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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Thanx to JMichael.huge coffe aroma on this one. Flavors of , you guessed it, coffee.Also present were chocolate and a mild bitterness.the bitterness lingered a bit at the end also the coffee didn’t leave to soon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11349) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Pours a dark red, doesn’t seem too thick. There is a very lacing off white head on it. Aroma is mild, there naturally is some coffee, but it is surprisingly subtle with a little dark chocolate to mix it up nicely. Mouthfeel is equally mild and well-rounded, not oily nor really creamy. Flavour surprises with a good dose of coffee balanced on the back of a good load of chocolate. It actually tastes like a liquid version of the little chocolates, I get with a Café Latte - the ones, where a coffee bean is covered in chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2007
BB 01-09. Pours a fairly dark brown color with hints of mahogany and some clarity; head is average, beige, creamy-pillowy, and mostly lasting leaving plenty of tight lacing. Nose is simple but quite pleasant; notes of coffee with restrained roast, hazelnut, chicory, and faint chocolate. Flavor is similar coffee beans, mild coffee roast with a slight acidity, and sweet chocolate notes as the backbone with hints of hazelnut into the finish. Palate is medium, a little silky but watery, and almost lively. Finishes fairly long and a touch dry with coffee beans and chocolate and hazelnut lingering on the tongue. Really quite enjoyable considering how simple this was. Minimal hop bitterness but dark malt notes were balanced by some coffee bitterness and acidity. Nice coffee tones throughout with nice chocolate tones in the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Bottle. Pours almost black with a huge head. Clearly strong aromas of coffee that are also present in the flavor profile. In addition some sweetness a bit of chocolate and some roast flavors. Body is on the light side and carbonation is light. Quite well-rounded porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
33 cl bottle. Pours a deep chestnut color with a fizzy off-white head. Mild sweet coffee ground aroma, slight bit of hazelnut present. Palate is quite thin. Moderate coffee notes present throughout the taste, but the coffee character isn’t very rich and the finish kind of gives a slightly acidic stale coffee flavor. Pretty decent beer, but the watery palate and stale coffee taste get in the way a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5186) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle. Seems to be a lot of disagreement on this brew. Huge coffee aroma, beany and roast with medium bitterness and dark chocolate. Superb coffee stout aroma! Light brown liquid, ruby under light, with a rich, luscious creamy lacing tanned head. Body is medium thin and lightly bitter, with faint hop prickling on the mid and hintertongue, roast malt leading to long-lingering dryness. Quaffable and triumphant, but somewhat of a letdown after the great start. Sexy bottle, too!

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Sexy (oooh) bottle. 11.2oz bottle from HWC. Was told from staff "This is great!" Coffee aroma is very strong. Small large bubble head that dies immediately. Small bubbles cling to the glass as I swirl the beer, bubble quickly fade back into the beer. The color is dark, and yet it looks thin. For some reason, I am not looking forward to drinking it. I think it is because I like coffee with sugar or cream, and I’m thinking this will be dry and bitter... well let’s see: Yep, it’s dry, but not bitter. There is a background roasted grain flavor, and a lot of acidity. Yuck. I could not finish. 2.3 hmmm, maybe it should be lower.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle. Nice tan head with good duration. Color ias black/brown. Aroma and taste are clearly dominated by coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zathrus13 (1733) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours dark brown, about the color of Coke. Aroma is coffee, and some malt. Flavor is coffee, sugar, and some roasted malt. Thinish body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2007
11.2 oz bottle. Beer is very dark, warm-brown colored with a small, frothy, beige, mostly lasting and quickly diminishing head. Slight lacing.<P>First impression is a recognition of the bright acidity of the African coffee. Coffee supported on moderately weighty malt notes of heavily roasted grain (so charred-smelling it totters a little toward rubbery at times), unsweetened chocolate, light notes of burned sugar, molasses; Hoppy with a moderate note of resin/pine; Yeasty with a trace of sweaty dishrag; Moderate notes of brewed coffee, light vanilla note.<P>The flavor is lightly/moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter with a long, moderately bitter, light/moderately sweet, light/moderately acidic finish. Added coffee strongly present in the flavor and in the retronasal notes.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.<P>Kudos for picking a good coffee to partner with. The bright terroir of the beans foil the deep roast notes and maintain a decent balance of interest. Found the near-burned notes in the malt off-putting enough to prompt me to end the date early.


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