Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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4.07/5
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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:
#2,782
Reviews:
488
Ratings:
1,085
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
4.02
 
 
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Ratings: 1,085 |  Reviews: 488
Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svobrien
4.79/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hopsputin
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: it is a solid matte black color, like the black night. tan head that pours 2 fingers but reduces down to a film pretty rapidly

s: strong fresh roasted coffee flavor upfront, roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, and a touch of oak (though i know there was no barrel here)

t: roasted malts, dark chocolate, and bitter coffee beans upfront. there is a light malt sweetness behind that along with some cola. this finish on this is more coffee & dark chocolate. there is a mild lingering bitterness left on the back of the tongue provided by a combination of the coffee & roasted malts

m: low-medium mouthfeel with a strong carbonation presence. mouthfeel works well here

o: this is a really solid beer here. a fine porter as a base, and the addition of coffee really kicks this up a notch. if you like coffee beers you should enjoy this

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -2%
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 -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Curt3
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of smb71481
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Holderness
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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 -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tekstr1der
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbw5009
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of lost_sailor
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crotharagain
4.62/5  rDev +13.5%
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 +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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