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


on tap

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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - NOV 11, 2007
deep brown with dense chestnut colored head, it has strong aroma of coffee mixed with chocolate. the flavor is sweet yet not cloying; there is enough hop accent to balance this creamy bodied beer. finishes dry with coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Dark brown with a pleasant layer of head that slowly subsides to a tan film on top. Sugary, chocolaty, coffee aroma. Flavor is a roasted coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Dark color. Smell of coffee, malt, chocolate, hops, brown sugar and grass. Taste of roasted coffee, brown sugar, hops, chocolate and light vanilla. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Amber-brown color with a soft, off-white head. Sweet iced coffee nose. Lively carbonation up front; softer toward the finish. Lightish body, but it had a creamy-smooth base. Very rich dark malts with loads of roast. Great coffee overtones, too. Rather sweet, with notes of cream, syrupy caramel and milk chocolate. Light bitterness plus its dark roast kind of balanced out the sweetness, but the sweet prevailed in the end (i.e., a bit too sweet for my liking). Still, I thought this was a pretty darn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1965) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2007
Pours a dark brown with amber tints and a fair tan head. The aroma has plenty of coffee. Flavor of strong roasted coffee, with some chocolate and caramel notes. Decent coffee porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Pours a dark reddish brown. Decent white head that goes away quickly. Strong coffee aroma. A good bit of coffee, chocolate, and smoke all rolled up. Lots of flavor in this one. A great tasting beer but I could only see myself having it every few months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (2122) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Brown black with dense but short taan head. Aroma is coffee and tootsie rolls, and taste is the same.... rather unbeery. $4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Pours a dark brown, with a medium off white head. Smells of coffee grounds, dark malts, and roasted chocolate. Has some of that dark chocolate candy bar aroma going on. The flavor is medium bodied, with a big coffee influenece, but unfortunately not much more than that. Has some of that dark chocolate flavor going on, but not as profound as in the smell. I think it could use a little more body, and a little more complexity, otherwise its just an average beer, that I wouldnt want more than one of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2007
(330 ml bottle (stamped "BB 25 01 09") from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/belfast/t target=blank>Belfast Co-op) A little weird...Pours clear dark iced tea brown, lighter than usual for a porter, more like the color of a brown ale. Four fingers of creamy, rocky biege head. Aroma of what seems like cheap Irish, Scotch or rye whiskey plus coffee, chocolate and ashtray. Mouthfeel is smooth but thinnish, not much texture. Lots of droopy rings of lacing. Flavor of old stale coffee, some dark chocolate, caramel, rum and cheap whisky (I think). A bit of ashtray. Actually some alcohol burn, surprising at only 6% ABV. A strange unexpected mix of flavors. Interesting but I didn’t enjoy this too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5503) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Pours mahogany into an English pint. Tan head with good retention. Espresso and chocolate aromas. Smooth mocha with a lasting espresso finish.

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