Coffeehouse Porter
Berkshire Brewing Company

Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
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Berkshire Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Porter
Ranked #45
Ranked #7,464
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Nov 11, 2023
May 03, 2002
This rich, dark ale takes BBC’s popular Drayman’s Porter and adds Dean’s Beans organic coffee to the mix, creating an enticing blend of everyone’s favorite beginning and end of day beverages. Robust and aromatic, Coffeehouse Porter is sure to please, no matter what time of day you choose to enjoy it.
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown color with a small head of tan colored foam. The head has a good level of retention, adding slowly over time and leaving a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a nice mix of brown bread and cocoa, with notes of coffee and caramel. Along with these smells comes a bit of molasses and nut, as well as a little bit of brown sugar and crème.
Taste – The taste starts with a brown bread and lightly toasted doughy smell mixed with a decent showing of nuttiness as well as a good showing of molasses and brown sugar. The coffee is rather light for a coffee porter, with it just being a very subtle flavor in the background throughout the taste. Toward the end of the flavor profile the sweet and the coffee increase a bit, and with a touch of milk and crème, one is left with a moderately roasty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium to slightly thicker with a lower carbonation level. For the dark nature of the brew the feel is good and makes for an easy sipper.
Overall - A decent porter overall. Would have liked a bit more coffee, but all in all, rather tasty.
Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This coffeehouse porter looks and smells exactly like you think it would. It's a dark brown with an off white head and a full body aroma of coffee. The taste is closer to a dry stout with coffee and sweetness on the back end. It's not bad, but tastes differently than the smell would suggest.
May 11, 2023
Rated: 3.55 by 2beerdogs from California

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by Jeez from Massachusetts

Jul 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pour is deep, deep brown bordering black with a finger of mocha colored head with excellent retention. Aroma is really nice, with plenty of roasted malts and some chocolate. Coffee definitely takes the lead on the tongue, followed by plenty of roasted malts and a little bit of chocolate. Feel is thin-ish but with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall good beer.
May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by KP7 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of my favorite beers from Berkshire. As you would expect, there is a nice amount of coffee, both in aroma and taste, and the rest is pretty close to their regular porter. The only downside for me is that it is thin. If they could improve the body, this would be a great beer. As is, it is still quite good.
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 3.66 by Beersilio from Massachusetts

Dec 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Coffeehouse Porter (2021) from Berkshire. Received from @Roy_Hobbs in BIF #14. 16 oz can. Stored at home at 38 degrees. Reviewed 2/12/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Can stamped on bottom “BORN ON 8/16/21”. Served at 44.2 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 53.4 degrees.
Appearance – 3.
First pour – Deep Amber (SRM 15), clear.
Body – Brown (SRM 30), opaque. When rear-lite, some light penetration at the edges, reddish.
Head – Average (Maximum 1.8 cm, aggressive center pour), wheat, diminishing to a two to three mm crown fed by effervescence and a thin complete cap with rocks.
Lacing – Good. Irregular ring of extremely tiny bubbles which eventually evolves into torn curtains.
Aroma – 3 – Initially roasted chocolate malt, no hops, no yeast. Weak coffee.
Flavor – 3.5 – Taste follows the nose but slightly bitter, no hops, no yeast. No ethanol (6.2 % ABV, according to website, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Thin, watery, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.25 Unremarkable appearance – looks like every other porter. Both nose and taste are mostly coffee, little porter. If not for the carbonation, I wouldn’t have suspected this was anything but coffee.
Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Sep 02, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.29 by Mustela_Man from California

Nov 19, 2020
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Traded with IMN0P.
Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by McSeal from Connecticut

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 4.15 by Summerteeth from Massachusetts

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.2 by Casterbridge from Connecticut

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Oct 27, 2019
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Rated by kw_pip from Vermont

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle. Definitely roasted coffee beans flavor. A touch smokey.
Oct 19, 2019
Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company
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