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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%
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."


Cconners' rating

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - MAY 6, 2008
On a recent trip to Welly I found a great little shop called Rumble’s they had a great range of import and domestic beers. I picked up a few bottles that Rumble himself suggested. This one was great smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a delicate creamy head. Tastes like milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a delicate bitterness ,and not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a pleasant lingering finish. Great beer! I hope I can find this beer in the North Island.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaelic (5) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015 does not count
Very nice bottle. Soft bitters with a very clear taste of not so bitter chocolate. First bite is suprising but it ends a bit disappointing in the development of the taste. chocolate, roasty, creamy,

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
MissPxx (852) - - AUG 8, 2015
Was really looking forward to this because they had run out at the last beer festival I was at. It's ok but I was expecting more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (543) - ITALY - JUL 28, 2015
33cl bottle shared. Pours dark cola brown with a thick creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet and roasted malts, some caramel, lot of chocolate. Taste is similar, not more than some roastiness and chocolate. Medium body, watery texture, too thin, a little more carbonated. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valquere78 (31) - calais, FRANCE - JUN 14, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
promontor (89) - HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2015
0.33 bottle from Csakajósör. Black body, dark brown head, thick. Wonderful aroma, chocolate and berries. Foam tastes dark chocolate, rather bitter. Beer is very smooth, silky. Tastes chocolate plus some red fruites. Complex, exciting. Then maybe losing some complexity in the end, becoming a bit sirupy. Aftertaste rather neutral, dark chocolate with a hint of bitterness. Overall, a bit on the sweet end, which makes it a dessert beer, sort of. Yet, very harmonic stuff, a geed brew after all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StDevil (73) - POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Brown colour with minimal head. In aroma chocolate and malts. In taste sweet chocolate and a little bit caramel. Medium to low bitterness and medium sweetness. Very drinkable with a short finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Makaveli (34) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle / Waitrose / Greenwich / £1.90. It makes a nice change to get a strong chocolate aroma of a chocolate stout/porter. It pours a very dark caramel with very little to no head. The taste is all lovely malt chocolate and dark chocolate. I don’t get any artificial flavour nor an alcohol hit for a 6.5% beer. Very nice to find a beer that claims to contain chocolate and be able to taste it. Cracking beer especially for less than 2 squids

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark mahogany. Tawny head. Aromas of black chocolate, coffee, a hint of balsamic. Creamy, light, sheer bitter. Long finish. Aftertaste is, obviously, chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dj (538) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. A black colour with a small brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and malt, very strong and rich. Flavour of sweet chocolate, a little malt. A slightly bitter cocoa finish. Very drinkable but starts to get sickly quite quickly.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
YorkshireG73 (54) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Horrible.Drainpour after 2 sips.Synthetic chocolate syrup with alcohol burn. Thin bodied with watery brown dark stewed tea colour. Processed. Total shit. Saved by a Beavertown Black Betty..


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