Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 831   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wodstirrer (4) - Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2014 does not count
Interesting coffee flavors. Tastes like a darker roast. The head when poured was less than one finger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chopper925 (180) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark Brown, with almost no head. Aromas are, of course coffee, roast and toffee. Taste is sour and bitter. Low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes with a tasty coffee Aroma and a light sweetness. Great porter, with delicate coffee taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aresh (26) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 30, 2014
Ashy coffee in the aroma, very strong iron and coffe in taste. Overall not very enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Tayeth (268) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Geruch nach angebranntem, kalten Kaffee. Der Geschmack ist dann wie der miese Morgen nach der Party: Zigarettenkippen, mieser Schnaps, kalter Kaffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 8/16/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toast, roasted malt, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of coffee, dark/roasted malt, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of roasted coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and roast/toasty earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roast, caramel, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; with a good bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately creamy, and slightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee porter. Good balance and complexity of coffee and dark/roasted malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1743) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2014
Dark ruby brown in colour with a gibbous crescent of light brown head. The aroma is of dusty, ground coffee that is just a few weeks after roasting. There’s a signature roastiness about it that appeals. The flavour is roasty and of dark chocolate, salty Dutch licorice and more coffee. It leaves a lingering astringency on the underside of the tongue that is most gratifying. It’s easy to overdo the coffee in coffee posters, but this is beautifully balanced and offers satisfying drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Weezel (212) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Aromas of licorice and bitter chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with a hop bitterness. Not much coffee shining through but individual components of roast, bitter, and bread.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (1043) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
This porter pours in dark body with ruby notes when put against the light, it has almost no head. Aroma is really full of coffee, like cold coffee, pretty clean, light caramel too. Taste is bitter upfront, little bit acidic even, the coffee sweetness comes in later in the after taste and leaves an astringent feel on the tongue. The acidity may come from the coffee. Simple palate. Body is light, oily with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefftravis17 (25) - Forest Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Nice enough dry-ish porter. Very much along the traditional English style than an American Robust. Coffee is decently nuanced. Enjoyable and would pick up occasionally. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8082) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß, Schokolade, Kaffee.

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