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

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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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."


Vinx's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vinx (106) - - FEB 17, 2014
It pours a big beige head which persists not so long; very nice bouquet of dark chocolate, vanilla, mature fruit, banana, hints of spices. It’s taste is mellow and less roasty than i expected. Pleasant aftertaste of choco and coffee. Maybe I’d prefer it a little bit less chocolatey, but it’s though a very good beer.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (123) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 Pours clear brown with a medium dark tan head. Nose of chocolate, german nugat or nutella, caramel, some roastiness. Tastes medium bittersweet with light sourness. Medium palate and carb, very drinkable. Lovely, underrated.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle in glasgow. Dark brown colour smell white head. Nose is very simiar to higwater campfire. Marshmallow, sweetness chocholate. Taste is totally delivers that as well. Realy nice brew!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (1942) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2016
This is rated 3.3? really? Delicious chocolate. Sexy bottle Silky smooth. Velvet. Is this getting dinged because its Miller/Coors, or am I missing something? Delicious. I could drink this always. Thx BlackHaddock.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MelvinKalksma (805) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate and roasted malts.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/dark brown beer with a slight/medium beige/brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense and complex, but lacks balance. The added chocolate is too dominant and the roasted malts are only noticeable at the very end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bikbo (95) - - MAY 11, 2016
Negra oscura, ligero rojo a contraluz. Espuma cremosa no muy abundante y poco duradera. Aroma a vainilla, caramelo, chocolate. Sabor a regaliz, chocolate, dulce, ligero amargor final. Cuerpo medio.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2016
330ml bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a very dark chestnut brown with a two finger tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, cherries, raisins. Taste: sweet dark chocolate (pudding), vanilla, raisins, walnuts, caramel, coffee, bread, dark fruits, licorice, lightly bittered. A light to medium body with a chocolaty light roasted and bittersweet finish. Pretty good, sweet brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvsn (1533) - ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom. Amber brown with acreamy head. Aroma of caramel, soy, coffee. Sweet and artificial flavors of cocoa, toffee, caramel. Medium-bodied, sitcky texture.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (2850) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, small stable light beige head, clear deep brown color with red taints, a little odd looking, aroma of milk chocolate and caramel, flavor of milk chocolate that feels a bit artificial like Hershey, and also some caramel. Not too good, feels industrial.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (2181) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle at Artisan Tap, Bedford. Dark brown, translucent with a sizeable tight light tan head. Coffee and blackberry compete with a metallic tinge in the aroma. Taste is sweet, rich and chocolatey. Velvety chocolate hit in the finish, alongside a surprisingly bitter hop note. Palate is quite thin, a bit of a letdown. Verdict: Meantime are getting a lot of hate recently since the takeover, and their beers can be hit and miss. This is really nice although... maybe not quite as ’authentic’ as I’d like...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottm2588 (173) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown/black with a small tan bubbly head that disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, slight ash, roast malts, slight soapyness. Taste is big chocolate, slight coffee, ash, earthy roasts, slight dryness. Bit on the thin and carbonated side.


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