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

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RATINGS: 898   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (810) - München, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle at home, Munich. Courtesy of Claudi. Aroma is spicy herbs, dark chocolate, coffee, toffee. Appearance is almost clear brown with a one finger thick brown-is head. Taste is light to medium bitter, light sweet. A dark chocolate like mouthfeel, slightly dry. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stephenco (49) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 11, 2016
330ml bottle from HK Brewcraft. Pours dark brown with medium khaki head. Strong coffee aroma and taste, but with kikkoman soy sauce notes. Short finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (3349) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2016
33cl shmancy botte, Maruhn XII2015. - Thinnish, fizzy pour. Smells more like hazelnut-vanilla spread than granulate instant coffee. Both elements factor in taste, vying for subdominance in a thin and less than satisfying mouthfeel coated by residual caramels, giving it a distinctly macrobrewed aftertaste. Missing some body and depth of flavour here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strangehorse (75) - - DEC 30, 2015
Very impressed with the coffee aroma and flavours of this porter. Much better than the normal quality of porters.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Autonetics1969 (10) - - DEC 28, 2015
Coffee and roasted barely notes dark pour with garnet tint.little tight head lean not a big mouthfeel typical for a good porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark mahogany color, tan one-finger head, hanging strands of lace. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Taste is full-bodied toasted malt with black coffee and semi-sweet chocolate that stay around all the way to a moderately hopped finish. Yes, the recommendation to have this with (raspberry) truffles is a good one - I tried it, and the match was spot-on. A big, but not at all heavy, brew. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
Cervesa amb un aroma impresionant a cafè, en boca segueix però amb menys intensitat, es troba a faltar una mica de cos. Cerveza con un aroma impresionante a café, en boca sigue pero con menos intensidad, se hecha de menos un poco de cuerpo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rami_pl (1772) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
larslan (27) - Izmir, TURKEY - OCT 30, 2015
Roasty taste of coffee. Mild bitterness. Color is just as a porter. Can be a good couple with bitter chocolate as final drink in the afternoon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5593) - 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 coffee with roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid porter, fairly well balanced and tasty.


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