reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 Bottle from Waitrose. Black coffee in colour with a malty brown head. Looks especially elegant in the appropriate Meantime glass. Nose of espresso and malts with hints of cinnamon and traces of alcohol. Woody taste of rich, roasted black coffee. Bitter finish of organic dark chocolate. Brutal in strength and drinkable only in small doses. Perfect with champagne truffles! Further proof that this is no ordinary brewery. London should be proud.
Bottle, again from Waitrose. Deep, reddish amber in colour with a nice beige froth of head. Nose of sweet malt, chocolate, caramel and roasted coffee. Smells like a candy bar and tastes much like one also, actually, I often have a Twix and a coffee at work and that’s exactly it. Malty and chocolatey with some caramel and a bitter slightly hoppy coffee finish. Wasn’t expecting to like this as much second time around but it’s lovely! A slight jiggle of the numbers sees me up a point but I think i’m slightly biased. The Twix and coffee combo is something my nan instilled in me at an early age, so here’s to you Nan, cheers!
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a medium tan head. Lots of coffee & roasted malt on the nose. Taste is also mainly coffee with some black chocolate. Mouthfeeel was a bit surprising with some astringency as well some ashes. Not unpleasant, just unexpected. An average coffee stout, which is still a good beer. Gotta love those little Meantime bottles, I always feel like rubbing them until a drunk genie comes out.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Does exactly what it says on the bottle. Creamy coffee and chocolate all round. Black colour with a good looking tan head. Almost no flavour other than the malt until the finish then a huge (but rather pleasing) dump of coffee hits you. An after dinner beer.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. very dark brown color. medium carpy head. coffee aroma. lots of coffee in taste. very carpy. bitter.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle, a dark black with a large pillowy beige head that laced well. A delicious strong coffee (and some) aroma with chocolate notes. A little over-carbonated, but with a very smooth coffee flavour (not too bitter) with some lingering chocolate and vanilla on the palate. Very nice - my favourite Meatime yet.
BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle, at Niels]
Cute "fair trade" bottle. GREAT!!!
Fine little thing which is wonderful with a lot of After Eight chocolates. It is more soft and medium thin than expected.
thomat (1999) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with an off-white foam. Lots of espresso tones with a very nice bitter aftertase.
RobertGBG (109) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong coffee taste and smell, dark brown, long medium bitterness, oily/cremy texture, slightly too much carbonation. Some spirity taste.
thebeertourist (4774) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black with a big beige creamy head. Potent roasted coffee aroma. Good, fresh roasted coffee flavours. Good bitterness, including some bitter chocolate. Sparkling and creamy mouthfeel. This is good stuff
Skinnyviking (6782) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light brown creamy and lasting head. Black body. Strong black coffee aroma. First impression smooth and sweet coffee flavor, later an acidic bitterness, not unpleasant.