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Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England

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RATINGS: 815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2005
Bottled. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Good roasted aroma with lots of coffee and some sweetness. Roasted flavour of coffee with notes of vanilla. The body is a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2005
Couler is dark brown. Small brown head. Lots of coffee in the aroma. Flavour of coffee but also some vanilla tones. Nice coffee tones in the aftertaste also chocolate in the aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2005
Brown, low bubbly beige foam. Simplistic coffee aroma with some roasted undertones. Flavour of roasted coffeebeans, hints of vanilla and sugar. Cocoa and coffee in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Pours black/reddish with a quite decent yellow-ish head. Aroma from coffee and sugar. Flavour is carbonated coffe and brown sugar. Not very exciting. To qoute my girlfriend Bodil: This has an Irishcoffe finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Crazy! Like an iced coffee drink more than a beer. Coffee flavour itself a bit sharp though. Interesting, but I prefer a cuppa.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Black with a small brown head. Clear coffee aroma, sweetish and maybe too much coffee. Sweetish cooffe flavor as well along with some cocoa, chocolate and brown sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
Bottled. at Greenwich Union. Dark brown coloured. Huge coffee aroma and flavour. Roasty. Notes of vanilla in the flavour. Very flavourful for a 4% beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2005
[bottle from sainsburys] Pours black with a moderate and lasting head. Nose is overwhelming coffee. Body is thin and bubbly , far too thin to support the heavy coffee taste. has a slightly bitter finish. If this were a coffee i would give it 20/20 for having alcohol in it, but as its a beer i give it 9/20 for having nothing but coffee in it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2005
Dark brown, dissipating head. Aroma mostly coffee, hint of chocolate and malt, no hops evident. I didn’t enjoy the mouthfeel, seemed thin an un-beerlike. Roasty finish, in a cold black instant coffee kind of way.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4229) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Bottled. Plain light black beer with a brown hue. The aroma is coffee and chocolate and the flavour is initially weak coffee then strong coffee. Overall it is a coffee drink therefore it does would it says on the label, whether it is a beer that will stand the test of time I don’t know.


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