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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 484   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Ruby, syrupy brown colo with tanned, long-lasting, creamy head. Aroma is very sweet chocolatey, roasty malty with some coffee and hops. Flavor is roasty malty, hoppy, acidic and somewhat alcoholic with burned chocolate which is hidden though. Medium-bodied palate is fizzy and way too much carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
Bottle, cheers Phil_L and beermerchants.com! Dark brown, almost black, has a reddish tint, fierce big bubbled head that threaten to stain my dressing gown but calmed down to leave a nice beige head. Curse my youth and the resulting fked up nose. Can’t smell much as usual, I get chocolate though. As is obvious in the taste. Coffee and chocolate in the flavour. I like the Youngs chocolate but all other chocolate beers I’ve had (I’m a beer rating novice) have been awful. And this has a decent abv. This is a good un!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
Untypical beer bottle(330ml). -Dark brown coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate nose. Light roasted malt, bitter coffee and sweet chocolate taste with notes of cocoa in rather bitter finish. Very smooth, goes well with pudding and dark chocolate. As my girlfriend said, the biggest flaw of this beer is that the bottle is too small. Underrated beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6781) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a medium beige head. Light roasted aroma with chocolate and malty notes. Flavour is licorice, roasted malts, chocolate and sweet tobacco. Bitter somewhat hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10831) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Salt and licorice in the aroma. Roasty, salty flavor. hardly any chocolate, just a hint of dark chocolate, especially in the aftertaste. Powerful stout, maybe a bit thin, but aromatic and full of flavor.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2008
Black w/ fluffy beige head. Burned aroma with liquorice, little chocolate & tar. Flavor has way too much burned malts, homebrew like nasty vegetables. Liqurice and some bitter cocoa in the finish. Very unbalanced, I was expecting some easy-to-drink chocolate pudding, but now it’s an overburned porter.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3234) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle: Black coloured beer with an subtle chocolate taste and great bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pours black with red edges and a small brownish head. Aroma of light smooth milkychocolate. Nice flavour og milkychocolate and som viniousity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black colour with a ruby hue, very foamy beige head; aroma of black chocolate and cocoa; moderate malt body and fairly sweet, fizzy; very long chocolatey finish, slightly dry - a one-dimensional but not uninteresting dessert beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Dark brown. Not much head. Aroma: Chocolate, malty. Maybe coffee. Taste: Chocolate, quite malty. Coffee. Bitter. Info: 330ml bottle, 3/3-2007, 164/300


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