ktrout17 (7) - USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth drinking coffee-esqe porter. Pours with small head and almost no carbonation. Slightly bitter and an easy after taste. Recommend pairing with a rib eye cooked medium rare.
Salamiwami (47) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark color with a good amount of head. Very drinkable beer with roasted malty flavor.
mathieuc (924) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Parker Pie. Pours a dark brown with a low white head that leave superior lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and various roasted things. Taste is a little sweet with milk chocolate impressions but also a nice coffee flavor. Some powdered milk. Carbonation was a touch too high on this one but mouthfeel was still somewhat smooth. Not bad at all, never heard of that brewery. Thanks Parker Pie!
czar (3671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at parker pie, vermont. very dark brown pour, red tint, with a small creamy light beige head, some retention and lacing. dark roastiness, coffee, lactose, dusty non-yeasty presence, not quite ashy, hint of phenols, some dark fruits. moderate carbonation, light body - silky, short grassy and slightly mineral/ashy finish. o-k.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Parker Pie. Dark reddish brown with a medium beige head and heavy lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt and vanilla with a major sweet/milky presence. Taste is about the same with liquorice and caramel. Medium body. Good carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Ok/good Porter, but too milky and not really complex.
chpr10j (3) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this on draft at the Pumpkin Festival. Very good as always. Just can’t go wrong with Berkshire Brewing!
Handypaul (133) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours very dark brown/black with a decent brown head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, toasty malts that are mirrored in its taste. Mildly bitter with notes of toffee, molasses, a bit of oak and floral hops. Average carbonation and bitter finish. Quite nice.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GCB: Near perfect heavy porter. Roasted toasted, and full. My type of beer.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty smooth and not very smoky for a porter. Very fine aroma of coffee, woodsmoke, and a dash of floral hops. Drayman’s is medium-bodied and malty, with some chocolate notes, definitely not one of those grab-you-by-the-lapels kind of porters. An enjoyable brew, like most of BBC’s releases.
Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a full wet black body with a deep brown hue and an average-sized foamy dark tan head that had shorter retention and light cling with average lacing. Its aroma had a heavy roasted malt presence with toffee and chocolate-coffee blend, along with some oak, and touches of grainy and floral hops. It had a rich, roasty malt taste with light sweetness and a mild bitterness, featuring tones of chocolate and coffee, and some lighter grainy, earthy, and oak tones. The beer had a filling mouthfeel which was fairly thick, and a slightly creamy and dry body with lower carbonation and life.