Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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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:
152
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,056 |  Reviews: 479
Photo of jestoon425
4.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bigdaddymick
2.12/5  rDev -47.8%
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 BeerBucks
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of thanides
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great flavor. Excellent nitro beer. Very creamy and tasty with a great aftertaste of coffee.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of CPollnow
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of direwolf00
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matthowland
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wobbly
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled in March 2016 from 22oz bottle in pint glass. Bottled on date of 10/2/2015 was on the bottle.

Appearance: Pitch black, dark color, with a thick dark tan head. The head lasted a long time, and left a nice lacing on the glass, but not a lot.

Smell: There are roasted malt aromas, along with some strong coffee and sweet caramel aromas. Some bitterness in the aroma. Nice combination and balance between the various flavors.

Taste: Full-bodied with great balance of malt and hops. There is a hint of sweetness and caramel flavors that may be due to the malts, but it is balanced nicely with pronounced coffee flavor, and a little bitterness from hops. Overall it has an excellent taste. The combination of strong hops and roasted malts and strong alcohol give this drink powerful flavors.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, but very smooth. Very creamy. Medium alcohol which matches with the 6.2% on the label.

Overall: Overall, this is a very good beer and one of the best porters I have tasted. This is the first beer I have tried from Berkshire Brewing Co. The more I drink it, the more I like it. I will definitely look for this and buy it again.

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Photo of joekriii
4.96/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of Gregf51
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Incredible bang for your buck!

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Photo of Jakl15
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle with a smudged "Best By" date unfortunately. Sampled on January 30, 2016.

Dark brown pour with a decent sized long lasting tan, foamy head.

Excellent ground or roasted coffee aroma on the nose while any hop character is low profile. Modest sweetness in there too.

The body is almost medium but it is definitely smooth and creamy.

The taste brings out a full coffee character with a decent malt sweetness and little to no hop bitterness at the end. It is a decently done Porter.

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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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