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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 811   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Avaialable in 330ml bottles only. Cold fermented and lagered.
May be known as Coffee Porter.
Our first formulation of this beer was the first UK brewed beer to carry the Fairtrade logo, and although we have reformulated it to create an even better blend better the malt and roast coffee flavours and can no longer get enough coffee in each bottle to qualify for Fairtrade status, we are still using the same Faitrade Araba Bourbon beans from Rwanda’s Abuhuzamugambi Co-operative. At the Meantime Brewing Co we love flavour, so it wasn’t exactly difficult for us to see how the scents and aromas of coffee and barley would create a perfect match like just like mint and lamb, toffee and banana, peaches and cream, peanut butter and jam. Serve lightly chilled with as many chocolate truffles as your conscience allows.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with moderate white head. Aromas of coffee and roasted malts. Flavors are similar with hints of tobacco. Acidic finish.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Leini (717) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
Sample at a tasting. Dark with a medium head. Roasted malt and a pretty unpleasant tobacco flavor in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2014
BB 08.2014, 0,33L bottle. Pours black with ruby highlights. The head is very light tan, it stays. The aroma is coffee, roasted malts, little metallic, some sweetness. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, tart, creamy, hints of fruits. Finish has some hints of dark chocolate bitterness, but is very short. Overall: rather similar to the chocolate porter, only this time it’s coffee instead of chocolate. It has the same general problem for me - it feels too light to really enjoy it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with quickly settling tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is coffee, toasted, toffee, and nutty. Flavor is sweet coffee, toasted, nutty, and caramelized malt, with a nutty, toffee malt finish. Soft carbonation, light body and smooth texture, perhaps a bit thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle pours a dark dark brown with a decent tan head. The aroma is mild, mostly coffee. The taste is very very strong with the coffee, nice and malty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
11.2oz bottle from Brick Spirits. Pours a thin clear dark brown color with a finger of pillowy light tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, peanuts, and ash. Taste of sour bitter coffee, toffee, chocolate malt, char, and vanilla beans.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (772) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2013
Botella de 33 cl en el Lupulo. Septiembre de 2013. Cuerpo ligero y color negro muy bien equilibrada se bebe fácilmente quedando un gusto bastante agradable e intenso a café y malta tostada. Buena para repetir o como primera elección

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Light translucent mahogany brown. Big coffee nose, seriously almost on par with bourbon county. Thin, coffee and toasted and caramel malt. Good, but one dimensional and thin for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
olliejobbins (728) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle. pours a very dark brown, almost black. aroma is very much off coffee and some malts. nice smooth full mouth feel. again, lots of coffee as is to be expected. I really liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Much better than expected...Not a huge fan of Meantime, but this is a solid coffee porter. It is creamy, smooth, and nicely laced with their fairtrade coffee.


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