Holdwine (1065) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even though this brewery is not actually in the Berkshires, they make a great porter. The coffee factor here is awesome. Nice dark iced coffee like pour with a light off white head. Slight carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. This stuff is rocks. Of course now I may be up all night....
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a very dark brown color with little carbonation and a coffee smell. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee and finishes with a crisp slight bitterness. Overall this is a very good variation of the Drayman's Porter which I also enjoy very much.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dakr brown body topped by a medium thick head that leaves a good amount of lace. malty aroma full of coffee with hints of chocolate. Strong malty flavor with heavy coffee notes and a touch of chocolate. Coffeeish finish with s slight roastiness. Full bodied and relatively smooth with a touch of dryness.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very nice porter. Very strong coffee flavor, with rich roasty caramel maltiness, and a hoppy tang bringing up the rear. I highly recommend this.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Lotsa breweries that make more than one stout, or more than one IPA; how many make two Porters? After just finishing the excellent Drayman’s I thought, lets see if this holds up? Slightly thinner, darker pour than Drayman’s; bit more head, which is creamy and thin but retains well. Just wonderful dark-roasted chocolated-covered espresso bean nose. Very strong on the coffee, the chocolate, and maybe a hint of burgundy. Alas, it drops off from there. Flavor is rather one-dimensional bitter coffee; carbonation seems a bit much; and the end is very weak and thinnish. Worth trying, especially for coffee freaks, but the Draymans is much better.
rauchbier (3548) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned? Almost Black with red brown highlights and a short lived beige head. Complex aromas of coffee, dandelion and burdock and a herbal, crushed nettle note. More coffee in the mouth and a sweet powdery herbal finish that lingers.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very nice aroma and moderately thick head-ruddy-brown in appearance. sweet and effervescent on tongue, but lack of body was a dissapointment. Quick coiffe filled finish. slight Try BBC’s Drayman’s, a much better porter if u are looking for a more complex brew.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, sweet and heavy coffee flavors. One of the creamiest beers out of a bottle.