LED40 (77) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Smoky smell with hints of coco. Nearly black in appearance with an off white head. The taste is bitter, malty, treacle, chocolate, caramel and coffee. The mouth feel is heavy and thick even slightly chewy you could say. Overall a good example of the style and woth a try.
felinebird (2) - woking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
I’m not sure why M&S have chilled this beer so much. My pint is very cold and pretty fizzy. On the plus side it’s got a good smoky flavour.
jamesie1857 (1557) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - Dark brown with a reddish tint. Head frothy beige/white, going quickly as we speak. Nice aromas of coffee, smoke, roasted malts, caramel. Flavours of bitter chocolate, heavy on the coffee, caramel, burnt malts. Smoky, dry finish with doesn’t last long. Average body, with a feint carbonation. Not bad.
SarkyNorthener (2716) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from M&S. Dark brown with orange tints. Mild aroma of sweet malts. Taste is a mix of bitterness, chocolate and dried fruits. It has a smokey aftertaste, that improves the beer. Overall a pretty average Baltic Porter. Its main downfall for me is the excessive carbonation, but then I am anti carbonation in general.
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not much aroma - swimming pool? or is that just the glass, faintest hint of chocolate. Initially seems to taste only of a big slab of malt, some licorice in there but you have to look for it. Flavour seems to suddenly collapse. Like all porters it makes me feel bloated. I want to like this because I like Meantime’s other stuff, but I wouldn’t get this again.
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle. Very dark brown, almost black color. Medium beige head appears, stays. Malty, some roastiness, caramel in aroma. Malty, roastiness, caramel, sugary, some chocolate in flavor.
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark orange-brown with off-white head. Aroma has roasted malt and caramel. Flavour is rich with malt, caramel, bread and coffee. Smooth bitter aftertaste.
culchiem (2825) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark reby red with a firm head. Aroma if fruity with some roast. Creamy vanilla with some dark berries ending dry sweet.
dogbomb (1005) - ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red-brown with a barely-there tan head. Smells of treacle toffee, cinders and chocolate. In the mouth, theres plums, figs, raisins, toast, cream. It’s got a nice creamy body to it without any stickiness. Finish is sweet and smoky.
ManVsBeer (5283) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild sweet aroma, but much more tastier when drunk and sits well in the throat.