bnokk (535) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
APPEARANCE - dark and appealing. Thin head with moderate lacing that is gone in flash.
NOSE - definitely the highlight of this beer. First scent is great, but the alure fades as I continue to imbibe. Roasty malt and scents of coffee.
FLAVOR - some coffee, some roasted malt and surorisibly bitter for this style. Unlike a lot of its coffee porter/stout cousins, it’s not terribly smooth.
Whalernation81 (8) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
Massachusetts best kept secret because although I love sam Adams the berkshire brewing company is the top beer of MA. The taste is a strong bitter but good bitter beer. Very toasty and has a smooth finish you cannot beat this beer. Coming to Springfield MGM casinos in 2017 go visit springfield and enjoy this remarkable beer in MA. DiarmaidBHK (4907) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle from Western Mass gas station. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. not much on the nose. the coffee is a bit thin for my tastes though it’s fairly forward. There’s some solid roasted notes as well. finishes clean. I think I prefer the Drayman’s without the coffee add. Tommynh (119) - - MAR 2, 2015
Nice beer, very dark color but not a heavy taste, a bit of a coffee taste but not overpowering, I think a 22 ounce size?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap pours the part, darker hue with ruby edges, cream colored head. Roasted coffee, slight smoke, slight sweetness. Light to medium body.
ejh8 (118) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2015
I had this on tap at the Tap Room just outside Beacon Hill in Boston. Wonderful coffee tastings porter Ridge dark delicious. A super nice surprise and is a definite on my must have list.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Budboy (16) - - DEC 28, 2014
Not bad. Pours dark with a thick tan head. Aroma is coffee and malt. Flavor of coffee with hints of dark chocolate.
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16 fl. oz. on tap @ The Lower Depths. Pours very dark amber with a medium thick and creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee beans. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee and some alcohol. Smooth. Nice. malrubius (2897) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle from Meditrina. BB 4/7/15! It’s fresh! Dark dark brown with lasting tan head and lace. Slightly noisy pour. Coffee and dark chocolate aroma with some wet leafy woods. Dark chocolate coffee mocha sweetness with subdued fruit roasted coffee and woody bitterness. Medium body. Very complex and flavorful, but still sessionable like a good porter should be. Excellent. mathieuc (3990) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Pours a medium-dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is like a coffee shop, moka and roasted beans. Taste is of chocolate, mokah and general coffee. No ash or any green pepper like in most coffee beers I’ve had so far, a good thing if you ask me. Body is medium and carbonation really high and prickly. Mouthfeel is a bit smooth but the heavy carbonation is a bit problematic, really. The beer would be even better I’m sure if they took it down a notch. Anyway, nice one! A complete surprise to me since I had no expectations whatsoever.