Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
12 oz bottle, via sk8viking. Pitch black pour with a tight creamy dark brown head. Great retention and the head just clings to the glass beautifully. Aroma is espresso roast coffee with coffee, coffee, and more coffee. OK, so there’s a little more to it than that, but you get the idea. A little dry yeastiness, some burnt malt, and a hint of smoke as well. The flavor is a little more complex, but again, lots of coffee. Chocolate and black patant malt, lots of roast, and a hint of yeast on the finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied with nice fine bubbled carbonation. The tail end of the finish is somewhat oily. This beer is awesome! The best pure coffee beer ever. I love that this is not an Imperial stout or a Porter with some coffee, but a beer focused squarely on coffee. If you really love coffee, get ahold of a bottle of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 Bottle. Nice roasted aroma. Black colour, small but stable and creamy light brown head. Thin mouthfeel. The flavour is nice enough, reminding me as much of cold coffee as beer. Long and nice coffee aftertaste. There is also some creaminess to the flavour, a bit like ice cream. This is a good beer, but I cannot help wondering why it is so thin. 7 3 7 3 15

Bottle at ÅBF08. Butter aroma. Dark brown colour. No head. Vanilla and coffee flavour. 7 3 7 3 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2006
Bottled. Black with a frim, beige head. Salty flavour and aroma with loads of coffee, chocolate and licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2414) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2006
Dark brown colour with an ok head. Aroma of fresh coffee, toffee and tobacco. Creamy and smooth. Roasty flavour of coffee. Bitter finsish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2006
Bottled. Black colour. The aroma is from burnt malt and a distinct coffee tone. Also ashy. The mouthfeel is round and pleasant. Feels fresh and uplifting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2006
Bottled. Deep dark brown colour. An artificial coffee smell dominates. Flavour is coffe mostly with a tad of malt sweetness. I’m okay with light coffee tones on Impys but this? Beer is beer and coffee is coffee. In this case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2006
Black colored with a small light brown head. Totally dominating coffee aroma - black coffee without milk or sugar. Dominating coffee flavor as well, but unlike the good coffee stouts it is not backed up by the roasted maltiness. Therefor becomes a bit sweet and candied with an artificial edge that I don’t fully enjoy. Still not bad and also quite different and funny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2006
Weird and unusual! Deep dark brown colour - coffee coloured if you like. Intense aroma of vanilla, cream and - you guessed it - coffee. A bit like coffee sweets and mild pipe tobacco. Flavour: all together now: "coffee" - although it is more obviously beerlike than many other "novelty" beers that I can think of it still is very unusual. I’ll rate this quite highly as it is quite an experience. Probably wont become one of my favourites though. Oh - and don’t drink this as a night cap - It’ll wake you right up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 First rating.
A clear coffee scent, lean and mild taste filled with coffee. A long and nice coffee after taste. Dark color. This will give me what I missed since I stopped drinking coffee!

Second rating.
33 cl bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg.
Black color, tan head. Coffee, chocolate a bit grainy scent. Cold bitter coffee and roasted malt taste. Sweet and roasted malt aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

(Bottle at Haket, Göteborg)
MAinly for enjoyment. Black color, tan head. Sweet, coffee scent and taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low to medium bitterness.

(Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg)
On October 19, 2008 - Porterfestivalen
Stated as 6.5% ABV
Clear dark brown color, light brown head. Dry roasted and coffee scent, a bit grainy and harsh as well. Canilla and coffee taste. A bit of cream also. Dry roasted and coffee aftertaste. MEdium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a clear coffee note. Flavor is like drinking cold coffee with an earthy / tobacco note.

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