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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England

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RATINGS: 852   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2007
The aroma was chocolate and coffee and roast. The beer had a high level of smoke as well. The backbone was malty with a caramel influence and a strong depth of chocolate and coffee. In the glass the dark brown/black beer was missing head and only had a slight presence of any head. The flavor was chocolate and roasted dark espresso coffee. The flavor almost takes one by surprise and is quite enjoyable. The coffee and roasted character are very well done and well balanced. Caramel is present as a background note, but the chocolate and coffee rule over all. The finish was dry with lasting coffee impressions long and pleasantly into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium and the carbonation was low yet spritzy. A nice coffee beer, very enjoyable to drink and leaving me wanting more. 11.2 ounce bottle marked Coffee Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9910) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 500ml Bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo) (6:5:8:3:13=3.5)
Very nice coffee beer - well combined. Not standing out as a beer, but the coffee is well integrated and it’s a very tasty drink, if perhaps a little cartoony.
Rerate: Tap (Drink Baar, Tallinn) (6:4:6:3+:13+=3.2++)
Coffee beany aroma. Nice black, sticky tan head. Beany taste initially. Smooth palate, gentle prickles from the carbonation. Sweet and a little chocolate cakey finish, perhaps kamatahvel. Later sips are sweeter and less beany, and actually quite nice. A bit gutless though, compared with that first taste (which could well have been an underrate, back in those days).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Very dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma is heavy coffee, cream and caramel. Taste is heavy coffee, some chocolate malt, cream is still there, just light. Not too complex, but a very solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is very roasty, and mainly composed of dry bitter coffee and baker’s chocolate. Flavour is much the same with much more chocolate and a bitter burn as it goes down. Texture is a little flat, and a bit oily, but I couldn’t imagine this with any more carbonation. Overall it’s actually not a bad brew, and would be a perfect companion to some vanilla ice cream.

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 (5711) - 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 (3911) - 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 (21621) - 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.


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