thecrazyroach (8) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ouncer. i detect a hint of tang on this beer in both aroma and flavor. It could be prunish or it could be raisony. I’d better have another one just to make sure! Very creamy and very good otherwise. I would buy this beer again.
Salamiwami (31) - 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 (724) - 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 (3299) - 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 (1845) - 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 (102) - - 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 (1635) - 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 (1870) - 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 (917) - 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.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at craft ale house. Pours reddish brown with minimal head. The aroma Is roasty with light coffee. The taste is bitter coffee with a dry finish. Medium body.