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


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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (612) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xstream (205) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (2966) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LomYst (633) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (2689) - 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..,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (513) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
I’ve had things claiming to be ’chocolate porter’ before but this one I actually felt really deserved it. Bottle - clear red with a foamy light brown head which quickly fades to a thin ring. Good lacing. Aroma of loads of vanilla with chocolate. Taste is milky chocolate, cocoa and vanilla with cream and light bitterness to finish. A bit too sweet to drink more than the 330ml bottle. Silky medium body with low carbonation. A little sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, olives, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, chocolate, coffe, hints of olives. Bittersweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (757) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle from Nõmme Comarket in Tallinn (ca € 3,30), August 2014. The label says ’Chocolate Porter’; ABV is the same as here, so I reckon it’s the same thing. Pours very dark brown with a red glare and a big light creamy head that retains quite well and leaves a lot of lacing. Nose is overall sweet with milk chocolate and tart cocoa prominent, also slightly roasty and bitter. Gets maltier as it warms. Tastes chocolaty with strong bitter aspects there too, slight tartness and bitterness also present. Medium body, soft carbonation. Finish is roasty and bitter. Some warmth coming from the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle, from OP. Black body with ruby glances against the light, low beige head. Aroma has cocoa, chocolate, light dark roasty character. Taste has sweet dark chocolate, light oxidation, cocoa bitterness, well balanced taste. Body is full, medium carbonation. Actually I would say the taste is pretty authentic of real chocolate, nice.

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