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


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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2007
330 ML bottle, 7/4/07: Mohogany brown w/ a short lived & thin light beige head. Medium coffee aroma w/ some chocolate & nutty notes w/ just a hint of burning cannabis. Herbal hops & cereal bready notes w/ a touch of caramel. Well balanced w/a light coffee flavor. Light caramel & chocolate with some light bitterness coming from dark grains instead of hops. Roasted barley is also in there. Dry finish is coffee flavored and the aftertaste is lightly burnt. light bready malt mid palate. Lighter body, a bit light even for a porter, low medium carbonation, smooth m/f. Not as coffee dominant as I’d originally thought it would be, but nicely tasty. The coffee is well used instead of being dominant, adds support to other malt flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2007
poured into tulip. a loose pour of a dark ebony that allows light to pass thru and looks almost like a dark crimson with a fizzy full white head. roasted malts and coffee aroma. tingly carbonated mouthfeel. coffee is not as strong as I thought it would be but is definitly the demanding presence. mocha chocolate comes thru as well, and a roasted malt is in there, complex, and good, it is subtle yet strong, the coffee is strong thru middle and aftertaste, it is a chocolate finish, with a roasted background thruought, good stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Large, persistent light tan head floats on a deep ruby body. Rich coffee aroma smells like you just walked into Starbucks. Notes of vanilla, spice, and dark chocolate add to the complexity, but the coffee is the featured attraction. Mildly astringent, medium body and carbonation result in a pleasing mouthfeel. Fairly dry with a clean bitterness that is supported by a sturdy dark malt base. Pretty heavy on the coffee, but that’s what is intended here, and given that, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Light brown color with a hint of garnet when held to the light. Somewhat bubbly taupe head that diminishes over time and just a few bubbles on the side of the glass. Sharp aromas of coffee. For me this does not have the rich robust coffee scent, rather a freeze dried coffee nose. Fruity coffee flavor strike the tongue. Some tropical fruit and ethiopian coffee flavors abound. Vanilla, pineapple, mango... a somewhat odd group of characters adrift in the mouth. Fairly dry and bitter in the finish and linger with a woody/charcoal vanilla flavor somehow sailing about. Interesting is about all I can muster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6355) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Poured a water black with brown hues with a thin, white lacing head. Smells like roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and nuts. Finish is light and crisp, but more coffee flavor. It is what you’d expect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - AUG 13, 2007
Tasted 2007-04-18. Fresh bottle, 33cl. dark red, almost black beer with light brown head. Aroma is dominated by coffee. Taste is also dominated by coffee, but also contains notes of yeast. A very round and accessible beer!

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