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

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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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."


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
I wasn’t disappointed by this nice very dark brown beer with the huge nice head. The chocolate aroma has notes of filled chocolates in the way you feel it when entering a nice chocolate store, but not as much as in Kjaerstrups Kakao stout. The flavour is pure chocolate with light notes of licorice, coffee and a hint of smoke and the bitterness is like in bitter chocolate or cold coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12308) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Aromas of vanilla and chocolate. Deep ruby tinted brown color with vigorous beige head. Definitely chocolate in the start. Vanilla at the start of a sip. Finishes with bitter chocolate. A bit thinnish, but quite unusual.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
Dark brown with off white head. Light roasted malts - chocolate, caramel & vanilla. Light synthetic chocolate. Body is creamy & Medium! Easy malty sweetness. Have to keep in mind that this is a schwarzbier! OK

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle. Head was moderated creamy and off-white. Color was dark brown. Aroma was clear bitter chocolate with other notes of vanilla, roast and malt. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation and a dry texture. Flavor was well balanced between the light bitter and sweet notes. Finish starts off with bitter chocolate notes, then turns into notes of coffee, but the lingering impression is chocolate. Nice chocolate beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38495) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy medium black color with a large good lacing light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffe, smoke. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. After taster is coffe / chocolate bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee. Flavour has plenty of bitter chocolate, coffee, barley, roasted malts. Slightly smoked.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3159) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle: Pours Black-brown, with a little light brown head. Nice roasted malt and coffee aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with mild coffee and chocolate with vanilla notes. Medium bodied. More dry finish. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
botlle.33cl. The aroma does not tell that it is a Chocolate but the flavor is strong and in a way that is good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
Bottled. Coffee aroma. Very dark brown color, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, strong black chocolat flavor, bitter. Lots of chocolat but still straightforward.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NosirIwont (2121) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a big beige/brownish head which feels incredibly soft and creamy. Sweetish aroma with hoppy notes. Flavour is sweetish and bitter. Roasted and metallic notes. Long lingering bitterness in the dry finish. Remote chocolate notes. Notes of apple. Despite the name, not a very ‘chocolatey’ beer though. At least not IMO. 03-11-06.


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