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


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RATINGS: 892   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 11, 2007
330ml bottle from Waitrose. Pours dark brown with a small tan foam. Aroma is buttery coffee and malt. Flavour is a smooth mix of the same and the palate is not too heavy. Better than other coffee beers I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6166) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2007
Lasting tan foam of delicate, small bubbles tops the blackish pour. Intensely aromatic, torrefied grains in the nose. You’d better like coffee if you want to venture into this beer. What makes it work for me is the absence of that common grainy acidity that kicks the roastiness apart. Here, there is none of that and unfortunately, there is not much of anything else. The palate is decently rounded, the impression of which is attenuated by the carbonation’s extravagancy. So a gazy, sweeter cup of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2007
Looks like coffee. Quite silky head. My nose picks up some roasted and coffee aromas. Flavor is a bit more orthodox. Sweet. I like sniffing this. No surprises here. I like specialties. Easy to drink, would not mind a couple of these. Very pleasent! Pretty bottle too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Really cool little bottle from HiTimes, Costa Mesa, CA. poured dark from with a small bubbly head. Roasty aroma with bits of cholcate and cofee. Flavow is heavy on the java, not too sweet but not to bitter. Very light and the mouth and goes down really smooth. good flavor but not a ton of complexity. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Chocolate malt aromas. Dark copper brown with foamy tan head. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors with a metallic edge. Slightly bitter and astringent finish. Coffee lingers in the duration. Slightly sour. Light on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2007
11 oz bottle. mahogony pour iwth clarity. foamy off white head. aroma is smoky, roasted nuts, sour malts and bitter smelling coffee. flavor of coffee liquor, nutty, coffee, smoke, candy. a bit artificial tasting. a slow sipper more like a liquor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
11.2 oz bottle purchased from Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear brown with a spare, frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, caramel, toasted, molasses), light hops (grass), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of raisin and smoke. Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness, sour milk flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11875) - 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.

   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.

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