Coffeehouse Porter
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
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From:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #47
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,550
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
493
Ratings:
627
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 13, 2022
Added:
May 03, 2002
Wants:
  91
Gots:
  167
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
Notes: 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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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
 
Rated: 4.02 by kp7 from Massachusetts

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
 
Rated: 4.12 by ben741 from Canada (ON)

Aug 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by rorjets from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Apr 10, 2019
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Was not expecting to like this but I’m impressed. I feel as though I have strolled into my favorite local coffee shop hidden in the beautiful landscape of the Berkshires. Not too bitter and with a smooth finish. Tastes like a wonderful coffee that even smells like a good ol' cup of joe!
Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Mar 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Amendm from Rhode Island

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
An easy pour from a 16-oz. can reveals a finger of tan colored creamy and rocky froth with long retention and ridges of lacing. Semi-opaque, deep brown with reddish highlights.
Coffee is 1st in the smell with toasted malt, also some roasted malt and baked chocolate.
The taste is semi-dry with moderate bitterness, baking chocolate, coffee and chocolate candies at first.
Malty-smooth with extra carbonation, the middle is creamy and rich. The finish is dryer with increased bitterness and coffee flavor. A slight astringency and faint alcohol linger during the aftertaste.
Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Warms well, smooth easy drinker.
Big coffee taste yet not overpowering, faint hops with a balanced taste profile.
Feb 27, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by nmwhitehead from New York

Jan 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by calebc10410 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
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Reviewed by brewnme from Maine

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark clean brown with a thick tan head. Nice lacing. A good strong coffee aroma with malty background. Taste follows the nose with a strong but pleasant coffee taste. Very very good.
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut

Oct 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by DougsBrother from Massachusetts

Oct 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by bobstockwell from Massachusetts

Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.86 by sdm9465 from Canada (NS)

Sep 16, 2018
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Rated by ordybill from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the tap into a pint glass.
Sep 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by Yeagerds from New York

Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Based on the excellent Drayman's porter with the addition of coffee from local Deans Beans. Poured from a 16 oz can, roast coffee is prominent in the aroma, Pours a dark brown, not quite opaque color with dark ruby highlights. Creamy mouthfeel, taste is predominantly roasted coffee, very tasty, not heavy at all. Overtones of caramel and chocolate but the coffee is the star here, coffee lingers on the palate. Drayman's porter has always been one of my favorite porters and the addition of coffee is a nice enhancement. Well done guys!
May 21, 2018
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Reviewed by sully00 from Massachusetts

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.
Apr 19, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

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.
Apr 18, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

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.
Apr 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by socon67 from New York

Apr 08, 2018
Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1120 ratings