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Benchwarmer Porter | Cooperstown Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company
New York, United States
cooperstownbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,389
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
214
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BJB13
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip style pint glass.

Pours a deep brown that darkens in the glass and is topped with two fingers of tight, khaki foam that holds some larger bubbles. The head is lasting and leaves decent lacing.

Fairly strong aromas of roasted malt, coffee, cola like caramel and a touch of vanilla make up a nose that well reflects the taste. There is some hop flavor that adds to the moderate roasty bitterness. The vanilla comes through in middle with a hit of sweetness before a crisp bitter finish. It is a touch watery and the body is to the low side of medium. Smooth and easy drinking, especially warm as I found out drinking one at about 70 degrees.

A decent and straight forward English Porter if a bit thin.

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Photo of Bear1964
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BeerBeast
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.36/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dope
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can find. Picked up at the brewery just last week though.

A: Pours a dark brown/almost black. Mid-sized fizzy light brown head. No head retention or lacing at all.

S: Sweet caramel and chocolate with just a hint of roastiness.

T: More of the same. Very mild and quite sweet. Light roast and some vanilla, caramel and chocolate sweetness. Finish has the lightest hint of coffee and bittersweet chocolate.

M: Medium bodied, fairly smooth.

O: Not bad. Pretty standard light english porter. Much better than the pale varieties from Cooperstown.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dahr85
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alon
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smooth, dark, nice yeasty head.
A bit sad, though, that they have to play the trick of sneaking in two bottles of their Old Slugger Pale Ale at the back of the Bench Warmer six pack I bought this week.

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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Keene
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Benchwarmer Porter from Cooperstown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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