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 (1796) - 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 (4808) - 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 (14259) - 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 (4540) - 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 (5282) - 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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.