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


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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle, shared with Darin. Dark brown with copper highlights, average light brown head. Cocoa and brown bread, lightly roasty. Quite nice, not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Fles bij Van Alsem. Beetje te waterig, te slap en te zuur voor de smaken die t moet dragen. Zure chocolade is niet zo lekker als zoete. Backlog from 2015/03/31.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (4205) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Excessively cocoa nose, more cocoa on the palate plus a dry bitterness. Too obvious yet also too shallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
330ml brown bottle. Pours out deep brown and clear. Creamy beige head, very lacey. Nose has chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Taste - chocolate, caramel, brown sugar. Chocolate and molasses finish, light bitterness. A bit thin, but some good flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rami_pl (2037) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Rownolegle pite butelki Meantime Chocolate Porter i Coffee Porter. Z wygladu oba piwa podobne - ciemne (choc daleko od czarnych - bursztynoiwe przeblyski ewidentne), przejrzyste (choc to malo widac) z dosc szybko redukujaca sie piana (w wersji coffee nieco wyzsza). Aromaty w obu w tle podobne - czyli karmel, palonosc lekka, w wersji czekoladowej... hmmm... aromat chemiczny jakis faktycznie czekoladopodobny zas w wersji coffee cos na ksztalt kakao. W smaku zwlaszcza wersja czekoladowa jawi sie jak piwo smakowe, zdominowane sztuczna, niefajna czekolada. Wersja kawowa wypada duzo lepiej, smakuje jak porter a nie jak piwo smakowe, choc bardziej powiedzialbym, ze okolice kakao niz kawy daja sie wyczuc. ale kawa tez jest. Oba piwa mocno slodkie, bez jakiegos zrownowazenia, w obu dosc mocno wyczuwalny karmel. Oba stosunkowo wodniste, malo ciala. Oba srednio+ a jak na styl to wrecz mocno wysycone. oba z niska (hmmm... praktycznie bez) goryczka. Wersja kawowa: akceptowalnie w calosci, wersja czekoladowa w calosci nieakceptowalnie ;) czyli powiedzmy 3.0 i 2.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1457) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 31, 2015
Negro con reflejos rubí y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de chocolate y cacao. Cuerpo ligero, sabor de chocolate dulce y final seco tostado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dominated by chocolate with some roasted grains and notes of vanilla. Taste is a roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness and vanilla. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nicely crafted porter with a good balance of flavours. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunc1981 (36) - - OCT 20, 2015
Smells and tastes like chocolate. The flavour is also of malts with some bitterness (cocoa is naturally bitter, so this combination works well). It does have a bit of a lager-ish foundation but it's the chocolate takes centre stage and shines like a dark star. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (770) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Dark brown, with a short lasting off- white head. Medium body, with just a bit of carb. Aroma of drinking chocolate. Tastes of rich chocolate with a touch of vanilla. Malts definite!y take second billing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pelzky (121) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 15, 2015
0.3 bottle poured into sensoric glass. Dark brown with quite short-lasting, tan head. Plenty of dark chocolate, some caramel and little of coffee, hoppy and roasty notes. Taste, again, is dominated by chocolate. Slightly sour from dark malts with herbal-like hoppy notes at the end. Light bodied (even a bit watery for a porter) with low carbo. Decent.

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