Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter
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Coffeehouse PorterCoffeehouse Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by purplehops on 05-03-2002

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2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of bigdaddymick
2.12/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pitch black engine oil-esque color with moderate head and insistent but not oppressive lacing.

Very surprised to see all these other reviews after having had a chance to review this. The beer lacks any distinguishing character and is a tad high on the carbonation. Decent mouth feel with extremely subtle notes of hops and sweetness. Very bland and overly carbonated IMO. Could barely taste the coffee. Just tastes like a stronger bud light. Completely overrated in my opinion

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
2.36/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz. bottle thanks to Ira

Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown with a thin tan head that fades. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is roasty with some caramel tones and a rather potent bitter coffee aroma.

Initial taste is roasty but is immediately washed over with a very bitter coffee taste that dominates right through the finish and lingers afterwards.

Thin body, mild carbonation.

This bottle is supposed to be pretty fresh, but from the other reviews I've read - there is something wrong with this. I could drink it if I had to - but I don't. What a shame as I was looking forward to this one very much....

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Photo of sweemzander
2.46/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz. bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks for sharing Chris!

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Some tan froth and lace.

(S)- A little funky. A chalky/dry coffee bean and spice thing.

(T)- Dry, with that chalky coffee ground flavor. Does have some cocoa in there, but otherwise very dry and funky somehow.

(M)- A good carbonation level and a decent balance for whats in this, though that very dry funk taste/feel is a little weird and off-putting a bit.

(D)- Not bad, but i feel this definitely has some off flavors.

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Photo of OCscs
2.6/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into a pilsner glass.

A- Nearly black, Thick but weak Tan head that didn't last.

S- Milk Chocolatey. Cafe americano.

T- Starts with a sweet chocolate, Moves to grainy, finishes bitter coffee.

M- Coats the tongue, but the carbonation quickly wipes it away.

O- Not what I was hoping for in this one. Not a session beer. One and only.

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Photo of phattysbox
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the squealing pig in Boston.

Poured into a pint glass. Not quite jet black but a very dark brown in color. Thin head struggles to maintain itself but the carbonation holds the head. Thin lace eventually forms that slowly disappears.

Smell: Cold iced coffee mixed in with roasted malts. Very slight hop aroma but it is quite surpressed. The nose makes me think: "you are about to drink cold coffee"

Taste: Initial front end taste screams out with harsh astringent notes of bitter roasted malts and coarse coffee grinds. The coffee is very apparent and off-putting, however, the brew redeems itself in the backend by following with chocolate and cocoa blending nicely with a toasted malt profile. Just when that first bite off the coffee aspect hits - really does not meld well for me. I often think this part is the hardest to nail when integrating coffee in beer. The body is a bit thin for my tatses as well but the carbonation is lively.

Overall: Good to try once but thats about it.

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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Rainintheface
2.89/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into a pint glass.

A: Dark, like black coffee with a one finger tan head which only lingers a short while.

S: robust aroma, roast coffee and malt. somewhat sweet smelling. awesome.

T: slightly bitter coffee, caramel malt and bakers chocolate

M: medium body and carbonation. bitter aftertaste

D: passable but not what I was hoping for. I was hoping for a more creamy coffee flavor with less day old coffee bitterness.

I have in the past put a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream in the glass and found it to my liking

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Photo of beernut7
2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

More coffee than beer this one is. Has a nice head to it. Even the aroma is almost pure java. A little too robust even for a robust style.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Emkehr
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Bassman2019
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of inspektor
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of MattXT
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of pveilleux
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of blitz134
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received in a trade from bjohnson, I believe. Thanks, man!

Dark brown body, approaching opaque, but has some chesnut highlights. Light tan head of dense foam that reduced to a thin layer. Nice sheets of lace were left behind as well.

Aroma is fairly strong, but one dimensional. Coffee with hazlenuts mostly. Some lactic acid sweetness as well.

Flavor doesn't quite do it for me. Toasted malts and cold coffee. Again the hazlenuts come through. A bit of floral hopping. This is just alright to me really. I think it needs some more toasted malt presence to tone down the coffee a bit. It lacks that toasty, slightly chocolatey porter characteristic I like.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly slick on the tongue. Coats the mouth initially but washes away leaving a sticky hazlenut flavor to me. Low carbonation level too.

This one doesn't do it for me. I think the flavor that I interpret as hazlenut turns me off to this one. Its the same flavor I found in Rogue's beer too and I don't care for that one either. This might be okay for some people, but I think it needs a healthy dose of toasted malts to kick this up and balance it out more.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark brown color with an average brown frothy head. Nose is a bit faint and skuny with moderate roasted coffee aroma. Taste is flat. Where is the coffee? Mouthfeel is roasted malts with really no other flavors at all. The slight skunked flavor tends to creep out a bit in the end. I think I may have had a bad one so i wont kill it on ratings.

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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 kelticblood
3.1/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Not being a fan of coffee i was alittle reluctant to try this.I bought it in a 22oz brown bottle to be sampled with friends.The coffee flavor wasnt noticable until the 3rd taste but seemed not to stay.It was thick and creamy with a decent head.The two coffee drinkers i sampled it with loved it.I think it is a taste to be acquired.

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Photo of SM00TH_H0PERAT0R
3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Larueminati
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of taez555
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured a transparent brownish/black body with a fluffy white/tan head.

The nose smelled like day old coffee that’s been sitting in the pot overnight. That and a mix of raw espresso beans that have been filtered already, malt some slight hints of chocolate. Basically it just smelled like old coffee.

The taste was right along the same lines. Instant coffee with non-dairy powdered creamer. A light to medium body, a perfectly balanced bitterness, a slight graininess. Smooth malt, with hints of chocolate and roasted barley. There was a slight metallic taste as well.

Basically it is what it says. A coffee flavored porter. It’s not a bad beer by any means, but when I taste a coffee flavored beer I’m expecting Starbucks or better, this is like Maxwell house instant.

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Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,085 ratings