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


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RATINGS: 858   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Erzengel (5062) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2014
Schöner süßliche Porter-Geruch, dunkle Schokolade. Der Antrunk ist süffig-dickflüssig. Schöne cremige Schoko-Note. Im Hauptteil vollmundig, dunkel Schokolade mit einem Haus Espresso. Schön samtig-cremig. Der Nachgeschmack ist schön röstmalzig-angenehm, süßlich-trocken und rund abgewogen. Die tollen Schoko-Espresso-Noten halten sich schön lange auf der Zunge.
Tolles Bier, bei dem aber von dem Kaffee nicht zu viel zu spüren ist. 15/12/14/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jookos (3218) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Tap@drinkbaar. Black. Roasted coffee nose, dry roasted barley. Some herbs and capers. Lightish body, dry, bit thin. Really good Flavourful though. Lots of ashy roastedness. Sort of ok, but I like roasty beers softer.

-- bb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (477) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2014
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 13 12 15 Pours cloudy dark ruby brown liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: ground poppy seeds, roasted geek coffee, malty, caramel, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, dry, light ground poppy seed, earthy, espresso, Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long roasty finish. Overall: very interesting, quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1035) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Dark brown to black color. A clear beer. Forms a huge beige bubbled head. Small retention and few lacings left S: Roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate and coffee. A moka bomb. Lots of coffee T: As the nose. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Nice and intense bitterness M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Good roasted bitter aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Nice beer [ BA Review @ 4/6/2012 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlovell2 (1111) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours brown with an amber tint and a tan head. Grainy malt aroma , caramel, tootsie pop, and coffee. Caramel malt start with some malty fruitiness and some coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (1458) - Haderslev, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
MiP is leaving the building... Clear, dark copper. Frothy offwhite head. Fruity, malty aroma, coffee notes. Roasted, coffee flavour. Light body, rosted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3996) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle @ Wannsinchen / MiP bliver gammel. Pours cloudy dark coffee brown with small off-white head. Clear aroma of coffee, malt and caramel. Bitter, roasty flavour, woth notes of caramel malt and coffee. Bitter aftertaste. A decent Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 4, 2014
Pours very dark brown with not very creamy head. Aroma of coffee and black fruit. Medium body, low carbonation and bitter finish. Flavoured with coffee, balanced, ellegant but not very remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (728) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Purchased at New Vintage Wine shop in Eagle, Idaho. Don’t remember the price but think it was in the $4 range. Very cool (probably the coolest looking I’ve ever seen) tear drop shaped 11.2 oz bottle. Numbering on the bottle would lead me to believe "best by 1/25/9". Very much enjoyed from an oversized red wine glass while listening to "One Track Mind" from Rythmic Cartel. Dark brown with a just a touch of yeast haze.. half inch head quickly goes away and leaves minimal lacing. Smell is big time coffee .... this could very much be mistaken for a cool cup of java off of smell alone ... no hops just a lot of roastiness and coffee. Taste is like a lightly carbonated coffee drink (a little creamy too) ... I like it alot ...Odd but not offensive lingering finish of cappucino AND a little diacetyl ... Grows on you after a while. Again, no real hop flavor or bitterness to discern, but the bitterness of the coffee could be masking it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
serjaymz (105) - Istanbul, TURKEY - SEP 25, 2014
Şişe, istanbul.. Siyah renk, hızlı sönen beyaz-kahve bir köpük.. Kokuda kahve ve kavrulmuş malt önde. Bardakta oldukça akışkan. Tadım kahveli ancak çok yoğun değil, kavrulmuş malt ve az da olsa kuru meyve tatlılığı var ancak kalıcı değil.. Hafif kahve damakta kalıyor ama vurucu değil..

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