Drayman's Porter | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

Drayman's PorterDrayman's Porter
BA SCORE
78.6%
Liked This Beer
3.91 w/ 379 ratings
Drayman's PorterDrayman's 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 BeerAdvocate on 12-04-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,843
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
379
Liked:
298
Avg:
3.91/5
pDev:
9.72%
Alströms:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
43
Trade:
1
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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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Photo of HamdenHector
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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Photo of gphelps70
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtk21351
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Sulty
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dfunhog
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VetsPackage
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beeeeeerman
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had in the prefilled growler from coastal. Poured only brown with a nice porter flavor overall. Easy to drink but not worth getting over the coffeehouse porter.

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

Photo of Coorsy
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Drayman's Porter from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 78.6% out of 100 with 379 ratings
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