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


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RATINGS: 872   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Furseth (2028) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2007
Bottle: Dark red/black colour, flat head. Aroma of coffee, and burned beans, som hopynes to in the end. Falvor i s almost the same, nice long- bitternenes in the end. Light to medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2007
Near black colored, little light brown head. Coffee dominates in sweet aroma, only mild roastiness comes up. Medium bodied. Flavor has maybe less coffee, chocolate, roastiness and sweet vanilla there too. Still too much coffee here, aftertaste dries mildly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
Aroma of coffee. And more coffee. Very dark color with ruby hilites. The white head dissipated quickly. Medium mouthfeel. Starts with coffee. Shifts to coffee. Finishes with coffee. To be fair there may be a bit of chocolate. The coffee tends to vary from start to finish. But it’s still all coffee. Dry finish. No particular hint of bitter. Not like anything I have had before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Large light creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacing in glass. Very dark brown colour, that was slightly clear. Aroma was note surprisingly heavy coffee with some underlying chocolate in there. Other malty notes can also be detected. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Flavour was moderated sweet malt, with some bitter coffee/chocolate notes. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2823) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 9, 2007
What an aroma!!! Coffee and spice, chocolate and cream, tastes like an Irish coffee, creamy and coffee, lingering taste reministent of baileys, lovely

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2007
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Slightly burned aroma with hints of toffee & vanilla. Flavour is strong coffee & cocoa. Bitterness is medium to high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
This one is pitch black with a nice, light brown head. My nose is met by a distinct coffee aroma, and after a while I also sense other notes of roasted malt and a weak hint of smoke. The same goes for the flavour. This must be the ideal beer for a coffee lover. It was a fun, nice and exciting experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36975) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 5, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours black with creamy and light brown head. Aroma is bitter coffee and vague notes of vanilla Taste is hardroasted coffee and some vanilla. Ends in a thick and oily mouthfeel with chocolate notes. Dominantly dry throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 (Bottled) Hazy, dark reddish brown with a medium, tanned, lacy and partly lasting head. Dryish, quite delicious coffee-liquour/coffee beans aroma. Dry, slightly ashy flavor - much like mocca-filled chocolates. Medium-bodied, slightly thin palate with medium carbonation. Surprisingly pleasant and interesting. I think you could call this a "special brew" for a reason.

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