Coffeehouse Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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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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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 25 November 2011, reviewed from notes.

Pours deep brown with reddish tones. One finger of medium-tan head, good lacing and retention.

Smell has a wonderful mellow coffee aroma, smooth and clean like cold-press, without any bitterness or sharpness. Dark roasted malts are similarly smooth - no char or sharp edges.

Taste has a great balance of coffee and porter. The coffee is clean, smooth, and delicious, and sitting comfortably on top of the porter base. A nice amount of smooth dark roasted malts. A little less complex than I would like, and not quite as potent as I want. Finish is a slow fade.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body, on the heavy side for a porter. Medium carbonation, enough to give it some bubble, but not enough to detract from the beer's weight.

A really solid, well-balanced coffee porter - perhaps the best coffee porter I've had. Has a mellow coffee flavor that complements the rest of the beer quite well, without taking over. It's like adding coffee to a smooth, mellow porter. Impressive.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle as an extra from Aberration. Thank you, Nick. Best by 09May 2012, which probably means this is pretty fresh. Thank you, Nick.

Pouring a dark brown with a dense, light brown head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing, this is a particularly attractive porter. The nose is solid.Plenty of fresh medium roast coffee with a mild acidic tinge is present, along with a nice roastiness, a touch of cream, caramel and finishing with a mild hop note. The hop character is mostly leafy and mildly minty, complementing the roast and coffee quite well. Moderately fruity as well, I get a little peachy note - is that from the coffee or the (I'm guessing) American ale yeast used. Strangely, there's a touch of sulfur as well.

The palate opens with the coffee front and center with a medium-light roast, moderately fresh with a moderate fruity character. There's something distracting going on, with something that tastes like a blend between a faint sulfur and faintly metallic character. The roast is actually on the lighter end of moderate, allowing the creamy and mildly caramel-like flavors to come through. However, that doesn't entirely work either. Mildly sweet on the finish with a blend of caramel, light coffee . Light in body with moderate, creamy carbonation, this beer is solid.

I'd drink it again, but I think this beer has a bit of an identity crisis - the base porter is neither a rich and roasty robust porter, nor is it on the sweeter, more caramel-heavy end of the spectrum. And while I think it has some flaws, part of me wonders how much of that is due to the base recipe not particularly aging well in this day of double coffee this and triple imperial that.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with light tan head. Smell is light, with a hint of coffee and some dark malt. Taste is very nice. Coffee is obviously present though not as forward as some coffee beers. Slight roastiness to the flavor. Light mouthfeel.

This is a solid porter. I don't get a lot of coffee flavored ones so this is a nice change of pace.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Duvel 20 oz giant tulip. Poured this almost pitch black beer aggressively into the glass and got huge dark tan four inch head, that hung on around 5 minutes, then settled into a bubbly film, lots of webby lacing. Smell is roasted coffee, dark malts, little whiff of raisins, and some dark chocolate. Taste is mainly the roasted coffee, kind of one dimensional in a pleasant way. Body is thinner than expected, with plenty of carbonation, on the dry side, and very easy drinking. This is a nice tasting porter.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber picked up at Anconas, poured into a pint glass.

Pours jet black with dabs of brown foam. Some lacing. Very strong coffee smell. Roasting. Smooth creamy taste, coffee finish. Subtle carbonation. Hard to tell between being a beer and being an iced coffee. Gets heartier as it warms.

Actually didn't like this as much as other Berksire's I've had.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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Coffeehouse Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,068 ratings
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