IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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?)
oh6gdx (21122) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
NachlamSie (2832) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Dedollewaitor (14157) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with off white creamy head. Strong roaste chocolate/coffee aroma. Soft carbonation - light thin body. Chocolate, vanilla & coffee flavor mainly. Drinkable & pleasant! Light bitter end!
badgerben (4510) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with no head. Aroma smells like an iced pot of fresh coffee. Holy god... this beer makes no bones about being a coffee beer. It is pure coffee, plain and simple, with a little mint bitterness. Out-freaking-standing!
Skyview (5272) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Badgerben. Pours a dark, near opaque, brown brew with an off white fast dissolving head. Aroma is mostly rich dark coffee and espresso. Taste is cold coffee with a bitter aftertaste. If coffee is your preferred palate you will not be disappointed.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.