Brewed by Meantime
Style: Baltic Porter
Greenwich, England


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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."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (691) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2014
Completely dark, medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Big chocolate aroma, roasted malts. Watery and creamy at the same time. Soft carbonation. Long chocolate finish. Nice.
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (377) - - AUG 21, 2014
Clear liquid. Looks like black watery coffee. Big beige head. Strong chocolate aroma, taste of chocolate with 45-50% of cocoa. Medium body, light to medium carbonation, medium to strong bitterness, chocolate aftertaste. Good but a bit thin. Could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (729) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2014
Very dark brown color, average sized brownish head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Huge milk cocholate aroma, roasted malt. Medium to high sweetness. Sticky texture. Little bit too sweet, but still great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Rich chocolate and caramel aroma. Dark brown with thick beige head. Sweet taste with chocolate prominent balanced by nice toasted malt bitterness. Palate thinner than I expected. Some alcohol warmth lingers at back of throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (2607) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma has nice rich dark malt character, lots of toffee, chocolate. Clear dark colour. Rather small head, but that may be due to quite low temperature at pour. Tastes lets all the sweetness shine, mainly lots of toffee and chocolate, but has a definite bitterness standing behind the bold flavours. One can even find notes of English hop character in the finish. Rewarding beer, I like it very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Aroma: massive milk chocolate, caramel. Appearance: dark, medium beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensive, massive chocolate again, light toasted malts, average-long finish, medium to heavy body. Overall: nice Baltic Porter, living up to what it says on the label - massive chocolate. Bottle at the Old Brewery, Greenwich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (1012) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 14, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma : Strong sweet chocolate.
Appearance : Clear brown-red color. Minimal, light brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, very light sour, light chocolate.
Palate : Medium body. Oily texture. Light bitter finish.
Overall : Very nice aroma. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (964) - HONG KONG - JUL 12, 2014

500 ml bottle as “Meantime Chocolate Porter” bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Clear, deep blackish brown colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy light-beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and no carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of roasted dark malt, with hazelnut cream, coffee, strong nuts, very light tartness, milk chocolate, sugar, caramel, waffles and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roast and nuts, faint smoke, caramel, toffee, black coffee, light cream, light molasses notes, biscuits, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body, quite slick palate; Mouth feel is very roasty and nutty dark malt, fair body but slick. Despite the sweet hazelnut nose, taste is mostly roasty and hop-bitter - caramel, cream and coffee are moderate, chocolate taste is very light, and almost sugar-free. Good… Hoppiness is light grass in nose, strong lemon and grass in taste. Expressive and strong bitterness for an abrupt bitter and roasty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Bitter and very roasty to mouth.

Comments: This one has very creamy and sweet hazelnut chocolaty aroma, yet its taste is strong roast malt and bitter hops. Well-made, restrained and very English, it’s pretty enjoyable but I would like it better if tastes thicker, creamier with a little more sweetness. Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with decent brown head. Intense aromas of roasted malts and chocolate (unsure whether dark or milk) accompanied by a strong chocolate and coffee taste. Reasonably bitter but smooth and subtle finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybion (89) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours very dark reddish-brown with around two fingers of rather foamy head. Fair bit of stringy lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate (unsure whether dark or milk), a bit of coffee, a bit of vanilla, and something of a woody edge. Tastes quite stongly of chocolate and coffee alongside the roasted malts, with again a bit of a woody, earthen edge. Underneath this is a few sour notes of citrus and perhaps apple, adding a little bit of bit. Body seems around medium, and carbonation is very soft and barely noticeable. No real bitterness to be found other than on the edge of the roasted malts and the coffee in the finish, and the aftertaste is rather cereal-esque and feels slightly grainy for some reason. Possibly the most potent chocolate flavour I’ve experienced in a beer, and yet it doesn’t seem overbearing, which suggests good craftsmanship to me!

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