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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 818   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
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bottle Coffee Porter: Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma, lots of coffee, some chocolate notes, smells like coffee chip ice cream. Flavor, lighter coffee than aroma would indicate, dry roasty notes, not much going on past that, but it’s pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Nice dark brown with a orangish tint, pours with a thin tan head that disapates quickly. Aroma of malt and coffee. Not as substantial as I would like, thin mouthful with muted coffee flavors.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ekstedt (5435) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Bottle. Dark opaque brown, medium beige head. Roasted malts with (too) strong notes of roasted coffee and some vanilla. Medium bodied and smooth. The finish is bitter. It is always interesting to experiment with ingredients, but the result is not allways so impressive. I will continue to drink (unflavoured) coffee when I feel for coffee and (probably unflavoured) beer when I feel for beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Thanks to badgerben for sharing. Coffee nose which would rank higher if I liked actual brewed coffee. Dark black color. More of a chocolate taste with the faintest hint of a coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
330 ml bottle of Meantime Coffee Porter; Nose of coffee, roastiness, and cocoa; medium brown with a small tan head; flavor of strong roasted coffee, with some chocolate and caramel notes. Decent coffee stout (or is that porter?)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red/black colour with mediumsized white head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans. Flavour is roasted coffee beans with some slight acidic sour hints. In some kind of perverse way I like this very much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2764) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle split with Tronraner. Pours a dark brown with amber tints and a fair tan head. The aroma has plenty of coffee. The coffee is nicely acidic and aromatic with plenty of chocolate/caramel as well. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a porter, but again, I think it works well with this type of beer. It reminds me of iced coffee. Great milky, chocolaty malts for balance. Really nice drink, and being a coffee fan, I particularly enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2007
330 mL bottle, as Meantime Coffee Porter, split with NachlamSie. Pours reddish amber with retentive beige head. The aroma is smooth coffee, a little bit of chocolate, and a stray malty tone. The flavor is much like chocolate covered coffee beans. I must say, I like the coffee selection here. Acidic but smooth, it complements the malt profile very well. Chocolate and caramel come around in there, too, and the finish is roasty and slightly bitter. Milky sweetness comes out in the aftertaste. There is a ton of coffee in this brew, but I gotta say I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
(bottle says iits a porter)light brown body with an amber tint.small light brown head.aroma and flavor is mostly of coffee.with some chocolate and raosted malt.mouthfeel is a tad thin but overall its pretty nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
From Badgerben. Meantime has made one of the best coffee beers I have ever tasted. The aroma is all coffee, but it is pleasant and not harsh, just the right balance. Flavor has just a hint of mint and more coffee, but here again the balance is excellent. This is a really good coffee beer.


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