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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 797   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2111) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Dark black pour from bottle at blokes and birds. White small head. Vanilla and coffee bean taste. Good choc flavors and amooth. Like it

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (2686) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
From a cl bottle shared on the lawn at Wolf Trap VA. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa. Flavors of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate to high carbonation. Dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nikiel (870) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2013
11.2 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tan foam. Smells strongly of sweet chocolate. Tastes very thin and pretty mild with the mild bitterness of coffee bringing up the end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Poured from a bottle. The beer is brown with a slight head. The aroma is coffee and cocoa. The taste is strongly coffee with a slight bitter overtone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1655) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle from WineWorks. Aroma is stale dark roast coffee and a bitter iron. Pours black with a white foamy film. Taste is pretty reserved with smooth coffee, chocolate malt, and bitter dark chocolate. Very english and not very exciting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place, thanks zvikar. Black coffee colour with a tan ring. Delicate coffee and cocoa aroma as well as some ash.Ash-dry bitter coffee with sweet undertones. Medium-to-full body, smooth texture and easy to drink. Really tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (293) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
Black color, medum long-lasting beige creamy head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, some malt and licorice. Taste is similar, dry sweet initially with mildly bitter hoppy finish and coffee aftertaste . Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamP01 (515) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
A dark espresso with a bit of a red tinge on the pour with a large lasting tan head, very good head retention and lacing. Aroma is of dark roasted caramel and espresso malt. Taste same as aroma with some mild espresso bean bitter notes. A medium body with a slightly sticky and oily texture, smooth drinking with , mild carbonation. Sweet caramel and cacao espresso malt flavors on the tongue and a lingering mild espresso bitterness on the end for balance. A well made, flavorful and enjoyable after dinner drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (4868) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Pours almost pitch black with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted coffee. Taste of the same, roasted coffee, light sweet chocolate and vanilla. Smooth & soft mouthfeel. Shy bitter end, good one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle at Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Black coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, coffee in the nose. Heavy roasted coffee and bitter chocolate with hint of vanilla and dry bitter finish. Coffee dominates here.


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