Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
Greenwich, England


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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2007
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4540) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue. Off White Head. Wonderfully Thick Cold Roasted Coffee Aroma. Thin Mouthfeel.. Alot of Bitter Roasted Coffee Notes. Some Subtle Notes of Sweet Chocolate and Vanilla, but the Bittering Coffee Roast Flavor Dominates the Brew. Although There isn’t alot of Balance, If you Enjoy Coffee Flavored Beers, This is a Really Tasty One.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
330ml Bottle, Labeled as Coffee Porter, Best By January 2009, Sampled April 2007
This has quite a pronounced coffee / chocolate aroma to it. The beer pours with only a fat one-finger thick light brown colored head, which sits atop a brilliantly clear, dark chocolate colored beer that shows burnt ruby hues when held up to the light. Strong roast coffee aromatics are certainly the name of the game here. This smells like iced coffee that has had a touch of chocolate to it. Quite one dimensional in its coffee focus, but the particular coffee still gives this a complex nose of burnt berries, charred wood, a touch of charcoal, dark chocolate and blackened toast.

This has quite a light body to it, with just a touch of fullness as it rests on the palate. The beer starts out dry and roasty, but quickly picks up a soft sweetness that really helps with the overall perceived balance. The beer finishes with a chalk-like cocoa powder note, some roast-derived bitterness and a touch of burnt acidity. There was a solid amount of coffee used in this brew, I wonder how much, if any, dark malts were used in this brew, because I could totally see this as getting all of its dark color and character from coffee. I suppose though that the chocolate aromatics and flavor are probably derived from roasted malt. Quite a tasty brew, and with the caffeine punch, it is a good way to start off an evening of drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
Pitch black with a light creamy brown head. Aroma of the inside of a coffee grinder, with light caramel sweetness playing in the background by no means balancing it up. Flavour is coffee dominated, some roast malts, caramel and vanilla in there too. Roasty, long, bitter finish. One bottle was enough.

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