Brewed by Meantime
Style: Porter
London, England


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RATINGS: 819   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7858) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 First rating.
A clear coffee scent, lean and mild taste filled with coffee. A long and nice coffee after taste. Dark color. This will give me what I missed since I stopped drinking coffee!

Second rating.
33 cl bottle at Delirium Café, Göteborg.
Black color, tan head. Coffee, chocolate a bit grainy scent. Cold bitter coffee and roasted malt taste. Sweet and roasted malt aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

(Bottle at Haket, Göteborg)
MAinly for enjoyment. Black color, tan head. Sweet, coffee scent and taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low to medium bitterness.

(Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg)
On October 19, 2008 - Porterfestivalen
Stated as 6.5% ABV
Clear dark brown color, light brown head. Dry roasted and coffee scent, a bit grainy and harsh as well. Canilla and coffee taste. A bit of cream also. Dry roasted and coffee aftertaste. MEdium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a clear coffee note. Flavor is like drinking cold coffee with an earthy / tobacco note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Black color, thin head. Clean aroma, American coffee (no malt nor anything else). Same for the taste. Not bad, but it’s not really a beer, seems more like a carbonated coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Black colour with a big baige head. Roasted heavy espresso coffee aroma and taste, thin. Medium body and a light sweet, long coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20861) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16788) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (10851) - 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.

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