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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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."


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTaylor (12) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark ruby red with 2cm off white head, dissapates quickly. Aroma is real chocolate, vanilla and dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel, could be thicker. Taste is quite sweet, chocolate vanilla and slight coffee, sufficient bitterness on the back end. I was dubious about this but surprisingly good, especially for less than 2 quid!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Great black appearance with beige head. Dark chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Tasty chocolate and bitterness in the taste. Texture is rather light, but also doesn’t have a high ABV. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
bottle @ de tolly joogipood. Pours dark brown with almost white head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some coffee.Taste of chocolate, some bitterness, spicy a bit, coffee, watery. Medium body. Actually i hoped more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (34) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Smells of malts, marzipan and cherries. Thick head. Sightseeingtour bitterheid in the thin chocolate taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (419) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 04 03 15 Pours clear brown to red liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: coffee, plum, red fruits, malty, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light sour, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, malty, Palate: medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation, long roasty finish, Overall: good complex porter, more coffee notes than chocolate notes.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (183) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
Smell is sweet milk chocolate stout. Flavor is less creamy as I thought. Quite fresh and watery, but nice. Mild Sweet with medium stout bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2548) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Black/brown, with a small head. Thin body. Aroma is of sour malt, strange. Taste is sweet, with malt and chocolate and subtle vanilla. Has a slight artifcial note to it. Okay beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (599) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Bittersweet chocolat, gets darker and sweeter in the back... Some roasted sournes also but only a little... A bit watery but it has a nice burnt finish...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (2141) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Ah. Now I’ve sussed what I’m supposed to be rating (I think a rebrand may have taken place). 330ml bottle. Waitrose. Clear, dark, ruby red. Thick, bubbly, beige head, that I suspect won’t last. Dried vine fruit. Cocoa powder. A hint of rubber, or at best, leather. Taste is cocoa dry. Some bonfire toffee sweetness. Palate is dry, and thin. Finish is, too. Feels sickly and artificial. There’s something about Meantime beers that I can’t get on with, which I know is my loss..,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (420) - - SEP 19, 2014
Drank 19/9/2014 while watching The Office. Promising name but the taste is a bit watery. Sweet hints of soft chocolate, but very faint. Thus, not rich. Too bad of the wateriniss, still an okay beer though.


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