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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 815   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
As the beer pours, it looks dark red and extremely thin coming out of the bottle. It becomes a dark brown in the glass with a thin off white head. Aroma is dominated by what seems like quality coffee. Flavor is a nice rich roasted coffee flavor without much else going except maybe a hint of coffee. I already thought the normal Meantime Porter had a lot of coffee hints so this one is sort of over the top. Not bad and seems to give a bit of a caffeine boost.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue. Off White Head. Wonderfully Thick Cold Roasted Coffee Aroma. Thin Mouthfeel.. Alot of Bitter Roasted Coffee Notes. Some Subtle Notes of Sweet Chocolate and Vanilla, but the Bittering Coffee Roast Flavor Dominates the Brew. Although There isn’t alot of Balance, If you Enjoy Coffee Flavored Beers, This is a Really Tasty One.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
330ml Bottle, Labeled as Coffee Porter, Best By January 2009, Sampled April 2007
This has quite a pronounced coffee / chocolate aroma to it. The beer pours with only a fat one-finger thick light brown colored head, which sits atop a brilliantly clear, dark chocolate colored beer that shows burnt ruby hues when held up to the light. Strong roast coffee aromatics are certainly the name of the game here. This smells like iced coffee that has had a touch of chocolate to it. Quite one dimensional in its coffee focus, but the particular coffee still gives this a complex nose of burnt berries, charred wood, a touch of charcoal, dark chocolate and blackened toast.

This has quite a light body to it, with just a touch of fullness as it rests on the palate. The beer starts out dry and roasty, but quickly picks up a soft sweetness that really helps with the overall perceived balance. The beer finishes with a chalk-like cocoa powder note, some roast-derived bitterness and a touch of burnt acidity. There was a solid amount of coffee used in this brew, I wonder how much, if any, dark malts were used in this brew, because I could totally see this as getting all of its dark color and character from coffee. I suppose though that the chocolate aromatics and flavor are probably derived from roasted malt. Quite a tasty brew, and with the caffeine punch, it is a good way to start off an evening of drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
Pitch black with a light creamy brown head. Aroma of the inside of a coffee grinder, with light caramel sweetness playing in the background by no means balancing it up. Flavour is coffee dominated, some roast malts, caramel and vanilla in there too. Roasty, long, bitter finish. One bottle was enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2007
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, flat head. Aroma of coffee, and burned beans, som hopynes to in the end. Falvor i s almost the same, nice long- bitternenes in the end. Light to medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2007
Near black colored, little light brown head. Coffee dominates in sweet aroma, only mild roastiness comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor has maybe less coffee, chocolate, roastiness and sweet vanilla there too. Still too much coffee here, aftertaste dries mildly.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
Aroma of coffee. And more coffee. Very dark color with ruby hilites. The white head dissipated quickly. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with coffee. Shifts to coffee. Finishes with coffee. To be fair there may be a bit of chocolate. The coffee tends to vary from start to finish. But it’s still all coffee. Dry finish. No particular hint of bitter. Not like anything I have had before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Large light creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacing in glass. Very dark brown colour, that was slightly clear. Aroma was note surprisingly heavy coffee with some underlying chocolate in there. Other malty notes can also be detected. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was moderated sweet malt, with some bitter coffee/chocolate notes. Nice bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2658) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2007
What an aroma!!! Coffee and spice, chocolate and cream, tastes like an Irish coffee, creamy and coffee, lingering taste reministent of baileys, lovely

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Slightly burned aroma with hints of toffee & vanilla. Flavour is strong coffee & cocoa. Bitterness is medium to high.


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