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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 858   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2007
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown with a sand coloured head. Roasted coffee beans and roasted malt in aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate and green pepper. Rather smooth nose with tiny hints of milk. Coffee up front in the flavour but also notes of chocolate, vanilla, green pepper and parsley. A medium roasted coffee bean afterbitterness. Light milky and sour mouthfeel. The balance works well in this coffee flavoured beer but it is a bit watery and without any surprises.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle from Keg Liqour. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Solid dark bittersweet flavor with medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer that went well with a good cigar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with a fairly full-lacing tan head. Big roasty sweet coffee and caramel aroma has some dark chocolate notes. Starts with nice coffee bean flavor and sweet spritzy dark caramel and chocolate flavor toward a roasty, nicely-balanced finish. A nice breakfast beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Pours black with a white, fine head. Aroma is coffee and mildly sweet backing. Moderate mouth feel. Strong coffee flavor up front, some chocolate, malt, and toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2007
Really cool 11.2 oz bottle. Clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of freshly ground coffee beans, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste mirrors the aroma, with some cream and nuttiness adding to the chocolate, coffee, and roast. Nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Bottled. Really good beer, lovely coffee and stout flavours. Perhaps the second part of the palate is too thin. Very much a novelty beer and not something i could drink much o but as coffee stouts go this is good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2011 Definitely factoring the bottle design into the appearance score. Very cool! Anyways, a nice but not particularly distinctive coffee porter. Deep dark chocolate hue, with fine cappuccino head and lace. The coffee presence is more assertive than other brews, but not necessarily a full flavor - I’m particular about my coffee and this isn’t as full and rich as it needs to be for the beer to be really successful. At the same time, this strain is dominant enough to obscure some of the enjoyable porter-ish qualities of the brew. So, a fine and pleasant beer but nothing remarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 Name: Coffee Porter
Date: 08/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace, rich coffee and chocolate aroma, creamy body, rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of coffee character,
-------- /> Name: Coffee Porter
Date: 09/08/2007
Mode: bottle
Score: 3.2 to 3.5
Words: cellar party

coffee aroma is getting a bit ashy, chocolate flavor is rich and well in balance with the coffee

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2007
Thin beige head on a brown body. This beer does not smell good: acid and sour. But the taste is much better. I detected mostly, besides coffee, nice vanilla hints, which makes this brew very well suited for desserts and all kinds of sweet courses.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
11.2oz, no date--cool bottle. After cracking the bottle I got some nice coffee. However, once in the glass some burnt plastic shows up that is a little unappetizing. Nice sheet of lacing throughout the duration. Pours a moderately dark clear mahogany with a two finger creamy tan head that sticks around for a good while. Other aromas include roastd malts and sweet caramel. Flavor has a good amount of coffee and roast, but it tends to be too acidic and the plastic gets a little stronger. Not enough sweetness to cut the acidity and roast. Burnt ashy dry finish. Overcarbonated with a light to medium body. Not so great.


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