Drayman's Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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3.91/5
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393 Ratings
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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 BeerAdvocate on 12-04-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,835
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
393
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
43
Trade:
1
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Photo of Abstractspirit
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Substantial beige head on the initial pour. Excellent lace coming in the form of webs and 3D spots. The color is deep ruby brown, but light passes easily through the center of the glass.

Semisweet chocolate nose. It's a bit like dark bread. I detect a bit of yeast, smoke and cream.

The flavor is dark and chocolatey. There's a touch of smoke like the smell. The body is thin but the carbonation is also muted. The finish is more malty and dry than the start. There's a touch of bitterness in the aftertaste along with the smoky chocolate.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a glass at The '6 House Pub in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a ruddy hue in the light, sporting a persistent tan head with strong lacing.
S: Aromas largely of cocoa and molasses. Maltiness evident.
T: Toasty flavor with coffee predominating over caramel/molasses. Creamy. Strong tobacco bitterness offsets natural sweetness very well.
M: Medium bodied with strong and lasting effervescence
O: This was an enjoyable well designed American Porter. Would not hesitate to drink or serve to friends.

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Photo of Devonking
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinDishaw
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dextr24
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhawk1
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Uno’s, Shelbourne, VT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a slim bar pour’s kind of head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light stringy lacing sliding into the beer. The smell had a super hefty amount of bitter coffee beans and balanced with a decent sweet molasses - esque, perhaps syrupy sort of dark fruits. The taste took the bitter coffee and it came across fairly roasty. A semi-wet yet dark fruity aftertaste leads to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but still good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good coffee porter.

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: opaque; dark brown, but crystal clear and mahogany if held up to the light; 1+ finger light brown head that receded to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: deeply roasted grain with a hint of milk chocolate in the background;

T: deeply roasted grain and coffee up front; the coffee stays while the roasted grain becomes milk chocolate in the middle; nice combination of coffee and chocolate on the finish; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice, although I didn't pick up any hop character;

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Photo of williahd
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCad
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Very dark-brown. Minimal light shines through and comes through almost blood red. Nice orange-white head and foam that coats the glass after taking a sip.

S: Pretty weak chocolate malt smell. Nothing hoppy or anything else interesting coming through to me to be honest.

T: Tastes as good as it looks. Clean drinking, and no frills. I like it. Chocolate malts for sure; the drink is pretty malt-centric as there are minimal other flavors coming through. You deffinitely catch a hoppy bite at the tail-end as well.

F: Nice. Creamy, smooth, and bubbly.

O: I would drink it again, but I have had better plain old semi-sweet porters without the flavors. would recommend picking up Berkshires Coffeehouse porter of this if they are side-by-side on the shelf. They are both good, but the coffeehouse is better! All in all, not bad at all and totally worth a try. It's not my favorite though.

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Photo of DBosco
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gcamparone
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown body with a beautiful brown frothy head that leaves a lot of lacing and retention. Nice looking brew.

Aromas are light grainyness and coffee, not very potent and I'm straining to get a good analysis. Smells like Guinness.

On the tongue is a light coffee and chocolate with a dry bitterness on the finish. A little watery in both mouthfeel and taste. Low carbonation.

Decent, easy drinker. Subtle flavors but they're there.

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Drayman's Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 393 ratings