goes a long way. Nice and heavy with a rich taste. I really don't know how tide active this besides awesome.

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Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
4.06 out of 5 based on 1,056 ratings.
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