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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold fermented and lagered. Only available in 330ml bottles.
"Porter style Ale. Chocolate and beer! Are we Mad? We’d rather say passionate. We marry the soothing flavour of this complex malt barley grist with a hint of dark chocolate. This is a beer for your more self-indulgent moments. Great for lazy afternoons or long evenings, it is best served chilled with your feet up, watching the sun go down. Like we say – chilled."
"A silky-smooth suppertime beer, created using dark malts and chocolate. Pronounced vanilla notes fuse the chocolate and malts together to give a rich, warming, flavour that also works well as a complement to fruity desserts, summer puddings and autumn berries."


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1956) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle at Artisan Tap, Bedford. Dark brown, translucent with a sizeable tight light tan head. Coffee and blackberry compete with a metallic tinge in the aroma. Taste is sweet, rich and chocolatey. Velvety chocolate hit in the finish, alongside a surprisingly bitter hop note. Palate is quite thin, a bit of a letdown. Verdict: Meantime are getting a lot of hate recently since the takeover, and their beers can be hit and miss. This is really nice although... maybe not quite as ’authentic’ as I’d like...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottm2588 (145) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown/black with a small tan bubbly head that disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, slight ash, roast malts, slight soapyness. Taste is big chocolate, slight coffee, ash, earthy roasts, slight dryness. Bit on the thin and carbonated side.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndburns (45) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
330ml bottle at the Bank House. Pours dark brown with a light head. Aroma dominated by chocolate. Flavour is quite dry chocolate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LazyPyro (326) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear very dark brown colour with a small light tan head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, malt, vanilla or even mint note as well. Taste is dark sweet malts with a chocolate hit and some vanilla. Smooth. Some bitterness in the finish. Loved this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1791) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 330ml ; In a Tulip : This beer was better than I speculated it being ! as I chugged it fast I reflected within my mind that ’this shit had less generic chocolate nuance than I’d reckoned ’ . A nice bittersweet roast , dry chocolate emphasis .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankZappa7 (371) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2016
27-Feb-2016-0,33L Flasche @ MühlenBar. Schwarz, beige Krone. Aroma: Bitterschokolade in Reinkultur. Antrunk Mal, Schokolade, wärmender Alkohol.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
330 ml bottle as Chocolate Porter @ Giddy Bridge, Southampton. Practically black body with a moderate sized, creamy tan head. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate that doesn’t leave room for so much more. Flavor is sweet, but not overwhelming sweet dark chocolate, mild roasted dark malt and some bitterness. One dimensional but quite nice, there is some kind of balance here and the chocolate is safely at the “dryer” side of “too sweet”. Fine balanced body and long lasting, smooth chocolate aftertaste. Easy to finish the bottle, but would avoid another one straight ahead.

1.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Linkiewitz (82) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Aromat: Palone słody, czekolada, rodzynki w czekoladzie, malaga. Wygląd: Niemal nieprzejrzyście czarne, z dobrą pianą. Smak: No, kwestie pozytywne już się skończyły, teraz będzie tylko negatywnie. Piwo było okropnie, straszliwie rozwodnione. W dodatku żelaziste. Całość smakowała jak woda doprawiona gwoździem, łyżką kakao oraz rodzynkiem.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackafholmes (944) - - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle from waitrose. Ruby brown with small light brown head. Chocolate and plum. A bit sweet and bitter. Slightly thin and fizzy. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (639) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear brown with a red hue and a large, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of chocolate malt, roasted malt and vanilla. Sweet flavour of chocolate malt, roasted malt and vanilla with a slightly dry, bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.


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